So Alastair Cook’s an England captain (one-day internationals) and Stuart Broad’s an England captain (Twenty20). But which one will go on to become the REAL England captain – the one who’s in charge of the Test team?
Is this really the way to do it. Is this really the plan now? Auditioning?
Do they both have to captain England before a decision can be made? Couldn’t the selectors have devised a series of competitive events to gauge their skills instead?
We suggest the following:
- Mano a mano coin-tossing
- Handshakefulness evaluation
- Long-range vague arm-waving (against the clock)
- Taking the positives from a shocking defeat oral test
And while we’re on this subject, can we express our grave displeasure at the unrepresentative nature of the current England captains. There are three of them now and they are all public school boys, defiling the air at press conferences with their hideous, grating received pronunciation accents.
We miss Michael Vaughan.