[caption id="attachment_830858" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-830858" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Jofra-Archer_AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="353" /> Rising star Jofra Archer was included Wednesday in a 17-man squad for next month's one-day internationals against Ireland and Pakistan. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>England chief selector Ed Smith is confident the call-up of uncapped all-rounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/jofra-archer" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Jofra Archer</a> will have no adverse affect on team morale in the run-up to the World Cup. <p></p> <p></p>Rising star <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/?p=830789">Archer was included Wednesday in a 17-man squad</a> for next month's one-day internationals against Ireland and Pakistan. <p></p> <p></p>The dynamic Barbados-born Archer was left out of the 15-man preliminary World Cup squad also announced by tournament hosts England. <p></p> <p></p>But he could have as many as six one-day internationals -- one against Ireland and five against Pakistan -- to stake his claim before England confirm their final World Cup squad on May 23. <p></p> <p></p>Sussex paceman Archer, 24, has an English father and holds a British passport. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/englands-world-cup-squad-jofra-archer-primed-for-maiden-odi-call-up-england-vs-pakistan-830685">He completed a three-year qualification period on March 17</a> after the England and Wales Cricket Board changed its residency rules. <p></p> <p></p>Under the previous system, he would not have been eligible until the winter of 2022 after a seven-year residency. <p></p> <p></p>Archer and another Barbados-born Sussex player Chris Jordan were both added to the 15-man squad that played a one-day series in the West Indies earlier this year. <p></p> <p></p>They were also included in the 14-strong party for a one-off Twenty20 against Pakistan. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/jofra-archer-is-the-most-naturally-gifted-bowler-ive-seen-ben-stokes-829163">Jofra Archer is the most naturally gifted bowler I've seen: Ben Stokes</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Archer has been impressing in the Indian Premier League, where he took three for 15 for the Rajasthan Royals against Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>"The selection panel has been impressed with Jofra Archer's performances in domestic and franchise cricket," said Smith. "He is a very talented and exciting cricketer. <p></p> <p></p>"In line with ICC regulations, we have to name a preliminary squad of 15 for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup before April 23. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/jofra-archer-could-be-the-final-piece-of-the-jigsaw-hints-england-coach-trevor-bayliss-807842">Jofra Archer could be the final piece of the jigsaw , hints England coach Trevor Bayliss</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"However, all 17 players named in the Royal London ODIs against Pakistan can stake a claim to be in the final 15-man squad, finalised at the end of that series." <p></p> <p></p><strong>'Not fair morally':</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Several England quicks who are vying with Archer for a place in the World Cup squad have expressed concerns about his possible inclusion. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chris-woakes/">Chris Woakes</a>, asked Tuesday <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/jofra-archers-selection-in-englands-icc-world-cup-2019-squad-will-be-morally-unfair-chris-woakes-830571">if it was fair that Archer might replace someone</a> who had been an England regular for years, said: "Fair probably is not the right word. It probably wouldn't be fair, morally, but at the same time it's the nature of international sport." <p></p> <p></p>Last month <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/david-willey/news/">David Willey</a> said <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/west-indies-vs-england-2019-willey-questions-the-logic-of-fast-tracking-archer-into-englands-world-cup-squad-812002">he was unsure</a> "whether someone should just walk in at the drop of a hat because they're available". <p></p> <p></p>But star all-rounder Ben Stokes, a team-mate of Archer's at T20 franchise side <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/rajasthan-royals">Rajasthan Royals</a>, recently described the Sussex player as one of the most "naturally gifted" bowlers he had seen. <p></p> <p></p>And former England batsman Smith, speaking to reporters at Lord's on Wednesday, insisted: "Chris Woakes is an outstanding man and he answered the question instinctively. <p></p> <p></p>"He said specifically he did not think the inclusion of Jofra Archer would not disrupt the squad, that's also the view of the captain Eoin Morgan and (coach) Trevor Bayliss." (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/2019-icc-cricket-world-cup-engand-jofra-archer-is-a-threat-to-willey-curran-and-plunkett-nasser-hussain-830400">Jofra Archer is a threat to Willey, Curran and Plunkett: Nasser Hussain</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Smith, turning to comments made by Durham and England fast bowler Mark Wood, added: "Mark Wood, another good man, very loyal to his friends in the team, he basically said 'I really respect and admit this team and that team-mate and it would be tough on them to miss out'. <p></p> <p></p>"You would want a player to be loyal to their friends and colleagues, people they've been in the trenches with. <p></p> <p></p>"I have nothing against what they've said and I have a very high degree of confidence that Eoin and Trevor have a good handle on team culture and endorse this decision." <p></p> <p></p>England, top of the ODI rankings, will again be captained by former Ireland batsman Morgan. <p></p> <p></p>They are seeking their first men's World Cup title. The last of their three losing final appearances was in 1992. <p></p> <p></p>England face Ireland in Dublin on May 3 before their home series against Pakistan. <p></p> <p></p>The World Cup is set to begin with England's match against South Africa at The Oval on May 30.