Yeah not sure the ‘let’s look at other players’ narrative that was being spun for leaving Anderson and Broad out. Like you mentioned Woakes has been rubbish for years and Overton is meh. We do miss Robinson but to really try people out, we should have played one of Fisher or Mahmood.
128-4 now so we’ve fought back a little.
Even for England the selection of Phil Jones, sorry Matthew Fisher was a strange one, he made his debut for Yorkshire in 2013, made his County Championship debut in 2015 and has only played 21 first-class matches, surely there must have been somebody more deserving of a call-up on the County circuit, guess Joe Root being a fellow Yorkie helped.
Just checked Saqib Mahmood's figures as well, he made his County Championship debut a year later than Fisher in 2016, and he's only played 4 more first-class matches than Fisher, that's surprised me, thought it would be double that at least.
It's not like the old days when quicks from Lancashire and Yorkshire would regularly play 20 County Championship games a season(before they got a look-in for England), and they'd still find time to work 16hrs a day down the pits
Delicately poised at stumps with the Windies on 202-4, wouldn't like to call it now, they'll either be bowled out for 240, or if Bonner digs in, and Holder and Da Silva are in the mood they could get a sizeable first innings lead.