Sunday, May 13

England test team

Aggers' comments on team selection for the 1st Test at Lord's are ones I in general echo.

The picking of Strauss is unsurprising, as Aggers says. Not personally sure about picking Prior, but if you're looking for a batting wicket-keeper, then I can see the logic behind the choice (unlike picking Geraint Jones, say). I don't view Read as having "failed" in his last go though, I still think he's the best wicket keeper. But it seems a batsman-keeper is required.

As for bowlers - my comments not that long ago about Plunkett was probably too self-evident to be called prescient, I'm glad to see him getting a go.

Overall - I like this line-up. Let's hope they perform.

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