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    The first to pull out?

    Trescothick has asked not to be included - seems a strange one to me.

    He's OK for the Ashes though he reckons...
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    Where did you read that?

    My paper said he has made himself available, but is unlikely to be selected as he needs to work on his game at home, rather than continuing his abysmal form and taking it into the Ashes.
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    Maybe he just doesn't like Indian food...

    May as well rest him for the 4th & 5th ODIs then. Give Cook a go as he's the most likely replacement to open.
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    How can anyone not like Indian food?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Maybe he just doesn't like Indian food...

    May as well rest him for the 4th & 5th ODIs then. Give Cook a go as he's the most likely replacement to open.

    Dead right. This now smacks of picking the tours that he fancies, which can't be the way to go. As I said on the England/Pak thread, I wonder if this is the beginning of the end for Tres.

    Going back to Marc's title for the thread, I would imagine that Harmison will want more time to rest his sore shins/back/whatever it is now. Beyond that, I can't see any other English players opting out. I'm actually surprised that fred is even being considered, tbh.

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    Apparently Trescothick suffered some kind of intestinal infection in India (first time I heard of that as the excuse) which could be stress-related, and that he's had similar symptoms cropping up now, which is why he needs rest. You're inclined to think stress is an occupational hazard with being a professional sportsman, but it does seem like a plausible explanation for the poor run of form. It does make me wonder why he didn't say that in March though...
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    Do the English care THAT much about the Ashes and THAT little about the rest of their cricket?

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    The ICC Champions Trophy is about as important as an ODI series against an asociate nation - the Ashes are more important in every feasible way.

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    If he plays in the Ashes, I'm all for it.

    These Ashes are the most important things since the Last Ashes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10
    Do the English care THAT much about the Ashes and THAT little about the rest of their cricket?
    We care about all our cricket (apparently), but any Test series >>>> a random, meaningless ODI tournament.

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    Time for Tres to go IMO.


    At least next summer it should be Strauss, Cook opening(in the test side)

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    At least next summer it should be Strauss, Cook opening(in the test side)
    I agree. Not because I believe Trescothick's past it or anything, but because this is twice he's done this in less than a year. If he wants to be able to pick and choose when he plays for England, he can **** off.

    Wtf's a gastrointestinal infection anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    I agree. Not because I believe Trescothick's past it or anything, but because this is twice he's done this in less than a year. If he wants to be able to pick and choose when he plays for England, he can **** off.

    Wtf's a gastrointestinal infection anyway?
    Infection in the gut. Doesn't sound like the thing to bat through five hours with.

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