All-rounder Ben Stokes has been selected in England's preliminary 15-man World Cup squad.

Cumbrian Stokes is expected to be one of England's most important players this year, with the World Cup, which gets under way on May 30, followed by a home Ashes series.

Before the World Cup, England will face Pakistan in a five-game One-Day International series with Cockermouth lad Stokes also named in England's 17-man squad for that series.

There is, however, no place for uncapped pace bowler Jofra Archer in England's initial World Cup squad but Archer has been named in squads for warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland.

Barbados-born Archer, 24, qualified to play for England in March after a change in residency rules.

He could still make the World Cup squad if he impresses in the warm-up games as changes can be made to it until May 23.

England play Ireland on May 3, before one T20 game against Pakistan - with Stokes set not to feature in those opening two games - and then a five-match series against Pakistan.

National selector Ed Smith told England Cricket's website: "The selection panel has been impressed with Jofra Archer’s performances in domestic and franchise cricket.

"He is a very talented and exciting cricketer."

He added: "Chris Jordan, a regular in IT20 squads over the past few years, has continued to develop as a cricketer – as we saw in the IT20s in the West Indies. He fully deserves his return to the ODI squad.

"With regard to resting players, we are conscious of managing player workloads leading into such an important summer so that players are in the best possible condition for the World Cup.

"That was also a factor in the way we have selected these three squads."