Sam Billings
Sam Billings named as replacement for Craig Kieswetter for ICC World Cup 2015 ©Getty Images

Dec 13, 2014

Kent wicket-keeper, Sam Billings has been named in the England provisional 30-man squad for the ICC World Cup 2015 after Craig Kieswetter was forced to pull out due to an eye injury. Billings will join other wicker-keepers Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow in the provisional squad, announced England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The final 15 to play in the World cup will be announced in early January, around five weeks prior to the start of the tournament on February 14, reports The Guardian. Kieswetter praised Billings saying that he is an extremely talented player. England will reduce their squad to 16, when thet take on India and Australia in a tri-series starting from January 15.