Australia tour of England 2013 August 19, 2013

Carberry included in T20 squad

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Michael Carberry has been rewarded for his superb form in the Friends Life t20 with a call-up to England's T20 squad to play Australia on August 29 and 31. Carberry has only played once for England, a Test in Chittagong three years ago, but now has the chance to add to his solitary international appearance.

Carberry, 32, was a major force in Hampshire reaching the Flt20 semi-finals with 502 runs at 55.77 and his tally has proved too significant to ignore with inclusion in England's 13-man squad for the two-match T20 series.

But there is no room in the squad for Northamptonshire seam bowler David Willey, who also enjoyed a fine Friends Life t20. Willey, 23, took 21 wickets at 13.33 including a hat-trick in the final, where he also scored the fastest half-century of the season.

Steven Finn and Stuart Broad return to the T20 squad having both missed the series against New Zealand in June, which England lost 1-0, when they were left out to prepare for the Ashes. For Broad, it is a chance to reacquaint himself with the captaincy, six months away from the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Broad was last in charge of England in February when they won the series in New Zealand. Boyd Rankin, who made his debut in June, is again included but there is no place for Jonny Bairstow.

"With only eight international T20 matches until the World T20 next April this series is an important chance for players to show they are capable of performing well at this level," Geoff Miller, the national selector, said. "The two matches will also allow Ashley Giles and Stuart Broad an opportunity to look at a number of different options.

"This squad combines players with plenty of international experience with players who have impressed at domestic level and who deserve an opportunity to test themselves in an international environment against what will no doubt be a strong Australian side."

Squad Stuart Broad (capt), Ravi Bopara, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Michael Carberry, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Eoin Morgan, Boyd Rankin, Joe Root*, James Tredwell, Luke Wright

*Joe Root was omitted from squad in original release, but later confirmed as in

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  • POSTED BY landl47 on | August 20, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    I'm pleased for Carberry that he's getting a chance to represent England again. He deserves it. Other than that, frankly, I don't much care who's in the side. When you look at the squad you see how little it has to do with first-class and test cricket.

    Good luck to them, but my main concern will be that none of the players who might be part of the Ashes squad in Australia get injured.

  • POSTED BY kearon47 on | August 21, 2013, 8:01 GMT

    England Ashes Squad of 17 in Australia should be: A.Cook, M.Carberry,J.Trott,K.Pieterson,I.Bell,J.Root, M.Prior,S.Broad,G.Swann,C.Tremlett,J.Anderson,J.Bairstow,G.Ballance,T.Bresnan\ B.Stokes,S.Finn,S.Kerrigan,C.Woakes.

  • POSTED BY kieranbob on | August 20, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    Looking forward to see Carberry bat for England. Hope he gets given a proper chance. Agree with comments about Buttler being hit or miss, hasn't really done much at international level.

  • POSTED BY on | August 20, 2013, 13:19 GMT

    Right batsman, wrong squad!

    Carberry should be opening for the Test side

  • POSTED BY DrSeussXI on | August 20, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    Very pleased for Carberry. I would say it shows how consistently good performances can be rewarded but that completely contradicts the baffling decision to continually pick Dernbach.

    On that pet subject of these comments, I'm annoyed as everyone else at how someone who keeps on putting in such poor performances keeps on getting selected but what annoys me more is the message is sends to those bowlers in county cricket who would give their right arm (or at least their non-bowling arm) for the chances he's had.

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | August 20, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    @Somerset-Richard on (August 19, 2013, 22:49 GMT) Buttler has been very hit and miss. I like it when he plays himself in - with urgency but not reckless abandon. Vs Surrey in the QFs he played recklessly too early - like he has so often for England

    @Optic on (August 19, 2013, 19:00 GMT) TBH - and I'm an advocate of Jos - but his batting for Somerset this year has been hugely inconsistent and probably his better form was earlier in the season. They prob should stick with him as he is so dangerous when he gets it right but Craig has done way better than Jos this year

  • POSTED BY on | August 20, 2013, 8:23 GMT

    @ahassansan: "Seeing Dernbach in the squad mkes English fans sick, the same felling we get when Imran Farhat is picked." - Oh believe me mate, even Imran Farhat is twice the cricketer that Jade Dernbach will ever be. At least he has hundreds in Tests and ODIs and respectable averages. But Dernbach? A bowler so profligate he could cause another worldwide financial crisis all on his own. He makes even the atrocious Sajid Mahmood look like Brian Statham.

