...Jonny, you've timed your shave exceptionally poorly.
by StaggerBreaths9/3/2016 12:32:48 PM
UPDATE: Match start delayed (Inspection at 2pm), Gloucestershire 10/0 (5 ov, target: 272) v Derbyshire
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/3/2016 12:32:57 PM
Ha! YJB! Yorkie timing never ceases to amuse
by Aneesh Kumar9/3/2016 12:33:28 PM
With Sam Billings not able to get in the squad, its a sign of strength also with the make up of the team. Only 4 specialist batting potions. Not sure what England plans for the guys going to Bangladesh are and Baistow all but said yesterday that is is willing to tour, he has only missed three games for England all summer so they could just rest him from all cricket. It would be a shame if that Middlesex Vs Yorkshire match is on the telly
by nickcricket9/3/2016 12:35:19 PM
Think we have to choose the next gen players so that they gain valuable experience playing in sub continent pitches. All the bit part players can go, as well. I would also pick Bell and rest Root. The squad would be somewhat like: Lyth, Hales, Bell, Vince, Ballance, Buttler, Ali, Rashid, Batty, Finn and Ball. Don't worry about the threadbare bowling, Lyth can bowl offspin, Ballance can bowl legspin and crucially, Hales and Vince can chip in with their medium pace brilliance. How would this squad do in Bangladesh?
by Aneesh Kumar9/3/2016 12:40:34 PM
Oh come on Lancs, its not even a contest!! #WayofHameed. He is the one to watch, may get called up too in this winter.
by Aneesh Kumar9/3/2016 12:41:59 PM
Any squad with Bell and Vince over Root is wrong. He might need some rest, but this is also an acclimatisation of sorts to India.
by StaggerBreaths9/3/2016 12:42:17 PM
Also I still don't get the obsession with Buttler in red-ball.
by StaggerBreaths9/3/2016 12:42:34 PM
WICKET: Hampshire 8/1 (2.1 ov, target: 298) v Yorkshire WR Smith lbw b Sidebottom 4 (7) Partnership: 8 (2.1 ov) RJ Sidebottom 1.1-0-4-1 JHK Adams 4* (6)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/3/2016 12:43:04 PM
Its not an obsession, its his last chance to do well. If YJB doesn't do well in slow and low Asian pitches, atleast we will know if Buttler is an option or we are forced to go with Foakes. Root, as much I would like to see him, I think he has played non-stop cricket and needs some rest. Surely, he can be in the squad for one of the test matches and captain the team but playing him for all the matches in the series is inviting trouble. Besides, for acclimatizing, we have got India A practice matches. Also, pitches in Bangladesh are not rank turners or dustbowls, those are batting friendly pitches.
by Aneesh Kumar9/3/2016 12:47:13 PM
Hants batsmen are dealing exclusively in boundaries here.
by Aneesh Kumar9/3/2016 12:52:13 PM
Right, I'm off out. If Yorks. have won by the time I return and Middx. haven't, then... well played, Yorkies, well played. You are now the 1990s Australia of County Cricket. With all that that entails.