Denly and Billings named in England squads

Wednesday 17th April 2019

Men’s First XI

Denly and Billings named in England squads

Kent Cricket vice-captain Joe Denly has been named in England’s provisional squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, which starts on 30th May.

Captain Sam Billings has also been named alongside Denly in the squad for England’s only ODI vs. Ireland at Malahide on 3rd May, as well as for England’s one-off T20I vs. Pakistan on 5th May, fresh off the back of recording his highest ever T20I score of 87 vs. West Indies in March.

If selected to play in the World Cup, this will be Denly’s first ODI appearance for England since the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy in October 2009, where England were beaten by Australia by nine wickets.

The right-hander most recently featured in a 3-0 T20I whitewash England victory in the West Indies, where he was utilised with both bat and ball for the tourists.

Denly is the latest Kent player to be selected in a World Cup for squad for England, with James Tredwell a part of England’s 2015 World Cup squad that travelled to Australia.

The Cantebury-born right hander has also been selected in England’s squad to face Pakistan in an ODI series from 8th to 19th May, as World Cup preparations ramp up.

England preliminary 15-man ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Captain
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Tom Curran (Surrey)
Joe Denly (Kent)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Liam Plunkett (Surrey)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Jason Roy (Surrey)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
David Willey (Yorkshire)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
Mark Wood (Durham)

England 17-man squad versus Pakistan ODIs

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Captain
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Jofra Archer (Sussex)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Tom Curran (Surrey)
Joe Denly (Kent)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Liam Plunkett (Surrey)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Jason Roy (Surrey)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
David Willey (Yorkshire)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
Mark Wood (Durham)

England 14-man squad versus Ireland ODI and Pakistan NatWest IT20

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Captain
Jofra Archer (Sussex)
Sam Billings (Kent)
Tom Curran (Surrey)
Joe Denly (Kent)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Liam Plunkett (Surrey)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Jason Roy (Surrey)
James Vince (Hampshire)
David Willey (Yorkshire)
Mark Wood (Durham)

Kent Spitfires take on Pakistan at The County Ground, Beckenham on Saturday 27th April as preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup continue

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