Joe Root’s geting comfortable in his bowling boots. Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann are enjoying the feel of their batting gloves. Except for the fact that the batsmen aren’t making runs and the bowlers aren’t taking wickets, everything’s going exactly as planned in England’s warm-up match against Essex.
But who cares? Form is form, right? As long as someone vaguely related to the England cricket team is doing something vaguely cricket-related in vaguely competent fashion, it’s all good.
Other encouraging signs ahead of the first Ashes Test
- Graham Gooch is really getting it through with his Wangotron 9000
- Steven Finn has managed to identify David Gower from quite some distance away
- Jonny Bairstow has a new box