Archer given chance to stake World Cup claim

AFP . London | Update:

West Indies` Rajasthan Royals bowler Jofra Archer celebrates after he dismissed Kings XI Punjab cricketer Chris Gayle during the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on 16 April 2019. Photo: AFPJofra Archer will have a chance to press his case for World Cup selection after the uncapped all-rounder was included Wednesday in a 17-man squad for next month's one-day internationals against Ireland and Pakistan.

The dynamic Barbados-born all-rounder was left out of the 15-man preliminary World Cup squad also announced by tournament hosts England on Wednesday.

But England in common with all other teams, have a 23 May deadline to announce their final World Cup squad.

Sussex star Archer, 24, has an English father and holds a British passport.

He completed a three-year qualification period on 17 March after the England and Wales Cricket Board changed its residency rules.

Under the previous system he would not have been eligible until the winter of 2022 after a seven-year residency.

But he could now have as many as six one-day internationals -- one against Ireland and five against Pakistan -- to stake his claim before England unveil their World Cup squad.

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