England name Cricket World Cup 2019 squad

Liam Dawson continued his impressive form

That's just the way it is in professional sport. "He is a very impressive man and cricketer and he is extremely unfortunate to miss out", Smith further said.

Morgan added that he wasn't able to feel any great sense of relief at having made the cut, given that the contributions of both players had required "the time and dedication" to do them justice.

"To be honest, I think global cricket is probably the same intensity as the IPL", he added.

"Absolutely no regrets, we're positioned in the best possible place at the moment", Morgan told reporters at the launch of England's World Cup kit in London on Tuesday - just hours after they unveiled their 15-man squad for the 50-over showpiece event.

"No, I don't know the 15", said Morgan.

"To be honest, [international cricket] is probably the same intensity as the IPL, the only thing that has changed is the amount of overs". It's a tricky decision for selectors, and I'm glad I don't have to make that decision, but it has to be done, I suppose. "It's different, but it still isn't different".

The Yorkshire left-armer has been a feature of the limited-overs set-up throughout the past four years but, with Archer now a certain pick and Tom Curran seemingly improving by the match, he needed to make a major statement in Sunday's fifth and final one-day global against Pakistan.

He added: "I had got it in my head that I'd have to wait seven years".

This year the tournament will follow the round-robin format where each team plays against one another before qualifying for the playoffs.

Key England bowler Adil Rashid, centre, has a shoulder niggle heading into the Cricket World Cup.

He said that the players have been performing well for the side and will be waiting for the phone call by the selectors.

England coach Bayliss looked much happy with the squad and set his target for the upcoming World Cup.

"This England squad is the best I've seen". "You watch him play in the IPL, you watch the effect he's had on some of those games, high-pressure games and he's performed in that environment and thrived in it". I also wanted to bowl at AB [de Villiers] as well, but don't think he's playing for South Africa.

"He would be a prize scalp as would Chris Gayle". He's incredible, he's a 360 cricketer, he can hit you straight down the ground or ramp you right over the 'keeper's head.

"I think he's come on in the games he's played. If the opportunity to bat does come in the World Cup, having a familiar face at the other end should help calm the nerves".

It is tough on Willey though, who has played 46 ODIs for England since making his debut in 2015, claiming 52 wickets at 36.32, with an economy rate of 5.75 and a strike rate of 37.9. "I wouldn't say that's fearless".