28 countries will be represented at the 2020 PDC World Championship, it has been revealed.

This number is World Championship record-equalling and in a lot of cases shows the improving standard over the past few years in these countries.

England have the most players as expected with 37; flanked by Rob Cross, Michael Smith and James Wade.

Netherlands are next up with 11; with of course Michael Van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld the main players.

Australia and Republic of Ireland follow with four a piece; while Scotland have three.

Also there is representation from countries such as Slovenia, Singapore, Latvia and India; giving it a real World Championship feel.

World Championship Competitors By Country
England (37)
– Rob Cross, Michael Smith, James Wade, Ian White, Dave Chisnall, Nathan Aspinall, Adrian Lewis, Joe Cullen, Stephen Bunting, Mervyn King, Darren Webster, Chris Dobey, Steve Beaton, Keegan Brown, Glen Durrant, Steve West, Ricky Evans, Jamie Hughes, Justin Pipe, Harry Ward, Ross Smith, Ted Evetts, Andy Boulton, Ryan Joyce, Luke Humphries, Ryan Searle, Arron Monk, Ritchie Edhouse, Mark McGeeney, Josh Payne, James Richardson, James Wilson, Luke Woodhouse, Ryan Meikle, Matthew Edgar, Callan Rydz, Fallon Sherrock
Netherlands (11) – Michael van Gerwen, Jermaine Wattimena, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Danny Noppert, Vincent van der Voort, Ron Meulenkamp, Raymond van Barneveld, Jelle Klaasen, Jan Dekker, Geert Nentjes, Benito van de Pas
Northern Ireland (4) – Daryl Gurney, Brendan Dolan, Mickey Mansell, Kevin Burness
Australia (4) – Simon Whitlock, Kyle Anderson, Damon Heta, Robbie King
Republic of Ireland (4) – William O’Connor, Steve Lennon, Keane Barry, Ciaran Teehan
Scotland (3) – Peter Wright, Gary Anderson, John Henderson
Austria (3) – Mensur Suljovic, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Zoran Lerchbacher
Germany (3) – Max Hopp, Gabriel Clemens, Nico Kurz
Japan (3) – Seigo Asada, Yuki Yamada, Mikuru Suzuki
Wales (2) – Gerwyn Price, Jonny Clayton
Belgium (2) – Dimitri Van den Bergh, Kim Huybrechts
Philippines (2) – Noel Malicdem, Lourence Ilagan
Spain (2) – Cristo Reyes, Jose Justicia
USA (2) – Darin Young, Daniel Baggish
Poland (1) – Krzysztof Ratajski
Brazil (1) – Diogo Portela
Canada (1) – Matt Campbell
China (1) – Xiaochen Zong
Finland (1) – Marko Kantele
India (1) – Nitin Kumar
Latvia (1) – Madars Razma
Lithuania (1) – Darius Labanauskas
New Zealand (1) – Ben Robb
Portugal (1) – Jose De Sousa
South Africa (1) – Devon Petersen
Russia (1) – Boris Koltsov
Singapore (1) – Paul Lim
Slovenia (1) – Benjamin Pratnemer

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Author: Samuel Gill