Hmmm. I haven’t posted anything about the test match in Jamaica so far as have been enjoying watching it. Some proper old fashioned test cricket it was too. England grafting to a par-ish total in the first innings, stylish West Indies batsmen then tonking them round the park, and then the batting being dessimated by some high quality fast bowling.

Putting aside the fact that we were skittled for 51, a total which invites derision from all parts of the cricketing world, there are some major problems with the England side currently, and they probably won’t be fixed through wholesale changes to the team.

Sure Cook and Collingwood need runs, but would it improve the side by dropping them? Who would replace them anyway? What’s going on with Monty? Would Adil Rashid have made any difference?

The Village Cricketer advocates two changes for the next test. Shah for Bell and Swann for Panesar. Those changes could only improve the team at present.

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