From the BBC: “Ramprakash in England contention”.
How have they deduced that this is the case? Because when asked about the likelihood of Ramprakash’s selection, England national selector, Geoff Miller, said:
“I’m not ruling anybody out.”
We’d have gone with “Geoff Capes in England contention” on the grounds that he hasn’t been ruled out either.
Maybe Ramprakash will play, but a batsman whose sole yet hugely debilitating weakness is a susceptibility to the pressure associated with Test cricket might not be the best choice for a Test that will decide a home Ashes series.