Harry Brook dissatisfied by omission from England World Cup squad

Harry Brook has revealed his disappointment at being unnoticed of England’s Cricket World Cup squad.

Ben Stokes’ choice to reverse his ODI retirement nudged Brook out of England’s preliminary squad for the defence of their 50-over crown.

England named a 15-man squad for his or her 4 warm-up matches with New Zealand in September and the identical group will most probably be chosen to try to retain their world title in India in October and November.

He (Stokes) is likely one of the greatest gamers to ever play cricket, so I can’t actually complain, can I?

Harry Brook

After hitting 44 runs from 24 balls within the Northern Superchargers’ 13-run defeat to London Spirit in The Hundred on Friday, Brook mentioned: “Obviously it’s disappointing (to be omitted from the World Cup squad), but I can’t do anything about it now, you’ve just got to move on. I’m trying not to think about it anymore.

“I’ve not had much conversation with (coach) Matthew (Mott) or (captain) Jos (Buttler). They said with Stokesy coming back I was probably going to miss out this time.

“He (Stokes) is one of the best players to ever play cricket, so I can’t really complain, can I?”

While Brook has made a flying begin to his Test profession, he has performed simply three ODI matches for England.

He added: “I feel like I’m playing well at the minute and feel I could potentially add value to the team. There’s always something more you could do.

“I haven’t had much opportunity to play one-day cricket, whether that be for Yorkshire or England and, although I’ve played a lot of T20 cricket I don’t know I’ve done as well as I have in the past in the last six months, so that might have had an effect.”

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