Its been a pretty tortureous time for England over the last 6 months. Few would have invisiged the Commonwealth Bank series win. But a 5-0 mullering in Austrailia followed by some pretty horrible and unconvincing performances in the carribean. Just wondering what you guys think England should do this summer.
I think Vaughan needs to go. Its been the main problem with the side over the past year , they've always been captained by the 'stand in'. And Vaughan as ive been saying is now in there in as a specialist captain , particularly evident in the One Dayers. Drop him , he hasn't been in form since the 2002 - 03 Ashes series. And is still riding on that series.
I'm not too sure about the keeping situation. I have faith in Nixon as a One Day keeper , but Id much prefer Nic Pothas as the test keeper , because it takes some of the pressure of an underperforming Andrew Flintoff.
Trescothick , is now causing problems. And there not really good. Hes missed 2 consectutive winters through stress related illness. And is talking up his return in similar ways than he did last year. I don't see the point in having Tresco in the side if hes only going to play in England.
The one day openers. They've been a problem for a while now. And without Pietersen I think a proper strategy would have been long sorted by know. I still think Mal Loye is the man for the job. Either with Trescothick , or if hes still got stress related issues , someone like Jonathan Batty (would solve the keeping problem) , James Benning or Darren Maddy. I'm not convinced with this whole 'piddle around at the start' thing at the moment. Austrailia and Sri Lanka are sucessful for two reasons. One because they've got good bowlers who can bowl straight. But they take advantage of the the early overs.
Just wondering how you guys would sort out Englands problems at the moment.