Yes I know it was touch and go with Woakes, thought he was back in training today and was just a question whether he’ll get upto speed in a short space of time. You’re probably right, Curran will probably get the nod all things considered.I think I read that Woakes' time in self-isolation after Moeen tested positive will count him out of the first test, so we'll probably see Curran at 7. There seems to be a lot of talk from the England camp about Lawrence playing, so good luck to the lad.
Yeah Lawrence is pretty much a certainty, no other batsmen in the squad unless they played Buttler and Foakes.I think I read that Woakes' time in self-isolation after Moeen tested positive will count him out of the first test, so we'll probably see Curran at 7. There seems to be a lot of talk from the England camp about Lawrence playing, so good luck to the lad.
Curran? Yes I think he played at least one typical Curran knock to rescue an England innings after the top order had failed. Maybe more than one. Actually I'm quite keen to see how he goes batting at 7 instead of 8. A bit more time to build an innings instead of feeling he has to go ballistic from the start.Think he did well with the bat last time in Sri Lanka. I don't expect he will bowl all that many overs. They will miss Stokes the bowler loads.
Including a ridiculous number of sixes, iirc. Maybe the first innings in the second test?I remember he plonked a few for a 70 odd
See I disagree and that is mainly down to the fact I’m not a huge fan of Curran. I think he’s got a wonderfully gritty attitude and can be a real handful if it’s swinging, but as a bowler I don’t think he offers much after the new ball burst. He does have cutters but not any better than Woakes has, he does offer variation which may help Bess from the other end but not sure that’s necessarily enough for me.Think curran is a better option in the Sub-continent, not even sure why Woakes is there, as much for his batting I guess. sam's cutters are a definite wicket-taking option.