Originally Posted by Athlai
I let Broad slide because he'd get a spot in our team when we have injuries and ICL's probably. Colly would fight with Styris. Bopara is probably good enough to push Guptill out of the number 3 position depending on form. Sidebottom? Welcome in son. We'll not blunder in the field for you.
Would take Bopara over Guptill in a heartbeat tbh.
I don't think the gulf in class can be appreciated by comparing players though. New Zealand are excellent tactically in limited over cricket, they can time their chases perfectly, their players are almost all better-suited to the format and it's what they like playing. England are much better at tests too, for somewhat similar reasons, and comparing the players in each side doesn't really do justice to that.