time for my rant!
look what happens when you take a poor one day side to the ashes, we've just lost the forth test by an innings as i write this!
strauss - the only test batsman in the squad - hasn't performed to his ability
cook - inexperienced, but has potential, hopefully ready for 2010 ashes
bell - inexperienced, not as much potential, may never be ready
collingwood - average one day all rounder
pieterson - the only real star in the side apart from hoggy, but why not at number 4?
flintoff - captain? you must be joking! poor batsman, average bowler, but fletchers yes man, disgrace
g jones - in the squad for his batting? which is poor much like is wicketkeeping
read - is this all we have as back up?
mahmood - don't get me started
hoggard - the only england player worth his place except pieterson, great bowler, "run up and wang in down!"
Panesar - inexperienced, but has potential, hopefully ready for 2010 ashes
giles - hasn't played for a year, wasn't very good before the injury
Harmison - excellent on his day but how many off days does he want?
anderson - not up to test match standard and never will be
so how would i choose? not my job