Should Rory Burns, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes make England’s Ashes XI? Bob Willis and Phil Simmons discussed on The Cricket Debate.
Woakes did his chances of facing Australia at Edgbaston no harm with a six-wicket haul at Lord’s as England torpedoed Ireland for just 38 on day three to win a Test in which they had been bowled out for 85 themselves.
But opener Burns and all-rounder Ali managed a combined 21 runs in the match and Bob believes it would be unfair for the duo to be selected for Thursday’s Ashes opener in Birmingham.
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Bob, former West Indies all-rounder and Ireland coach Phil, and host Charles Colvile also chatted about…
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Are four-day Tests the future of the game?
How important is red-ball practice ahead of a Test match?
Watch the first Ashes Test, at Edgbaston, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 10am on Thursday.
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