England Player Availability Early Season

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England Player Availability Early Season

Joined: October 17th, 2013, 6:36 pm

March 16th, 2017, 9:30 am #1

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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

March 16th, 2017, 10:15 am #2

Why "rest" JB. It is almost two months since Jonny played in any serious form of cricket(22/1), so why does he need further rest? It must be tiring carrying drinks. Rashid also misses the first game.

Looks like Lyth, Lees, Leaning, Hanscomb, Ballance, Bresnan, Hodd, Rafiq, Patterson, Brooks & Siddy. A very long tail!!

Plunkett for Rafig or Patto would strengthen the batting and fielding, but the NLOP club members will never allow it!!
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Joined: July 25th, 2015, 12:36 pm

March 16th, 2017, 11:46 am #3

I can kind of understand Joe needing a break/rest but don't understand why Johnny does. Why is Rash unavailable ?
And Glenn McGrath dismissed for 2 just 98 runs short of his century.
Richie Benaud
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 8:44 pm

March 16th, 2017, 11:50 am #4

Plunkett for Rafiq is fine. Lyth is as good an offspinner as Rafiq.

NLOP.
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: July 25th, 2015, 12:36 pm

March 16th, 2017, 11:52 am #5

What's the acronym NLOP mean please ?
And Glenn McGrath dismissed for 2 just 98 runs short of his century.
Richie Benaud
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Joined: April 11th, 2014, 2:11 pm

March 16th, 2017, 12:10 pm #6

NLOP - Never Leave Out Patto

Which I am a member of. Does the unglamorous work for the other bowlers.

Not unexpected Root and Bairstow not available. Frustrating but it is what it is. Just enjoy the rare glimpses you get to see them play for the White Rose.
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Joined: July 25th, 2015, 12:36 pm

March 16th, 2017, 12:15 pm #7

Thanks Matt
And Glenn McGrath dismissed for 2 just 98 runs short of his century.
Richie Benaud
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

March 16th, 2017, 12:19 pm #8

NLOP - Never Leave Out Patto

Which I am a member of. Does the unglamorous work for the other bowlers.

Not unexpected Root and Bairstow not available. Frustrating but it is what it is. Just enjoy the rare glimpses you get to see them play for the White Rose.
Agree re Root not being available, fully expected that, but Jonny has not played for nearly 2 months. How much rest does he want? 3 months it seems!! 22/1 was his last ODI for England apart from a warm-up match in the Windies, and it will be the end of April before he plays again.

As an aside, I am not a member of the NLOP club, or any other NLO club. NO-ONE should be immune from being left out. All players lose form at some point and should never be in a position of being un-droppable.
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Joined: April 18th, 2014, 12:12 am

March 16th, 2017, 12:46 pm #9

Strange to rest Bairstow for two CC games when he made his intention to play IPL Cricket. Even more so when Rashid has played more cricket than Bairstow and is missing just one County Championship match.

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Joined: October 20th, 2013, 8:03 pm

March 16th, 2017, 12:57 pm #10

The argument at the end of last season was that Jonny was being rested because of the cricket to come, not the amount that had passed. I suppose they'd probably say the same again. The truth is county cricket doesn't matter a jot to these people. I suspect they think Jonny as an England player would have benefited more from developing his slogging skills in the IPL than he would playing four day matches.
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