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    ***Official*** England in India

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    Tue Oct 30 - Thu Nov 1
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    TBC v England XI
    Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

    Sat Nov 3 - Mon Nov 5
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    TBC v England XI
    Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

    Thu Nov 8 - Sun Nov 11
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    TBC v England XI
    Sardar Patel Stadium B Ground, Motera, Ahmedabad

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    1st Test - India v England
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    2nd Test - India v England
    Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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    3rd Test - India v England
    Eden Gardens, Kolkata

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    4th Test - India v England
    Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur

    Thu Dec 20
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    1st T20I - India v England
    Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune

    Sat Dec 22
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    2nd T20I - India v England
    Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

    Sun Jan 6
    TBC v England XI
    Feroz Shah Kotla, DelhiDelhi

    Tue Jan 8
    TBC v England XI
    Harbax Singh Stadium, DelhiDelhi

    Fri Jan 11
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    1st ODI - India v England
    Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

    Tue Jan 15
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    2nd ODI - India v England
    Nehru Stadium, Kochi

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    3rd ODI - India v England
    HEC International Cricket Stadium Complex, Ranchi

    Wed Jan 23
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    4th ODI - India v England
    Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

    Sun Jan 27
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    5th ODI - India v England
    Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

    England Test Squad :
    Alastair Cook*, James Anderson, Johnny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Nick Compton, Steven Finn, Graham Onions, Eoin Morgan, Monty Panesar, Samit Patel, Matthew Prior, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott

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    Can't believe Morgan gets back in. Was **** in UAE - Has done nothing in FC cricket in the mean time

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    Made up Joe Root is in, seeing as he is the only other opener he should be playing unless we open with Trott. Compton to replace Taylor at 6 by the look of it. Means we rely an awful lot on Cook, Trott and Bell but it is an exciting time with so many young players in the side and a new captain.

    Bowling looks about right, might not have picked Patel though. Tredwell is perhaps a little unlucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theegyptian View Post
    Can't believe Morgan gets back in. Was **** in UAE - Has done nothing in FC cricket in the mean time
    Rather have Morgan than Bopara.


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    Quote Originally Posted by theegyptian View Post
    Can't believe Morgan gets back in. Was **** in UAE - Has done nothing in FC cricket in the mean time
    Yeah, my main issue with the squad too. Selectors obviously not over enamoured with Taylor... I wonder if they considered not dropping him following Pietersen's comments.

    No Woakes in the EPP. Hopefully he gets a winter somewhere.

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    Pleased to see Compton get a candle. Think he'll add ballst to the middle order.

    Still don't think it's 100% Root will open, both Trott and Bell have done it before and, as he's already played over a dozen tests, it makes no sense to take Eoin along for the experience, so one assumes he'll play. I guess that makes the sixth spot a straight choice between Compton and Root. Would prefer the former myself, although the latter's offies may tip the scales towards the young tyke.

    Will we play two spinners? I'd imagine so, which does raise the four man or five man attack spectre. If it's the latter you'd think it'll be Sammy at seven with three seamers; the former Monty with two & Trott () as first change.
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    Just realised there's no specialist back up wickie either. Can't recall us not taking one before. Although I suppose Bairstow could take the gloves without too much drama if Matty gets a touch of the Jimmy Brits, so maybe the need isn't there.

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    At least they have plenty of options available to them with this squad. Even without the bowling options of KP and Bopara we have a couple of bats in the squad who bowl and will be useful. If we pick a makeshift opener it probably has to be Compton as you would have a very weak middle order in terms of experience if we used Bell or Trott as all the experience would be gone by the fall of the 2nd wicket.

    Gut feeling is we will stick to the tried and tested of 6 bats and 4 bowlers + Prior with Root and Trott as extra bowling options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theegyptian View Post
    Can't believe Morgan gets back in. Was **** in UAE - Has done nothing in FC cricket in the mean time
    Yep was just looking it up to see if he'd done anything. 109 runs in 7 innings for Middlesex, his one score of 71 in a total of 491. Absolutely hideous selection. Sends out all the wrong messages to persistently pick someone who has shown to be not up to Test cricket and is barely good enough for First Class cricket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Yep was just looking it up to see if he'd done anything. 109 runs in 7 innings for Middlesex, his one score of 71 in a total of 491. Absolutely hideous selection. Sends out all the wrong messages to persistently pick someone who has shown to be not up to Test cricket and is barely good enough for First Class cricket.
    Least we have no Bopara though. Would have been a huge risk to go with Taylor, Root, Compton and Bairstow knowing 3 would have to play and possibly all 4 if Ding Dong comes home to see his baby born.

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    jeezarse, drop taylor just like that? not even take him over there. your selectors are all over the shop
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    I think in reality england would have liked to pick Strauss, Pietersen and Bopara for this tour. But because of retirement, contract/team harmony and mental breakdown respectively they really have not many viable options left.

    As flibber says it probably they just need a bit of experience. Morgan doesn't deserve it but he gets lucky because of the fate of Strauss, KP and Bops. Lets hope he shines although i sincerely doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Least we have no Bopara though. Would have been a huge risk to go with Taylor, Root, Compton and Bairstow knowing 3 would have to play and possibly all 4 if Ding Dong comes home to see his baby born.
    There are several dozen players who would be ahead of Morgan as cover. If they Morgan has turned a corner somehow he should have to prove it by actually scoring some runs in the 4 day stuff for a change.

    The most important thing about the selection is as I say it sends out all the wrong messages.

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    Time for Cook, Bell & Trott to stand up and be counted again. And it's been a while.

    The batting looks horrible, but we have a tendency of doing better in India than we've looked on paper, so who knows. Taylor's unlucky in one sense, but his record this season doesn't scream out for selection. Totally agree with Scaly about Morgan, whose 'experience' amounts to barely making a score in the UAE. I don't think that Bell will open - we need some genuine experience in the middle order when their spinners are on a roll.
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    Root's a surprise pick. Wouldn't it be easier to stick with Taylor?
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