Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 24 May 2019

The Cricket Pod: Why England should pick Jofra Archer for World Cup

Also in this episode, we discuss the ongoing IPL and the next challenge that awaits the UAE Under 19 side

Jofra Archer has been tried and tested in the Indian Premier League. It is now worth picking him for the World Cup. Surjeet Yadav / AP Photo
Jofra Archer has been tried and tested in the Indian Premier League. It is now worth picking him for the World Cup. Surjeet Yadav / AP Photo

This week on The Cricket Pod, co-hosts Paul Radley and Chitrabhanu Kadalayil discuss the glaring omissions from the some of the squads picked to play in the upcoming World Cup.

How unlucky are Dinesh Chandimal, Mohammed Amir and Peter Handsomb to miss the cut? Should England give Jofra Archer a go, especially given he has not represented the national team yet? And does a glut of Twenty20 leagues around the world help national selectors cast their net even wider?

Listen here to find out.

Also in this episode:

  • Dale Steyn's Indian Premier League bow is exciting for the competition. But is it too little, too late for RCB?

  • The UAE U19 players have plenty of potential. However, their transition to the seniors has its challenges.
  • Ajinkya Rahane's performance for Rajasthan shows his international limited-overs career is far from over.

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Updated: April 23, 2019 04:57 PM

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