|Likely XI||My XI|
|Dom Sibley||1|| Dom Sibley|
|Zak Crawley||2|| James Bracey|
|Jonny Bairstow||3|| Zak Crawley|
|Joe Root||4|| Joe Root |
|Dan Lawrence||5|| Ollie Pope|
|Jos Buttler||6|| Dan Lawrence|
|Sam Curran||7|| Ben Foakes|
|Dom Bess||8|| Dom Bess|
|Jack Leach||9|| Jack Leach|
|Mark Wood||10|| Mark Wood|
|Stuart Broad||11||Stuart Broad|
It was against Pakistan, so forgive me if i hesitate to say that he’s settled. Same for Buttler, with regard to him having escaped his slump with the bat.One match after Zak Crawley establishes himself and makes the number three position his own, we'll make him open
Are you a newbie/out of form/making a comeback/part-time bowler? If yes, Pakistan is the perfect opposition. Just ask Duanne Olivier, Paul Harris, Nathan Hauritz, Marcus North, Will Somerville and so many more.
Moeen would’ve been handy at 7, especially in Galle.Sam Curran is going to play because Bess and Leach at seven and eight would be madness. Rather than, you know, picking another batsman.
Inexplicably.Ben Foakes isn't the incumbent Test keeper. Still. Somehow.
Even after being the Player Of the Series last time England came to Sri Lanka, where he saved them twice from low innings totals (I think)Ben Foakes isn't the incumbent Test keeper. Still. Somehow.
Burns is on paternity leave.Even after being the Player Of the Series last time England came to Sri Lanka, where he saved them twice from low innings totals (I think)
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By the way, Rory Burns hasn't still recovered from his injury?
4 ducks in a row for a batsman - that must be some kind of record, certainly close.Yeah Sri Lanka, a guy who is good for nothing more than being a meatshield after 30 odd tests and the bloke who collects 4 ducks in a row are good enough for your side but not the one batsman who averages close to 70 on the biggest domestic minefields in Asia.