Whatever it takes!!!
Is there a way England can play all of Broad, Anderson, Archer and Stokes in India?
Yeah those 4 + Leach and Root could be a way to go.Not for every match, but honestly I wouldn't be against it, we ain't getting India out with two of Leach, Bess, or even though I love him the Beard, who looks spent.
Think that's the sort of line up we're likely to go for I think unless it looks like a raging turner (though Stokes should bat at 5). If there are still doubts about Pope's fitness Moeen could slot in at 6 or 7 to be the 2nd spinner. Either way leaves an awfully long tail though and a top order that doesn't inspire a lot of confidence right now. Woakes would strengthen the tail but I think they'd prefer Archer's extra pace over the extra batting.Yeah those 4 + Leach and Root could be a way to go.
We have Root too, who ATM looks as dangerous as our front-liners.Surely you need more than one spinner on Indian wickets? I get playing your best bowlers regardless but you're setting yourself up for a lot of fruitless toil with four seamers once the ball goes soft. Think Ali has to be accommodated somehow if only because he's killed us in the past.
Yes but he won't be vs India which is the point.given that he seems to bat through three quarters of the innings he might need some rest in the field