If they were seriously considering him for the ashes he should have had at least one test in WI.11 wickets @ 22. Has only played the two games though.
46 wickets @ 26 last season. So probably the form spinner in England, though I can see his selection ending in tears.
Although that may change post-Moores.If they were seriously considering him for the ashes he should have had at least one test in WI.
He can stay at Yorkshire and help us to another title instead.
Now here's someone I can agree with .There's an irrational sense of optimism amongst a lot of England followers. We have no Test class spinner, no Test class Keeper, a new ball pair who currently both look likely to crack under pressure, unproven and inadequate 3rd and 4th seamer, a number 6 who'll come off twice a summer if we're lucky, unproven and iffy looking opener, a middle order where two of the tree are misfiring. Happy holidays.
I don't think many people are desperate to moan at them. I don't blame them as individuals for not being good enough to play Test Cricket. It's not as if (KP aside) there are a string of better quality players who are not being selected.To be honest I am probably a lot more optimistic than I probably should be but I really like this England team, just a lot of players that I like in it. The fact that so many people are desperate to moan at them at any given opportunity just makes that stronger.
What do you think is the cause of the lack of talent coming through, as you see it?I don't think many people are desperate to moan at them. I don't blame them as individuals for not being good enough to play Test Cricket. It's not as if (KP aside) there are a string of better quality players who are not being selected.
Absolutely no idea. In my time of watching County Cricket has never produced anything other than the occasional strong XI. The 2005 side was a strong side but it was fleeting and there wasn't another group of unlucky players being left out. It just seems at the moment there's an extraordinary lack of quality. To have an XI where half of them are unproven is quite worrying - especially so when some of the established players are in poor form.What do you think is the cause of the lack of talent coming through, as you see it?
And I'd like to think that's been my main gripe in recent times. It wouldn't be hard to find posts where I've moaned about Bell, or suggested that Broad and Anderson aren't all they're cracked up to be, but I think you'd struggle to find posts where I've complained about the newbies. Possibly Moeen's form this summer, and whether he should be in the side, but that's about it. If people struggle with someone's objective view being 4 or 5 tests to Aus this summer, then that's their problem. Saves me some of the disappointment if that's what happens, and I end up being all the happier if they prove me wrong.A lot of them are unproven because we just had a whole lot of good players retire in the last few years and quite a few of the new players have done pretty well. The real problem for England over the last couple of years has been that so many of the previous generation, which had been genuinely good for a while, have played really badly.