Clarke must stand down, or there’s a World Cup shambles ahead

Except you're losing half the recent team there, Cadfael. Doherty isn't there to be a strike bowler, he's supposed to tick through overs 15 to 35 at about four runs an over. Which he's proved to be reliable at doing. Watson is required too, he has good strike power up the order and is a very good bowler in the format (he won a game for us in the last over last summer). I do agree that Wade would have been fine keeping on ODI wickets without much spin in the side, and is a more dangerous bat. Haddin got a loyalty selection as well.

13 Jan 2015
Clarke must stand down, or there’s a World Cup shambles ahead

I can forgive your disagreement, just this once. I'd also like to see Watson bowling a fair bit, he's in good touch, but selectors want a sixth bowler wherever possible so that if someone is having a bad game or getting smashed by a certain batsman, there's an option to switch to. With that line-up Maxwell and Watson must bowl 10, or their only resort is Smith.

13 Jan 2015
Clarke must stand down, or there’s a World Cup shambles ahead

For half a match against SA in November before he pulled his hamstring. Before that, half a match in Zimbabwe before he pulled his hamstring.

13 Jan 2015
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