recalling Bell as well as recalling Ballance would be a collossal step in the wrong direction. Neither are in form, Ballance has time on his side but Bell does not.
by Joe T Williams8/23/2016 9:29:10 AM
If England want an experienced number four, i'll start banging the Hildreth drum early - admittedly though has tailed off quite a bit recently, but will score big before the end of the season. Bell really would be a step backwards and there are plenty of good young players who are just as likely to hit pretty 20's and drop a couple in the slips... just like Bell mark two Vine
by dave8/23/2016 9:29:36 AM
Ok looks like Royal Mint UK have sponsored an event that hardly ever takes place
by Haystack_Jnr8/23/2016 9:30:01 AM
It's an acknowledgement that Bayliss not only can't watch county cricket, but doesn't care about it. Yes the step up is massive, however at the same time it's one of the best FC setups in the world. And the failures the selectors chose last time around hadn't exactly set it alight either.
by StaggerBreaths8/23/2016 9:30:37 AM
I'm not for bringing Bell back in, but it's harsh comparing him to Vince. Has a top score or 235 and 22 centuries to his name.
Niall O'Brien is playing for Lashings (against Horsham CC) tomorrow, and missing the Leicestershire game. Strange one that.
by NemoUKS8/23/2016 9:34:27 AM
@Haystack, given long enough i expect Vince will have an equally impressive England career. Unfortunately at the moment, he is doing what Bell did for the last two years: looking really good for an hour, getting out for a frustrating score then dropping a few in the slips. In my opinion you may as well stick with the young chap who does that rather than going back to the old chap who done it for two years!
by dave8/23/2016 9:36:43 AM
Essex doing that weird 'toss then bowl' thing. If nothing else it'll mess with Leics. mind, I guess? Which is probably unnecessary when you have Browne and Cook as your opening pair.