CSA have basically said they are targeting the ‘27 WC, which is being held in SA.Not really fussed about the permutations, if we can't qualify directly for the ICC World Cup , well that is just another reminder to the CSA administration of how far they have let Cricket fall under their watch in this country. We have planned really poorly for the 50 over World Cup this year , basically it's a copy and paste team from the 2019 side that did so badly apart from the guys who retired , they aren't bad players but come on you've got to get some young players in by now , Stubbs , Jansen , Verryenne, De Zorzi , Brevis etc they are all gonna wait for 2027 to get a shot at a World Cup ..Feels like a waste when the current crop are in a race just to qualify for the next WC.
The only possible reason for picking Willey over Topley is batting, and David is ****e with the bat internationally, so yeah no brainer. Woakes playing lenghtens the batting anyway, so much more rounded team.
Possibly, but I think England are more into his strike rate with batting and economy with bowling.Mo should replace by Jack
All rounder Moeen Ali
has compiled just 718 runs in 61 ODIs and at an average of 18.89 since the start of 2018. To make matters worse, he doesn't have a single fifty to his name in that period in ODIs and averages almost 50 with the ball.
Oh Jack not there?Hmm hadn'trealised it was so bad recently, yeah his place should be under question. Not hugely sold on Livingstone, but his injuries have probably stopped him overtaking Ali in selectors minds. Yet as you say he'll probably get the next world Cup, Ahmed and Jacks not being picked for this series pretty much franks that.
I van see both him and adil retiring from 50 overs and maybe altogether for England after it.