At a time when the current England batting line up could do with someone of his ilk, in this feature Martin looks back at the career of Mike Gatting
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Decision Review System. X-Factor. Super Sub. Power Play. The Hundred. Power Surge. Twenty20. These innovations over the last twenty years and the changed preferences of the audience have turned cricket into something that was barely recognizable from the form in which it was played in the 90s and one can rest assured that it won’t look the same a decade or so in the future.
When England last won the Ashes series in 2015, they did so with Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali in the squad. Although the former didn’t play, his inclusion showcased England’s desire to call on spin if required. Ali, on the other hand, enjoyed a fruitful campaign, taking 12 wickets. This proved to be the joint-second highest total in the England team, level with Steven Finn, and nine wickets behind Stuart Broad. Although the 33-year-old would play again in both 2017-18 and 2019, he couldn’t replicate his success.