  • POSTED BY crockit on | August 20, 2013, 8:10 GMT

    Selecting Briggs and Dernbach is continuity for players who probably will never cut the mustard at this level let alone ODIs and tests . They clogg up space thaty could be taken by the likes of Barker, Stokes and others. Muddled selection.

    England need to win the ODIs against AUS but that will not come about through playing jaded or someowhat injured players. Rest Pieterson and Anderson as a minimum and rotate other ODI playing test regulars

    Buttler is overrated and should only be persisted with in T20 not in ODIs where his quick 50 in an unimportant game is continuing to mask a long reel of single figure scores and an average of around 15.

    Team squadsuggestion

    Cook / Bell (rotation), Davies (keeping) Trott / Root (rotation) Ballance Bairstow Bopara

    Rotate 4 out of 6 of Stokes, Wright, Broad, Barker, Rankin and Finn Tredwell (rest Swann possibly have another spinner in squad as backup)

    This squad would give opportunities to a number of potential future test players

  • POSTED BY Sachit1979 on | August 20, 2013, 7:52 GMT

    Boyd Rankin in England squad now. It's loss to Ireland.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | August 20, 2013, 7:12 GMT

    The Joe Root obsession needs to die quickly the kid is being praised far to much, he should not be in a T20 squad ahead of powerful batsman like Trego/Stokes/willey/kieswetter. He hasn't even been playing domestic T20 so why are you gonna put him in national side ? T20 is also a form game just like the other formats.

  • POSTED BY landl47 on | August 20, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    I'm pleased for Carberry that he's getting a chance to represent England again. He deserves it. Other than that, frankly, I don't much care who's in the side. When you look at the squad you see how little it has to do with first-class and test cricket.

    Good luck to them, but my main concern will be that none of the players who might be part of the Ashes squad in Australia get injured.

  • POSTED BY kearon47 on | August 21, 2013, 8:01 GMT

    England Ashes Squad of 17 in Australia should be: A.Cook, M.Carberry,J.Trott,K.Pieterson,I.Bell,J.Root, M.Prior,S.Broad,G.Swann,C.Tremlett,J.Anderson,J.Bairstow,G.Ballance,T.Bresnan\ B.Stokes,S.Finn,S.Kerrigan,C.Woakes.

  • POSTED BY kieranbob on | August 20, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    Looking forward to see Carberry bat for England. Hope he gets given a proper chance. Agree with comments about Buttler being hit or miss, hasn't really done much at international level.

  • POSTED BY on | August 20, 2013, 13:19 GMT

    Right batsman, wrong squad!

    Carberry should be opening for the Test side

  • POSTED BY DrSeussXI on | August 20, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    Very pleased for Carberry. I would say it shows how consistently good performances can be rewarded but that completely contradicts the baffling decision to continually pick Dernbach.

    On that pet subject of these comments, I'm annoyed as everyone else at how someone who keeps on putting in such poor performances keeps on getting selected but what annoys me more is the message is sends to those bowlers in county cricket who would give their right arm (or at least their non-bowling arm) for the chances he's had.

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | August 20, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    @Somerset-Richard on (August 19, 2013, 22:49 GMT) Buttler has been very hit and miss. I like it when he plays himself in - with urgency but not reckless abandon. Vs Surrey in the QFs he played recklessly too early - like he has so often for England

    @Optic on (August 19, 2013, 19:00 GMT) TBH - and I'm an advocate of Jos - but his batting for Somerset this year has been hugely inconsistent and probably his better form was earlier in the season. They prob should stick with him as he is so dangerous when he gets it right but Craig has done way better than Jos this year

  • POSTED BY on | August 20, 2013, 8:23 GMT

    @ahassansan: "Seeing Dernbach in the squad mkes English fans sick, the same felling we get when Imran Farhat is picked." - Oh believe me mate, even Imran Farhat is twice the cricketer that Jade Dernbach will ever be. At least he has hundreds in Tests and ODIs and respectable averages. But Dernbach? A bowler so profligate he could cause another worldwide financial crisis all on his own. He makes even the atrocious Sajid Mahmood look like Brian Statham.

