The England National Cricket Team has been a full member of the ICC since 15 June, 1909, representing both England and Wales. They were one of the first teams to be given Test status (along with Australia) in 1877.
EXCLUSIVE BY PAUL NEWMAN: Paul Farbrace is adamant the one-day revolution that has seen England go from embarrassments to World Cut favourites could have been over before it began.
England tried to play fair with the cricketers who have taken them to the top of the 50-over world by Wednesday, leaving Jofra Archer out of their provisional World Cup squad.
Jofra Archer said he was 'overwhelmed' at his first call-up for England but insisted he will 'not step on anyone's toes' when he is fast-tracked into the squad at the start of a World Cup and Ashes summer.
Jofra Archer has been called up by England for the first time but the selectors have given themselves more time to decide who will miss out to allow his inclusion for the World Cup.
Jofra Archer pressed his case for an England call with an inspired spell of bowling for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League in defeat by Kings XI Punjab.
England name their provisional side for the tournament on Wednesday, with 24-year-old Jofra Archer expected to be part of the 15-man squad. However, Woakes has questioned the call.
The preliminary party is named on Wednesday, but it can be changed any time up to a week before the tournament starts on May 30 – with Jofra Archer the likeliest beneficiary of the regulations.
Mark Wood has compared England’s impending selection of Jofra Archer on the eve of the World Cup to the signing of Faustino Asprilla by Newcastle in their foiled nineties title bid.
Ali hit five sixes and a four in a 32-ball 50 and shared a 95-run third-wicket partnership with Royal Challengers team-mate AB De Villiers before being caught by Hardik Pandya off Lasith Malinga.
Batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner have been named in Australia's World Cup squad, marking their return to the national team following bans over the ball-tampering scandal.
Vijay Shankhar and Ravindra Jadeja were picked for India's World Cup team on Monday while Ambati Rayudu was left out. The squad was named by chief selector MSK Prasad.
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