Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
Is this the same way that Ed Joyce wasn't picked if he wasn't going to play?
Slightly different. Nixon is competing with just one other person for the specialist role of wicketkeeper. Joyce was competing with practically everyone else but the wicketkeeper, seeing as there were suggestions that he might play for one of the batsmen or bowlers, pending the balance of the side.
Joyce was always unlikely to play.
Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."