  • POSTED BY crockit on | August 20, 2013, 8:10 GMT

    Selecting Briggs and Dernbach is continuity for players who probably will never cut the mustard at this level let alone ODIs and tests . They clogg up space thaty could be taken by the likes of Barker, Stokes and others. Muddled selection.

    England need to win the ODIs against AUS but that will not come about through playing jaded or someowhat injured players. Rest Pieterson and Anderson as a minimum and rotate other ODI playing test regulars

    Buttler is overrated and should only be persisted with in T20 not in ODIs where his quick 50 in an unimportant game is continuing to mask a long reel of single figure scores and an average of around 15.

    Team squadsuggestion

    Cook / Bell (rotation), Davies (keeping) Trott / Root (rotation) Ballance Bairstow Bopara

    Rotate 4 out of 6 of Stokes, Wright, Broad, Barker, Rankin and Finn Tredwell (rest Swann possibly have another spinner in squad as backup)

    This squad would give opportunities to a number of potential future test players

  • POSTED BY Sachit1979 on | August 20, 2013, 7:52 GMT

    Boyd Rankin in England squad now. It's loss to Ireland.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | August 20, 2013, 7:12 GMT

    The Joe Root obsession needs to die quickly the kid is being praised far to much, he should not be in a T20 squad ahead of powerful batsman like Trego/Stokes/willey/kieswetter. He hasn't even been playing domestic T20 so why are you gonna put him in national side ? T20 is also a form game just like the other formats.

  • POSTED BY on | August 20, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    Now Its time for Eoin Morgan to retire... He doesn't improvise these days and he is a lot less aggressive. England lose 50% of their matches because of Morgan. The team should be like: Hales, Malan, Kieswetter, Carberry, Ballance, Davies, Wight, Stokes, Willey, Tredwell, Finn.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | August 20, 2013, 6:29 GMT

    I'd also personally rather see Napier ahead of Broad but we all know Golden boy will never be dropped as he's somehow been made captain . . .

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | August 20, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    1.Carberry 2. Hales 3.KP/Trego 4.Kieswetter (k) 5.Morgan/Butler 6.Willey 7.Stokes 8.Wright 9.Broad(c) 10. Tredwell 11.Rankin/Finn . This for me is Englands best T20 squad,fire power all way down to 8 with the bat, left arm bowlin option of Willey Spin of Tredwell height of either Rankin or Finn backed up by Broad Wright an Stokes.

  • POSTED BY on | August 20, 2013, 5:16 GMT

    Jade Dernbach in the squad again..? Dont know for how long will he continue to be picked?The most overrated bowler...

  • POSTED BY on | August 20, 2013, 4:37 GMT

    Carberry had to be in, stokes in for bopara and willey in for dernback should be better, don't think too much of broad either

  • POSTED BY pkvedas on | August 20, 2013, 3:38 GMT

    Based on current T20 form (Friends Life t20), i would like to see below team: C Kieswetter, M Carberry, A Hales, J Butler, E Morgan (c), B Stokes, D Willey, S Broad, S Finn, J Tredwell, M Azharullah

  • POSTED BY Gurudumu on | August 20, 2013, 3:04 GMT

    Could not agree more - Dernbach does not deserve to be in England colours - he's a mediocre bowler who leaks plenty of runs. Surprised that Ben Stokes did not get a look in!

  • POSTED BY on | August 20, 2013, 2:39 GMT

    Finally, a chance for Carberry. England could do worse than have him open in the Ashes this winter with Root dropping to six if that that 180 is still keeping him in the side by then.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | August 20, 2013, 1:39 GMT

    where is luke rite?? he is superb for this format..ECB WASTING HIM.

