Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan have been told the World Cup ball is in their court.

Neither Sussex star was yesterday named in the initial 15-man squad for the competition, which starts on May 30.

But they are in the party for one-day internationals against Pakistan and Ireland and could be added to the final World Cup group if they impress.

Archer had been widely tipped to go straight into the 15.

But Sussex head coach Jason Gillespie reckons England selector Ed Smith has called it correctly.

Gillespie told The Argus: “I’m not sure they could have done anything else.

“All the word is about Jofra Archer and his availability.

“He is an absolute matchwinner. I think we all realise that but I’m not sure what else Ed or (coach) Trevor Bayliss could have done.

“There hasn’t been any 50-overs cricket for Jof to play for England. He is only just available.

“Trevor has indicated that he is going to play against Pakistan so I see that as just a wonderful opportunity for both CJ and Jofra to push their case to be added to the World Cup squad.”

Archer is in India for the IPL but Jordan is preparing to face Surrey tomorrow as Sussex open their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign at Hove (1pm).

Gillespie added: “I’ve spoken to CJ already and the ball is in their court, which is all they want.

“It’s an opportunity to give Ed Smith and Trev and (skipper) Eoin Morgan a real headache.

“It’s a pretty healthy position for England to be in because they have got a very good squad.

“Do I think Jofra or CJ could add value? Yes, I do.

“But I understand as well that the boys that have been there have done some really good work.”