sport news Decision due soon on whether England should take Jofra Archer to World Cup

The final piece of the jigsaw? England head into final ODI against the West Indies knowing decision is due on whether Jofra Archer should make World Cup squad this summer England play final one-day international against the West Indies on Saturday  Trevor Bayliss and co must then decide whether to bring in Jofra Archer Archer's stock has risen due to dominance of bat over ball in Caribbean England will make a final decision on their World Cup squad on April 23 

By Paul Newman for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:31 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 22:48 GMT, 1 March 2019

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England go into the last one-day international on Saturday before they name their World Cup squad knowing they must soon decide whether Jofra Archer really is the 'final piece of the jigsaw'.

A tumultuous, high-scoring series against West Indies sees England needing to win here at the Darren Sammy Stadium to equal Australia's world record of 10 successive 50-over series wins.

That will count for little if they do not take that form into a World Cup that will define the one-day revolution launched four years ago after the last humiliating tournament.

England must soon decide whether to include bowler Jofra Archer in their World Cup squad 

England must soon decide whether to include bowler Jofra Archer in their World Cup squad 

It is fair to say Archer, who qualifies for England on March 17, has had a decent series by not playing, even though England's initial attempt to get him here for at least the last couple of these 50-over games and the Twenty20 matches next week was doomed to failure.

Such has been the dominance of bat over ball, notably in Wednesday's extraordinary fourth game in Grenada that featured more than 800 runs and 46 sixes, that this has been a series where bowling reputations are enhanced in absentia.

West Indies' bold and brilliant attempt at reaching 419 to win, only

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