  • POSTED BY Jeremy_2566 on | August 20, 2013, 0:10 GMT

    Delighted for Carberry, but if his tally of 502 runs at 55.77 proved too significant to ignore, what has Craig Kieswetter done wrong? Opening the batting for Somerset this year, he's top scored in the FLT20 with 517 runs at 64.62 + made runs in the YB40 as well. Surely that form is impossible to ignore.

    Like others, I also find it hard to see why David Willey didn't get a chance after that trophy-winning performance in the final on Saturday.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | August 20, 2013, 0:06 GMT

    A good player from whatever I have seen of him so far. Sadly, it's a bit late in his career. Can't see him being picked for tests or ODIs ever.

  • POSTED BY Munkeymomo on | August 19, 2013, 22:53 GMT

    @salazar: Kinda agree but, I can't belive I'm gunna say this but... Bops has done well recently and doesn't deserve to be dropped.

  • POSTED BY Somerset-Richard on | August 19, 2013, 22:49 GMT

    There seems to be a common theme here among the contributors, nobody has any faith in Dernbach (apart, apparently, from the selectors). He's not just a liability as a bowler but pretty universally despised as a bloke, by people who love the great game of cricket. In relation to the Buttler question, he's hardly scored a run for Somerset in T20 this season, because he's been placed too far down the order.

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 22:46 GMT

    good call for Carberry but Dernbach?? and Butler??

  • POSTED BY 512fm on | August 19, 2013, 22:46 GMT

    Wow feeling really sorry for Willey he really did deserve it for his performance in the whole competition not only the final. Really can't figure out why Dernbach is there to be honest, cracked under the pressure on finals day, he must be really chummy with the selectors or something..

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 22:30 GMT

    Jade Dernbach has a career T20 Econ rate of over 8. This does not put him in the top 400 T20 bowlers in the world domestically yet he gets picked for England. Anyone can have an off day but he genuinely had no answer to being panned out of the park on finals day. This year Dernbach has gone at 6.7 but Gurney, Willey and several other seam bowlers have a better economy rate and have taken more wickets.

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 22:21 GMT

    Jade Dernbach and Jos Buttler are both rubbish and should be cast away. Get them out of the England setup, a complete disgrace.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | August 19, 2013, 22:18 GMT

    Carberry is no1 and should have been playing this format yrs ago, England always get it wrong in T20 guys like Trego Kieswetter Stokes Willey should all be in. Think it's time for Lumb to go he's always looked average and never really done anything on the National stage despite his vast amount of chances he never makes an impact and Dernbach really? ahead of guys like Stokes and Willey that can not just bowl better but also bat like free spirited 70's West Indians ? come on now.

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | August 19, 2013, 21:28 GMT

    Agree totally re Willie.

    Re Stokes - Yes , unlucky not to get a call up but I suppose Ravi has done little wrong for Eng in shorter formats

    Re Craig K - His form has been better than Jos this year but I'm not sure how successful he'd be batting down the order. We already have 3 openers in the squad. Also Somerset need Craig for their CC match and Jos too but Craig more

    Re Dernbach - agreed. He wasn't even good on finals day. I like his variations etc but surely others need a chance.

    Also Not sure about Boyd and Finn in the same squad - surely too similar

    Another couple of names worth mentioning - Trego and Rayner

  • POSTED BY hhillbumper on | August 19, 2013, 21:06 GMT

    Dernbach has a mystery delivery> its a mystery he keeps bein g delivered into England teams. If he keeps going then he could be the first bowler to leak a hundred runs in t20. Lets face it he isnt talented and he isnt English so please just drop him.

  • POSTED BY CENZO67 on | August 19, 2013, 21:01 GMT

    Bopara definitely deserves his spot, it's a shame he's unlikely to be able to bowl but he's still worth his place for his batting in my opinion. Kieswetter and Buttler have both flattered to deceive, maybe give Bairstow a go with the gloves, has been disappointing in the test team but I think they have in mind as a successor to Prior, give him a go in these relatively unimportant games and see what happens. Dernbach should not be anywhere near any England team, really wouldn't care who they picked instead. Hope Carberry does well, he's deserved a go for a while, as a Kent fan I was gutted he didn't get a proper go there.

