Jofra Archer has been left out of England's preliminary World Cup squad.

But the Sussex star will be given the chance to play his way into the tournament after being called up to face Ireland and Pakistan next month.

The Barbados-born seamer, who completed his three-year residency period on March 17, was not included in the 15 named by national selector Ed Smith at Lord's today but that is far from the end of the story.

While the 24-year-old has failed to dislodge any of England's existing attack in this first cut, tournament rules allow alterations to be made up until May 23, with both he and Sussex team-mate Chris Jordan offered a chance to impress.

The pair will form part of an expanded 17-man party for the five-match series against Pakistan and could also feature in a Twenty20 against the same opponents and a standalone ODI versus Ireland.