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    The question is why is Bell even playing? Whoever was responsible for his selection in this Test should lose his job. England have effectively gone into this match a man down, and have been doing so in all the overseas Tests in which Bell has played in the UAE and the S/C over the past 18 months.
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    he may well have been dropped already had the selectors listened to me and dumped patel for root back before the 2nd test #alwaysright
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    With absolute certainty I predict Bell will play in the 1st test in New Zealand. Whether he should is open to debate, personally i'd have left him at home after he went on paternity leave.

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    Early days but R00t looks alright here
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    Bit of a mad hatter selection, Root. Couldn't be less familiar conditions and situation. Maybe searching for a Faf

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    If Bell plays in NZ he'll probably get a graceful 200 against their quicks. Hopefully the selectors will realise they can't keep picking him as he can't perform against spin.
    Last edited by LegionOfBrad; 13-12-2012 at 01:39 AM.

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    Quite like the early signs of Root's footworkoving back to the spinners. Nice drive just now too.

    Heh. Root.
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    Bell will be fine once he escapes the subcontinent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Bell will be fine once he escapes the subcontinent.
    He looked pretty dreadful against Steyn and co at times

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFu_Kallis View Post
    Bit of a mad hatter selection, Root. Couldn't be less familiar conditions and situation. Maybe searching for a Faf
    It's cause Morgan & Patel ****ing suck. Maybe lucky to get ahead of the red head but I think it's a very sound selection, and should have been done for the 2nd test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Bell will be fine once he escapes the subcontinent.
    Of course you mean once he escapes A) subcontinent, B) pressure, C) good bowlers and D) baby brain

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFu_Kallis View Post
    Of course you mean once he escapes A) subcontinent, B) pressure, C) good bowlers and D) baby brain
    Nah Bell is pretty good at tonking good bowlers at home if Cook and co. have already done all the work.

    He and AB could make a club. /Burgey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    It's cause Morgan & Patel ****ing suck. Maybe lucky to get ahead of the red head but I think it's a very sound selection, and should have been done for the 2nd test.
    Also a contributor to one of the great dismissals



    Just to emphasise

    Last edited by Spark; 13-12-2012 at 01:44 AM.

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    If England's debutant makes a ton, will a tabloid run with an "India Rooted" headline?



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