Nah, there's a difference between thinking he shouldn't have got dropped for the Ashes two and a half years ago and thinking he's going to dominate in SA as a top order player next month. All he had to do in the Ashes to justify getting picked ahead of Bairstow would've been score two fifties, and Root might have done better in the middle order too.Compton better score heavily on this tour after a couple of years of people moaning he was wrongly dropped. Not expecting anything from him though as I don't think he is that good.
Lel is this right, two day turnaround between tests?Dec 26 - Wed Dec 30 10:00 local (08:00 GMT | 09:00 CET)
1st Test - South Africa v England
Sat Jan 2 - Wed Jan 6 10:30 local (08:30 GMT | 09:30 CET)
2nd Test - South Africa v England
Newlands, Cape Town
Ah the old experience argument. Trotted out by idiots the world over. All that experience really helps when he gets out cheaply and keeps dropping catches.
Is the dropping of Rashid a surprise?
I thought he looked all right in the UAE (although I didn't follow it that closely).
Think he would be the spinner to give SA the most problems, compared to Patel and Ali?
I assume that Ali will also drop down the order again?