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    Taylor was never originally included, Morgan was. I assume they just took Morgan out when KP came in.
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    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Taylor was never originally included, Morgan was. I assume they just took Morgan out when KP came in.
    Well I hope Morgan was told beforehand that that was a possibility, if that's what happened.

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    how can morgan trust the ecb anymore???
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    Okay now there really is no excuse not to open with Compton. Do it England.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Taylor was never originally included, Morgan was. I assume they just took Morgan out when KP came in.
    Well they've said the same squad already selected were all going so that suggests that Cricinfo have got it wrong accidentally. Can tell it's an accident because if they deliberately made that omission they'd have stuck Ravi in the touring party.
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    lol.. looks like Giles Clarke and Hugh Morris have bigger egos than KP.. Which is funny coz at least KP is a great cricketer..
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    Re: the XI, it seems pretty clear to me that Root is the opener they're going for so that's what'll happen, at least at first. I don't think it's a great idea but there really aren't "obvious" choices, and going on about Compton opening the batting like any fule can see it is a pretty big oversimplification. It's a huge jump from batting the middle order in the CC to being asked to open in a Test in Mumbai and the selectors have got to use every shred of evidence they've got that someone can handle that. One thing they have is Root's success on the Lions tour to Sri Lanka, and if they can see something there that's made them plump for him - and I daresay they have given the squad - then I'll hold onto that.

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    I think Compton has as much chance of forging a good Test career opening as opposed to anywhere else. He is a top order batsman who has been coming in at 3 recently. I don't think the Test being in India should mean much, if he comes in at 6 he's much more likely to be facing twin spin first up, which he's hardly used to. At least he'll (probably) get a look at the quicks with a harder ball if he comes in first up, although I agree that the selectors seem to have pinpointed Root.

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    Indeed Compton has already received a phone call from team director Andy Flower suggesting he will be a front-runner to take that opening place. When the national selector Geoff Miller had telephoned on Sept 17 it had been just to give congratulatory advice of selection.

    Flower phoned eight days ago with more specific news. “He said to me, ‘I just want to give you heads up on the way things are going forward’,” says Compton, “He mentioned that the middle order is looking a little congested and that there’s obviously a gap as opener and that’s an area he sees me filling, and, of course, Joe (Root) is there as well.”

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    That doesn't read to me that he's being considered front-runner, more that if he's going to get a chance it's not going to be in the middle order (which on the face of it seems the right thing when you consider the incumbents)

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    It always looked a straight fight between Root and Compton for the opening slot, down to the individuals now to score enough runs before the series starts to get the nod over the other. Not too fussed who we go with as we are going to lose anyway.

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