Originally Posted by StevieH
I agree about the pecking order. It may sound harsh, but I'd be looking at the ICC Test rankings - Colly is in 14th, Bell in 20-something spot.
Do you want to replace someone up the order, Ian? Vaughan is below you, but is the captain and making up for lost time due to previous injury, so you'll just have to bide your time at number 6 and produce the weight of runs that make your claim irresistible.
If there was another injury to a batsman, and Shah or Bopara were to come into the side, then Bell should move up and the newcomer bat at 6.
Colly is still riding on the back of his double hundred in Australia, which shot him up the rankings. Despite a few indifferent games he has stayed up around the 14-16 mark. Bell, Cook and Strauss are now huddled together in the rankings, waiting for someone to break free - in either direction!