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English Selection Dilemma's over Tea and Scones: An Insider's View

DERBY, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Ravi Bopara of England (R) beats the fielder with the ball during day four of the tour match between England Lions and Sri Lanka at the County Ground on May 22, 2011 in Derby, England. (Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images)
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Linus FernandesAnalyst IISeptember 24, 2016

The Sri Lankans are here.

Raise the curtain on the Lions— English and Lankan.

Can we have a Bell please? Yes, it’s Ian, in the mix.

No Straussing about who’s going to lead the side. No rueing and hewing about it.

Can we cook up a barbeque for the islanders? Nice and warm and sizzling, followed by climbing Alistairs for exercise.

Trotting up and down is good calisthenics, too.

Can Pietersen be omitted? What! And miss out on free Brylcreem?

Eoin and Ian? Is there a difference? Morgan powder to use on unwelcome visitors.

Prior behind. Does that sound right?

No Matting wickets here, pal. We’re British, we like our pitches green.

The WAGS insist Broad has to be in. No Stuart excuses can keep him out.

Give us a Swann to make the ugly ducklings look good.Tremble before Tremlett, Lankan lambs.

Games and James can’t be uncoupled,can they?

Let’s ring Finnish to the selections. It’s time for tea and scones, Steve.

Bopara? Is that the chap serving?


 

Quote of the day: 

Facts are the enemy of truth. – Miguel de Cervantes




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