What will you remember about England’s ODI cricket in 2007? Will it be England’s dreadful showing in the World Cup, where pedestrian starts from the top order left us lacking throughout the competition? For me, it will be Mal Loye slog-sweeping Brett Lee for sixes in the Commonwealth Bank series in Australia – a series which England won. So, when England need a player at the top of the order that can slap the world’s fastest bowlers around in the inaugural international Twenty20 tournament in South Africa next month they have chosen to ignore the dynamic Mal Loye. No wonder he is upset.

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