No I never used to watch Dawson’s Creek either, honest!
Forty-year-old’s trying to look eighteen (Comeback from the album Barely Famous Hits by The Warren Brothers). You’ve heard it, you know you have!
England are 2-0 down in India with two Tests to play and neither Zafar Ansari’s double first in politics and sociology or his piano playing ability have yielded much on the cricket pitch (Series Ave’s, Bat: 12.00, Bowl: 54.33). He was sick, he’s hurt his finger again or maybe his back now and he’s going home. Anyway, at least England can finally call up the man who was statistically the best English bowler in the County Championship last season, Somerset’s Jack Leach (65 Div. 1 wickets at 21.88).
Oh no, wait. Leach’s Somerset skipper Chris Rogers suggested that Leach wasn’t emotionally ready for Test cricket. So now we’re letting ex-Ozzie players select our squads!
The England management have called up Liam Dawson (20 Div. 1 wickets at 43.85) instead!
In all seriousness Dawson has put in some pretty decent batting efforts for Hampshire in recent times and has been playing (Albeit T20) in Bangladesh. If ‘Daws’ does debut in India, Silly Point wishes him the very best and the same goes for Zafar Ansari. He only need look as far as Adil Rashid (0-169 on Test Debut) to see an example of someone who didn’t quite set the world alight straight away but has since flourished. Ansari may yet come back stronger.
Good luck to Keaton Jennings too ahead of a likely Test debut in the fourth Test. You can’t argue with the volume of runs (1548) that he scored in County Championship Division One last term.