Well, so much for the new broom then. Not a surprise selection among em, unless you count Samit Patel’s inclusion in the one-day squad (again trailed by Reverse Sweep only hours ago) and Matt Prior’s recall to the same.
Owais Shah must wonder what he has to do to get a chance now that Ravi Bopara has leapt ahead of him in the pecking order. Tell you what Owais: take the IPL/Champions League money and sod the selectors.
But there’s no Carberry, no Key, no Malan – and did we really think there would be?
Conservative imagination – if that’s not a contradiction in terms -is something that is anathema to England’s selectors. Mad left-field selections, such as that of Darren Pattinson, evidently are not.