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ENGLAND'S OPENING BATSMEN. 
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Post ENGLAND'S OPENING BATSMEN.
England have a dilemma to face in their selection of a partner for Alistair Cook on the Ashes tour. I do not think that Stoneman is the answer, and Hameed and Jennings have both been discarded. The options are so limited I feel that Joe Root should take on the job; or Moheen Ali / Bairstow. A real crisis would occur if Cooke was injured. It is an easier task to find a mid order batsman to replace the above mentioned.

If the selectors do decide to take a chance on one of these guys, I suspect that the present incumbent Stoneman will get the nod, but perhaps they should also consider Hameed. Yes he has had a torrid season, but in the current match against Essex the Lancashire lad has scored an undefeated 32 runs out of 125-6 in 53 overs !! This is really Trevor Bailey, Geoff Boycott stuff, and his presence in the Ashes team could still be an asset for England. There is a saying that in Test cricket a batsman scoring 50 runs in 50 overs is of more value than one who scores 50 in 50 minutes.


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Post Re: ENGLAND'S OPENING BATSMEN.
Hameed has the temperament in spades, none of the current alternatives look any better and you know the bowling will be torrid.

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