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    *Official* England in South Africa

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    Fri Nov 6

    South African Board President's XI v England XI

    OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein

    Sun Nov 8
    South African Board President's XI v England XI
    De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley

    Tue Nov 10
    South Africa A v England XI
    OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein

    Fri Nov 13
    1st T20I - South Africa v England
    New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

    Sun Nov 15
    2nd T20I - South Africa v England
    SuperSport Park, Centurion

    Tue Nov 17
    South Africa A v England XI
    Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

    Fri Nov 20
    1st ODI - South Africa v England
    New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

    Sun Nov 22
    2nd ODI - South Africa v England
    SuperSport Park, Centurion

    Fri Nov 27
    3rd ODI - South Africa v England
    Newlands, Cape Town

    Sun Nov 29
    4th ODI - South Africa v England
    St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

    Fri Dec 4
    5th ODI - South Africa v England
    Kingsmead, Durban

    Wed Dec 9 - Thu Dec 10
    South African Airways Challenge XI v England XI
    Buffalo Park, East London

    Fri Dec 11 - Sat Dec 12
    South African Airways Challenge XI v England XI
    Buffalo Park, East London

    Wed Dec 16 - Sun Dec 20
    1st Test - South Africa v England
    SuperSport Park, Centurion

    Sat Dec 26 - Wed Dec 30
    2nd Test - South Africa v England
    Kingsmead, Durban

    Sun Jan 3 - Thu Jan 7
    3rd Test - South Africa v England
    Newlands, Cape Town

    Thu Jan 14 - Mon Jan 18
    4th Test - South Africa v England
    New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
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    Anyone fancy a stab at England's squad for the tests?

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    Probably a 15-man squad:

    1. Strauss
    2. Prior
    3. Ambrose
    4. Cook
    5. KP
    6. Collingwood
    7. Bell
    8. Trott
    9. Key
    10. Swann
    11. Braod
    12. Harmo
    13. Sidebottom
    14. Anderson
    15. Onions

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    Agree with aussie although I wouldn't be too surprised of Bopara was picked in place of Key. If we take a second spinner then it will be Monty but purely as backup.

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    Thought Harmison had retired?
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    No, just rumoured to be doing so

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Agree with aussie although I wouldn't be too surprised of Bopara was picked in place of Key. If we take a second spinner then it will be Monty but purely as backup.
    I think England will take Adil Rashid as a backup or the potential second spinner now that Flintoff will have retired.

    Prior Rashid Broad Swann looks a handy 6 to 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Probably a 15-man squad:

    1. Strauss
    2. Prior
    3. Ambrose
    4. Cook
    5. KP
    6. Collingwood
    7. Bell
    8. Trott
    9. Key
    10. Swann
    11. Braod
    12. Harmo
    13. Sidebottom
    14. Anderson
    15. Onions
    I'd certainly want 3 openers in the squad, so Key has to be there. Maybe Bopara too if we're playing 6 batsmen then the keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    I think England will take Adil Rashid as a backup or the potential second spinner now that Flintoff will have retired.

    Prior Rashid Broad Swann looks a handy 6 to 9.
    Yeah, might do actually, though with Prior at 7, Broad at 8 and Swann at 9, I don't really think batting should come into it with any of the other bowlers.

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    Rumour has it that they've been keeping an eye on Steve Davis as the second keeper, though they might not want a reserve keeper who's obviously superior to the number 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Agree with aussie although I wouldn't be too surprised of Bopara was picked in place of Key.
    Well i picked Key as WPDavid said, i think we need a 3rd opener given Cook form, i really fear what Steyn is going do to him. Bopara should be battling with Bell & Trott for a spot, neither of the 3 give much confidence anyhow - such a predicament.

    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    If we take a second spinner then it will be Monty but purely as backup.
    If AUS tour to SA this year is anything to go by, ENG wont need a spinner in any test - all pace attack. So just pick Swann alone.

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    Reckon Harmison's gone which might be a spot for Bresnan and we definitely need new blood in the middle order; taking Bopara, Bell & Collingwood is borderline selectorial cowardice IMHO. As for who to replace...? Carberry looks in good nick and is scoring his runs in Div 1, so could be a darkhorse for our "problematic" #3 spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Reckon Harmison's gone which might be a spot for Bresnan and we definitely need new blood in the middle order; taking Bopara, Bell & Collingwood is borderline selectorial cowardice IMHO. As for who to replace...? Carberry looks in good nick and is scoring his runs in Div 1, so could be a darkhorse for our "problematic" #3 spot.
    Carberry has had 3/4 of a decent season (now injured) and was poor last year. Not sure he's international standard. (But then who is? )

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    Should pick Ramprakash

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