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Moeen Ali ruled out of first ODI against Pakistan

12 May 2019

Archer seized his latest chance after England captain Eoin Morgan won Wednesday's delayed toss at The Oval.

Liam Plunkett said England would be a "better team" if Jofra Archer made it into their World Cup squad after his fellow fast bowler again impressed on worldwide duty.

Jofra Archer continued his bid to earn a place in England´s World Cup squad with a hostile opening spell against Pakistan before rain meant there was no result in Wednesday´s first one-day global at The Oval.

Pakistan were 80 for two, with Imam-ul-Haq 42 not out and Haris Sohail unbeaten on 14.

Jofra Archer conceded just six runs in four overs in a wicket-taking spell. "It's global sport, competitive and it's a good position for England to be in that you can drop or leave out someone (else) so good". "If they come in and bowl well, they deserve to be there".

The past week has seen Barbados-born paceman Archer show glimpses of his talent while making one-day global and Twenty20 debuts for England after completing a three-year residency period.

Former England fast bowling all-rounder Flintoff is a fan of the "unbelievable" Archer.

Archer bowled 10 dot balls before accounting for Fakhar Zaman, with Babar Azam the other batsman to fall - Liam Plunkett claiming his wicket. The 29-year-old feels this is England's best opportunity to win their maiden major 50-over tournament."I am going World Cup because it's been so long since we've had an opportunity to win one", Bairstow said when asked by Sky Sports Cricket to pick between the two.

They named what is arguably one of their strongest line-ups for that match and similar to England after the first match was washed out, they will likely stick with the same players to give them another chance here. "If you're picking up wickets that's what you'll do".

Moeen Ali ruled out of first ODI against Pakistan