Originally Posted by Richard
Always thought 30-man squads are a piece of innate stupidity.
Nowhere near that many is ever needed, it's not a compulsive thing anyway, and all it does is gives lots of false hope to a good few players, while also encouraging people to think tenuously about the odd few players who should be absolutely nowhere near selection (eg, James Tredwell).
I disagree. It lets people know where they stand and that is important in List A cricket when you can have several people who are held in similar esteem among peers.