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ICC World Cup 2019 | Sportive David Willey Takes World Cup Snub in Stride

Cricketnext Staff |May 21, 2019, 7:50 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2019 | Sportive David Willey Takes World Cup Snub in Stride

David Willey was left out of England's 15-member squad for the upcoming 2019 World Cup but the left-arm pacer took it in his stride and was happy to back his side at the mega event.

"What can I say, I’m absolutely gutted. Still 100% behind the lads. On a positive.....still winning at life!!," Willey wrote in his tweet.

Having been named in the preliminary 15-member squad for the World Cup earlier this month, Willey had to make way for Jofra Archer after the latter’s impressive showing.

Willey made his debut soon after the 2015 World Cup and played 46 ODIs for England taking 52 wickets at an economy of 5.75. However, he failed to do enough in the recently concluded series against Pakistan where he took just four wickets in the three games.

The Yorkshire-born though got support from England's national selector Ed Smith. "David Willey has been a very big part of the one-day side that has had such a good run and it was a really tough call but someone had to miss out," he told Sky Sport News.

"David could easily have been in this World Cup squad, he deserves to be but that's sport sometimes there are more deserving players than there are places in the squad," Smith further added.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
2
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
3
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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