Bayliss welcomes England options

11 March 2019 10:42:40 EST

Head coach Trevor Bayliss believes that England have a growing number of players to consider for selection for the World Cup on home soil this summer.

The tourists completed a 3-0 T20 series whitewash of the West Indies on Sunday, boosting morale following a drawn one-day series and a surprise Test series defeat in the Caribbean.

It's going to make our job just that little bit harder with some of the performances in this T20 series.

Trevor Bayliss

And the Twenty20 action saw the likes of Chris Jordan, David Willey and Mark Wood boost their cases for World Cup selection, with their performances coming at just the right time, as Jofra Archer is about to become eligible for an England call-up.

Bayliss told reporters: "Just recently there's been a bit of talk about Jofra Archer playing and it's great to see two or three of our guys that are in the team respond positively to that challenge.

"I think we're getting down fairly close to the 15. It's going to make our job just that little bit harder with some of the performances in this T20 series.

"Obviously the World Cup is a 50-over competition, but we're going to have to have a good, hard, long chat about that World Cup squad."

England captain Eoin Morgan added that bowling options could be a little more open for debate than a batting line-up which has been the catalyst for a complete turnaround in fortunes since the last World Cup.

He commented: "The guys who did perform here certainly will be talked about in selection meetings.

"There is an opportunity to look at other guys outside of our mainstay players. I probably see our bowling line-up changing more than our batting."

Hosts England are priced at 9/4 to win the World Cup, with holders Australia 9/2 and the West Indies 16/1.

View all Cricket betting