Very well known Exeweb poster
- May 5, 2009
Pope does not open for Surrey. Recipe for disaster ? ? ? If he goes in anywhere he replaces Roy at 5.I know it wasn't aimed at me but since Geoffers agreed with my comments then I wish to take responsibility.
I don't know which players Cricket England have been preparing for Test cricket. At the moment I would pick this team :
Stokes - selected as batsman
*Root - capt.
Roy - one final series to prove himself
If there is no-one better : why not?
* I agree with some experts who say because Root is our best batsman he should be relieved of captaincy duties.
I wonder if Bairstow could handle the pressure?
I have been advocating Stokes at 3 all season so with you on that as he will not be bowling in this match.
If you keep Roy it is hard to see why you drop Denly.
If it is a fast bouncy Oval track I might give Overton another go as Curran and Woakes are too similar so one of them drops out. Maybe Curran plays instead of Woakes.