Come on lads - dont make me have to work tomorrow....
at the very least i want breakfast in the Pavillion.
Re Ballance: I'll be very surprised if he's called up this season. He's had a couple of opportunities with England already, including one where he was brought back before he was really ready. There are other 'cabs on the rank' ahead of him, and I think the selectors will wait to see if his form persists over a longer period.
At the start of the season Paul I would've agreed that his England career was over for atleast another year or two, that's why he seemed a good pick for the captaincy. I'm not so confident now though.
Thing is, it's not just (or even mainly) to do with form. If the selectors bring him back now and he fails again, they'll look stupid (see Ramprakash and others). So they'll leave it awhile.
England are big on consistency of selection so I think the encumbrants will get first go as per roy in the ODI so hopefully gary will not be picked
Why is Hodd attempting reverse sweeps. We will inevitably lose in the end, but why try to speed up the process?
Current CC predictions: