Dear oh dear. I think that was me desperately searching for a leftie at a time when Boult was off the boil a bit and Shaheen hadn't come to the party yet. Not the best decision in retrospect.
I wasn't sure about the Holder/Jadeja/Ashwin mix before you posted and I'm less sure now! I think any combination of the two is pretty good. Conway has had a stonking debut, and if he keeps it up he's definitely in with a shout.
Root... well it's between him and Kohli, and he's been in good nick and Kohli hasn't.
Post by pierredelafranchesca on Sept 2, 2021 9:25:08 GMT
TBF to him, he was POTS at home to India that year, and had only just turned 20, there was a real sense of hope that he'd add a couple of yards of pace and maturity to his batting and become a genuine all rounder, his numbers aren't awful but they aren't great and i'm sure when everyone's fit he's 3rd choice all rounder behing Stokes and Woakes in anyone's team.
When it comes to Holder/Jadeja/Ashwin....any of the 2 really, with that top 6 you shouldn't really be needing runs from the bowlers and all rounders!
I'd have Rizwan as the keeper I think, really like him. Swap Jadeja and Rizwan in the batting order but keep both, maybe Jadeja/Stokes swap depending on conditions, but otherwise that looks a cracking side to me.
I think I'd probably make a case for Anderson too, although hard to see who out of Bumrah or Jamieson makes way.
I'll be honest, I tend to forget about Pakistan and Sri Lanka when they're not playing. (Sri Lanka less of a concern at the moment, although you could make a case for Karunaratne.) Rizwan a good shout, since Pant feels like his batting might be law-of-averaging at the moment.
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