The watercolour vivid intrigue surrounding this week’s Test squad is about as good as it gets when it comes to writing about England selections. Predictability is good, we suppose, but it’s not much fun to write about.
Mike Carberry has been called up to England’s Twenty20 squad. That makes sense. He’s been the standout opener in the short formats this summer and has proven himself in all formats over many years. Why wouldn’t they select him?
The most interesting question is whether we refer to him as ‘Mike’ or ‘Michael’ in future posts. Any preference?