Bob Willis Headlines
I doubt I'm the only one who is a little bit surprised to see Ravi Bopara back in the England fold.
Kevin Pietersen's absence for next month's Test series against New Zealand raises a number of concerns but I'd be very surprised if he wasn't available for all of this summer's Ashes Tests.
Brendon McCullum could end England's hopes of forcing an unlikely win in Auckland on day four, reckons Bob Willis.
No wonder Kevin Pietersen is 'gutted' to miss this winner-takes-all Test in Auckland.
England's last-ball defeat to a New Zealand XI in Whangarei on Wednesday strengthens my belief that there'll be little to choose between the sides when the Twenty20 series proper begins on Saturday.
Eoin Morgan is an impressive character who seems committed to passing on what he's learnt to the next players in line for England honours.
Andy Flower's plate is too full at the moment so it's very good news that Ashley Giles will be taking over responsibility for England's ODI and T20 teams.
More Bob Willis:
- England's first Test options still open in India, says Bob Willis
- Home comfort
- No easy introduction
- Out of the reckoning
- Hit and hopes
- Out of the Ashes
- The timeless texts
- KP can't complain
- Rating the pacemen
- Mor from Eoin
- A forgotten formula
- Exchange grates
- No slack in attack
- Stick and twist
- Slowing Eoin gone
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