Wilshere is one of 11 overseas-based players named in PNG's squad
Salford centre John Wilshere will lead Papua New Guinea in their opening World Cup match against England.
The former Warrington back is one of 11 overseas-based players named in coach Adrian Lam's final 24-man squad.
Hull KR's Stanley Gene and Makali Aizue are included in a squad that includes debutants Jason Chan, Neville Costigan, Jay Ashton, David Moore and Sam Joe.
The Kumuls, who take on England on 25 October in Townsville, are joined in Pool A by Australia and New Zealand.
PNG: Paul Aiton (Penrith Panthers), Makai Aizue (Hull KR), Jay Aston (Melbourne Storm), Jason Chan (Windsor Wolves), Neville Costigan (Canberra Raiders), Trevor Exton (Ipswich), Stanley Gene (Hull KR), Rod Griffin (Northern Pride), George Kepa (Brisbane Norths), Nickson Kolo (Masta Mark Rangers), Anton Kui (Bingtangor Lahanis), Tuu Maori (Sydney Roosters), Larsen Marabe (Agmark Guiras), George Moni (M & J Muruks), David Moore (Gold Coast Titans), James Nightingale (Penrith Panthers), Jessie Joe Parker (Masta Mark Rangers), Keith Peters (Penrith Panthers), Rodney Pora (M & J Muruks), Kevin Prior (Wentworthville), Nicko Slain (Goroka Lahanis), Charlie Wabo (M & J Muruks), John Wilshere (Salford Reds), Menzie Yere (Agmark Guiras).