It's going to be a long night
Also in the All-Star
stakes is the England TMS ODI XI
. Listening to this being debated in the lunch break of England's miserable loss to New Zealand
, it was quite clear that Simon 'not good enough
' Mann was one for the big names. He refused to even consider Nick Knight or Neil Fairbrother, who are two and five on England's all-time averages list
, and the top two if you consider players who've played more than 50 matches. Don't even get me started on Hick's omission.
It's not just pretend cricket where England have selection troubles. Both Jon Lewis (average 27.28, economy 4.04
) and Jimmy Anderson (average 26.99, economy 5.11
) have picked up niggles
. In their place could come Liam Plunkett (average 42.43, economy 6.04
), Sajid Mahmood (average 44.80, economy 6.30
), or Chris Tremlett (average 94.00, economy 5.22
). All stats are excluding games against associate members, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe.
It's going to be a long night.
Labels: Commonwealth Bank Series, england, odi, tms