The main question over selection for the ashes lies on who will be englands final batsman in the ashes. Which of the 4 candidates is best?
1.Mark Buthcher - Has proved himself a decent international player over the last few years although prone too throwing his wicket away. Obvioulsy has sufferd from injuries over the last year and will he be able to recove his form? Not the long term option but it is all about beating Australia
2.Robert Key- A regular recently due to Butchers injuries but has bot proved himself at international level. Capable of scoring freely i saw him score a good hundred against the west indies but again prone to throwing his wicket away as seen on a couple of ocasions in south Africa. I dont think he is international class and would be found badly wanting against the very best.
3.Ian Bell- Highly rated for a number of years and last yea finaly really started to fulfill his potential. The future England number 3 and showed determination in a good debut against the West Indies. but will he be ready to face Australia?
4.Kevin Pieterson- Obviously showed his brilliant destrucitve ability in the one dayers and like Bell will become a key member of the test side. He can also play more patient ininings and his move to the rose bowl will help him with this. Hugely talented but will he be too much of a gamble ?
Obviously a lot depends on form and fittness i am not sure who i would pick what do you think?