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With cruel poetic irony, the dropper becomes the droppee.
Bring back Jack Russell.
his batting was reet on t'last tour but his catching was abysmal.
Can someone explain to me why Strauss is recalled? I don't get it. He was in shocking form before the tour of Sri Lanka. He gets dropped. Plays no cricket since (although he is playing for a NZ club side before the tour?) and he gets a recall.
But I thought the ECB were becoming infatuated with Phil Mustard of Durham??
I'd guess he's the first choice and Ambrose is backup.
He's actually pretty good, I rate him anyway. Nimble and athletic behind the stumps and he can bat, at least he isn't another Prior, i.e a batsman who wicket-keeps. I've always thought you should pick the best man behind the stumps not the best batsman. Yes you need those extra runs in the lower middle order but catches win matches, a cliche maybe, but it's true.
They drop Prior because of his clanger behind the 'sticks'...and then pick another batsman first keeper second type chancer.
I wish they'd stop fucking around with the positions behind the stumps. We're never going to find people who can actually field next to each other at this rate.
but am amused to hear that Graveney was unable to get hold of Prior to tell him. Bless.
Tredwell in the one-day squad instead of Monty. Another of Moores' surprise picks. Let's hope he makes as big an impact as Sidebottom.
also, if Strauss is back in the squad on the back of not doing anything decent for the last 2 years, where's Ramprakash?
It's all very odd.
They bring Strauss back in despite having no guarantee of being in form, having not played well even in the CC for the last season (and possibly longer). And why on earth is Mustard still there? He's good for a 15 ball 20 at best, which isn't really that great...
Also, if Bopara had performed as well as Prior, he'd have undoubtedly kept his place...so why not keep Prior in as a batsman and not pick Strauss, who has done nothing to suggest he deserves being recalled.