Ok I want to see S.Jones back in the England set up but isn't this a bit early to be saying he is back to his best after just a few games and he will now tour the West Indies (Marc - Saggers was firing for 2 seasons and not given a go Jones comes back and stright in there, so unfair )Simon Jones has done enough to convince the England A management that he is fit and raring to go, and is likely to be wrapped in cotton wool and sent home - straight into the squad for the tour of West Indies.
Rod Marsh, England A's coach, is suggesting that Jones isn't risked in any more matches in India. "Assuming the other selectors agree with me, we will leave the decision to Simon," Marsh explained. "He's not had much match practice since he came back and may want another four days on the park. It's down to him."
England A face some gruelling travelling in the next few days, in particular an eight-hour train journey between Delhi and Amritsar. Marsh is determined to ensure that Jones's fitness is not compromised by the punishing itinerary.
Marsh has summoned Yorkshire pace bowler Steve Kirby from Madras, where he has been in the academy there, training with Dennis Lillee at the MRF Pace Foundation. Lillee is reported to be impressed with Kirby's pace, and that is good enough for his former team-mate Marsh.
He has played only a handfull of games from his return and impressed in a couple of those, now he is being made to stop getting match pratices and match fit by being made to rest, now I may be wrong but the guy just just spent the last 10 months resting, I can understand they want to keep him fit and not over do it but at this stage Jones needs to get as many matches under his belt if he wants to last a Test match and bowling to Lara etc.
If Jones gets a injury in his first game for England they will claim he is unfit, if he stays in India and gets a injury they will claim he was made to do to much... So I guess it's a no win situation