England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

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Re: England - re-building for the future (PART 1)

Postby Slipstream » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:42 pm

Slipstream wrote:Almost 2 years later.

Last Test

Cook
Hales
Compton
Root
Taylor
Stokes
Bairstow
Ali
Woakes
Broad
Anderson

Finn has become selectable again so he will replace Woakes with Wood on next in line. Hales, Compton and Taylor seem to be the weakest links. I think all 3 have been warned by Cook to get runs in the cc before the first Test against Sri Lanka. I like the idea of Ali as the 8th batsman. Broad has a Test 100. Finn and Anderson have a fifty each. :hide We are ready. :dance


Two years on and things have changed. Root has taken over the captaincy, now 24 Tests W13 L9 D2. New selectors. Since the last series in Sri Lanka there is a new attacking way of playing that Bayliss has been hoping for since he arrived. Three keepers, lots of all rounders. A strange looking team since the KP days.

Here are all the players that have played over the two years.

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine ... pe=batting

Rebuilding for the future must be on Part 7 by now. One of these days the same 11 will play a series or two. Probably more rebuilding after the Ashes when England will have a new coach.
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