15 July 2007

Harmison unlikely, Strauss gets another chance

England have announced a 13 man squad for the Lords Test versus India on Thursday. Despite a string of low scores Strauss has made it once again, and it looks like Steve Harmison is unlikely to play given his hernia, although he is in the 13 man squad. James Anderson and Stuart Broad will fight it out for the last bowling position and Broad is surely the favourite given that Moores' is an admirer and the fact that he can bat at 8 (although he should really bat one position lower). If Anderson were to be selected, England would be selecting four number 11 batsmen.

Strauss will be hoping for runs today playing for England Lions or otherwise the pressure will be even greater when he walks out at Lords....

Subsequent update: Stuart Broad looks even more certain to play after his 5 wicket haul today against the Indians.

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