Gary Ballance....

Gary Ballance....

Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

30 Jun 2017, 20:57 #1

...back in the England squad and to bat at number 3 again!!!
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

30 Jun 2017, 21:28 #2

Root's recommendation. Unless Joe bats himself at 3, i don't see where else Ballance could bat.

Dawson an odd selection.
My darling Maxi
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Joined: 28 Dec 2003, 02:48

30 Jun 2017, 21:30 #3

...back in the England squad and to bat at number 3 again!!!
I'm of course very pleased for Gary Ballance - he deserves it. You can't argue with a season batting average of 101.88.

And I'm obviously somewhat disappointed for Yorkshire, given that depending on how many Championship matches he misses, Yorkshire's slim title chances just got a lot slimmer. And although our cheerleading section might not want to hear it, the loss of Ballance, and considering Yorkshire's current form, the loss does at least raise the spectre of demotion.

Hopefully some of our out-of-form top order will step up. This would be the time.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

30 Jun 2017, 21:36 #4

...back in the England squad and to bat at number 3 again!!!
Is this official!

Thought the squad announcement was at 0900 tomorrow.
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Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 13:37

30 Jun 2017, 21:39 #5

...back in the England squad and to bat at number 3 again!!!
trevor bayliss says roots opinion on selection will be listened to, and root is shouting loud for ballance to be included.
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Joined: 11 Apr 2014, 07:14

30 Jun 2017, 21:41 #6

...back in the England squad and to bat at number 3 again!!!
A well deserved selection (I'm assuming it is the case, not actually seen it anywhere?). However if they pick him to bat 3 then it's absolutely bonkers. He forced his way into the England team initially as a number 5 (I think?) through weight of runs. Was made to bat at 3 which completely changed his game for the worse. Now he's forced his way back in scoring most of his runs at 4 and looking fantastic, a move back to 3 would be stupid, even by the ECB's own standards.
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

30 Jun 2017, 21:46 #7

...back in the England squad and to bat at number 3 again!!!
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/3922862/ ... -root/amp/
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Joined: 13 Feb 2014, 21:14

30 Jun 2017, 21:54 #8

...back in the England squad and to bat at number 3 again!!!
It is deserved based on form but his technical issue was facing pace. We have no idea if he has conquered that as he hasn't faced it in the CC.

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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

30 Jun 2017, 21:58 #9

...back in the England squad and to bat at number 3 again!!!
Guesswork by the Sun. The squad is not announced until tomorrow.


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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

30 Jun 2017, 22:02 #10

...back in the England squad and to bat at number 3 again!!!
Batsman averaging 100+ called up by England. Seems pretty logical to me. If the Dawson bit is true then Rashid should be annoyed. But as Stu says, the squad isn't announced until tomorrow so the Sun are either guessing or somebody has leaked.
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