Firstly we came off the back of winning in Sri Lanka and there fore played our spinners moen Ali and Adil rashid ahead of Stuart broad on a pitch that’s didn’t spin and Jack Leach the most reliable,the spinner Root would turn to most often was left out and Rashid played ahead of him.
I believe we had to many players who do a bit of both and we don’t have genuine specialists in each position the only people who don’t are leach,broad,Burns and Anderson now is this a coincidence that these players are the most consistent because they only do one job and don’t play in franchise cricket?
Furthermore the picking of Keaton Jennings for Sri Lanka left me dumbfounded with the team pre-paring for an ashes because it went like every one knew it would he would do good in Asia but bad against pace bowling.
On that topic we are giving to many people second chances like adil Rashid what he has done as a bowler to warrant a place in a side more then jack leach.He hasn’t and I believe the only reason is because he is on a central contact and the ECB are afraid to drop him.
We need some genuine pace in our team and that is why we selected Olly stone but then he gets injured so you bring in another quick bowler which they did in mark wood they bring him in away from quality cricket in the lions tour against India a and the likes of Rishabh Pant, Kl Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane to sit on the bench in the West Indies when he had openly said he is feeling really good. Sitting him on the sidelines will only make him fell rusty.
To rectify this I feel this should be the 11 in the next game.
1. Rory Burns dome enough to keep his place. 2.Joe Denly one test Match isn’t enough.
3.James Hildreth age is just a number. 4. Joe root the captain.
5.Jonny bairstow without the gloves his batting seems to have improved.
6.Ben stokes our quality all rounder.
7.jos butler our luxury number 7.
8.Mark wood the 90 mph bowler we need.
9.Jack leach a controlling,when needed,and wicket taking off spinner.
10.stuart broad 433 test wickets.
11.Jimmy Anderson 575.
This I believe is a better balanced side.