Ashes squad

Ashes squad

Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 09:52

27 Sep 2017, 08:29 #1

Allegedly leaked ahead of announcement

Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vice, Moeen Ali, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton.

Plus of course a strong Lions squad.
No Mark Wood or Rashid and can we assume the Stokes selection means, whatever his other problems, he doesn't have a broken hand as suggested in a national scandal sheet today?
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Joined: 07 May 2014, 14:59

27 Sep 2017, 08:38 #2

In the light of recent incidents, I wonder if the inclusion of vice in the squad would be wise !
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 09:52

27 Sep 2017, 08:39 #3

Allegedly leaked ahead of announcement

Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vice, Moeen Ali, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton.

Plus of course a strong Lions squad.
No Mark Wood or Rashid and can we assume the Stokes selection means, whatever his other problems, he doesn't have a broken hand as suggested in a national scandal sheet today?
Sorry, Freudian slip - by Jonathan Agnew not me.
He might be the Vince captain now though.
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Joined: 02 Jan 2014, 10:57

27 Sep 2017, 08:51 #4

Allegedly leaked ahead of announcement

Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vice, Moeen Ali, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton.

Plus of course a strong Lions squad.
No Mark Wood or Rashid and can we assume the Stokes selection means, whatever his other problems, he doesn't have a broken hand as suggested in a national scandal sheet today?
The squad doesn't come as a huge surprise, though Vince has almost been brought in as a horses for courses selection. Average season, very average test record but considered a good bet in Australian conditions.

I still find it hard to fathom why Crane is there. Yes, he played grade cricket and ended up being selected for the state side (largely because about five other spinners were unavailable mind you), but I would love to see how Rashid fares in Australian conditions (he has been hugely successful in the Big Bash -different game I know), rather than having played all of his Test cricket on slow pitches against the best players of spin. Root must have put his foot down (as he presumably did with his old mate Ballance)

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27 Sep 2017, 09:40 #5

Allegedly leaked ahead of announcement

Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vice, Moeen Ali, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton.

Plus of course a strong Lions squad.
No Mark Wood or Rashid and can we assume the Stokes selection means, whatever his other problems, he doesn't have a broken hand as suggested in a national scandal sheet today?
Stokes apparently does have a fracture but has been picked anyway.
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Joined: 02 Jan 2014, 10:57

27 Sep 2017, 09:50 #6

Allegedly leaked ahead of announcement

Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vice, Moeen Ali, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton.

Plus of course a strong Lions squad.
No Mark Wood or Rashid and can we assume the Stokes selection means, whatever his other problems, he doesn't have a broken hand as suggested in a national scandal sheet today?
So that confirms that he did slap someone, or did he punch the taxi door?! I have no problem with drinking into the early hours as long as it doesn't impinge on cricket. But surely a professional sportsman, with all the provocations, should be able to control themselves. Just walk away if trouble is brewing.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

27 Sep 2017, 09:53 #7

Allegedly leaked ahead of announcement

Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vice, Moeen Ali, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton.

Plus of course a strong Lions squad.
No Mark Wood or Rashid and can we assume the Stokes selection means, whatever his other problems, he doesn't have a broken hand as suggested in a national scandal sheet today?
The journalists today are stating that it is a big shock that Stokes is in the side. I can not see why, as the side should be picked on ability and nothing else.

Whether he plays or not is a different matter, as some court cases may be due while he is away, so he may have to be back in England for a while, and could be serving "time" at some point IF found guilty.
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 09:52

27 Sep 2017, 09:55 #8

Allegedly leaked ahead of announcement

Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vice, Moeen Ali, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton.

Plus of course a strong Lions squad.
No Mark Wood or Rashid and can we assume the Stokes selection means, whatever his other problems, he doesn't have a broken hand as suggested in a national scandal sheet today?
WE all know there are weak spots, but that's true of Australia too and I think England could do much better than some expect, given luck with fitness.
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Joined: 18 Oct 2013, 09:48

27 Sep 2017, 10:19 #9

Allegedly leaked ahead of announcement

Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vice, Moeen Ali, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton.

Plus of course a strong Lions squad.
No Mark Wood or Rashid and can we assume the Stokes selection means, whatever his other problems, he doesn't have a broken hand as suggested in a national scandal sheet today?
The journalists today are stating that it is a big shock that Stokes is in the side. I can not see why, as the side should be picked on ability and nothing else.

sorry Stu, buts thats ridiculous....what about cheats? should they still play?

what about convicted thieves? paedophiles? who have served their time?

Stokes, could quite legitamately be refused a visa

Sportsmen, especially those representing their country abroad have to behave themselves.
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Joined: 18 Oct 2013, 09:48

27 Sep 2017, 10:23 #10

Allegedly leaked ahead of announcement

Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vice, Moeen Ali, Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton.

Plus of course a strong Lions squad.
No Mark Wood or Rashid and can we assume the Stokes selection means, whatever his other problems, he doesn't have a broken hand as suggested in a national scandal sheet today?
Even though Ballance is one of our own don't think his form merits inclusion.

Its very likely that he will fail a second time for England

but Liam has every right to feel disappointed.
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