England has decided to do without Eoin Morgan for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka in March. The batsman’s dismal performance at United Arab Emirates against Pakistan was the primary reason for this omission.
The players who will make it to the Test squad include Ravi Bopara, who has two half-centuries to his credit in the recently concluded one-day series against Pakistan; Samit Patel, spinner James Tredwell and seam bowler Tim Bresnan. Graham Onions, too has not been included in the new squad.
The selection reflects a change of strategy by England, having learnt from their experience at UAE. The Test series had proven to be entirely disappointing for the English side resulting in the first series defeat for Team England since 2009.
Article publié pour la première fois le 28/02/2012