So, England have replaced Bopara with Trott for the final test. Trott was the next cab off the rank, but it is a massive ask for him to come in and perform on the biggest stage possible at the first time of asking.

It could of been Bopara or Bell he replaced, both players that have shoine brightly against second rate test sides before being exposed against the very best. I reckon that Bopara is a better long term bet that Bell, but I guess you have a problem when you have three batsmen (Collingwood, Bell and Bopara) all best suited to and fighting for a number 5 spot.

Fingers crossed.