Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ups and downs

I think we can now agree, after nearly five years and fifty test matches, that Ian Bell does not have the mental strength or attitude to be a top quality test batsman and that England should now start looking elsewhere to fill the gap at number six in the order.

On the plus side, however, is the performance of Jonathan Trott at number three. Hard to believe that this was only his second test.

Given the lack of alternatives on offer, I suppose Wright for Bell is the logical move for Durban, Unless you move Prior up to six, and put your faith in Swann and Broad.

But who opens with Strauss?

1 comment:

Lord Charles said...

Wonder if it's worth one of the batsmen 'pulling something' so they can call for some batting cover.

Otherwise we're stuck with Cook for the series.