- Mar 21, 2015
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Do you reckon? I don't see Leach running through a line up but he's got more control than Mo. I don't think there'll be a lot of spin in NZ and SA so I think Leach would get the nod.
One question, can Simon Harmer qualify for England after a certain number of years like Archer? If so, get him in! Best spinner in the country by a mile who can also bat/field.
Pleased for Zak, he's a real prospect. Obviously a few years behind Sibley in experience so he's second fiddle, but will be great for him to get the experience of a tour. With Denly and Billings also getting national recognition again I think it's fair to say Kent aren't being seen as a joke by the selectors any more.
Having said all that, seeing as this tour doesn't REALLY count - it would've been fun to see 43 year old Darren Stevens twatting it about in the T20. How he's been overlooked by selectors for 20 odd years is pretty scandalous.
I’m almost certain the ECB changed the rules on qualification periods recently to get Archer in before the World Cup, which means that Harmer may not have as long as he normally would have to qualify. I’d be willing to bet that the ECB could fast track him in before we tour India in 2021.In theory, it's possible. I think his qualification period only started this year or last year though. It would be controversial though, cos he's played 5 tests for South Africa and it would be the first player to come over as a Kolpak to go on to play for England. I don't think they should look to pick him - Matty Parkinson is the future, they should get behind him.
No Kent players in the Surrey/Oval Invincibles team, what a surprise!!
Tinpot competition anyway, wont be watching even if it is free to air.
I’ve paid no real attention to it as it’s the biggest load of bollocks I’ve ever heard but saw somewhere that the Oval team were meant to represent Surrey and Kent. As if a Kent fan would ever support a team from the Oval full of Surrey players. Just shows what a load of old rubbish it is.