Originally Posted by Michelle Fivefer
If Hales doesn't open there's no reason to pick him at all. It's only the inability to find a decent partner for Cook that brought Hales into the frame at all.
I agree but he HAS been selected so he deserves a chance
I doubt even his mother thinks he will come straight in to open for england
Unless i am misken Warner did not initially open for the Aussies
Running behind the times again - Continual knee jerk reactions are not going to fix the problem
Who would you have open in Hales ' absence ?