My Team for 2nd Test (Lords)

1) Rory Burns-dug in at Edgbaston showed several hours of concentration and spent time at the crease.

2) Joe Denly-Very orthodox batsmen, scores lots of runs in county cricket, should be given the opportunity.

3) Joe Root-Showed his quality in the 1st innings yet again but needs to improve his conversion rate if England wants to win the Ashes.

4) Jonny Bairstow-Wasted at 7, has a good technique, and can score runs at 4, but needs more patience, but he doesn’t need to worry about scoring rate in top 5.

5) Ben Stokes-Looked in good touch in 1st innings hope he can carry his form on and lay a marker down for the rest of the series.

6) Jason Roy-Not good enough technique and patience to open, but good option down the order to pile on the runs. He bats at 3 for Surrey in 4-day games so can bat long if needed.

7) Jos Buttler (wk)-Very good attacking player coming in at 7, but is also a good test-match batsmen, and can be very adaptable, which showed in WC final.

8) Chris Woakes-Showed glimpses of his capability to bat a test-match innings at Edgbaston, but I feel he is too inconsistent to bat anywhere higher than 8.

9) Jack Leach-One-off innings vs Ireland, but he is vulnerable to the short ball, so no higher than 9. Bowls more consistent line & length than Moeen or Adil, and will play a key part at the Home of Cricket.

10) Stuart Broad-Made his place in the side safe ahead of Lords due to outstanding bowling and the injury of his bowling partner, James Anderson. Brings vast experience to our bowling attack.

11) Olly Stone-Showed lots of potential against Ireland, and has had better preparation; Jofra has only played t20’s on his road back to full fitness.

This was written by my brother @elliotwarnerrr express your thoughts in the comments🤝

One thought on “My Team for 2nd Test (Lords)

  1. Some good selections there. I agree that Roy needs to be in the middle order in test matches, while Root at no 3 was long overdue. I would like to see a place in the squad for Lewis Gregory, and if a second spinner is needed to support Leach it should be either Bess or the Lancashire youngster Matthew Parkinson. Moeen’s performance on a wicket that offered some turn has proven beyond all doubt what many of us already reckoned, namely that he is not up to the task of performing as the main spin option in test match cricket – yesterday he went at four an over for most of the day without picking up wickets (he got two very late in the day, after the damage to England’s chances had been done).

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