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Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Howe_zat

Wright was no better than Bopara or Colly. He is not a batsman, keep him out of the top six.

Yardy isn't really in the side to take wickets, as odd as that sounds, but has only had a couple of dodgy LO games all year. Patel is nowhere near the side.

There's still a place for Trott in the XI. The no.3 spot in ODIs is a sedate one, with the layer often in neither powerplay and needing to negotiate the middle overs.

Bresnan was very ordinary in this series, especially with the new ball, and England need a strike bowler at the death. Shazad has a SR of less than 30 across all formats, and should be given a go.

Howe_zat's WC XI:

Strauss
Davies
Trott
Colly/Bell (depending on form)
Pietersen
Morgan
Yardy
Swann
Broad
Shazad
Anderson

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Thanks for the comments Howe_zat. I'm not a big fan of Wright either, but he did quite well in his two matches - one with the bat and the other with the ball. Agree that he is not in the class of Bell, Bopara or Morgan the other alternatives for number six.

England have a difficult choice to make with Trott. There are four positions available with him, Belly, Colly, KP, Morgs & Ravi to choose from. You'd think that Morgs, Colly and KP are nailed down for three of them, so it will be a hard decision.

Agree with you on Bresnan. He does add useful runs, but he doesn't fulfil the main criteria on his job description.

I'll be naming my World Cup XV over the coming days so I'll hold guard on Yardy for the time being other than saying I hear what you are saying but when you add his lack of wickets to his high economy rate it doesn't make a good combination!

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