Between Butcher and Shah for mine. Neither of the 2 were really dropped from the England side in the first place, Butcher got injured at at time when he was a vital part of our middle order, while Shah was always going to be a fill in player with all the injuries on that tour. I dont think theres much point in picking Key when he hasnt set the domestic scene alight in the last season(even though he was unlucky to be dropped from the test side as well) and from the little ive seen of Joyce(in ODIs) ive hardly been impressed with his technique.aussie said:I mentioned him & Butcher as possible replacements but if i were to pick one i'd go Butcher since has has runs vs Australia in Australia plus he had a good season with the bat. I don't think the likes of Shah, Joyce or Key if another injury occured would make runs, i'd rather Vaughan back than them.
I strongly suspect though that its between Key and Shah for the England selectors, largely because they prefer not having anyone with 'scars' from past Ashes series and Butcher doesnt have much of a career left in tests anyways.