Originally Posted by superkingdave
Last time we took 16 which included 2 wicketkeepers and 5 seamers in addition to Flintoff. But I guess we were planning to play 5 bowlers all the time. So Davies may go and they might think with him (who has been opening for Surrey this year with some effect) and Trott/Bell around they can cover the openers, at least until a replacement can come out if they wanted one. They would also, rightly or wrongly, think of Wright as a semi viable option to replace a batsmen batting at 7 with Prior at 6.
Two keepers were taken last time because the position wasn't settled, though, not as backup as such.