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ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023: Pick England's team for New Zealand opener

A split graphic of Ben Stokes (left), Jos Buttler (centre) and Chris Woakes
Ben Stokes (left), Jos Buttler (centre) and Chris Woakes are three of the eight England players trying to win back-to-back 50-over World Cup titles

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup

Hosts: India Dates: 5 October-19 November

Coverage: Ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra and BBC Sounds. The BBC Sport website and app will also host commentary, live text updates and in-play video clips (UK only).

It is time for you to put yourself in the shoes of the England selectors.

The players heading to India to defend England's World Cup title are now finalised, with batter Harry Brook included in the 15-man squad ahead of opener Jason Roy, who has struggled with back spasms in recent weeks.

But, who would make your side for their opening game against New Zealand on 5 October?

Pick your side and share it on social media using #bbccricket

This selector was first published on 15 September with England's original provisional 15-man squad, plus Brook and Brydon Carse, who had played in a recent bilateral series against New Zealand, included as options. It has been updated on 17 September to remove Roy and Carse now that England have finalised their squad. Teams that had the two will no longer be included in the results for the final XI. Teams that did not have them are still valid and will be included.