Least Compton has got some batting time in. Be looking to bat all day.
it is indeed his last game. highly possible cameron white replaces Murphy at no 11
Warwickshire really have missed Barker both bowling and batting wise. Guildford meant to be a road. Ponting might get 300 in a day.
cricinfo being a bit buggy.
I got this as the main picture on my Cricinfo homepage
With the caption: Manoj Tiwary's 93 dug India A out of a hole on day one of the game against England XI in Mumbai
It also keeps telling me Compton is on 30.
Glad it not just me then.
Welcome to your relegation battle Mr Ponting. 585-6 Warwickshire, Barker has a ton
Dernbach's figures today - 17-3-44-3, not bad in the context of what Warks have done. Looks like they're intent on 600.
Quite a few 400+ totals around today, must be the weather.
Compton goes into tea on 92.
Has Borthwick been bowling much? Not really seen any Durham scorecards this season.
Compton :) Chuffed.
Ball back in the selectors court now then as to the ashes. Compton has done what he needed to do but is his inept display in the NZ series going to cost him?
The other factor is the disruption it would cause, especially since the ultimate state of Pietersen's fitness still isn't settled. Having Root jump up and down the order dependent on Pietersen isn't very satisfactory, and if they make the decision to install Root as opener regardless then it leaves the problem of identifying another middle order player to cover.
So i imagine a preferred option, from a stability perspective, if dropping Compton would be to find another opener - but that undermines one of the main drivers behind getting rid of him ie. getting Bairstow into the team.
I think a lot of his trouble against New Zealand was effectively self-inflicted - ie. letting the pressure of Root's runs get to him. He needs some confidence, some runs under his belt, and some reassurance about his place in the team.