Good points, tbf, but you might want to split the big paragraph up or it's likely to be missed as that much text is definitely bordering on tl;dr territory.
Without wishing to be too much of a bum-lick, if it wasn't someone whose opinions I find interesting I probably wouldn't have been arsed.
I think the fact that Australia, with a very top-heavy batting line up, got as far as they did shows there's merit in the argument. However, seeing what happened when Watson, Warner and Huss sr all jibbed it shows that depth is still important. As, indeed, Scaly suggests when Gul from #9 got Pakistan over the line versus the Yarps.
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads