I think Batty should at least be in the squad. Ali and Rashid could benefit a lot from his presence.
by Aneesh Kumar9/14/2016 11:14:34 AM
Will be one of the most interesting selections in a long time. I can see the temptation in Bell if you're making three batting lineup changes... three debutants in the top six would be a big, big call
by NemoUKS9/14/2016 11:15:10 AM
Given that Buttler has given cricket a bit of a boost in agreeing to lead the tour to Bangladesh, I don't think he'll be dropped for the test squad. Foakes may have to wait.
by Antony_Melvin9/14/2016 11:15:43 AM
WICKET: Derbyshire 25/3 (7 ov, lead by 85 - 2nd inns) v Leics AL Hughes run out 3 (12) Partnership: 8 (2.2 ov) WL Madsen 5* (13)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/14/2016 11:15:44 AM
Root & Bairstow would come in for Hodd and Gale surely?
by petepineapple819/14/2016 11:15:52 AM
I think Bell is certainly out of contention, given his disastrous form for Warks
by Aneesh Kumar9/14/2016 11:16:02 AM
I saw Bell saying he was hoping for a call up yesterday, it would be one thing if he'd gone off and scored a pile of runs this county season but come on
by Samora RL9/14/2016 11:16:12 AM
Rob Jones gets a.... double Cowan!!
by Aneesh Kumar9/14/2016 11:16:35 AM
I would take Bell - no form to speak of, but would be a steadying been-there-seen-that influence on a tricky tour - not sure if he'd be a certain starter.
by Antony_Melvin9/14/2016 11:16:45 AM
I am a firm believer that a spinner should actually turn the ball. IMO this knocks out Rayner. Is Batty a big spinner of the ball? Rashid does turn it and Mo a bit...... but Jack Leach really does rag it and would be my choice (cue comments re Taunton Bunsen) but he is getting it to go at Leeds
by Mark Boyle9/14/2016 11:18:08 AM
@Aneesh Kumar England will have Saqlain Mushtaq with them on tour. They'll probably get a bit more from his presence than Batty's. If Batty isn't in the starting XI (and he shouldn't be IMO) then he shouldn't be in the squad.
by _hypocaust9/14/2016 11:18:37 AM
All the talk about proper keeper, what is Bates doing at the moment? He is without a county it seems. I wish Lancs take him, given that we don't have good keepers.
by Aneesh Kumar9/14/2016 11:18:47 AM
Does that count as a double Cowan? Anyway Rob Jones with that shot ensured that the majority of his first class runs have come in this backs-to-the-wall effort which with Lancs at 6/4 looked like an unreasonable bet for a guy just starting out. #WellPlayedSir
by Antony_Melvin9/14/2016 11:19:44 AM
How many spare seamers will they take I wonder? Will Wood and Finn both go? Where's Ball in the pecking order these days...
by Samora RL9/14/2016 11:19:50 AM
I think Ball should be ahead of Finn
by Aneesh Kumar9/14/2016 11:20:42 AM
Ball is still around 6th for me. Anderson, Broad, Woakes, Wood, Finn. You can make the case that he should be 5th.
by Matt Warwick9/14/2016 11:21:02 AM
Would put Footitt ahead of Ball and Finn, personally
by Will Colwell9/14/2016 11:23:24 AM
Duckett 2016 season: 1,398 FC: 891 List A: 477 T20, total haul 2,706 - not bad eh?
by Robert Smith9/14/2016 11:23:25 AM
Which of Yorks, Notts, Warks or Surrey will Duckett be playing at next year?
by George Potter9/14/2016 11:24:37 AM
Surrey, maybe? If not, then Warks. They have already signed Olly Stone from Northants