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    Starc has to go surely?
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    Compton and Onions please.
    Is mentioning Katich even serious?
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    Cook
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    Give Root more than one test opening, otherwise you've just been wasting your time.

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    Surely after 42 tests of mostly opening, they'll be giving up on Twatto in that position pretty soon? There's only so many quickfire 30's followed by soft dismissals you can tolerate from an opener.
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    Has Katich actually retired from Test Cricket?

    I know he had a (justified) sook after getting droppded from the contract list post Ashes but I can't remember if he actually called it quits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Cook
    Root
    Trott
    KP
    Bell
    Compton
    Prior
    Bresnan
    Broad
    Swann
    Anderson

    Give Root more than one test opening, otherwise you've just been wasting your time.



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    You aren't wasting your time if you want a solid number 6, he's played there more than open, so you could argue you were wasting your time playing him there.

    Has number 6 suddenly been considered a non-position or summat, wish people would send me the memo. There's been a few decent ones in the past.

    Anyway, Compo for JB and Tremmers for Finn, for me.
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    Katich has retired from FC cricket in Australia, but I don't know about test cricket. I assume the answer is yes.

    I don't know why Compton doesn't get more seriously considered for 4-5. If they feel Root is the best person to open then they can leave him with Trott and have Compton fit into the middle order (preferably higher than lower, since he's a bit stodgier than others). No reason why Pietersesn and Bell can't work at 5 and 6, that's where they used to be.
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Why would you reshuffle the order like that though, Cabi? What point does it serve fitting Compton in at 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Has Katich actually retired from Test Cricket?

    I know he had a (justified) sook after getting droppded from the contract list post Ashes but I can't remember if he actually called it quits.
    he retired from australian first class cricket butif they wanted to call him into the squad on the back of county form I don't think there's anything stopping them
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    You aren't wasting your time if you want a solid number 6, he's played there more than open, so you could argue you were wasting your time playing him there.

    Has number 6 suddenly been considered a non-position or summat, wish people would send me the memo. There's been a few decent ones in the past.

    Anyway, Compo for JB and Tremmers for Finn, for me.
    It's more why bother opening with Root in one game? If you think he's the best opener after Cook (which they must have or they wouldn't have dropped Compton) then dropping him back down the order after two innings and one leg side strangle makes no sense.

    Compton possibly being dropped for just one game is pretty lol as well. Getting NZesque with the batting selections.

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    if they wanna backtrack and just pick warner now that's cool too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    It's more why bother opening with Root in one game? If you think he's the best opener after Cook (which they must have or they wouldn't have dropped Compton) then dropping him back down the order after two innings and one leg side strangle makes no sense.

    Compton possibly being dropped for just one game is pretty lol as well. Getting NZesque with the batting selections.
    Nah, they were wrong, should rectify it. We had a decent number 6, we don't have now (not just this match why I want JB dropped), with no obvious improvement at opener. No gain at all.

    Root can open in a few years, if they really don't fancy Compo, pick someone else, Carberry, Chopra, Moeen, take your pick.

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    Yes Finn needs to be dropped from the squad completely as a message to him and everybody around. Middlesex have a game starting Wednesday. Let him play that. He needs to decide what he is going to do with his runup and action and stick to it. Too many people have being giving him advise over the last 12 months

    Half the problem is that Bresnan is half the bowler he once was. And Onions is meh and going the wrong way as well. They knew Finn hadn't been bowling well and yet Bresnan nor Onions could surpass him for this test

    I'd bring in Monty (or maybe Kerrigan) into the squad instead of Finn and might add Rankin or Tremlett to the squad with maybe one of Bres or Onions dropping out.

    Can't see there being any chance of Bairstow being dropped for Compton, especially after winning this test. They've made the decision with Compton and they're not going to change it after one test, nor should they



    Sadly I think they'll recall Bresnan to the team to stregthen the batting and because his bowling is fairly consistent. Probably makes sense given the alternatives, just can stand him lumbering into bowl at 80mph. I'd go with Onions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theegyptian View Post
    Yes Finn needs to be dropped from the squad completely as a message to him and everybody around. Middlesex have a game starting Wednesday. Let him play that. He needs to decide what he is going to do with his runup and action and stick to it. Too many people have being giving him advise over the last 12 months

    Half the problem is that Bresnan is half the bowler he once was. And Onions is meh and going the wrong way as well. They knew Finn hadn't been bowling well and yet Bresnan nor Onions could surpass him for this test

    I'd bring in Monty (or maybe Kerrigan) into the squad instead of Finn and might add Rankin or Tremlett to the squad with maybe one of Bres or Onions dropping out.

    Can't see there being any chance of Bairstow being dropped for Compton, especially after winning this test. They've made the decision with Compton and they're not going to change it after one test, nor should they
    Well you could say the same about Finn, dogma never a good look.

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