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    End of the road for Bell?

    With a prolonged run of indifferent scores, contributing nothing to England, has the time come for dropping Bell finally?

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    Keep him in for the rest of the series IMO. He deserves the opportunity.
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    Yes, its time for Shah now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    Keep him in for the rest of the series IMO. He deserves the opportunity.
    Yes, keep him until the end of the Ashes.

    Being the minnow basher that he is, he'll be sure to get some runs against our attack.
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    For now, Yes. But honestly think that he is young enough to come back better than he is. Too talented a player to simply discard at the age of 27(?).
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    End of the rope more like

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    Huge chance for him to have a stay of execution and he plays an expansive cut shot in the over leading up to lunch. Very disappointing, as he displays the kind of technique that is fantastic to watch. His timing off his legs and in his drives is glorious and you can imagine in the nets (where you can't really be out unless your bowled) he looks an absolute world beater. But its performances and results in the middle and currently he is letting himself down and if he plays in the second Test he may well count himself a lucky boy.

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    I think it's time to say 'bye for this series Ian', but it's not time to say hello to Shah... no way.

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    ring his bell-ghanta bhaja do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Masterplan View Post
    I think it's time to say 'bye for this series Ian', but it's not time to say hello to Shah... no way.
    Shah is a quality batsman who deserves a chance. Besides, who else would come in for Bell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    Shah is a quality batsman who deserves a chance. Besides, who else would come in for Bell?
    In this series no-one. In the slightly longer term you can argue Michael Vaughan, and for me, Ravi Bopara would contest Shah for the position. I think Shah deserves his opportunity for doing pretty much all he can to get in the side. But personally I love the look of Bopara and believe he can be a top 4/5 England batsman for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    In this series no-one. In the slightly longer term you can argue Michael Vaughan, and for me, Ravi Bopara would contest Shah for the position. I think Shah deserves his opportunity for doing pretty much all he can to get in the side. But personally I love the look of Bopara and believe he can be a top 4/5 England batsman for a long time.
    Yup, but obv that won't solve our problems in the top 3. Depending how the next few weeks pan out, I think we're looking at something like this at the start of our summer

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    Cook / Key
    Shah / Vaughan
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    Fred, etc.

    Unless Collingwood has an absolute nightmare for the rest of this tour, in which case you might get your wish.

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    All begs the question of why we only brought one extra specialist batsman, whilst we brought three spinners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozone View Post
    All begs the question of why we only brought one extra specialist batsman, whilst we brought three spinners.
    Looked odd at the time, looks even worse now.

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    Would love to see both Key and Bopara in the England side, though Shah deserves his place, don't really like watching him, would much prefer Key, Bopara or even Vaughan. Cook I think could do with some weeks off so he can get his technique down, personally think Key and Shah should be in the team for the third and fourth test in the Windies and Denly should be in OD squad tbh. Key never failed for England and hoping he can play for them before he retires.

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