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Ashes XI's

Chaps

Read this yesterday between Shane Warne and Darren Gough on their selection for the Ashes

England
Stoneman
Cook
Root
Hales
Stokes
Bairstow
Ali
Woakes
Broad
Crane
Anderson

Australia
Renshaw
Warner
Khawaja
Smith
Handscombe
Maxwell
Wade
Starc
Cummins
Lyon
Hazlewood

Can't disagree too much with ours, Stoneman has done just enough to get himself in, think it's too soon for Malan and Westley, the latter looking like a good cricketer who has a good shot selection, can't base a test series against the Windies though.

Roland-Jones looks handy with the bat, I still think there's a chance for him.

Mark Wood and Butler in reserve but they'll play ODI's

Thoughts?

posted on 13/9/17

Thanks. I hope Hameed can stay there...

Not too good for Westley but he'll have other chances.

comment by TCM (U8959)

posted on 13/9/17

Well he got out shortly after, mistiming a hook off a medium pacer which isn't a pretty dismissal against someone about 15 mph slower than the sort of pace he'd face against the Aussies if selected.


posted on 13/9/17

comment by The Candlestick Maker (U8959)
posted 2 hours, 42 minutes ago
Westley's gone for 28 but Woakes was the one who got him so a positive/negative outlook on that. Hameed is currently at his absolute best, 4 from 49 balls, strike rate of 8.
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imo we should give him a year or two. He could be the answer at 3 for England. He can come in and play to not get out. Reassuring presence at 3 like Trott once was, also a slow scorer.

comment by TCM (U8959)

posted on 13/9/17

Well Lancashire got bowled out pretty quickly so Gamers gets a second dig today. Looks like the title is all but done with Essex over 150 ahead of Warks and Lancashire some 200 behind Somerset.

comment by TCM (U8959)

posted on 14/9/17

Just noticed I referred to Hameed as Gamers. Better knock from him today as he reached 62 at his more usual speed and actually looked quite fluent against the spinners, which will be useful against the Aussie pace attack.

The CC looks all but done with Essex pretty much champions bar a miracle for Lancashire who need to win their game to keep the title alive. They're effectively 15/6 having conceded a 200 run lead in the first innings so are going to struggle to set Somerset a testing run chase.

posted on 14/9/17

Been a strange season. Happy lancs stayed up and done well to be 2nd. Never considered them for the title. Essex seem to have no competition at all.

comment by TCM (U8959)

posted on 15/9/17

Seems to have been a lot of draws with various teams struggling with the bat. Essex have managed consistency with the bat and have been destructive in the second half of the season with the ball. Porter, Harmer and Amir against Yorkshire just tore through line up after line up.

comment by TCM (U8959)

posted on 20/9/17

Any chance of disguising a left handed Sri Lankan as Tom Westley?

posted on 22/9/17

Roland-Jones and Hameed look like being ruled out of the tour due to injuries, according to reports. Wood must also be a fitness doubt. Ball and Finn could be part of the bowling contingent.

posted on 22/9/17

Reckon Anderson, broad, woakes, stokes, ball and Finn will be the seam bowlers in the squad. Finn's 8 for could be very timely.

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