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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

22 Jun 2017, 15:40 #1

Is Gary more or less likely to get selected now.

Stokes, Broad & Woakes could miss the first test. All seamers,but there could be a gap at 5 if Stokes does not play.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40364130
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

22 Jun 2017, 16:02 #2

Stokes will play, even if it's solely as a batsman, would be my guess.

I also wouldn't be surprised if Foakes plays too.

A 6/7/8 of Stokes/Foakes/Woakes in the future would be quite something for the likes of Henry Blofeld to get spectacularly mixed up!!
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

22 Jun 2017, 20:12 #3

Is Gary more or less likely to get selected now.

Stokes, Broad & Woakes could miss the first test. All seamers,but there could be a gap at 5 if Stokes does not play.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40364130
The nightmare scenario is that he is selected for the squad as cover for Stokes, just in case, but doesn't get a game.

1st test starts on the last day of the CC game v Somerset at Scarborough.

I suppose the ECB could even things up by picking a pair of Overton's as cover too.

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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 09:52

23 Jun 2017, 08:32 #4

Is Gary more or less likely to get selected now.

Stokes, Broad & Woakes could miss the first test. All seamers,but there could be a gap at 5 if Stokes does not play.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40364130
It's just a Hoakes if you ask me
...and speaking of Blowers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40378783
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

23 Jun 2017, 08:45 #5

Is Gary more or less likely to get selected now.

Stokes, Broad & Woakes could miss the first test. All seamers,but there could be a gap at 5 if Stokes does not play.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40364130
Thank God he's retiring and not before time! For at least the last 10 years he's constantly got names wrong, scores wrong etc, a total embarrassment.
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Joined: 07 Mar 2014, 11:28

23 Jun 2017, 09:14 #6

Is Gary more or less likely to get selected now.

Stokes, Broad & Woakes could miss the first test. All seamers,but there could be a gap at 5 if Stokes does not play.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40364130
Foakes? Averaging 33 this year in County cricket
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

23 Jun 2017, 09:20 #7

Is Gary more or less likely to get selected now.

Stokes, Broad & Woakes could miss the first test. All seamers,but there could be a gap at 5 if Stokes does not play.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40364130
Joe Root averages 5 and Jonny Bairstow 4 but I'd still pick both of those in the team aswell.
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

23 Jun 2017, 11:35 #8

Is Gary more or less likely to get selected now.

Stokes, Broad & Woakes could miss the first test. All seamers,but there could be a gap at 5 if Stokes does not play.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40364130
Hameed has just failed again, out for 2 in the second innings for the Lions (following 0 in the first). I've seen him a few times this season - makes Ballance's 2016 form look brilliant, can't buy a run. If England are watching (which I wouldn't bank on, having heard Eoin Morgan describe Livingstone as being selected at just the right time, when in form - which was a good month ago), he has no chance of making the first Test.

Perhaps Stoneman will force his way in, but I think Ballance is a certainty, and the idiots will probably play him at 3 again, against all the evidence.
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

23 Jun 2017, 12:12 #9

Is Gary more or less likely to get selected now.

Stokes, Broad & Woakes could miss the first test. All seamers,but there could be a gap at 5 if Stokes does not play.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40364130
Yes his lions call up is clearly a test trial...
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

23 Jun 2017, 13:10 #10

Is Gary more or less likely to get selected now.

Stokes, Broad & Woakes could miss the first test. All seamers,but there could be a gap at 5 if Stokes does not play.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40364130
The problems he was anticipating for the Stokes, Foakes, Woakes at 6, 7, 8 thing, and the confusion it may have caused him has possibly made Henry`s mind up for him re retiring.

Another of the TMS old diddering duffers gone, he will not be missed. I want commentary on cricket, not comments about pigeons, aeroplanes and fashion.

It was said of Swanton, that he was so much of a snob, that he was reluctant to share his car with his chauffeur. Blofeld strikes me as being very similar.
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