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    England's Preliminary CT squad

    30 - Andrew Strauss (Middlesex), James Anderson (Lancashire), Gareth Batty (Worcestershire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Paul Collingwood (Durham), Alastair Cook (Essex), Steve Davies (Worcestershire), Joe Denly (Kent), Andrew Flintoff (Lancashire), James Foster (Essex), Stephen Harmison (Durham), Ed Joyce (Sussex), Rob Key (Kent), Michael Lumb (Hampshire), Sajid Mahmood (Lancashire), Dimitri Mascarenhas (Hampshire), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Graham Napier (Essex), Graham Onions (Durham), Kevin Pietersen (Hampshire), Matt Prior (Sussex), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Owais Shah (Middlesex), Ryan Sidebottom (Nottinghamshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire), Luke Wright (Sussex)

    Squad will get cut down to 15 next month. With KP a serious doubt, the quota of South Africans has to remain, so Jonathan Trott and Michael Lumb () are in.

    There is history between KP and Trott (Lord's final four years ago...), so it will be interesting if they can fit both men into the same XI.

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    Should have picked Tom Smith
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    No real surprises there, Lumb looked the part in the Twenty20.

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    There are a lot of average cricketers in that squad:

    Hopefully Trott makes the team though


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    So trust England to select him for the 50 over game...

    Lumb like Batty, Mahmood, Bresnan, Napier, Key, is just there for numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave View Post
    Should have picked Tom Smith
    To open and not to bowl?

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    Surprised Trott is there. Good to see though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    So trust England to select him for the 50 over game...

    Lumb like Batty, Mahmood, Bresnan, Napier, Key, is just there for numbers.
    Yeah, I would have thought so.

    Why do we have these preliminary squads? They seem a complete waste of time to me, IIRC you can select players not included in the shortlist for the final squad. Just give us 15 and get on with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    So trust England to select him for the 50 over game...

    Lumb like Batty, Mahmood, Bresnan, Napier, Key, is just there for numbers.
    Napier is probably there for the numbers but he is a good all rounder in the limited overs game. Although he has not been in good form this year, he is still a good wicket taking option with the ball and a hard hitting batsman who has been hitting more runs as of late than before.
    The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    Napier is probably there for the numbers but he is a good all rounder in the limited overs game. Although he has not been in good form this year, he is still a good wicket taking option with the ball and a hard hitting batsman who has been hitting more runs as of late than before.
    Never got a look-in at his prefered format, has no chance in the 50 over game. I'm surprised his former team-mate is so down on him. He should have played in the 20/20 WC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manee View Post
    Napier is probably there for the numbers but he is a good all rounder in the limited overs game. Although he has not been in good form this year, he is still a good wicket taking option with the ball and a hard hitting batsman who has been hitting more runs as of late than before.
    Yeah, I think Napier would offer a bit more than quite a few players in that squad. Not that I think he should be playing but he's not awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Never got a look-in at his prefered format, has no chance in the 50 over game. I'm surprised his former team-mate is so down on him. He should have played in the 20/20 WC.
    The same ignorance that thought that he was primarily a batsman may cause the perception that his strongest suit is the 50 over game, you never know.

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    Batty? He was hardly a success at the international level. Is he really in the top 30 limited-overs players in the country?
    Last edited by _Ed_; 24-07-2009 at 05:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    To open and not to bowl?
    His LO bowling record is very good, at least compared to the other options averaging 25.66 with economy rate of 4.65, his batting is just a bonus. Granted I wasn't being entirely serious, he needs another year, but given some of the others selected...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo View Post
    No real surprises there, Lumb looked the part in the Twenty20.
    Lumb is pretty decent in the 50 over game as well but would be amazed if he made the final squad, Suppose England have picked worse players in the past though

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