The Cricket Debate Podcast: Bob Willis and Angus Fraser on England's winter
Last Updated: 04/04/18 1:59pm
England's disappointing winter is over. Let the inquest begin.
Bob Willis joined Charles Colvile in The Cricket Debate studio to dissect England's trips to Australia and New Zealand and they were joined by Angus Fraser, one of the men who selected the players for both tours.
Fraser, Middlesex CCC's managing director of cricket as well as an England selector (for now), was grilled on the batting and bowling flaws - and also how England's fortunes can improve.
Click on the link above to listen to the podcast in full, which includes Bob's thoughts on…
- Why Moeen Ali won't get straight back into the Test team, and why the time has come to shelve both James Vince and Mark Stoneman
- How badly England's lack of world-class back-up bowling is hurting the side's fortunes and why Ben Stokes is not a fourth seamer
- The future of Trevor Bayliss - and why Bob isn't a fan of having different coaches for red and white-ball cricket
Plus, former England seamer Fraser analyses…
- The difficulties of bowling with the Kookaburra ball - and just how different it is bowling in Australia as opposed to England
- Jack Leach's debut - and the pivotal role he could play in England's future, particularly on next winter's tours
- Alastair Cook's lack of consistency; no-one will be more disappointed than him and the left-hander will be a discussion point for the selectors ahead of the summer