My England XI for the ashes.

  1. 1.Rory Burns a player without any Ipl or Big Bash distractions who’s best format is test cricket.He did enough for me this winter to gain his place in the West Indies.He has a very un-orthodox technique but has showed enough application.
  2. Jason Roy a bit of a wildcard but he has international experience and isn’t in the Ipl this year. The reason this is good is because he can get a good run of games under his belt in the Championship before any white ball commitments.
  3. James Hildreth,personally I feel if you’re good enough you’re old enough and If you’re good enough you are not to old.This is true with James Hildreth a man aged 34 consistently churning out runs with 1089 of them last year with an average of 45.38.Impressive.
  4. Joe Root the captain,one of the key to the ashes and the World Cup in my opinion.
  5. Jos Butler the vice captain,the same can be said about him.
  6. Ben stokes when on form the best all rounder in the world and the same as Root And Jos.Vital.
    Jonny Bairstow I would have at 7 because that’s where he’s batted best before (especially in English conditions).No doubt in his place in the side.
    and 9 are between Wood,Moen and Curran. If it’s a green seamer I don’t believe you need a spinner therefore Moen is left out. Also i feel Curran is as good a batsman as Moen. If it’s spinning or not seaming Moen for Curran for some variety
      and 11 are Broad and Anderson particularly potent in England over a 1000 wickets between them.

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