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England will give Jofra Archer opportunity to stake a World Cup claim, says Trevor Bayliss

Archer, the Barbados-born allrounder, will qualify to represent England at the end of March and is set to play a part in the matches against Ireland and Pakistan in May

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Jofra Archer will be given the chance to impress during England's early-summer ODIs ahead of the World Cup, coach Trevor Bayliss has confirmed.

Archer, the Barbados-born allrounder, will qualify to represent England at the end of March and is set to play a part in the matches against Ireland and Pakistan in May.

The Sussex man offers impressive variety and pace with the ball and useful runs with the bat in the lower order and will push the likes of Tom Curran and Liam Plunkett for a place in the final 15-man squad.

"Archer’s name keeps cropping up and I think at some stage we will give him an opportunity," said Bayliss.

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Jofra Archer will be given a chance by England this summer

"Those matches against Pakistan and Ireland, I think he will get an opportunity to show us what he can do.

"There was a little bit of contact made during the Australian summer (English winter), when there was talk about the date that he qualified, or how many days he needed to be back in the UK. He’s said publicly that he’s keen."

England need to formally hand a provisional squad list to the ICC by April 23 but that can be tweaked in the run-up to their tournament opener against South Africa on May 30.

"We'd like it [the initial squad] to be as close as it can be [to the final 15], but we could try someone like Jofra in those matches and make a decision one way or another," Bayliss said.

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