The most significant indication that Harry Brook could get a World Cup call-up came from England head coach Matthew Mott when he said, "A lot of water needs to pass under the bridge before we play that first game." Brook was unintentionally left off the preliminary World Cup list as Ben Stokes returned from ODI retirement.
The youngster scored a scintillating century in the ‘Hundred’ on a surface, where no other batsman in his side crossed the 15-run mark. In the first T20I against the Kiwis, Brook played a quick cameo of 43(27) and sealed the game with six overs to spare. He continued his firing into the second game, he scored 67(36) and won the game by 95 runs.
Brook has remained in the conversation related to the World Cup thanks to a string of impressive outings for England and the Hundred. He only managed to make four during Tuesday's final T20 at Trent Bridge, but he seems more and more likely to enter the fray.
“It is still open for debate, and there will be plenty of good cricket played in the next month, so we’ll see what that squad ends up looking like,” Matthew Mott stated. As I said, there is time between now and the World Cup … a lot can change, and there’s a lot of water to go under the bridge before we play that first game against New Zealand,” he added further.
Changes may be made up until September 28. However, England may add Brook to the team for the four ODI matches against New Zealand that begin on Friday.