Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Coming soon...

There was some ODI cricket and England dominated pretty much throughout and a demoralised Sri Lankan team left these shores having failed to beat England in any format. I like watching white ball cricket when England play well and they have certainly done that in recent weeks.

Another test series starts in a couple of days and usually I would have written a load of crap about who might or might not get selected but the selectors have spoken.  Jimmy is injured so Toby Rowland-Jones, another all rounder has made the squad but hopefully Jake Ball will get the call up having been selected all summer.  Stokes is not yet fully fit so Woakes keeps his place and Gary Ballance has another chance but is in a similar position to the man he replaces as like Nick Compton, he knows his international career is on the line..  I can't believe Joss Buttler won't feature in future test teams and I still think Ian Bell has something to offer.

England are confident and should be expected to win this series however Pakistan have some class players and will be much more of a threat than Sri Lanka have been.  Amir and Riaz are as good as any opening bowlers in the world and will really show how good our batsmen are, or not.  If Pakistan's batsmen can cope with English conditions then this could be a tight series.

Elsewhere...  Now that we as a country have opted to leave the undemocratic EU we will have a new Prime minister that absolutely no one has voted for... fucking great.  Actually I'm enjoying the anarchy...

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