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How deep is England's batting strength?

Can Samit Patel fill the space left by Morgan, or is Ravi the next man in? Plus, a look ahead to the intriguing series between West Indies and Australia (25:08)

Producer: Tom Kingham

March 13, 2012

Posted by Evilpengwinz on (March 16, 2012, 4:03 GMT)

Everyone is saying Samit Patel isn't good enough to bat at 6 - Matt Prior clearly is, so move him up to 6, and put Samit Patel at 7. Simple.

Posted by Mervo on (March 14, 2012, 10:12 GMT)

It is not a matter of the depth of English batting , but of South African batting as that is where they recruit from.

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