Barbados-born Archer only became qualified for England in March and has played just three one-day internationals. He edged out left-arm quick David Willey, a veteran of 46 one-day internationals, after both pacemen featured during England’s 4-0 series win at home to Pakistan which concluded on Sunday. Both Denly and Willey were named in England’s provisional squad, as was opener Alex Hales. James Vince came in after England decided against selecting Hales following the Nottinghamshire batsman’s ban for recreational drug use. Willey, who has helped England climb to the top of the one-day international rankings following their first-round exit at the 2015 Cricket World Cup, was among those who questioned the prospect of Archer playing for England at this year’s edition when the Sussex quick became eligible in March.
Source: Taipei Times May 21, 2019 15:56 UTC