England Test squad: Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain, Dominic Bess (Somerset), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Jack Leach (Somerset), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Dominic Sibley (Warwickshire), Ben Stokes (Durham) vice-captain, Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)
Have to say I would not have re-picked Matt Parkinson.
As excited as I am to see Bess & Leach playing together for England, we're much worse off for the lack of Moeen Ali in this squad. I realise it's his choice and respect that, but it's a shame that it's come to this for him.
Joe Root is a spinning all rounder, he just doesn't want to identify as such.
Dom Sibley is... not, but it'd be fun if he had a go all the same.
Dan Lawrence is probably somewhere in between.
Considering the resources available, SCurran + Wood/Stone + Broad/Anderson + Bess & Leach + Batsmen doing their bit should be more than enough for a depleted Sri Lanka. I'm probably more concerned about our batting to be honest, including Johnny Grievances "sticking it to his critics" by suggesting he's basically as good as Matt Prior if you ignore all the times he gets out. Funny character is Johnny, seems very angry for someone who has had a lot of chances (most of them merited, but plenty of good players haven't had one chance and he's had tons)
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
Dec 31, 2020 8:55:05 GMT
Mattzo: I hope you are all well, and good luck for 2021.
Dec 29, 2020 20:14:16 GMT
nemouk: Merry Boxing Day Test Eve!
Dec 25, 2020 12:59:41 GMT
waughandpeace: Merry Christmas all, and a happy new year - fingers crossed we'll all be back watching more cricket in 21
Dec 25, 2020 2:01:50 GMT
pierredelafranchesca: Gale and Pyrah to support Lions as coaches.....OK, i mean Gale has been shit for Yorks and is potentially neck deep in this racism case, but sure why not. In fact, keep the useless prick.
Dec 1, 2020 14:52:55 GMT
Balladeer: Definitely needed to be a thread. I came up with one of the same answers as you because I can't see the chatbox on mobile.
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