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 20:50 GMT

    Glad to see plenty of comments mirroring mine - why is Dernbach even discussed an an international prospect? He might scrape into Surrey's side but he shouldn't get close to the international side. It's not like he's got any batting or fielding skills to support his bowling...and his bowling isn't international standard.

  • POSTED BY hhillbumper on | August 19, 2013, 20:42 GMT

    dernbach for ever.the question is why?

  • POSTED BY Ashpro79 on | August 19, 2013, 20:33 GMT

    Carberry is pure class. Good move!

  • POSTED BY CricketingStargazer on | August 19, 2013, 20:11 GMT

    Just reward for outstanding form. Michael Carberry is another player in the long list who could come into the Test side in an injury crisis and do a job.

    However, I share the horror at the name of Jade Dernbach appearing. I cannot understand the outcry about Ravi Bopara who was outstanding the Champions Trophy, or Buttler who, when he comes good, will come good big (and he is moving from Somerset to get a wicket-keeping position) - he is an investment for the future.

  • POSTED BY steds00 on | August 19, 2013, 20:07 GMT

    Great to see Carberry back in the England set up, but the repeated selection of Dernbach is way beyond a joke. There are at least a dozen preferable options. If it was up to me, young Reece Topley would be the one.

  • POSTED BY JudgeMental on | August 19, 2013, 19:43 GMT

    Alternatively the in form XI of Lumb,Hales,Carberry,Morgan,Stokes,Buttler,Willey,Ansari,Broad,Tredwell,Finn.

  • POSTED BY Optic on | August 19, 2013, 19:11 GMT

    @pragmatist Why what's wrong with an attack of Broad, Finn, Tredwel and Rankin, with a bit of look right and maybe Bopara as back up options.

    Shame KP isn't playing, love watching that guy smash it in T20, or Swann for that matter but I suppose they're being saved for the bigger picture and I know KP's got a few niggles still.

    I'd personally go with:

    1,Hales, 2,Lumb, 3,Carberry, 4,Wright 5,Morgan, 6,Bopara, 7,Buttler, 8,Broad, 9,Tredwell, 10 Finn, 11 Rankin.

  • POSTED BY Optic on | August 19, 2013, 19:00 GMT

    @salazar555 Don't agree. Buttler has been very impressive for England in T20's and he's the man currently in possession of the gloves. He averages 28 at a strike rate of nearly 150 and he's obviously a player of incredible talent that could be one of our better one day players, so needs to be playing imo,. He's also averaged 25 in this years T20, which isn't bad at all. Dernbach imo shouldn't be anywhere near the 50 over side but hasn't done too bad for England in T20 and up to the final game he'd had a pretty good competition. He seems to have cut down on the constant slower stuff and was bowling genuinely quick. David Willey wouldn't have been a bad choice but tbh before this year he looked a pretty ordinary player not good enough with ball or bat for international cricket. He' could do with backing this year up with another next year. I think the more interesting squad will be the 50 over one.

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 18:55 GMT

    Some of those selections are fairly disgraceful. That's all I'll say...

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    No Kieswetter, top batsmen in our domestic T 20 and manf the match in the World T20 final against Australia in 2012 still nt picked, the Buttler factor mus thave a bearing on this.

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    Richly deserved call up for Carbs, good luck to him.

  • POSTED BY SDHM on | August 19, 2013, 18:14 GMT

    Wonder if Willey's outburst about Dernbach counted against him? He's had a fantastic T20 season. So has Dernbach to be fair, who, unlike most people, I have no trouble with being in the T20 squad. Guessing they're waiting to see how the likes of Willey and Stokes go for the Lions before making big changes for the ODIs: I can't see how they'd want anyone who's played in the Ashes to be playing in them, time for a rest for most of them.

