BREAKING NEWS l Gary Ballance called up to the England Lions

Joined: 28 Dec 2003, 02:48

23 Jun 2017, 12:48 #11

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
@Twelth Man: Come on my friend, I have been involved in moderating and posting on these forums for 15 years and have never once resorted to a "told you so post," and this isn't the time. I'm merely pointing out the obvious and expressing my opinion. Relax.
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Joined: 12 May 2017, 12:32

23 Jun 2017, 12:56 #12

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
Very good point regarding Gary in regards to him being say 50 not out overnight, unless he just won't be involved at all
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Joined: 25 Jul 2015, 12:36

23 Jun 2017, 12:58 #13

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
Ballance can play the first 2 days, what a farce has Brian Rix taken over the ECB ?
And Glenn McGrath dismissed for 2 just 98 runs short of his century.
Richie Benaud
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

23 Jun 2017, 12:59 #14

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
The whole England Lions, England players rest periods, players in and out of CC matches, England players representing other counties to get match practice, etc, is becoming a farce now.

As you say, what happens if Gary is not out overnight at the end of day two??
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Joined: 07 Nov 2013, 20:04

23 Jun 2017, 13:01 #15

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
Hasn't the ECB always done this with England call-ups? I hope they do the same for the Somerset game. Probably our best chance of seeing Ballance at all in that game.
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

23 Jun 2017, 13:03 #16

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
It's easy. He has to retire but his replacement for the last two days then bats in his place. So line up Leaning or TKC to step in.

It's happened before I'm sure
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

23 Jun 2017, 13:14 #17

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
It's happened on many occasions. Yorkshire must nominate his replacement before the start of the match and when he leaves the replacement takes over.
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Joined: 06 Nov 2013, 09:50

23 Jun 2017, 13:37 #18

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
It can also happen in reverse with an England player returning half way through a county game and the nominated player standing down.
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Joined: 14 Aug 2007, 12:51

23 Jun 2017, 13:40 #19

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
Is there anything that the England set up don't yet know about Gary Ballance?
He's good enough for England or he's not.
What will an outing against against SAfrica in a warm up match tell them that they don't already know?
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

23 Jun 2017, 13:45 #20

Just seen the news about Gary's call up. Bres will captain the team and Harry Brook is retained in the squad for the Surrey game. Squad for next week is
Tim Bresnan
Jonny Bairstow
Harry Brook
Jack Brooks
Ben Coad
Peter Handscomb
Alex Lees
Adam Lyth
Steven Patterson
Adil Rashid
Joe Root
Ryan Sidebottom
The game isn't against South Africa A though, it's against South Africa.
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