I'm going to a couple of the Oval-based games, which will be nice. Obviously it should have sixteen teams but hey ho, it's cricket. If England don't win this one, as the hosts, as the #1 ODI side, I really will despair.
The Jofra Archer will they-won't they circus will give us something to split over though.
Roy Bairstow Root Buttler Morgan Stokes Ali Woakes Willey Rashid Plunkett
Hales Billings Two of T Curran/Archer/Wood/Stone
Quite the step up on teams we've brought before...
I wouldn't take a third spinner, I would take another quick. I think pitches dependent I'd consider playing Rashid as the only spinner, I can't see any game you'd play three in.
I do like having Jordan in the team though, he's got a bit of that Stokes-type x-factor in the field and he's a much improved new ball bowler too. But broadly, think the only thing that's changed since my original list is that the pace bowlers are now basically all neck and neck.
Post by waughandpeace on Apr 24, 2019 13:41:22 GMT
While he's got decent stats, I reckon he's just there as bringing Archer in straight away would've caused more controversy. He hasn't played an ODI since 2009. Archer will have a few games vs Pakistan and they'll make the switcheroo, no way Denly is being picked in the actual squad, I feel.
England naming final world cup squad on Tuesday morning, suggestion is it's 15 from the 16 who've played in this series, so no Jordan & no Dawson, with Willey or Curran most at risk of being picked off by Archer.
Quite remarkable that England could still pick this whole separate XI which I'm quite confident would batter our previous teams:
1. Alex Hales 2. Ben Duckett 3. Sam Hain 4. Joe Clarke 5. Ben Foakes 6. Liam Dawson 7. Lewis Gregory 8. Craig Overton 9. Chris Jordan 10. Mason Crane 11. Saqib Mahmood
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