Hopefully we can sort out our top order before these series, it could be very interesting if we do. Given we thought our bowling stocks were reasonably low until this summer hopefully the same happens with our batting. Would like to find 3 or 4 guys who could slot in easily....not sure it's going to happen though.
AJ Strauss (36)
AN Cook (28)
IJL Trott (32)
KP Pietersen (33)
IR Bell (31)
EJG Morgan (27)
MJ Prior (31)
SCJ Broad (27)
GP Swann (34)
JM Anderson (31)
MS Panesar (31)
Also played Tests in the last year/contenders
CT Tremlett (31)
TT Bresnan (28)
RS Bopara (28)
ST Finn (24)
Cheers. For some reason I thought he was older. I'd think he's a lock too, certainly if I was picking the England side he would be.
Oh, one guaranteed, locked in prediction.
Assuming he is fit and plays, Pattinson will be the pantomime villain of the English summer.
You picking the England side isn't something I would be entirely comfortable with.
Road to the Ashes:
v Pakistan (n) 3 Tests - ongoing
v Sri Lanka (a) 2 Tests (March-April 2012)
v West Indies (h) 3 Tests (May-June 2012)
v South Africa (h) 3 Tests (July-August 2012)
v India (a) 4 Tests (November-December 2012)
v New Zealand (a) 3 Tests (February-March 2013)
v New Zealand (h) 2 Tests (May 2013)
v Australia (h) 5 Tests (June-August 2013)
v Australia (a) 5 Tests (November 2013-January 2014)
v India (h) 4 Tests - ongoing
v West Indies (a) 3 Tests (March-April 2012)
v South Africa (h) 3 Tests (November-December 2012)
v Sri Lanka (h) 3 Tests (December 2012-January 2013)
v India (a) 4 Tests (March-April 2013)
v England (a) 5 Tests (June-August 2013)
v England (h) 5 Tests (November 2013-January 2014)
Sweet, we play the Aussies in the knowledge that, having won 19 Tests in a row, we have taken their world record from them.
So we both get nice, soft warm up series' before the Ashes :ph34r:
Btw Corrin, your unconfirmed source is confident he'll have a win.