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Re: What would your Current England XI be?
« Reply #75 on: December 23, 2013, 10:19:32 PM »

Agree with Buzz on KP to 5 for a bit more protection. I'd only swap root and bell around though :)

Apart from that, it's about the best we can expect from this bunch
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Re: What would your Current England XI be?
« Reply #76 on: December 23, 2013, 10:22:07 PM »

Agree with Buzz on KP to 5 for a bit more protection. I'd only swap root and bell around though :)

Apart from that, it's about the best we can expect from this bunch

Cook
Carberry
Root
Bell
Pietersen
Stokes
Prior
Bresnan
Broad (assuming fit)
Anderson
Finn (if broad is not fit)
Monty

That what you'd go for??
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Re: What would your Current England XI be?
« Reply #77 on: December 23, 2013, 10:25:48 PM »

Cook
Carberry
Root
Bell
Pietersen
Stokes
Prior
Bresnan
Broad (assuming fit)
Anderson
Finn (if broad is not fit)
Monty

That what you'd go for??

It's what I'd go for given they won't make whole sale changes :( I'd prefer to strip the oldies out full stop and start again but that won't happen.  So given that, yeah. I'd take that line up
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Re: What would your Current England XI be?
« Reply #78 on: December 23, 2013, 10:33:39 PM »

It's what I'd go for given they won't make whole sale changes :( I'd prefer to strip the oldies out full stop and start again but that won't happen.  So given that, yeah. I'd take that line up

Cook (captain)
Carberry
Root
Bell (vice vice captain)
Ballance
Bairstow (wk)
Stokes
Borthwick
Bresnan
Broad (vice captain) (assuming fit)
Rankin
Finn (If Broad's not fit)

Would like to see something like that but it won't happen!
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Re: What would your Current England XI be?
« Reply #79 on: December 23, 2013, 10:45:20 PM »

dropping the experienced players at this point isn't a good plan in my view.
kp is the all time leading run scorer for England has 100 caps and we need his experience.

he is our best matchwinner you don't drop that.
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Re: What would your Current England XI be?
« Reply #80 on: December 23, 2013, 10:48:51 PM »

dropping the experienced players at this point isn't a good plan in my view.
kp is the all time leading run scorer for England has 100 caps and we need his experience.

he is our best matchwinner you don't drop that.
He's also an egotistic bottle job who gets himself out stupidly when under pressure and is only getting into the team on past performances. You do drop that.
The KP of old is gone, the sooner the selectors see that the better. (I'd love him to prove me wrong with a match winning performance now!)
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Re: What would your Current England XI be?
« Reply #81 on: December 23, 2013, 10:49:51 PM »

dropping the experienced players at this point isn't a good plan in my view.
kp is the all time leading run scorer for England has 100 caps and we need his experience.

he is our best matchwinner you don't drop that.

I agree.  As an Aussie I would love to see you drop KP because he is a match winner and I think he will come good before the series is over.
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Re: What would your Current England XI be?
« Reply #82 on: December 23, 2013, 11:31:26 PM »

Suggesting Bairstow to keep wicket? Im not so sure on a few counts...
1.) Can he deal with the short ball?
2.) Is his keeping up to it yet?
3.) He is a poor ginger lad and will burn in the Australian sun.

If buttler can get over the t20 basher tag with a good season for lancs may he come into contention?
Or are the England staff looking at Ben Foakes as a long term replacement... Only 20 FC games but already in the EPP.

Ballance, a Zimbabwean so cue the moaning we are nicking other countries talent again...
Also he scored a shed load of his FC runs for the mid west rhinos averaging 70. Even Mark Pettini scored runs in Zimbabwe...

1. Cook
2. Carbs/ Chopra?
3. Bell
4. KP - still got a year left in him
5. Root
6. Stokes
7. Prior
8. Broad
9. Anderson
10. Finn - give the lad a run in the team, cant get form getting shipped too and from England to Middlesex then being called back.
11. Monty

Other Options: Trott (when he comes back), M.Ali, Buttler, James Taylor, Harris, Jordan, Onions and Tredders.
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Re: What would your Current England XI be?
« Reply #83 on: December 24, 2013, 08:10:23 AM »

Cant believe you blokes seriously want to drop kp...... hasnt been too good obviously, but there arent more than 3or 4 (maybe) genuine batting match winners in international cricket, he is one.
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Re: What would your Current England XI be?
« Reply #84 on: December 24, 2013, 08:45:37 AM »

If he can keep fit this year I think we might see a bit of Toby Roland-Jones (plus nothing will wind up the colonials like a nice English double-barrel).

And with my Middlesex hat on, I think they like the look and temperament of Simpson.


How about this for an A-team for next year -


1) Chopra
2) Simpson
3) Ali
4) Taylor*
5) Ballance
6) Butler+
7) Borthwick
8  Coles
9) Harris
10) Roland-Jones
11) Topley





 
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Re: What would your Current England XI be?
« Reply #85 on: December 24, 2013, 10:05:13 AM »

Roland-Jones seemed to have a 'want do I have to do?' fallow period last year. A shame because he does get hatfuls of wickets.

An Overton could be considered perhaps? I'm not sure about Simpson that high up, though I assume you've already promoted one Middx opener to the Test team?

Not a bad team, but I'd like to see Woakes in it and leave Taylor out.
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Re: What would your Current England XI be?
« Reply #86 on: December 24, 2013, 11:18:35 AM »

If he can keep fit this year I think we might see a bit of Toby Roland-Jones (plus nothing will wind up the colonials like a nice English double-barrel).

And with my Middlesex hat on, I think they like the look and temperament of Simpson.


How about this for an A-team for next year -


1) Chopra
2) Simpson
3) Ali
4) Taylor*
5) Ballance
6) Butler+
7) Borthwick
8  Coles
9) Harris
10) Roland-Jones
11) Topley

Put Sam Robson in instead of Simpson and that looks pretty much the team.

Personally I'd love to see Sam Northeast have a massive year next year and see him push into the A team
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