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Thread: It's Tough Being Me - The Kevin Pietersen Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Not sure he did in tests, his knee has caused problems for ages like Vaughan's did. Not the player he was though still capable of the brilliant innings but was never likely to go on to 37/38 anyway.
    yes has missed a lot of series either injured or rested over the three formats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Cook
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    Prior

    That would be my top 7 for the first test this summer.


    Ooooops missed off Stokes. Oh bugger I have no bloody idea now.
    County form to be all important.

    Total speculation but I would not be surprised to see Trott back.

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    Oh dear god is this real

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    Moeen will be the spinner now and bat 6 with Stokes at 7 imo


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    ****, gonna have to watch Cook's 500 ball 200 when India tour instead of KP's 300 ball one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    County form to be all important.

    Total speculation but I would not be surprised to see Trott back.
    Did wonder that, actually.

    One would hope the selectors wouldn't be so daft to jettison him without so inside info as to IJLT's availability, but Lord knows anymore.
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    It's such a bull**** idea that in order to rebuild a side you have to discard your best players in order to replace them with younger far more inferior ones. Obviously it's far more than that, personal reasons are probably the main perpetrator of the whole mess, but as Jono pointed out, they dealt with it in 2012.
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    County form to be all important.

    Total speculation but I would not be surprised to see Trott back.
    Yep, even more so now, as I keep on saying it should be up for grabs, and within reason they should be looking everywhere. Even with the bowling, and even the make-up of the side, would be depending on who was in form, if it's Borthwick or Ali then they could be the spinner. If not then a specialist spinner taking wickets. If so I wouldn't mind Stokes batting down the order.

    Fluid and flexible, that's how we get out of this rut. Age immaterial, and if that means an older guy is doing it fair enough, look at Oz and Rogers, or if he's a young un.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    County form to be all important.
    Probably not been a season since the bad old days when early season form can win a call up.

    Would say only Cook, Bell, Stokes, Broad and Anderson are certain to play the first test of the summer if fit.

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    Very strange decision. I'm also trying to think of other 100+ Test players who were dropped rather than retired. Mark Waugh?
    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    It's just complete madness from a selection point of view. Drop one of your best batsman, and just pick a replacement based on two months form, with no idea who that person could be at the time of the dropping. And I always thought I was lucky to not have experienced the nineties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    And I always thought I was lucky to not have experienced the nineties.
    Ha. Late 80's were worse.

    The 4 captain summer was fun.

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    I wonder if KP will actually have a full blown rant on social media now it's all done. Surely can't get any worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    It's such a bull**** idea that in order to rebuild a side you have to discard your best players in order to replace them with younger far more inferior ones. Obviously it's far more than that, personal reasons are probably the main perpetrator of the whole mess, but as Jono pointed out, they dealt with it in 2012.
    Yeah, this is exactly how I feel about it as well.

    A very poor piece of decision-making, on the face of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Very strange decision. I'm also trying to think of other 100+ Test players who were dropped rather than retired. Mark Waugh?
    Healy.
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