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    Most significant probably is Samit Patel is missing again. Suggests they've decided to move on from him permanently.

    naff bowling options. I'd definitely be playing Tredwell and Briggs

    Hales(KP), Lumb, Wright, Morgan, Ballance, Buttler, Stokes, Tredwell, Briggs, Dernbach, Rankin.

    ugh Bopara is in there and bound to play. Probably instead of Stokes.

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    New Zealand in England 2013 : Hamish Rutherford, Tom Latham picked for T20 squad | Cricket News | England v New Zealand | ESPN Cricinfo

    looks a decent enough squad, but there are better picks that Rutherford, plus Munro and Franklin should be out of the squad

    Weird that Vettori is out, but i suppose they want to rest his achilles.
    Its really disappointing to see Hira still in the squad considering Beard bowled much better last season, and he was only ever average at best when he was on song

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    I dont think they saw much point in flying over extra players for a couple of festival games,
    I assume that Hira is already in England, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohnoitsyou View Post
    New Zealand in England 2013 : Hamish Rutherford, Tom Latham picked for T20 squad | Cricket News | England v New Zealand | ESPN Cricinfo

    looks a decent enough squad, but there are better picks that Rutherford, plus Munro and Franklin should be out of the squad

    Weird that Vettori is out, but i suppose they want to rest his achilles.
    Its really disappointing to see Hira still in the squad considering Beard bowled much better last season, and he was only ever average at best when he was on song
    Vettori is having an achilles op in london apparently.


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    Ballance getting some recognition is cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Ballance getting some recognition is cool
    Yeah it is. I still held out hope of him being convinced to play for Zimbabwe so it's a bit disappointing on that front - even if he does change his mind, he can't play for them for another four years now - but that's not England's problem at all.
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    [QUOTE=Prince EWS;3084267]Yeah it is. I still held out hope of him being convinced to play for Zimbabwe /QUOTE]

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    If Ballance played for Zim he'd be in the test squad straight off the bat, but I don't think he could play county for a while if he did given the points system or however it is they work it out for overseas players.

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    Christ our bowling attack looks weak as ****.

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    Do not want Latham keeping. He has too much potential as a batsman. Don't want him turning into another McCullum.

    Just pick Watling for all 3 formats and be done with it. No idea why we need 4 wicketkeepers.

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    Not sure if this has already been posted........but WTF is the point of these 2 T20 games right now?? I was wondering why this thread was still a sticky, only just realised these 2 games were scheduled.

    I got quite narky about talk of the ENG/NZ test series being an Hors d'œuvre to the Ashes, thought it was incredibly disrespectful to both teams........but seriously, now that we should be focusing on the Ashes we are ****ing around with this ****s and giggles crap. Terrible scheduling.

    I realise from the squad that only KP is a test player and he could use a run but even for the management and backroom staff.........more important things to be thinking of right now.

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    A lot of the backroom staff is different though. No Flower or Giles for example. Really, they're going to play tests, ODI's and T20's on a tour, and with the Champions Trophy it was always going to be counter intuitive to do it before that. These games are basically going to take up three days of training and playing time, it's hardly going to be the difference between winning and losing the Ashes, and the only player who'll participate in the Ashes, is going to play just one game, so will only have to come out for a couple of days. That player could also do with some game time, so it's no bad thing for him as it doesn't prevent him from playing any other cricket, it's just extra cricket.
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    I don't know anyone who could possibly bring themselves to caring about these two games.

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    Winner gets the Two S**** trophy that will be now be contested biannually or whenever the Ashes are scheduled. Ashes are just a footnote to this, surely.

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    Personally I'm quite looking forward to the games. Gives a chance to have a look at a few different players. Ballance, Stokes, Rankin. Gives Buttler a further chance to feel more comfortable at international level. It isn't great for the England setup preparing for the ashes but as a spectator i'm happy having a game to watch. Can see why NZ just wanna go home.

    Good scheduling at least to have the games in London. Most of the tickets have gone for both games apparently.



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