So defeat came as expected. It was a dismal, pathetic and even somewhat comical surrender in the end.
Prior is stepping down (the right decision) but Cook wants to stay on as England captain (probably the wrong one). The ECB are unlikely to make many changes in my opinion, as their fates are intertwined with Cook’s. But something’s got to give, surely?
We’re not going to nail our colours to any particular mast at this point. England’s problems are too complex to jump to firm conclusions now. However, we’d welcome your thoughts on where England could or should go from here.
Is Vaughan onto something by suggesting Eoin Morgan should step up from ODI skipper (in Cook’s absence) to test captain?
Should Bell, Root, or Broad take the job?
And who should replace Prior? Buttler is the obvious choice, but Stephen Brenkley had a leftfield suggestion that kills two birds with one stone: Chris Read comes in as skipper.
It’s a crazy thought, but these are crazy times.
Over to you folks ….
James & Maxie