Why is Moeen Ali batting at 8? Sometimes she bowls, sometimes not.
Mitchell Marsh reacts after taking a wicket during the fifth test of The Ashes series. In more familiar surroundings, she needs to push through her recent bad patch. It’s how you react to it after.
“But they’re really excited and I’m really excited to see them do well on this tour”.
England’s best performance of the series came in the opening one-day game at Taunton, where they faced a tired-looking Australia. “I have got to know Trevor now – he is a relaxed man himself”. Her team have supported one another with bat and ball.
The possibility of the rain washing away a substantial victory and a consolation prize finally pulled away, as the storm washed over and granted Australia a lifeline; one which the plucky Peter Siddle gleefully accepted. Her strike rate of 175 is far beyond anyone else’s.
Topley and batsman James Vince, who were in the squad for the last T20 global against New Zealand but did not play in the 56-run win at Old Trafford, retain their places.
They will travel down under to defend the Ashes in 2017-18.
So, if Bell does decide to retire, the long-term solution could be to deploy a Yorkshire middle order with Root moving up again to No3, followed by Balance and Bairstow. I like to say that I can be attacking, clear the ropes and hit boundaries. Will likely be given more time to rediscover his fluent and potentially destructive best in front of the stumps, but needs a score soon.
Wyatt isn’t the only one whose role seems forever in flux. They are also able to call on the No. 1-ranked T20 bowler, Danielle Hazell, who comes into the squad along with fellow spinner Danielle Wyatt.
Local fans raised on a diet of Allan Border and Steve Waugh struggled to warm to millennial Clarke, a working class boy whose comfort with wealth and celebrity was at odds with the no-nonsense austerity of previous Australian captains. There were jubilant scenes in the Australian camp when Hazell’s non-selection earlier in the series was announced. A key contributor to each of England’s three wins – most notably with centuries at the SWALEC Stadium and Trent Bridge – the 24-year-old frequently bailed out his side following poor starts, and did so in a delightfully positive manner to earn man-of-the-series honours. The levels of support we have received here in the past have been incredible and long may that continue.
“Obviously the Ashes have been great to watch”.