<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Jofra-Archer">Jofra Archer</a> did his best to take the heat out of a potentially awkward situation with his new <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/England/">England</a> team-mates after a quicker than expected call-up put him on course for a place in the hosts' <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/2019-ICC-Cricket-World-Cup-2">World Cup</a> squad. <p></p> <p></p>The uncapped dynamic all-rounder was included Wednesday in a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/jofra-archer-chris-jordan-called-up-by-england-but-not-in-world-cup-squad-830789">17-man squad</a> for next month's one-day internationals against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Ireland/">Ireland</a>. <p></p> <p></p>The Barbados-born rising star, was, however, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/jofra-archer-chris-jordan-called-up-by-england-but-not-in-world-cup-squad-830789">left out of the 15-man preliminary World Cup squad</a>. <p></p> <p></p>The Sussex paceman could still have as many as six one-day internationals -- one against Ireland and five against Pakistan as well as a Twenty20 against Pakistan -- to force his way in before the final World Cup squad deadline of May 23. <p></p> <p></p>"I don't want to step on anyone's toes, the squad selected for the World Cup deserve it and my job is to do my very best against Pakistan," said 24-year-old Archer who has an English father and holds a British passport. <p></p> <p></p>He completed a three-year qualification period on March 17 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 2022 after a seven-year residency. <p></p> <p></p>The prospect of Archer playing at the World Cup has caused concern among several more established England rivals for a pace-bowling berth including <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Chris-Woakes">Chris Woakes</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/David-Willey/">David Willey</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Mark-Wood/">Mark Wood</a>, amid suggestions his inclusion could damage team morale. <p></p> <p></p>"Of course I want to play in the World Cup, but if it doesn't happen for me I'm not going to get upset," Archer added. <p></p> <p></p>"I'm going to give it my best shot. I've worked pretty much all my life for this moment and I just want to tackle it and put my best foot forward." <p></p> <p></p>He added: "I was fully prepared in my mind that it was going to be a seven-year job. When I found out I was qualified more quickly it was obviously a bit of a shock but also exciting." <p></p> <p></p>- 'Whirlwind' - <p></p>"It feels really overwhelming. I didn't expect to ever be good enough to play for England until the last couple of years after I started doing well in T20 tournaments and it's been a whirlwind period for me." <p></p> <p></p>Warwickshire all-rounder Woakes, asked about the possibility of Archer playing at the World Cup, said Tuesday: "It probably wouldn't be fair, morally, but at the same time it's the nature of international sport." <p></p> <p></p>Archer and another Barbados-born Sussex player, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Chris-Jordan/">Chris Jordan</a>, 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>A 90 mph bowler, excellent fielder and aggressive batsman, Archer has been impressing in the Indian Premier League, taking three for 15 for the Rajasthan Royals -- where his team-mates include England's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Jos-Buttler/">Jos Buttler</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Ben-Stokes/">Ben Stokes</a> -- against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Kings-XI-Punjab">Kings XI Punjab</a> on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>Stokes recently described Archer as one of the most "naturally gifted" bowlers he had seen and England chief selector Ed Smith told reporters at Lord's: "Jofra Archer is a very exciting cricketer and there was a broad desire to give him the opportunity to play for England before the World Cup before we make the final decision in just over a month." <p></p> <p></p>As for Woakes' comments, former England batsman Smith added: "He said specifically he did not think the inclusion of Jofra Archer would disrupt the squad, that's also the view of the captain, Eoin Morgan, and (coach) Trevor Bayliss." <p></p> <p></p>England, top of the ODI rankings, are seeking their first men's World Cup title following three losing appearances in the final -- the last in 1992. <p></p> <p></p>The World Cup is set to begin with England's match against South Africa at The Oval on May 30.