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Still winning at life: ‘Gutted’ Willey wishes England luck

England fast bowler David Willey has been excluded from England’s final World Cup squad and all-rounder Jofra Archer has replaced him.

Willey wishes England luck
Despite being excluded from the World Cup squad, fast bowler David Willey showed no frustration rather wished England good luck for the World Cup.

After the announcement of the final World Cup squad, Willey posted a picture on his Twitter with a caption “What can I say, I’m absolutely gutted. Still 100% behind the lads. On a positive…..still winning at life!!”

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Meanwhile, Ed Smith feels Willey is unlucky to been dropped from the World Cup squad.

“We had more players we wanted to fit into the squad than we were allowed to. We had to come down to 15 for the final squad. David Willey has been a big part of the World Cup squad and it was a very tough call.”

“The new ball area is strong at the moment, so David is very unfortunate to miss out. He could easily have been in that squad, and deserves to be, but that’s sport. Some times there are more deserving people than there are places in the squad,” he added.

However, he also feels Jofra Archer got a well-deserved call.

“He’s a very good cricketer, very talented and exciting player. He has pace, bounce, athleticism, skill with the bat and is an outstanding talent. He has made a very good start to his England career and long may that continue.”

England’s final 15-man World Cup squad:

Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, James Vince, Liam Dawson, Ben Stokes, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid.

 

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