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If Bairstow is Gilchrist or not, shouldn’t we a analyze that when Bairstow finishes his career. In ODI, his strike rate is better than Gilly.

England must back Jonny Bairstow at Lord's

Prithivi Shaw won’t be as good as Tendulkar or for that matter he is not even next Sehwag. He would probably end up being equivalent of Murali Vijay or better.
Shaw is all hype.
But Archer isn’t.

Archer can have a big impact on the Ashes

Common sense is not so common. It’s modern day tactic to go after lower order than batsman who just got his eye in. India did same during England tour in 2018. The part time bowling option to Wade I agree but Eng were a bowler short and given bowlers workload management, I would forgive Root for error he made when Wade came in.
Mind you, Root is still young and learning.

Root’s puzzling tactics leave him open for criticism

You forgot the runs he scored till now in varied condition. At the moment he is short of runs no doubt so would you chop and change your player when he has few bad innings and cause unrest among players or back them to hilt like Australian selectors did? Bairstow has been core of England batting. His dropping at moment shows the World they are clueless about red ball cricket.

Bairstow can be dropped but at least needs two more test innings

England must back Jonny Bairstow at Lord's

Not sure about that but at some stage Aussies could consider bringing either Starc or Hazelwood.

Australia hold the aces as the series marches to Lord's

Why Australia should look to tie when they could win. I hope Australia are looking at no less than 3 wins at least. They have the men, they put up the performance. The motto for Australian going forward ought to be
Eat, sleep, conquer and repeat.

England must back Jonny Bairstow at Lord's

Australian selectors do know and back their talent to the hilt. Shane Watson through all his injuries comes to my mind. Same with Pat Cummins and now, James Pattinson. Pattinson is wicket taker where ever he has been given a chance, a five wicket in Nz, Ind doesn’t do his reputation any harm. The icing on cake is his batting.

Australia hold the aces as the series marches to Lord's

Kumar sangakara gave brilliant analysis of Bairstow, Paine technique during the match. But question is are other keepers upto the task?

England must back Jonny Bairstow at Lord's

That’s the call of team management to pick Bairstow as keeper or not. But I hope whatever decision they make, they stick to it. They can’t chop and change every second or third match. With WC done, England can get its focus back on test cricket.

England must back Jonny Bairstow at Lord's

England have comeback well after been down and out in recent past be it against India, Pakistan or even New Zealand when they were bowled out for 58 something. If Aussies get through Lord’s unscathed, series is over there itself. No Anderson, no broad, no Archer can save them.

The Ashes are alive: Beware a wounded England

Not many openers in recent past have succeeded in English condition. England themselves have been struggling to fill the boots of Cook, Strauss. By no means, Warner place is under threat. Broad does not have success against Warner as much as Anderson enjoys. But Warner has point to prove in English condition with no Ashes centuries in three series so far. He should have his name on honors board by end of the series. Hopefully, it’s at Lord for Australian cricket.

Australia hold the aces as the series marches to Lord's

Eng have the men to do the job. They need to utilize the resources well. Playing half-fit players wont help neither physically or mentally.

England must back Jonny Bairstow at Lord's

He has good first class record for Middlesex and made great comeback scoring hundred and six wicket haul. England have to use him in short bursts and smartly. He has got pace, slope at Lord’s should help him, England are playing at home they got to make pitch to their advantage.

Australia hold the aces as the series marches to Lord's

All the Ashes series since 2010 have been one-way traffic though 2015 scoreline suggested England won 3-2, Australia were annihilated in three matches they lost, and the same was the case with England in their losses in 2013,2017. But never it looked even-stevens except for the first match of Ashes 2013 series.

The Ashes are an even contest for the first time in a decade

Not at least on paper, Australia’s form leading up to the series was poor having made a first round exit in Champions Trophy before and a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Indian while England left Indian shores with head high and drawn series in New Zealand while reaching finals of CT.At the start, England were the clear favourite.

The Ashes are an even contest for the first time in a decade

Once it reaches knockout, pitch will aid spin for sure after so many matches. I am sure spin will be a decisive factor for team win/loss.

Wrist spin will be key this World Cup

Paul, I never said they won’t have any impact.But its between 21-40 over when spinners come in and this is where game could be made or broken depending on how batsman play quality spin.

Wrist spin will be key this World Cup

Paul if you watched yesterday DC vs MI you would know what I meant!

The X-Factor who can win India the World Cup

What about lynnsanity.

Lyon should not be a World Cup certainty

Zampa turns at pace .Make no mistake!

Lyon should not be a World Cup certainty

It’s a fear of unknown. It won’t come from a recognized player. Perhaps at the end of WC, we would be in a better position to say.

For example, Grant Elliot smoking Dale Steyn out of the park in the last over who would have thought .

The X-Factor who can win India the World Cup

It’s not a regular performer who gives you the X-factor, but it’s the fear of unknown. With Rishabh at the crease, India needing 70 runs in 5 overs, teams will know it’s not out of range for India as long as Pant stays on. With Kedar, MS of now you know it’s not reachable.
I am not saying he will do it always but you know he can do it

The X-Factor who can win India the World Cup

It seems you have been clueless about Rishabh Pant career graph in Test Matches.

The X-Factor who can win India the World Cup

Not to forget Hazelwood did pretty well in Champions Trophy in 2017 picking up six wickets against NZ. Jhye is still raw. Hazelwood provides control. Just Indians didn’t play him well don’t mean others will follow the suite. I would replace him for Starc but not for Hazelwood.

Jhye Richardson is on the verge of stealing Josh Hazlewood's World Cup spot

It’s not a man to man comparison, but a player should do the job assigned to him. You don’t pick best players in 11 but best 11 as per condition. Clarke admitted error in choosing Starc, Johnson in playing 11 for Ashes 15 instead of Peter Siddle who was perfect for English situation.
Though Hazelwood didn’t have a great tour of the UK in 2015, his Mcgrath like mold gives him edge in a condition which aid swing and seam.
I agree Jhye Richardson is future but for WC, Ashes replacement for Hazelwood? I don’t think so.

Jhye Richardson is on the verge of stealing Josh Hazlewood's World Cup spot