Crap in a hat!

Giles gets the nod over Monty. I don’t know quite how to feel about that. I know that Giles is a better bat but Monty was magnificent in the summer. You’ve got to feel for the lad…

England team: Strauss, Cook, Bell, Pietersen, Collingwood, Flintoff, Jones, Giles, Harmison, Anderson, Hoggard

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2 comments so far

  1. Bully2012

    Yup… wrong choice entirely. I understand why England have gone with Giles but this was the pitch for Monty to make a huge impact…

    I hope his confidence is not too damaged so that when England are brave enough to make the difficult choice, he will come out and prove them right.

    End of day 1 with the score as it is will no doubt bring lots of doom & gloom but there’s an awful long way to go yet.

  2. mike

    Hi Bully,

    The build up in the press made it sound like Monty was axed from about Tuesday onwards but I was still surprised when they announced it. Like you, I hope that his confidence isn’t too damaged as he is certainly a guy who needs to feel like he’s part of the team.


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