Gareth Southgate has named England’s least-experienced 23-man World Cup squad since 1962, with the group averaging just 19 caps per player.

Adding some experience is Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, who has 58 caps, while Southgate has opted for both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kieran Trippier as vibrant right-back options.

Alexander-Arnold has been rewarded for his impressive form both in the Premier League and in Liverpool’s superb Champions League campaign.

It is certainly a nod to the new era, with Southgate including just four players — Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Danny Welbeck and Cahill — who played in the last World Cup in 2014. Nobody in the squad has won a World Cup match.

England boss Gareth Southgate has named his squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia 

England boss Gareth Southgate has named his squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia 

England boss Gareth Southgate has named his squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia 

Trent Alexander-Arnold has forced his way in with fine domestic and European form

Trent Alexander-Arnold has forced his way in with fine domestic and European form

Trent Alexander-Arnold has forced his way in with fine domestic and European form

Chelsea's Gary Cahill, who hasn't played for England since October, has been given the nod

Chelsea's Gary Cahill, who hasn't played for England since October, has been given the nod

Chelsea’s Gary Cahill, who hasn’t played for England since October, has been given the nod

Liverpool playmaker Adam Lallana misses out following injury troubles this season

Liverpool playmaker Adam Lallana misses out following injury troubles this season

Liverpool playmaker Adam Lallana misses out following injury troubles this season

ENGLAND’S WORLD CUP SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

Jordan Pickford (Everton), Jack Butland (Stoke), Nick Pope (Burnley)

DEFENDERS

John Stones (Manchester City), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Kyle Walker (Tottenham), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham)

MIDFIELDERS

Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Fabian Delph (Manchester City)

FORWARDS

Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United

Cahill, who hasn’t played in the last five England matches, has been given the nod despite appearing out of favour in the national setup.

Liverpool’s Adam Lallana has not been included by Southgate following his troubles with hamstring injuries this season. 

As Sportsmail revealed on Tuesday, Joe Hart had received a phone call from Southgate to tell him he will not be on the plane to Russia, while Jack Wilshere also misses out. 

Wilshere was handed an international recall in March for the games against Holland and Italy, but was forced to withdraw 24 hours before the game in Amsterdam due to a minor knee injury and has not been able to make his way back into the fold. 

Elsewhere, Fabian Delph was named in the squad in place of Wilshere following his role in Manchester City’s title-winning campaign. 

Manchester United’s Ashley Young and Danny Rose of Tottenham are England’s recognised left backs, which means Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand is placed on the standby list. 

Goalkeeper Joe Hart, pictured on England duty in March, will not go to this year's tournament

Goalkeeper Joe Hart, pictured on England duty in March, will not go to this year's tournament

Goalkeeper Joe Hart, pictured on England duty in March, will not go to this year’s tournament

Manchester City’s Fabian Delph has been given the nod ahead of Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere

Wilshere had received a phone call from Southgate this week to say he had not made the cut

Wilshere had received a phone call from Southgate this week to say he had not made the cut

Wilshere had received a phone call from Southgate this week to say he had not made the cut

Ashley Young has been selected as a left back, meaning Ryan Bertrand is on standby

Ashley Young has been selected as a left back, meaning Ryan Bertrand is on standby

Ashley Young has been selected as a left back, meaning Ryan Bertrand is on standby

GROUP FIXTURES 

vs Tunisia June 18 (Volgograd Arena)

vs Panama June 24 (Nizhny Novgorod Stadium)

vs Belgium June 28 (Kaliningrad Stadium)

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who spent the season on loan at Crystal Palace, also gains a place in the squad. 

Cahill’s inclusion comes at the expense of West Brom’s Jake Livermore, who joins defenders Michael Keane of Everton and James Tarkowski of Burnley in the standby group.

An attacking quartet of Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck will make up England’s offensive options at Russia.

They kick off their campaign against Tunisia on June 18 before subsequent group games against Panama and Belgium. 

Jesse Lingard has been in superb form for Manchester United this term and gets a spot

Jesse Lingard has been in superb form for Manchester United this term and gets a spot

Jesse Lingard has been in superb form for Manchester United this term and gets a spot

Harry Kane will hope to provide the attacking spark in Russia

Harry Kane will hope to provide the attacking spark in Russia

Kane's team-mate Dele Alli will also be chomping at the bit to impress

Kane's team-mate Dele Alli will also be chomping at the bit to impress

Tottenham attacking duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli will hope to provide the attacking spark

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