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Young Ilkley and I were at Lords today. Fantastic first day of a test match summed up as a good toss to lose.  The pitch definitely got easier as the day and heavy roller went on and although the batting was woeful at times I thought England did well to bowl them out. Olly Stone bowled a wonderful spell in the afternoon - very quick and very aggressive - can't wait to see him and Archer in tandem in a couple of years. Broad though was the pick overall. Very unlucky not to have more wickets.

Day 2 could be fun. Might be all over by close of play but I think not

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... and so onto The Ashes where the squad is set to be announced tomorrow, it will be interesting to see whether England make any changes particularly to the top 3 - Rory Burns looks completely out of nick so id expect to see him replaced - do they go with a young opener such as Dom Sibley or Zak Crawley or do they take another look at James Vince? Personally I'd like to see Vince given another go, there's certainly a test player in there if he can just apply himself properly.

The other question to resolve is who do they leave out between Woakes & Archer come match day? Personally I'd play an all seam attack and leave out the barely used spin of Moeen/Leach in the knowledge that both Root & Denly are reasonable enough if the pitch begins to turn. I know it's harsh on MOTM Leach but "it is what it is" as a wise Scotsman would say.

My realistic line up:

Vince, Roy, Denly, Root, Buttler, Stokes  Bairstow, Woakes, Archer, Broad, Anderson.

I'd actually prefer to see Root bat 3 and Foakes given the wicket keeping duties but that's not likely to happen.

 

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6 minutes ago, Carnero said:

... and so onto The Ashes where the squad is set to be announced tomorrow, it will be interesting to see whether England make any changes particularly to the top 3 - Rory Burns looks completely out of nick so id expect to see him replaced - do they go with a young opener such as Dom Sibley or Zak Crawley or do they take another look at James Vince? Personally I'd like to see Vince given another go, there's certainly a test player in there if he can just apply himself properly.

The other question to resolve is who do they leave out between Woakes & Archer come match day? Personally I'd play an all seam attack and leave out the barely used spin of Moeen/Leach in the knowledge that both Root & Denly are reasonable enough if the pitch begins to turn. I know it's harsh on MOTM Leach but "it is what it is" as a wise Scotsman would say.

My realistic line up:

Vince, Roy, Denly, Root, Buttler, Stokes  Bairstow, Woakes, Archer, Broad, Anderson.

I'd actually prefer to see Root bat 3 and Foakes given the wicket keeping duties but that's not likely to happen.

 

I just don't see it with Vince. People tell me he looks a good player but that 'good' player keeps getting out early and in ways that a test player should at least learn from.

For the first test, I think Archer will only play if Anderson is unfit and I think Moeen will play, unfortunately.

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2 minutes ago, Carnero said:

What do you make of Denly? @AndyinLiverpool another one who looks a player until he gets out!

I think we have too many of these batters - get a start and get out. Add Stoneman, Jennings, Malan, Ballance to the list.

It's also a disappointment to me that Root won't take responsibility and bat at 3.

Oh for the days of Strauss, Cook and Trott and 1,2,3.

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4 minutes ago, AndyinLiverpool said:

Oh for the days of Strauss, Cook and Trott and 1,2,3.

Absolutely... followed by Pietersen, Bell, Collingwood & Prior... we didn't realise how lucky we were! And a bowling attack of Broad, Anderson, +1 & Swann!!!

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Ashes Day is upon us lads and ladies.

Predictions for the series?

Two teams who can't bat for peanuts and are filled with top-class bowlers in a muggy English summer. Is anyone going to score over 450 in any inning?

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