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Sri Lanka vs England test series
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:50:04 PM »

Yes I'm going there already... it's been a cracking series v India but there's plenty of questions over the side, especially with a subcontinent tour coming up. Quite a lot of cricket to be played in between, but nothing like a long range predicton... what would be your tour squad and starting XI for the first test? Assume a 16-man squad, let's see if anyone can channel Ed Smith and get it all right (given his record so far, I bet none of us do).

First test XI:
1 Jennings
2 Burns
3 Ali
4 Root
5 Stokes
6 Buttler
7 Bairstow
8 Woakes
9 Rashid
10 Leach
11 Jimmy

Squad players:
Vince
Clarke (expect Pope more likely to go but prefer Clarke's experience of subcontinent A tours/batting top 3 - Pope goes with Lions to UAE)
Curran
J Overton
Bess.

Broad gets a rest. Near misses/Lions contenders - Livingstone (if he gets a few before the end of the season), Samit, Stone, Parkinson.

Who would you choose?
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 07:58:16 PM »

@Bats_Entertainment will be mad we playing selector again....


Oh well

Jennings
Burns
Ali
Root
Bairstow
Stokes
Buttler
Rashid
Broad/Curran
Leach
Anderson


Squad would be woakes, pope, Vince, Bess, Overton.

Dont like to agree with @Seniorplayer but woakes will be squealed on those pitches.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 08:00:50 PM »

@Bats_Entertainment will be mad we playing selector again....
So long as it's not in the county championship thread we'll be alright! No Leach, even though you've picked 17?
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 08:17:35 PM »

So long as it's not in the county championship thread we'll be alright! No Leach, even though you've picked 17?

Forgot to put leach in my starting xi. Only had ten as it be broad or Curran.

Overton to travel if the rumours are true and they rest broad.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 08:27:54 PM »

Squad of 16 for me,

Jennings
Burns
Denly
Vince/Pope
Root
Buttler
Bairstow
Ali
Rashid
Leach
Stokes
S. Curran
Broad
Anderson
Woakes
Stone/ J.Overton

Cant decide between Vince/Pope and Stone/Overton but dont see them playing much anyways so isnt a massive deal which of them they take
« Last Edit: September 11, 2018, 08:29:38 PM by hammersjr »
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 08:28:25 PM »

I dont see any point in flogging Anderson or Broad around those pitches. Pick all the fringe quicks and see who thrives.

They will only be playing bit parts anyway.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 08:35:49 PM »

I dont see any point in flogging Anderson or Broad around those pitches. Pick all the fringe quicks and see who thrives.

They will only be playing bit parts anyway.

Thats what Australia have done for there tour of pakistan
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 09:10:18 PM »

Thats what Australia have done for there tour of pakistan

They've only picked their fringe batsmen, too...  ;)
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2018, 10:27:33 PM »

Thats what Australia have done for there tour of pakistan
Not strictly true. Hazlewood, Cummins and Pattinson have merely renewed their memberships to their local hospitals as the resident sick notes
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2018, 10:31:17 PM »

Hoping that Jamie Overton gets a shot. Starc managed to blast out Sri Lanka when they went down their. Overton similar pace could rattle them.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2018, 02:29:52 AM »

From the India series, drop Jennings and pick Burns. Rest all are fine. And pick an extra spinner. Not too sure anyone is good enough though.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2018, 05:48:51 AM »

From the India series, drop Jennings and pick Burns. Rest all are fine. And pick an extra spinner. Not too sure anyone is good enough though.

You might need another opening batsmen though
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2018, 07:28:29 AM »

Have to say, given Cook's announcement and Jennings form the pressure was on opening batsmen in the championship this week. The hundred Burns hit when teammates fell at the other end bodes very well with regards to his temperament.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2018, 10:22:37 AM »

No point in having more than 2 pace bowlers in the starting XI. Possibly have Stokes as 3rd pace bowler/all rounder.
Then play as many spinners as possible. Obviously Root, Rashid and Ali are starters on those wickets. But at least one "proper" Leach/Bess spinner and a few more batsmen.
Should be an interesting starting XI  :D
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2018, 11:12:26 AM »

is there any point/likelihood in/of loading the side with not good enough spinners, we don't really have much previous for not just picking 2 spinners and 3/4 seamers.
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