While the Liverpool striker was one of the first names on the team sheet two years ago at the World Cup, going on to score in the opening game against Italy, he’s far down in the pecking order this time around.
Two prolific seasons for Tottenham make Kane the number one striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad and Vardy is hot on his heels as a replacement or partner given his strong form in helping Leicester win the Premier League title last season.
Rooney is the country’s all-time top goalscorer and their talisman in most, if not all, England games.
And Rashford earned his spot at the tournament after scoring nine goals in 19 games, helping Manchester United finish the season strongly and netting on his England debut.
Sturridge falls behind almost all of them because he’s been ravaged by injuries since the 2014 World Cup and has only played regularly for Liverpool since February.
But his nine goals in that time, including one against Sevilla in the Europa League final, suggest he’s back fit and firing.
And footage of England’s training session from earlier this week point show Sturridge looks sharp in front of goal:
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Some reports suggest Hodgson could look to make a surprise change for Thursday’s clash with Wales by bringing Sturridge into the team.
And on the evidence of this video, that could be a good idea.