    On Carberry, why call him up for the T20s when it's in this form we have a settled opening partnership? Hales and Lumb have done nothing wrong. Carberry is in flying form, but I'd have waited until the ODIs to call him up.

  • POSTED BY RodStark on | August 19, 2013, 17:48 GMT

    It is interesting that Broad and to some extent Finn are the only players from the test team to feature in the T20. I suppose this is not our absolute best T20 team though.

  • POSTED BY shandy657 on | August 19, 2013, 17:48 GMT

    I cannot see why Dernbach continues to be selected for England; it seems batsmen at both international and domestic level have detected his slower deliveries and he is becoming more predictable. His ODI economy rate is one of the worst in history...

  • POSTED BY theshads on | August 19, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    Barring Carberry - well deserved and long over due call up, just seems a little bit same old same old. No left arm seamer (being a Northants fan maybe bias) David Willey has been great all season and proved he could do it on the big stage at the weekend or Chris Wood (Hamps) also had a great season. Instead the bowling loaded with mid 80's mph right over seam "options". Batting wise how is Kieswetter not there? the lad has been treated poorly by selectors up and down the order now totally discarded. Yet Lumb @ 33 following a woeful domestic T20 season and a pretty worse T20I record is picked ahead of him? Dernbach simply hasn't kicked on and at 28 now needs to be more than just potential - he was woeful on Saturday not just his bowling but his general attitude was poor... and why do we keep picking Bopra so talented but continues to prove he's too inconsistent at all forms of international cricket.

  • POSTED BY axe_hay on | August 19, 2013, 17:43 GMT

    Graham Napier and Peter Trego are the finest T-20 players in the county circuit. I fail to understand why they have been always ignored. Somerset's James Hildreth was also a good bet.Happy that Carberry is in, however he should have been in the Test Squad once Compton was dropped.

  • POSTED BY ahassansan on | August 19, 2013, 17:24 GMT

    Seeing Dernbach in the squad mkes English fans sick, the same felling we get when Imran Farhat is picked.

  • POSTED BY mautan on | August 19, 2013, 17:22 GMT

    JADE DERNBACH??? What is it that the poor guy needs to do more to be booted out of the England team? One of the luckiest players ever to play so many international matches. May as well pick guys like Glen Chapple, Jon Lewis or Napier who deserved far more opportunities in their careers. Even today they will perform much better than the Dernbach's of this world. Come on selectors, come on..atleast explain how Jade Dernback made the team again? Every single comment here talks about the same point..so many people, fans cannot be wrong. Shocking selection..need explaination.

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 17:10 GMT

    Dernbach over Stokes? Hmm.

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 17:05 GMT

    This is real great news... this guy has been on the fringe, battling for that prime spot and am happy that he made the cut. Would love to see this lad partner Hales at the top...

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 16:56 GMT

    "Dernbach? Again?"

    That was exactly my thought when I saw his name and exactly what I thought I would post. I've been pipped to it but we can't be the only two thinking this.

    Dernbach isn't international quality yet. Glad to see Carbs in though. If they let him open in Bangladesh he will repay their faith.

  • POSTED BY JudgeMental on | August 19, 2013, 16:36 GMT

    Who is going to bowl tightly? Tredwell perhaps? Unlikely Finn, Broad and definitely not Dernbach or Briggs. Should try Willey and Ansari and maybe Crook. All brilliant fielders and can bat. Unlikely to be any more expensive than those selected. Carberry long overdue selection. Fielding is crucial in T20.

  • POSTED BY 200ondebut on | August 19, 2013, 16:34 GMT

    Tend to agree with comments about Dernbach - but would also add Finn to this list.

    Bopara is hugely talented and should be stuck with.

  • POSTED BY Robster1 on | August 19, 2013, 16:29 GMT

    Bopara and Dernbach - why oh why...

  • POSTED BY wrenx on | August 19, 2013, 16:21 GMT

    Dernbach? Again? Really struggling to see where the selectors see the potential in him any more, he's been tried and tested - 2 different slower balls does not a bowler make. given that he's playing such a shaky Aussie batting lineup , he'll probably end up with a clumsy 4 wicket haul and end up keeping a more deserving bowler out of the side.

