Jason Roy has been shockingly dropped from England's World Cup squad, with Harry Brook chosen as a last-minute replacement. The decision comes as a result of Roy's injuries, Dawid Malan's exceptional form, and Brook's potential and versatility.
Roy Sat Out Series Against New Zealand
Roy, 33, was sidelined for the series against New Zealand due to a back problem, and is now paying the price for it by no longer being a part of England's World Cup squad.
Brook Shines in Tests vs Australia
Harry Brook, who impressed in the Tests against Australia, has been called up to take Roy's place in the squad.
Shattering Blow for Roy
The axing of Roy is a shattering blow for him as his powerful batting played a crucial role in England's victory in the 2019 World Cup.
Final Chance Gone for Roy
England had the option of giving Roy one last chance by including him in the squad to face Ireland, but the decision was made to drop him after a meeting involving captain Jos Buttler and coach Matthew Mott.
Brook to Replace Roy
Harry Brook, who is nine years younger than Roy, will now take up the opening role that was initially meant for Roy. Brook has shown potential both as an opener and a middle-order batsman.
The rest of England's World Cup squad remains the same as the provisional 15, with Mark Wood and Adil Rashid expected to be fit for the tournament.
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