Monty Panesar’s back

As in ‘returned’. He hasn’t got anklosing spondylitis or anything. We’re frigging delighted about Monty Panesar being in England’s Ashes squad. In a world of cynicism, underperformance and questionable motives, the man who literally jumps for joy at taking a wicket is king.

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Chris Tremlett’s back

As in ‘returned’. He hasn’t got anklosing spondylitis or anything. We’re generally in favour. Not because he had a good season in that netherland, the second division of the County Championship, but because when he’s bowled for England, he’s bowled a bit like Andy Caddick and Andy Caddick was mint.

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