"Not a fan of Willey are you Martin? "Royal London One-Day Cup, North Group: Northamptonshire v Yorkshire at Northampton, May 10, 2017
YORKSHIRE from: Lyth, Bairstow, Root, Handscomb, Ballance, Rashid, Waite, Plunkett, Willey, Fisher, Coad, Leaning, Rafiq.
Northants from: Azharullah, Buck, Cobb, Crook, Duckett, Gleeson, Holden, Kleinveldt, Levi, Rossington+, Newton, Sanderson, Wakely*, White, Zaib.
I think he's an excellent one day bowler, and would always have him in our eleven. He is also brilliant when he bats up top and flays the bowlers to all parts - for me he should always open in T20s - I have seen some wonderful innings. He is less good on difficult pitches where getting off strike is important (particularly where there is an established player in). So yes I am a fan.
This is a great recovery and hats off to Waite. Of course there are no guarantees that Leaning would have done any better, so pleased that the overall selection has worked. Now just need to continue this momentum and we should end up with a competitive score.
Agreed that Northants have some big hitters but we have three international bowlers and they do have a long tail.