World Cup – 4 For Phoenix

Lord’s – This morning (21 May) England’s national selector Ed Smith announced the 15-player squad for the ICC Men’s World Cup.

Four players from Phoenix Management Group’s family made the final 15.

We send our congratulations and best wishes to: Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and James Vince.

All four have made their mark in the recent match vs. Ireland and the ODI series vs. Pakistan.

During the series vs. Pakistan, Jos scored a memorable and breath-taking 110 at The Ageas Bowl. While Ben’s 71no steered England home at Trent Bridge.

Joe confirmed he is the “glue” in the batting order by scoring 84 at Headingley.

After a late call-up, James took his chance. He was a model of consistency opening the batting on three occasions in matches vs. Pakistan and Ireland.

England’s bid for the ICC World Cup starts on 30 May vs. South Africa at The Oval.

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