I feel an "every batsman in domestic cricket" analysis coming along, in the same vein as my "every spinner in domestic cricket" analysis
Although with the spinners, the conclusion was very much "that's all of them, chief"
I had been really struggling to read any non-degree texts without feeling guilty, but I'm curremtly part way through the Dark Materials books (in a huge one-volume edition) and last read the new Harlan Coben I think
I see the logic. But Bairstow isn't the answer - Buttler is
My first-choice England XI is:
1. :eng: :bat: Rory Burns
2. :eng: :bat: Dominic Sibley
3. :eng: :bat: A 2010 cardboard cutout of Jonathan Trott. Or Malan or something
4. :eng: :bat: Joe Root
5. :eng: :ar: Ben Stokes
6. :eng: :bat: Jos...
In response to this I refer back to the post I made a couple of days ago where I pointed out that the only top-order batsmen who have performed consistently at or above a replacement level for England have been Rory Burns and Joe Root.
Early signs are also promising for Dan Lawrence, and he...
In fairness, "most exciting teenage fast bowling debutant since Pat Cummins" isn't exactly the highest accolade as it's quite a small sample size, but you correctly interpreted that I'm excited about him in the same way I was excited about Pat Cummins