I wasn't here when if we did, I think they will stick with Hales not sure any of the alt are better. Robson had a good start to the season but most of his runs where at Lords which isn't a results pitch is it plus doesn't have a 50 since May. Lyth hasn't changed he is still all or nothing think 60% of his runs are in three innings, he can catch but so can Chris Jordan
by nickcricket8/15/2016 9:04:32 AM
Also think its a shame England seem to have given up on Red Ball Lions Cricket, the White ball focus has go us to the point where there is probably 20 guys who could walk into the ODI side but the Test Side is full of holes
by nickcricket8/15/2016 9:10:39 AM
I would agree on your second post. On your first, ehhhhh... not sure. He's technically only had four Tests since he was in form (albeit against Sri Lanka's third-string seam attack), but the temptation to play someone like Robson must be overwhelming. Trouble is, most of the options who have been performing well are a bit young. Duckett, Gubbins, Jennings, arguably Abell...
by StaggerBreaths8/15/2016 9:13:22 AM
People keep bringing up Westley and DBD and I still don't understand why. The other choice is Stoneman.
by StaggerBreaths8/15/2016 9:14:19 AM
Abell having a bit of struggle this season (second season syndrome maybe) Somerset must have had discussion about moving him away from the top of the order given they have Rogers there and Myburgh did well when Abell was injured
by nickcricket8/15/2016 9:17:51 AM
Can see why people bring up DBD, did well at U19 level and has some eye catching scores against touring sides
by nickcricket8/15/2016 9:32:08 AM
Didn't realise he had an average of 75+ this season. I retract some of my astonishment.
by StaggerBreaths8/15/2016 9:35:05 AM
He is also still young though.
by StaggerBreaths8/15/2016 9:37:53 AM
England u25s Bell-Drummond, Abell, Lees, J Clarke, Livingstone, Stokes, Foakes WK, S Curran, Coughlin, Crane, Ball
by nickcricket8/15/2016 9:43:59 AM
Only picked players who weren't in the side for the 4th Test against Pak, So that takes out Root who is 25. Honourable mentions for T Curran, J Buttler and S Billings
by nickcricket8/15/2016 9:47:37 AM
Keaton or Gubbins > Abell for me. Duckett in the mix as well.
by StaggerBreaths8/15/2016 9:48:16 AM
Actually might have both of them and drop Lees. ;)