The content rehashing practices at an old job of ours gave rise to an unofficial company slogan of, “Yesterday’s news – today!” Old habits apparently die hard, because this week we have consistently been one step off the pace. Just like in life.
Today we bring you the news about England’s next Test squad that you’ve already finished talking about. Gary Ballance is somewhat inexplicably in, while Toby Roland-Jones pulls up to the pace bowling taxi rank to wait his turn.
The threads that bind the Test and one-day squads together seem to grow thinner by the day. Test squad bowlers Jake Ball and Roland-Jones don’t seem to get mentioned for short format stuff and yet have been chosen ahead of Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett and David Willey (who can barely even get a first-class game for Yorkshire).
Similarly, gallons of one-day runs for Jason Roy and Jos Buttler weren’t enough for them to edge ahead of Ballance, who was averaging the square root of ball-all in the County Championship before a couple of solid knocks in the last couple of matches.
It seems they do things differently today. Find out more about this, here at this website, tomorrow.