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Cricket World Cup 2023: England Opts For Harry Brook Over Jason Roy In Cricket World Cup Squad

England will send eight of the players who won the title as the home team four years ago to India.

Harry Brook replaces Jason Roy in the World Cup squad.
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Despite having included the batter Jason Roy on a 15-man provisional list last month, England replaced the opener with Harry Brook in its Cricket World Cup roster on Sunday.

Roy has appeared in more one-day internationals than any other England player since the 2019 title, which he helped seal with a pick-up and throw for a run-out against New Zealand.

However, Roy's selection for the physically demanding Oct 5-Nov 19 event in India was clouded by a back ailment that prompted him to miss a four-match series against the Kiwis earlier this month.

Brook, a flexible batsman who can open or bat lower down, was a surprise omission from the provisional team after shining against Australia in the Ashes test series last summer in England. However, he struggled in the one-day international series against New Zealand, scoring 37 runs in three innings.

“The strength of the group has meant that we have had to make some tough decisions on world-class players,” England selector Luke Wright said.

England will send eight of the players who won the title as the home team four years ago to India.

England Squad for World Cup
    Jos Buttler (captain), 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. 

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