England's Ashes Test Team

IndoMike

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But of course this exercise is to pick the XI of this Ashes, otherwise Anderson should be in there despite only featuring for five minutes. Agreed Warner is *normally* better than Denly.

Archer has blown hot and cold for me - the others have been more hot than cold.
Maybe we both have to think twice about not selecting Archer for our combined team 😂
But I'm glad that Curran got 3 wickets ; since the season started I've been saying better to have him in the team rather than a batsman who contributes nothing.
At least all the poor batting ensures there will be a result.
Good comeback by England!
 

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Here we go then, last chance for some to prove they do have 5 day batting credentials and that when the Aussies are involved they don't always freeze like rabbits in a headlight. Not holding my breath mind.
 

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Burns out. Root just out. Denly battling bravely as his ballz become a target for those nasty Aussie bowlers. Lets hope there's no collapse.
Not a bad days effort so far, making it through to the new ball with half your wickets intact. A handy 350 odd lead already, let's hope that the tail wags steadily and that Jack gets the Aussie bowlers all "steamed up" in frustration !
 

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Not a bad days effort so far, making it through to the new ball with half your wickets intact. A handy 350 odd lead already, let's hope that the tail wags steadily and that Jack gets the Aussie bowlers all "steamed up" in frustration !
It's been a good day. Buttler and Denly have finally hit good form : what a pity they couldn't have performed better from the start!
We should have a big lead of 400 or more. The Aussies will probably have time to get them, but looks like the wicket's taking a bit of spin and "we've got Jofri Archer", so I doubt that they will.
A drawn series us better than a lost series, but we were the home team and we haven't regained the Ashes.
We what happens tomorrow.
 

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Just seen the BBC publish a stat saying the the average Aussie opening partnership is just 13 runs.

I do expect Steve Smith to get man of the series.
 
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