Harry Brook says he is 'disappointed' over Cricket World Cup omission

England batsman Harry Brook admits he is ‘disappointed’ over his Cricket World Cup squad omission

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Harry Brook has revealed his disappointment at being left out of England’s Cricket World Cup squad.

Ben Stokes’ decision to reverse his ODI retirement nudged Brook out of England’s preliminary squad for the defence of their 50-over crown.

England named a 15-man squad for their four warm-up matches with New Zealand in September and the same group will most likely be chosen to try and retain their world title in India in October and November.

After hitting 44 runs from 24 balls in the Northern Superchargers’ 13-run defeat by London Spirit in The Hundred on Friday, Brook said: ‘Obviously it’s disappointing (to be omitted from the World Cup squad), but I can’t do anything about it now, you’ve just got to move on. 

‘I’m trying not to think about it anymore.

England batsman Harry Brook (pictured) has admitted that he is ‘disappointed’ over his Cricket World Cup omission

He was pushed out of a place in the England squad after Test captain Ben Stokes (pictured) announced he would be returning to play in the 50-over competition

Brook (pictured) claimed that he ‘had not had much conversation with coach Matthew Mott or Jos Buttler’ over the decision

‘I’ve not had much conversation with (coach) Matthew (Mott) or (captain) Jos (Buttler). They said with Stokesy coming back I was probably going to miss out this time.

‘He (Stokes) is one of the best players to ever play cricket, so I can’t really complain, can I?’

While Brook has made a flying start to his Test career, he has played just three ODI matches for England.

He added: ‘I feel like I’m playing well at the minute and feel I could potentially add value to the team. There’s always something more you could do.

‘I haven’t had much opportunity to play one-day cricket, whether that be for Yorkshire or England and, although I’ve played a lot of T20 cricket I don’t know I’ve done as well as I have in the past in the last six months, so that might have had an effect.’

The 24-year-old (pictured) has been in action for the Northern Superchargers this summer in The Hundred and made 44 runs from 24 balls in their defeat by London Spirit on Friday 

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