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Richard
Post subject: Name your England team for the first test
PostPosted: 18:44 on 1st Jun 2014

Joined: 22:35 on 18th Nov 2008
Posts: 107
I have no idea who's going to be picked, but this is my team:

1. Cook (c)
2. Compton
3. Ballance
4. Root
5. Bell
6. Patel
7. Read (wk)
8. Stokes (assuming he's fit)
9. Broad
10. Jordan
11. Anderson

If anyone manages to predict 10 of the starting XI before the squad's announced, I'll buy you a beer at the cricket.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Name your England team for the first test
PostPosted: 11:57 on 2nd Jun 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2155
Location: Preston UK
Fair shout mate but, if we eliminate the slight Notts leaning ;) then I don't think thats too far off. I honestly don't know our best team at the mo', unfortunately I don't think the selectors do either.
Compo was treated abysmally and I don't think they'll bring him back as that would mean they were wrong. Replacement ? Dunno.
Reid is still enormously respected, but 36 this year. We have to be looking forward IF we are going to choose another keeper. I'm a Prior fan and think he deserves some loyalty.
Spinner ??? Could be Samit and good runs yesterday, Monty is in disarray, Kerrigan isn't playing every week, take your pick.
Think your other bowlers are spot on, fitness allowing.
Someone else will have to earn your beer.
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Name your England team for the first test
PostPosted: 07:34 on 3rd Jun 2014

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 2366
I saw Stokes bowl yesterday and he's looked pretty good so far. Meanwhile a friend of mine (not a Notts fan btw) saw Samit Patel's latest innings and reckons England have to pick him. I think he's one of those whose face doesn't fit though, and there's a strong argument for looking to the future by giving Moeen Ali a run in the side.

This is one where the selectors are going to have to earn their money.
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MrPhelps
Post subject: Re: Name your England team for the first test
PostPosted: 08:30 on 5th Jun 2014

Joined: 16:13 on 17th Jan 2011
Posts: 99
Big Harvey Wrote:
This is one where the selectors are going to have to earn their money.


Certainly is. I'm going with -

Cook
Robson
Root
Bell
Ballance
Stokes
Prior
Ali
Broad
Jordan
Anderson
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