Hi everyone. First of all I must apologise for a lack of activity at TFT this week. We’ve had rather a lot going on behind the scenes. It’s been incredibly time consuming and frustrating, but I think there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
As some of you may know, we were hacked (twice!) a few weeks ago. We invested a lot of time and money into solving the problem, but every time we thought we were on top of things the hackers came back. It was a pretty grievous attack.
In order to solve the problems we’ve moved hosts this week. The new servers are apparently faster and a lot more secure. I’ve also shelled out for some internet security software.
Maxie and I are also meeting this afternoon to discuss the future. There might be a few changes afoot. We’ve also been working on something quite exciting that should make TFT a better experience when you’re out and about. Stayed tuned.
In the meantime, we haven’t forgotten that there’s some action going on in the UAE. It’s been interesting to see some of the fringe players performing well and pushing their case for test selection.
Steve Finn bowled extremely well yesterday, and there have also been wickets for the likes of Plunkett and Rashid. Who do you think will make the final cut? I can see us going into the first test with just two specialist seamers, Stokes and two spinners.
It was good to see Taylor score some runs today. You can see an interview with the diminutive Barry Manilow look-a-like in the video above. He comes across really well in my opinion. I doubt he’ll play in the test side, as Bairstow scored runs in the first game, but we’ll see.
What XI do you think England will field in the first test? We’d be interested to hear your views.