Mark Wood has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks with a side strain.
Scenes of a disheveled Joe Root with a beer in each hand were always going to be a longshot.
Support for the return has attracted interest from politicians, administrators and the general public alike.
"I won't look back and say I redeemed myself - I'm an athlete and a cricketer and it's what we are paid to do,"
“If that commitment’s not there, then it’s time for him to think.”
"Increasingly you are under more and more pressure to be the man every time you play and that is a big burden."
"This was a huge adrenaline shot for the game. It gives us a massive chance to take those plans forward really quickly."
The Cricket Badger rounds off a fantastic World Cup with special guests Oli Fisher and Aakash Sivasubramaniam.
Sir Eoin Morgan has a nice ring to it...
"Stokesy got a full toss last ball, he'd probably have smashed it out of the park rather than try to nurdle two,”