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    And this is why we have warm-up matches, people.

    This mess could have been happening in the first test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    And this is why we have warm-up matches, people.

    This mess could have been happening in the first test.
    Exactly.

    TBH I thought Rutherford should've retired after he got to his century. Although I guess it is still a first class match.

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    Squad announced.

    England squad Alastair Cook (capt), Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson, Tim Bresnan

    Can't say I'm a fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Squad announced.

    England squad Alastair Cook (capt), Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Matt Prior, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson, Tim Bresnan

    Can't say I'm a fan.
    Looks OK to me, although I would love to have seen James Taylor in there over Bairstow, Bresnan will miss out then I spose.
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    Not sure how you can have too much issue when 10 of the spots were nailed on. Bairstow was 90% likely to make it and then it was a toss up between Bresnan and Onions I expect.

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    Pretty fair. Onions a bit stiff but nowt to moan about
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    Bresnan must be fully fit and bowling quicker then. Happy with the squad.

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    Yeah hopefully Bres is actually fully fit, although I expect Finn will play anyhow.

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    Yep Onions could take wickets at 15 for the whole season, get one Test where he was the best bowler and he'd still probably not get another look in.

    Oh wait.

    Lets look forward to Bresnan playing and hoping he's fully fit. Otherwise it'll be more garbage about how Finn has done this that and the other but still happens to be a guy with all the raw ingredients but who just isn't a Test bowler.
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    I wonder if Root can get to 1000 before the end of May despite playing for England. He's on 561 (in his 4th innings) as I type.

    Edit: Nope, no county game after the Tests in time
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    As someone said before, the remarkable thing about Root is that he really hadn't been banging the door down for international selection before it came, and after a few games a bit of slightly surprising success he's gone back to the county and A-level scenes and really dominated.

    I wonder if it's more of a case of him being picked at exactly the right moment just before he was about to break out, or if his time with the England side gave him just that little bit of extra confidence and specialist coaching he needed to do it. It was most likely a bit of both I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    As someone said before, the remarkable thing about Root is that he really hadn't been banging the door down for international selection before it came, and after a few games a bit of slightly surprising success he's gone back to the county and A-level scenes and really dominated.

    I wonder if it's more of a case of him being picked at exactly the right moment just before he was about to break out, or if his time with the England side gave him just that little bit of extra confidence and specialist coaching he needed to do it. It was most likely a bit of both I guess.
    I really doubt playing for England helped him get that A* in Chemistry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    I really doubt playing for England helped him get that A* in Chemistry.

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    I expect Bres to play if fit.

    Finn didn't exactly nail his place down in NZ and, with the batting misfiring a few times on that tour too, the pull towards the tubby Tyke could well be irresistable.
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