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    Ashes 2019 England Squad

    I know, I know, it's over a year away but how would you guys like the England side to shape up? Who should and should not be playing?

    My team/squad may be a bit of fantasy but this is how I'd like to see England shape up.

    1. A. Hales - a hard hitting opener is needed
    2. K. Jennings - obviously based on potential rather than recent performances
    3. J. Root - number 3...
    4. D. Malan
    5. J. Bairstow wk
    6. M. Ali - needs to be higher up and hopefully burdened with less bowling
    7. B. Stokes - hopefully cleans up his act and is more useful with the ball
    8. C. Woakes - needs both his batting and bowling to improve and am making this selection on the basis that it will happen
    9. A. Rashid - well duh
    10. J. Porter - again based on the potential and how good a season he has next year
    11. T.R. Jones

    The squad is rounded off by Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Jack Leach, Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns.

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    drop Ali, bloody useless

    pick Crane/Jack Leach/Rashid proper genuine spinner.

    Can't Tymal Mills play Test cricket.Any other genuinely fast, fast bowler not thosr medium pace trundler like Jimmy or Broad
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    Quote Originally Posted by randycricfreak View Post
    drop Ali, bloody useless

    pick Crane/Jack Leach/Rashid proper genuine spinner.

    Can't Tymal Mills play Test cricket.Any other genuinely fast, fast bowler not thosr medium pace trundler like Jimmy or Broad
    Basically do the opposite of this and you're good imo
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    The championship will start Aprilish. Who cares?
    He (Alastair Cook) and his family are very much the sort of people we want the England captain and his family to be
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    1 Cook
    2 Hameed
    3 Livingstone
    4 Root
    5 Malan
    6 Stokes
    7 Bairstow
    8 Roland-Jones
    9 Wood
    10 Broad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Basically do the opposite of this and you're good imo
    Yeah Australia won an Ashes with these selections hahahahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by oblongballs View Post
    I know, I know, it's over a year away but how would you guys like the England side to shape up? Who should and should not be playing?

    My team/squad may be a bit of fantasy but this is how I'd like to see England shape up.

    1. A. Hales - a hard hitting opener is needed
    2. K. Jennings - obviously based on potential rather than recent performances
    3. J. Root - number 3...
    4. D. Malan
    5. J. Bairstow wk
    6. M. Ali - needs to be higher up and hopefully burdened with less bowling
    7. B. Stokes - hopefully cleans up his act and is more useful with the ball
    8. C. Woakes - needs both his batting and bowling to improve and am making this selection on the basis that it will happen
    9. A. Rashid - well duh
    10. J. Porter - again based on the potential and how good a season he has next year
    11. T.R. Jones

    The squad is rounded off by Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Jack Leach, Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns.
    So you're picking a team to lose 5-0 at home - interesting idea but I think that we'll pick a much stronger (and more logical) side then that.
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    If Cook makes it to 2019, he will break Sachin's record.

    Another 50 Tests, ~90 innings, averaging 45 would take him to 16000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    So you're picking a team to lose 5-0 at home - interesting idea but I think that we'll pick a much stronger (and more logical) side then that.
    Your selections are about to lose 4-0. Wake up!

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    Guys there's an Ashes subforum
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    If Cook makes it to 2019, he will break Sachin's record.

    Another 50 Tests, ~90 innings, averaging 45 would take him to 16000.
    Not even England play 25 tests a year

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    Cook, Gubbins/Hameed, Root, Lawrence, Malan, Stokes, Bairstow, Ali, Broad/Woakes/TRJ, Stone, Anderson



    21/22 squad

    Hameed, Gubbins, Root, Lawrence, J Clarke, Stokes, Bairstow, S Curran, Archer, Tongue, Stone, Craig O, Foakes, Crane, Fisher, Abell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Not even England play 25 tests a year
    Doh.. I somehow misunderstood it as their next Ashes tour of Australia.

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