21st Nov 2017
And so do Australia -expect – Ben to be there.
I would put Stokes above Cook at the moment and for one simple reason
Cook failed last time and how he keeps his place at No 1 only the likes of Dickie Bird know
Geoff Boycott may have yet to confirm his faith in the player
and there could be a surprise in store
if Cook fails in the first Test Match.
Bairstow could open and Stokes recalled to fill his place.
Root at first wicket down has had a difficult time during the Summer tests.
Either he sits it out all day or is in before his breakfast has settled.
But its the bowlers who win matches and the team that take the catches
England in the field need strong leadership and Joe needs Ben.
So bollocks to the Gentlemen in the Lords long room –
Give England the chance they deserve.
If England go down one nil in the series Stokes will be back
Its a no brainer !