The North vs South series started yesterday with a good win for the South team. For the South, Nick Gubbins made a century, Delray Rawlins and Bell Drummond made fifties and Sam Curran and Dom Bess taking 3 wickets each. While for the North, Saqib Mahmood took 5 wickets and there was cameos from most of the batsmen.
Post by sdhoneymonster on Jul 6, 2018 22:39:35 GMT
Pope probably keeps yes, although theoretically I think Burns could take the gloves too, although highly unlikely. Bit of an odd team if you ask me, not really a traditional Lions side. Bit disappointed in the seam attack, would liked to have seen Stone or Brookes in there; don't enormously get the love for Fisher within the England set-up. Two spinners given the weather is probably sensible. I imagine Leach probably comes into the Test team over Bess given India are stacked with right-handers. Malan under pressure but there's no-one in this side really competing for his spot; Clarke in particular is an odd omission. Given the lack of red ball cricket in the build-up to the series he's probably got the first two Tests but he's really got to make some runs.
Four day game between England Lions and India A today at New Road, some very talented players on show - Rahane and Vijay joining Nair, Shaw, Vihari, Agarwal for India and then this rather decent looking England side:
Rory Burns (capt), Alastair Cook, Nick Gubbins, Dawid Malan, Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Dom Bess, Matt Fisher, Jack Leach, Jamie Porter
It's just a Hildreth short of being properly dreamy. And maybe Gleeson over Fisher, who management seem to be super high on but I don't quite think is there yet.
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