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former England captain, Nasser Hussain, described the 15-man squad as the ‘best they have ever picked’ and said the Archer selection was ‘100 per cent the right call’. @ Getty Images

Former captain Michael Vaughan was pleased with England’s final 15-man squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 that was announced on Tuesday. England’s squad saw Jofra Archer and Tom Curran included and David Willey and Joe Denly missing out.

Willey and Denly were named in last month’s provisional squad, made way for Archer, who made his international debut earlier in the month, and Liam Dawson, who has made two England appearances in the last year.

“It’s the right squad. Willey will be desperately disappointed but they’ve picked the right team. They needed that spare spinner and that’s why Dawson is in. It’s the right squad,” Vaughan said on Instagram.

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He added on Twitter: “The right squad selected by England imo… Now play brave, smart, intelligent cricket and get the luck of the Irish and this could be out time…”

Another former England captain, Nasser Hussain, described the 15-man squad as the ‘best they have ever picked’ and said the Archer selection was ‘100 per cent the right call’.

“The first thing to say is that’s the best squad England have ever picked for a World Cup. It is a phenomenal line-up of cricketers, especially in the batting department.

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“They’ve made the right call in having Archer in that squad. Absolutely; 100 per cent. He had to play. He is such a rare talent, a game-changer, a wicket-taker. One thing is for certain, I don’t think England will lose the World Cup because they went for Archer over Willey. It’s now how they play that’s going to be important.”

England face defending champions Australia in a warm up match on Saturday. The hosts open their campaign against South Africa in the tournament opener on May 30 at London.