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Originally Posted by Jeffrey Tucker
Haha good stuff PEWS.
I would imagine all 14 would play in the 2 games. I think they will want to see Neesham play both games with more bowling responsibility. I would imagine Broom and Devcich will split opening, while Butler and Wagner will also split, same with Bates and Henry.
I think Rutherford, Taylor, Munro, Ronchi, Neesham, Ellis and Beard are locks to play 2 games each. Latham could possible sit out for an extra bowler
Broom - Devcich
Wagner - Butler
Bates - Henry
England name their test squad tomorrow.
Only 15 this time. Seems pretty simple. Looks like Bresnan is staying in.
Really sucks. Bowled awful for ages. Assuming they take the 5 seamers (Anderson, Broad, Finn, Onions, Bresnan) he is likely to be the second reserve and not play, surely he is better served going to have a full preseason with Yorkshire rather than trawling through the rest of the winter with England carrying the drinks. Woakes, Harris, Meaker or Toby Roland Jones would surely gain more on a first senior test tour than Bresnan wasting his time. This seems an opportune time to rest someone mentally who isn't going to play but who has toured a lot in the last few years.
I think England will add to the ODI squad too. It's meant to be just the one seamer but I;m guessing they're might be a couple of changes. Dernbach's form looks terminal but yet Woakes and Meaker still can't get past him - doesn't say much for their ODI bowling.
Personally I'd like to see one of the lions guys promoted from their tour of Australia. I'd probably plump for Chris Wright or James Harris and bring Chris Wood into the lions squad.
Kieswetter was in the initial squad but it seems pretty pointless sending him especially with Buttler and Bairstow already in the squad.
Root wasn't in the initial squad and is lions captain for the australia team which is going on at the same time but he showed more than most of the English batsmen and has already shown more than Ian Bell has shown in his whole ODI career.
Saying all this England are bound to continue their policy of continuity and not change anything.
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Dernbach's not in the squad. I'm suggesting none of DB, Woakes or Meaker.
Rikki Clarke has been added to the lions squad. Probably means Root added to the ODI squad.
Last edited by theegyptian; 24-01-2013 at 04:35 AM.
no bresnan in test squad. good stuff.
England almost exactly followed my guidance.
Woakes in for Bresnan. All else as expected
Harris in for Meaker and Dernbach
Clarke and Jamie Overton in.
Happy with those squads.
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