Originally Posted by Michelle Fivefer
It's surely for Patel's own good. If he has the desire as well as the talent he will put this right now, just as Flintoff did.
I think that Bell's fitness was also mentioned by Strauss & Flower as something he had to work on, as well as relearning what was required as a batsman. This surprised me as he is one of the more energetic fielders.
I thought he had put on weight but seeing him leap into the air at short leg he probably is quite fit.
The fit looking Cook, Strauss, Pietersen, Broad, Anderson, Shah, Collingwood, Rashid, Davies
carrying a few extra pounds
Bell, Swann, Sidebottom, Harmison, Prior, Bopara, Flintoff, Khan, Panesar