Originally Posted by Flem274*
One final word on the Ronchi thing: I'm not saying he shouldn't make the side because he's a terrible cricketer, I'm saying he doesn't fit because we already have a performing wicketkeeper, Brownlie has made runs, and Taylor and Ryder are (well okay, only likely in Ryder's case) returning. His style of play does not suit being a 3-5 either.
You could shuffle the deck chairs to fit everyone in but that means designating a valuable and scarce resource to open the batting when none of the middle order batsmen, probably Watling included, are cut for opening.
Btw I forgot to ask earlier but Flynn seems to have batted himself out of everyones fan made teams, even as an opener. I know he scored piffle but I take it he got out in numpty ways?
On the topic of Flynn opening, I have a feeling it's going to happen for England but I don't think it will work. He has the defensive technique but his scoring shots are not opener material. Too slashy.
I'm a big Flynn fan, but I doubt he's going to be involved in this series at all imo. He only averaged five in the series. If he can't outperform Guptill in his preferred middle-order position, then how can they expect him to outperform him as an opener? As much as I hate it, if they are going to replace Guptill, I'd expect them to revert back to someone like Peter Fulton.