Bairstow dropped

rentaghost

Striker
I actually really like the look of those squads. Surely has to be last chance saloon time for Billings however
Me as well. I like the fact they have taken both openers to have a look at them in that environment. out of all the uncapped quicks that have been touted Mahmood is the only one ive seen that i think really does have a chance at test level in various conditions.
 

mackembhoy

Striker
Good squad

Buttler with the gloves as I’m saying for a while

Glad no foakes would have been undeserved with no logic

Jonny b will be back for SA with someit to prove

Like it
How will he? Won't get any red ball practice unless he's off to play in the Shield(which won't happen)

So unless Buttler averages 1 and drops every catch why will he be back?
 

Parkside

Midfield
Foakes is on stand by for the test squad although Pope can keep in an emergency. Smith confirmed that Bairstow is dropped not rested, needs to get runs to restore his confidence which implies he'll also miss S.A. tour. Has spoken to him briefly but he and Taylor have a further meeting with him shortly. Got the impression Johny's got another sulk on and doesn't appear to accept that he has a weakness that needs addressing.
 

mackembhoy

Striker
In the squad, think he will be, same as Ali back for Sri Lanka
Fair enough. But no real need for two keepers in a squad to South Africa.

Sri Lanka maybe.
Foakes is on stand by for the test squad although Pope can keep in an emergency. Smith confirmed that Bairstow is dropped not rested, needs to get runs to restore his confidence which implies he'll also miss S.A. tour. Has spoken to him briefly but he and Taylor have a further meeting with him shortly. Got the impression Johny's got another sulk on and doesn't appear to accept that he has a weakness that needs addressing.
Or this @The Rat

Link to the quotes, which oddly not on BBC or Cricinfo. Just giving preferred partner sky the interview.

 
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Not that I am particularly critical of it, but it seems one of those occasional quirks that the side who won the T20, and may well lift the county championship for the second time in three years, don't have a player selected in either squad.
 

TheRey

Midfield
Sensible selections. Who replaces Buttler with the gloves if he gets a knock?

Stop trying to trigger Johnson!
Worst post in history. Log off. Cancel your internet. Shocking.

(I'd imagine the answer to your question is Pope)
Not that I am particularly critical of it, but it seems one of those occasional quirks that the side who won the T20, and may well lift the county championship for the second time in three years, don't have a player selected in either squad.
To be fair, Essex's best two players are a retired opener, and a South African spinner who's not England qualified...
 

The Rat

Striker
Fair enough. But no real need for two keepers in a squad to South Africa.

Sri Lanka maybe.

Or this @The Rat

Link to the quotes, which oddly not on BBC or Cricinfo. Just giving preferred partner sky the interview.

He’ll be back fancy a bet?

Right decision, as I’ve said Buttler at 7 is worth ago

Was only annoyed if foakes got in ahead
Think thats almost nailed on tbh. Only 50/50 there will be Curran or Woakes I think.
Time to give woakes a rest abroad. NZ perfect for Curran

Looking forward, working night shift then so will watch them all
Only surprise for me is Parkinson, thought he was more of a white ball Bowler? Bowls canny slow like, wouldn’t have been my pick
 
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