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    England squad discussion

    Whilst there seems to be threads gathering about each nations squads, I felt I would start one about England's. Here is the 15-man squad in full:

    Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire, captain), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, vice captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wk), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Michael Lumb (Nottinghamshire), Stephen Parry (Lancashire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Tredwell (Kent), Luke Wright (Sussex). As we now know, Ian Bell has been added to the squad as injury cover for Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales who are both injured.

    Opinions on this squad? For me it's a fairly average squad that I don't think will go all the way. Dernbach goes at a fair lick when bowling and there isn't really any big hitters in the squad other than Morgan who is doubtful, and Jos Buttler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watson33 View Post

    Opinions on this squad?
    It's got Jade Dernbach in it.......discussion over.

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    I heard that Bell wasn't in the 30 man squad, if so I assume that the 30 man squad is completely rubbish/for show?

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    They'd probably fudge it as a replacement for the sacked Pietersen who (IIRC) was.

    But agreed with the OP; looks cod ordinary. Hales and Morgan leave massive holes too.
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    Shows how much we care about it with so few posts. Roll on summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Shows how much we care about it with so few posts. Roll on summer.
    Speak for yourself, greatest squad ever assembled, Ravi, Jos, the Beard.

    We'll win it easing down.
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    I'm Trying to think what would make this squad a more Grecian-fied one, obviously David Willey for Dernbach. Trego for Wright probably makes it complete.

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    I just want James Vince and I am sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    I just want James Vince and I am sorted.
    Actually wouldn't be a bad shout, great s-r, better than Bell anyway.

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    Nah, Vince can do one.

    On board with Willey though and he'd be there if it wasn't for injury.

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    Bell coming in is so loltastic. Think it says that they have permanently discarded Carberry and Samit Patel. Tbf adding Samit to the squad would have only worsened the average fielding but he'd still be a better bet than quite a few in that squad. I'm a Moeen Ali guy but you can't tell me that Moeen is better prepared to perform the allrounder role than Samit in T20 cricket and this world cup specifically. Ballance or Vince would probably have been better bets than Bell. Realistically we are not winning this world cup so why bring Bell out there. Given him a proper rest. He hasn't played a t20 for however many years.

    Spose it's probably come from Giles that he wants Bell. Least if he's going to go down he's gonna do it with players he wants.
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    lol Stokes out of the tournament having smashed his hand on a locker (and in the process breaking a bone) after getting out. Woakes in.

    Such a brilliantly ******** injury. Something I'd definitely do after getting out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theegyptian View Post
    lol Stokes out of the tournament having smashed his hand on a locker (and in the process breaking a bone) after getting out. Woakes in.

    Such a brilliantly ******** injury. Something I'd definitely do after getting out.
    TBH, it's a bit of a blessing given that he's been pretty **** in Limited-overs. Not sure how well Woakes will do with the ball, but he's definitely an improvement with the bat.

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    yes it's not going to do anything either way imo. Woakes won't add anything to the squad but Stokes wasn't given anything.

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    Stokes proving again he has a long way to go to be the player he could be.

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