England's Ashes Test Team

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Leach is in for Moeen.

Something needed to be changed, not sure if its the answer, but better than doing the same as last time.
 

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It's time Denly justified his place and very nice contract. If he fails again he should be replaced.
Bairstow needs to be getting 70- 80 runs per match bare minimum.
Roy needs to get the hang of things pretty quick.
Moeen had to go : his form has been awful and his confidence seems shot. Make him fight for his place.
 

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pleased to see leach back in the squad, hopefully he can take his chance, agree with moeen though, despite being a fan of his, form has not been up to scratch of late.
 

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England bowler James Anderson said "there's nothing else we could have done" after he lasted only four overs of the first Test against Australia.

There was something you could have done, James A. You could have declared yourself unfit and put the team before your own selfish desire to play. You were a great bowler but have sunk like a stone in this poster's estimation. Leaving our team with ten-men was a disgrace.
 

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England bowler James Anderson said "there's nothing else we could have done" after he lasted only four overs of the first Test against Australia.

There was something you could have done, James A. You could have declared yourself unfit and put the team before your own selfish desire to play. You were a great bowler but have sunk like a stone in this poster's estimation. Leaving our team with ten-men was a disgrace.
The injury he picked up was not exactly the same as that he'd recovered from - he felt fit, he passed the fitness test, he's not clairvoyant.
 

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The injury he picked up was not exactly the same as that he'd recovered from - he felt fit, he passed the fitness test, he's not clairvoyant.
What fitness test? A bit of time in the nets?
BS.
He was rested against Ireland because he was not fit. He should have tested his recovery in a County game before he rejoined the test team for a vital Ashes test match. The team was robbed and the paying fans were robbed. Don't defend the indefensible.
 

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Entirely possible the game could still be won/lost in 3 days. Can't see there being any play today, even with Lords' impressive drainage and covering (Oval take note...) but tomorrow looks fine, Saturday improving and Sunday fine.

Given a shortened game, is it too much of a gamble not to play Leach? I would play him in every case. It should be Curran not Denly, but I can see them going with Curran not Leach.
 
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