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

June 22nd, 2017, 5:27 pm #1

Changes needed.

Just a suggestion

KC, Brook, Root, Hanscomb, Ballance, Bairstow, Bresnan, Rashid, Plunkett, Coad, Siddy.

Brooks seems off it this season and time for changes in the batting.
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Joined: March 7th, 2014, 11:28 am

June 22nd, 2017, 7:11 pm #2

Quite like the idea of Plunkett for Brooks. Maybe leaving both openers out is a bridge too far - and I guess it would only be for one game - one of them will have to come in for Root after next week's game you would think.
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Joined: August 7th, 2014, 4:58 pm

June 22nd, 2017, 7:28 pm #3

Changes needed.

Just a suggestion

KC, Brook, Root, Hanscomb, Ballance, Bairstow, Bresnan, Rashid, Plunkett, Coad, Siddy.

Brooks seems off it this season and time for changes in the batting.
I'd go with:

Lyth
Brook
Handscomb
Root
Ballance
Bairstow
Bresnan
Rashid
Brooks
Coad
Sidebottom
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Joined: April 11th, 2014, 7:14 am

June 22nd, 2017, 8:20 pm #4

Changes needed.

Just a suggestion

KC, Brook, Root, Hanscomb, Ballance, Bairstow, Bresnan, Rashid, Plunkett, Coad, Siddy.

Brooks seems off it this season and time for changes in the batting.
Bairstow is a HUGE plus for us, more so than Root I think, also nothing against Hodd who I'm pretty happy with. The biggest thing is with him playing Bresnan and Rashid at 7 & 8 makes our batting line up look strong, even with all the runs Tim scored last year I always feel like having those two at 6 & 7 is pushing it a bit.
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Joined: September 7th, 2015, 9:28 pm

June 22nd, 2017, 8:38 pm #5

Changes needed.

Just a suggestion

KC, Brook, Root, Hanscomb, Ballance, Bairstow, Bresnan, Rashid, Plunkett, Coad, Siddy.

Brooks seems off it this season and time for changes in the batting.
I'm a sucker for these.

Took some thinking about although I think the 8 marked* pick themselves if fit.

I'd keep Brook in the squad as 12th man, see if he can pick up any tips on batting at 3 from Root. TKC has done well enough in the 2nds this week and it will be good to see how he goes in a big match.

Lyth
TKC
Root*
Hanscombe*
Ballance*
Bairstow*
Bresnan*
Rashid*
Plunkett
Coad*
Sidebottom*
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Joined: April 2nd, 2014, 9:31 am

June 22nd, 2017, 8:53 pm #6

Changes needed.

Just a suggestion

KC, Brook, Root, Hanscomb, Ballance, Bairstow, Bresnan, Rashid, Plunkett, Coad, Siddy.

Brooks seems off it this season and time for changes in the batting.
Kohler Cadmore isn't an opener in red ball cricket though.
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Joined: September 7th, 2015, 9:28 pm

June 22nd, 2017, 8:59 pm #7

Changes needed.

Just a suggestion

KC, Brook, Root, Hanscomb, Ballance, Bairstow, Bresnan, Rashid, Plunkett, Coad, Siddy.

Brooks seems off it this season and time for changes in the batting.
I would suggest he couldn't do worse than the openers we have at our disposal at the moment.
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 8:44 pm

June 22nd, 2017, 11:56 pm #8

Changes needed.

Just a suggestion

KC, Brook, Root, Hanscomb, Ballance, Bairstow, Bresnan, Rashid, Plunkett, Coad, Siddy.

Brooks seems off it this season and time for changes in the batting.
The team that won us two titles, with minor variations:

1. Lyth
2. Lees
3. Root (or overseas batsman)
4. Gale - substitute Ballance
5. Ballance - substitute Handscomb
6. Bairstow
7. Rashid
8. Bresnan
9. Patterson
10.Brooks
11.Sidebottom

So what's changed, apart from captain and overseas batsman?

On the minus side: Openers short of runs, Brooks yet to find his best.
On the plus side: Some plausible reserves, including Brook at the top and Hodd in good form in the middle; the emergence of Coad.

Now, as then, Plunkett is an alternative to Brooks.

I wouldn't expect them to change much. There's the option of continuing with young Brook, and it may be what they do. I'm sure he wouldn't be too disappointed to be displaced by Joe Root! But playing him might be the correct decision for the team, right now.

I would expect Coad to play,instead of either Brooks or Patterson, while Plunkett for Brooks might liven up an attack that is looking a bit 'samey'. Kohler-Cadmore and Leaning have both made big runs for the 2nd XI which may, or may not, be relevant. (Relevant for selection, I mean - obviously they're relevant to players and club.)

I'm sure Gale and Ballance will come up with a good combination. Taunton proved they're not afraid to make tough selection decisions. Which Yorkshire bowlers have got Sangakkara out in the past? I don't know the answer, but I bet the management do.
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: April 16th, 2008, 3:44 pm

June 23rd, 2017, 5:12 am #9

Changes needed.

Just a suggestion

KC, Brook, Root, Hanscomb, Ballance, Bairstow, Bresnan, Rashid, Plunkett, Coad, Siddy.

Brooks seems off it this season and time for changes in the batting.
There is a Lions match starting on the Thursday, possible Coad or Ballance could be in that. It's the day after the final T20 so Plunkett and Willey might not be made available
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Joined: July 2nd, 2014, 11:24 am

June 23rd, 2017, 6:33 am #10

Changes needed.

Just a suggestion

KC, Brook, Root, Hanscomb, Ballance, Bairstow, Bresnan, Rashid, Plunkett, Coad, Siddy.

Brooks seems off it this season and time for changes in the batting.
There is an argument to say now id the best time to play Brook when he knows he has Root, Bairstow, Ballance to come in, there's less pressure to be the big run scorer.

I wouldn't mind TKC coming in but he would have to open in this match as there isn't room down the order. When we lose Bairstow and Root the question is who are the best two batsmen from Lees / Brook / TKC / Leaning and one of them has to open. If Ballance goes we need three of them.

In terms of bowlers, for me Sidebottom, Coad and Bresnan all pick themselves. I'm happy with the others rotating depending on form, fitness and the situation.

Is Bresnan going to be available? If not do we play another seamer or go for an all rounder like Waite (or Willey?) Please not Willey.
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