13 June 2007

Boycott would have dropped Strauss

I burbled earlier this week about how Strauss could be dropped, despite the fact that he's a class player, but England showed their loyalty by picking him again for the 4th Test.

Interesting that Geoff Boycott has now said he would have dropped him.

I guess the England selectors are working on the assumption that Strauss is just as likely to get his form back playing international cricket against the West Indian bowlers as he is against County bowlers - the standard being similar. But the West Indies bowlers, particularly Sammy, put in a much improved performance in the last Test, so this may no longer be the case. Time will tell if it is a good decision.

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