Deserved spot for Woakes I must admit.
Get well soon Bres
Bres is no use to us whatsoever bowling at this pace, if they can sort it great, if not goodbye.
Not sure about woakes, but I guess on his domestic record he deserves this.
Oh and Rikki Clarke, does deserve recognition of a sort, I suppose.
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If any foreign conditions are going to suit Woakes it'd surely be NZ's.
Still don't think he's got the equipment to trouble test batsmen on anything but the most helpful surfaces but, as with Morgan's elevation to the test side, he's earned the right to fail.
XI chooses itself, pretty much, doesn't it?
Harsh on Monty, but two specialist twirlers (especially with Root and Pieteresn in the side) looks excessive if conditions are as expected.
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The T20 squad is still pretty dire, and there's no KP in the ODI side for some reason, presumably informed player management of some form
No Bopara anywhere seems a bit blunt
Good to see Bresnan finally get dropped, about 8 months too late. He has to go back to Yorkshire and prove he is fit and firing again. Pleased for Woakes, doubt he'll play but he deserves the chance to be in the squad at least.
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Dunno, they both look like typical North Devon Neanderthals to me.
One has to wonder why Bresnan was commanding a place in the all forms of the game if Miller, the chairman of selectors, knew he was struggling all along? Especially when a guy like Onions has just come off the season he has.
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And Ben Foakes in the Lions squad? I know that in essence some players are earmarked because of their potential, with him showing that at U19 level for his country, but they've overlooked some alternatives who may feel they have a case (Davies, Ambrose and even Foster spring to mind).
interesting. From what I;ve seen and read, Jamie is the out and out quick bowler with possibly a few fitness problems and a bit of a lower order slogger with the bat. And Craig is more the allrounder type who is a correct batsman and more medium paced bowler with good variations.
Both have been with the young bowlers squad this winter at Loughborough. That list included (J Overton, C Overton, Mills, Topley, Willey, Matt Dunn(surrey), Tom Helm(middlesex).
What is interesting is that Clarke and Overton are both genuine allrounders - and that's an area where england are short on at present. If Clarke does well there is a spot available at 6 or 7 in english conditions over Samit as the 5th bowler.
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