Jason Roy dropped from England World Cup squad, Will Jacks impresses, Zak Crawley named captain, Joe Root added to squad
Why it matters
The dropping of Jason Roy from the England World Cup squad and the selection of Zak Crawley as captain are significant events in the lead-up to the tournament. Will Jacks' strong performance has boosted his chances of being a reserve option. Joe Root's addition to the squad aims to help him find form before the World Cup.
What the papers say
The Independent says Jason Roy has been dropped from the England World Cup squad, raising uncertainty over his international future. The Guardian reports that Roy may consider his international retirement after being discarded from the squad. Rory Dollard of The Independent highlights Zak Crawley's surprise selection as captain for the one-day series against Ireland. The Times mentions Joe Root's addition to the England squad for the first one-day international against Ireland to find form before the World Cup.
How we got here
Jason Roy was dropped from the World Cup squad due to a combination of back spasms and Dawid Malan's good form. Zak Crawley, who has limited experience in the format, was unexpectedly named captain for the one-day series against Ireland. Joe Root, who was not part of the initial squad, requested to play in the first one-day international to find form before the World Cup.
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