should be an interesting series: the fact that the side that wins the ashes never really shows up mentally for the following ODIs should be nicely balanced out by the fact we're ****.
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People have nailed the team to play Australia, so I'll have a go with the one to play Ireland.
3. James Taylor
4. Gary Balance
5. Eoin Morgan*
6. Jos Buttler +
7. Ravi Bopara/Ben Stokes
8. James Tredwell
9. Chris Jordan
10. Steven Finn
11. Boyd Rankin
I never thought I'd pick an England ODI side that lacked opening options...
Would have liked to see Willey in really, but otherwise it's okay.
Much happier to see some new faces, they should have made Bop the cap'n though. Best player lead from the front and all that.
We need to try bowlers we're all saying that our depth in this form of the game is gash, well then let's try these guys. Jordan, Overton and Rankin have serious pace/bounce about them. Stokes will probably get a bowl too.
and no Dernbach, even though I'm sure I gloated about this once before and someone got injured and he was back in.
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Not surprised. Bowled woefully in ODi cricket, and is taking List A poles at 71.75 this season, and going at almost 7 an over. Bowled Jade.
I'd have liked to see Willey in the side too. On a real golden streak ATM, could have been the perfect opportunity to give him a go.
Originally Posted by CricinfoOriginally Posted by Cricinfo
I am happy with the side, and I have a ticket to Edgbaston. Swann isn't being rest, he just isn't that good at ODI cricket. Bell/Cook aren't really exciting players to watch in ODIs, would rather take a gamble on Carberry/Wright up the top of the order. Would have liked to see David Willey in the squad but overall I am more intrigued to watch now than I would be with the same old names.
Seems fair enough - only real surprise is Willey, whom I guess is going to be a feeling a little stiff about it this morning...
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I'm glad they haven't thrown in a token spinner, nobody has been remotely good in the form this year, so if they're not pushing for inclusion don't put them in.
Root will probably bowl a bit.
Given where some of the England players were born I imagine Malcolm Conn will be dusting off his typewriter to make a comment or two. No doubt he will be including Bopara and Carberry in his list of foreigners in the England team.
Edit : I see that was your point.
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