Englands Jonny Bairstow picks World Cup glory over Ashes win

Englands Jonny Bairstow picks World Cup glory over Ashes win

However, he is making a late bid to make it during the ongoing five-match ODI series against Pakistan.

Barbados-born Archer is only three games into an global career that started last week, with just two one-day internationals and a Twenty20 in England colours to his credit.

One of England's multi-format players, Jonny Bairstow is more eager to lift the 2019 World Cup than to regain this year's Ashes on the home soil.The top-ranked ODI side have been in superb form in the last year or two and are the hot favourites to lift the cup. I'm so glad I'm not involved in choosing the World Cup squad: I've got enough headaches for the back-end of the summer.' Joe Root was speaking at the launch of this year's NatWest #NoBoundaries campaign, which will see NatWest continuing its work to ensure cricket remains a game for all offering access and opportunity to people no matter their background.

Archer, 24, made an irrefutable case to be included in England's World Cup squad with a brilliant four-over opening spell against Pakistan in the first one-day worldwide of the five-match series at the Kia Oval on Wednesday. "I actually spoke to him about changing my run-up, randomly", explains the veteran Test seamer, whose combined wicket tally with new ball partner James Anderson surpassed the 1,000 mark earlier this year, the third most prolific in Test history.

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"When you watch him play in these games and watch him train, you're always looking towards the Ashes", he admitted. "I genuinely think I'm still learning and improving". Meanwhile, former English skipper Michael Vaughan has said that it will be a shock if Archer doesn't make it to the World Cup and the Ashes squad. "He's different, he plays cricket in the way I wished I could have played the game in terms of mentality".

"He (also) bats, he fields like a gun". The Sussex fast bowler's display was a rare highlight in a mere 19 overs' cricket before the Day-Night fixture was finally called off amid concerns over player safety on a heavily wet outfield. "I will drive personally to Sheffield and drag him (Root) out of bed if he (Archer) is not involved in some stage during the Ashes", he concluded.

"His action is repeatable". He's got all the attributes to succeed.

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