Debashis Sarangi ∙ Updated: Sep 17 2023, 7:22 PM | 2 Min Read

England Finalise Squad For 2023 World Cup; Jason Roy Out, Harry Brook In

image-lmni4w95Jos Buttler will lead England in the World Cup []

In a significant development, the England Cricket Board has finalised the 15-member men's squad for the 2023 World Cup. However, in an unexpected move, the three lions have left out veteran opener Jason Roy, replacing him with swashbuckling batter Harry Brook for the showpiece event. 

Notably, Brook was omitted from England’s provisional World Cup squad, as the management decided to go ahead with the first-choice names. However, the youngster grabbed a million eyeballs through several scintillating performances to earn the trust of the leadership group. 

Furthermore, Dawid Malan’s incredible performance as an opener in the New Zealand ODIs prompted the English think tank to prefer a quality middle-order batter in Brook over Roy for the mega event. 

So, as it seems, Malan will open alongside Jonny Bairstow, with Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali slotted in the middle order alongside skipper Jos Buttler. 

The pace bowling department looks formidable, studded with Reece Topley, Gus Atkinson, Sam Curran, David Willey, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood. Meanwhile, Adil Rashid will spearhead the spin unit alongside Moeen Ali and Livingstone. 

England's Squad For 2023 World Cup

Jos Buttler (C/WK), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes