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Old 9th September 2008, 16:32   #68
High Druid Nathan Barley
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Originally Posted by Shah's bitch View Post
Fine twenty20 squad, but still, how does Alistair qualify as one of Englands best 20/20 opening batsman! Test team harmony should not come into the selection of the 20/20 squad, it is a disgrace.
It's not a 20/20 squad for a major international tournament, or an international series. It's a 20/20 competition designed to make the England players some money and to stop them joining the IPL. As such, and given the nonsensical amounts of money involved, test squad harmony is definitely a factor and should definitely be considered when selecting the side for this competition. If our test performances were to be compromised by a lack of forethought by the selectors when picking a squad for a money-making non-official knockaround, that would be the disgrace.

Cook will not play, but is more deserving of an England players' pay day than Key or Denly, or any other superior 20/20 player.
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