Cricket World Cup 2023: Construct England’s squad for trophy defence in India

England celebrate winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup

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England go to India as defending champions after winning a dramatic final against New Zealand at Lord’s in 2019
Hosts: India Dates: 5 October-19 November
Coverage: Ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra and BBC Sounds. The BBC Sport website and app will also host commentary, live text updates and in-play video clips (UK only).

It is almost time for England to name a provisional squad for their 50-over World Cup defence in India.

Some players are guaranteed to be in the squad for the tournament, which starts on 5 October, but there are questions for captain Jos Buttler and head coach Matthew Mott to answer.

Do they risk injured bowler Jofra Archer? What about Ben Stokes? There are reportsexternal-link they will try to tempt the Test captain out of ODI retirement. And how do they whittle down a plethora of batters?

BBC Sport has worked with CricViz to assess England’s options and look at how World Cup squads are usually built.

We’re then going to hand over to you to pick your…

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