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Old 28th May 2015, 10:46   #99
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Originally Posted by stevieh View Post
You seem very sensitive about the idea of the "elite". Understandable when it is perceived players have been picked based on past glories and being a good egg from the right sort of family. However, we have to get over this. We need elite cricketers at the top of their games to regain some of the lost credibility in one day cricket.

I believe we also need to make some bold choices right now concerning the team we might envision representing England at the 2019 World Cup. It is really not that far away and we can't afford another f*** up.

That means either backing Morgan to the hilt, or, more likely, jettisoning him pronto. This should be a decision based on his perceived qualities and ability to lead from the front, and not based on perceptions of fairness and his being owed something for standing in the breach after Cook was cut loose so late.
Elitism seems a reasonable description of what is being suggested.

Having just had a World Cup, the next is about as far away as it could be.

Of course, the selectors will have opinions on which players may be worth persisting with and which aren't. However, I can't see any of them putting their jobs on the line by saying that some will continue to be selected no matter what, and nor should they.

Not only would it be unfair, it would also be foolish.

"another f*** up" - surely, you meant another unanticipated underperformance situation.
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