‘Just gotta move on’ – Harry Brook opines on World Cup omission
By SMCS - Aug 19, 2023 1:28 pm
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England have announced the World Cup provisional squad and Harry Brook has missed being there. Trying to move on, he is trying “not to think” about his omission from the squad. The veteran was left out in favour of Ben Stokes, who came out of his ODI retirement in England’s bid to defend their world title from four years ago as well.

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“Obviously it’s disappointing but I can’t do anything about it now,” Harry Brook said on the sidelines of The Hundred. “You’ve just gotta move on. I’m trying not to think about it anymore. I’ve not had much conversation with Matthew [Mott] or Jos [Buttler]. They said with Stokesy coming back I was probably going to miss out this time. He is one of the best players to ever play cricket, so I can’t really complain, can I?

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However, Harry Brook, with only three ODIs in his name, has had a rapid rise in English cricket but stated that he could have done more to strengthen his candidacy in the 50-overs format as well.

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“I feel like I’m playing well at the minute and feel I could potentially add value to the team. [But] there’s always something more you could do,” Brook said. “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 if I’ve done as well as I have in the past in the last six months, so that might have had an effect.”