  • POSTED BY donor on | August 19, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    If I Could change the squad Ballance, Stokes, Kieswetter, Wright n Woakes in...? Lumb, Carberry, Briggs, Bopara n Dernbach out

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    Presumably Dernbach only gets picked because equal opportunities mean that you have to have someone with a girl's name in the squad. There can't be any other reason.

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 16:03 GMT

    Is Pietersen rested or no longer part of T20 plans?

  • POSTED BY funkyandy on | August 19, 2013, 15:58 GMT

    Cant believe what the selectors didn't watch Finals Day! If they had, they'd realise how good Willey is and how shockingly poor Dernbach is!! I know its not about 1 or 2 games but Dernbach has looked way out of his depth at international level.

  • POSTED BY salazar555 on | August 19, 2013, 15:57 GMT

    Dernbach, Bopara and Butler out. Stokes, Willie, and Kieswetter in

    What is it with Dernbach, Bopara and Butler always getting picked no matter how poor they play, Bopara is not even bowling and does not deserve the spot on batting alone, Dernbach gets smashed around the park all the time and is up with the worst players to represent England and Butler has scored hardly any runs this year and isn't even keeping for Somerset. It's a disgrace these players keep getting picked

  • POSTED BY manwhore on | August 19, 2013, 15:43 GMT

    What No Ben Stokes? Shocking Jade Dernbach? Shocking did they not see Saturday

  • POSTED BY pragmatist on | August 19, 2013, 15:13 GMT

    Good move to bring in Carberry but I worry more about the bowling. My heart sinks when I see the name Dernbach in any England squad.

  • POSTED BY pragmatist on | August 19, 2013, 15:13 GMT

    Good move to bring in Carberry but I worry more about the bowling. My heart sinks when I see the name Dernbach in any England squad.

  • POSTED BY manwhore on | August 19, 2013, 15:43 GMT

    What No Ben Stokes? Shocking Jade Dernbach? Shocking did they not see Saturday

  • POSTED BY salazar555 on | August 19, 2013, 15:57 GMT

    Dernbach, Bopara and Butler out. Stokes, Willie, and Kieswetter in

    What is it with Dernbach, Bopara and Butler always getting picked no matter how poor they play, Bopara is not even bowling and does not deserve the spot on batting alone, Dernbach gets smashed around the park all the time and is up with the worst players to represent England and Butler has scored hardly any runs this year and isn't even keeping for Somerset. It's a disgrace these players keep getting picked

  • POSTED BY funkyandy on | August 19, 2013, 15:58 GMT

    Cant believe what the selectors didn't watch Finals Day! If they had, they'd realise how good Willey is and how shockingly poor Dernbach is!! I know its not about 1 or 2 games but Dernbach has looked way out of his depth at international level.

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 16:03 GMT

    Is Pietersen rested or no longer part of T20 plans?

  • POSTED BY on | August 19, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    Presumably Dernbach only gets picked because equal opportunities mean that you have to have someone with a girl's name in the squad. There can't be any other reason.

  • POSTED BY donor on | August 19, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    If I Could change the squad Ballance, Stokes, Kieswetter, Wright n Woakes in...? Lumb, Carberry, Briggs, Bopara n Dernbach out

  • POSTED BY wrenx on | August 19, 2013, 16:21 GMT

    Dernbach? Again? Really struggling to see where the selectors see the potential in him any more, he's been tried and tested - 2 different slower balls does not a bowler make. given that he's playing such a shaky Aussie batting lineup , he'll probably end up with a clumsy 4 wicket haul and end up keeping a more deserving bowler out of the side.

  • POSTED BY Robster1 on | August 19, 2013, 16:29 GMT

    Bopara and Dernbach - why oh why...

  • POSTED BY 200ondebut on | August 19, 2013, 16:34 GMT

    Tend to agree with comments about Dernbach - but would also add Finn to this list.

    Bopara is hugely talented and should be stuck with.