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Kent's Joe Denly named in England's preliminary World Cup squad

By Cameron Hogwood

Kent vice-captain Joe Denly has been named as part of England's 15-man preliminary squad for the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

The 33-year-old, whose last ODI appearance was in 2009, is also included in England's 17-man squad for their ODI series against Pakistan between May 8-19.

He also features in the 14-man squad set to play an ODI against Ireland (May 3) and a T20I versus Pakistan (May 5).

Sam Billings. Image by Keith Gillard
Sam Billings. Image by Keith Gillard

Captain Sam Billings misses out on World Cup involvement but is included alongside Denly in the group set to play Ireland as well as Pakistan in their T20I contest.

The pair are expected to return from their time in the Indian Premier League on or by April 26.

England will finalise their final 15-man World Cup squad after the five-match Royal London ODI Series against Pakistan, which culminates at Emerald Headingley on Sunday, May 19.

England preliminary World Cup squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

England squad for Pakistan ODI series: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

England squad for Ireland ODI/Pakistan T20I: Eoin Morgan (capt), Jofra Archer, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, James Vince, David Willey, Mark Wood

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