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    No Foakes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    trott will play again imo
    Can't see it myself. Cracked under pressure and walked away when his team needed him. I hope he fixes his problems but I wouldn't pick him again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garson007 View Post
    So play the Somerset team?
    Finally some joined-up thinking, capital idea old Chap.

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    Make them all play for their counties from the off next season and then pick Stokes plus the first six in the averages as at the weekend before the first Test
    Yes, I wouldn't go that far, but, I honestly think we need to announce to the counties, that the closed-shop has ended, and with some time before the First Test, that people that stand-up and perform can get a place.

    So I'm not going to name a 7, because I hope the selectors have an open mind too, about most of the team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    Can't see it myself. Cracked under pressure and walked away when his team needed him. I hope he fixes his problems but I wouldn't pick him again.
    Oh dear..


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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    The thing about Prior is that all his struggles have been against the one team. Or was his home series against NZ no good either?
    Crap in the home series against NZ too. Top score of 39 in 4 innings, other 3 innings he made 4 runs. Was very good in the 3 series prior to that though, so with a good start to the CC season, he could be in with a shot of getting back in. It's all on him. I'd certainly back him to do a better job than Bairstow. Time for Buttler to be given a go for me though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post



    Yes, I wouldn't go that far, but, I honestly think we need to announce to the counties, that the closed-shop has ended, and with some time before the First Test, that people that stand-up and perform can get a place.

    So I'm not going to name a 7, because I hope the selectors have an open mind too, about most of the team.
    Yeah one of the only good things about this whole debacle is the early county season is going to be really interesting now, just hope we get some decent weather. Incentives are really there for everyone.

    A few players really have to make runs, Prior in particular but others have just got a great opportunity. Will be interesting to see if Trott makes the start of the county season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Yeah one of the only good things about this whole debacle is the early county season is going to be really interesting now, just hope we get some decent weather. Incentives are really there for everyone.

    A few players really have to make runs, Prior in particular but others have just got a great opportunity. Will be interesting to see if Trott makes the start of the county season.
    Yep, I think we really need to look at all, young, old, intermediate, honestly if Foster or Read get off to a fast start, why not?, at least we know they'll ****ing catch the ball. Oh and yes if people currently in the England set-up smash it out of the park, then they may deserve more faith.

    I'm really not drawing the line under anyone, but just feel we need a real sense of competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    Do you realise what shoe-in means? Of course he isn't, especially considering Stokes now occupies the role he was initially picked for.
    I don't think there was a designated 'role' for Woakes. He was just picked at six in a dead rubber to see what he could do. I don't think there is a long-term plan for him to bat in the top six unless he really puts up some big numbers in CC. He can slot in just fine at 8, thus allowing for five bowlers.
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    Woakes FC v List A record is so different. Makes me wonder just why he was picked for ODIs first and so often.

    He could be a very handy player in a dual allrounder combo with Stokes provided he turns out to be one of those unspectacular yet effective types rather than just not quite up to it.
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    Woakes should be in Englands plans, without question. Even if its just as Stokes back up for now. He would really sure up the batting with Stokes and the keeper, and his bowling is very useful. I worry that he and Stokes could have off days with the ball though resulting in us bowling Broad/Jimmy into the ground. Especially if the madness with Borthwick is persisted with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    Can't see it myself. Cracked under pressure and walked away when his team needed him. I hope he fixes his problems but I wouldn't pick him again.
    That's pretty poor mate........unless you are talking about Graham Swann.

    Seriously, when it comes to mental health that has to be more important than the game of cricket. No hard feelings at all to Trotty and if he can get some treatment and come back then he'd be welcomed with open arms. Swann can go **** himself as far as I'm concerned though.......he and only he fits the bill for the bolded section of your post.

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    His health is more important for sure. Regardless of form both he and the team should think very carefully about ever putting him in that sort of pressurized environment again.

    Swanns different. He came off as not wanting to play in a losing team.

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    1.Cook
    2.Compton/Robson
    3.Bell
    4.KP
    5.Ballance
    6.Stokes
    7.Butler/Davies/Prior (whoever does the best at the start of the FC season). More probably either Davies or Prior.

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    KP to work on his spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBU View Post
    1 Cook
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    6 Stokes
    7 Woakes
    8 Buttler
    9 Broad
    10 Onions
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    KP to work on his spin.
    Cooky bowls off-spin too. KP and Cook could be the next spin twins

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