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Doggy Styles
13th August 2012, 09:26
England have dropped KP for the deciding last test match at Lords.

Despite being under contract with England, KP has been trying pick and choose when he plays for them so that he can go and play in a lucrative Indian 20/20 tournament, and has allegedly been sending texts to England's South African opponents criticising his captain, coach and team-mates.

However, sport always has its controversial characters, KP is generally accepted as England's best batsman, and without him England have less chance of winning the last test at Lords and remaining number one team in the world.

Are England cutting off their nose to spite their face?

moggy
13th August 2012, 09:29
Yes i think they were. At first i did think let him leave and play his cricket in the ipl and fair play to him, even though he made out it wasn't for money - we all knew it was. now it seems that he wants to come back to the one day and 20/20 team, as he knows it helps his profile, but yet still wants to be released for the entire ipl season. I guess this has made the others realise he wants all the cake and to eat it all himself.

Great player, but his ego is writing checks his body cannot cash...

MarillionFan
13th August 2012, 09:32
No.

He's been a bit of a prat. Maybe the drop is just for one game, especially as he has now rescinded his limited overs retirement.

If he's banned for more for than one game it will be a travesty. Especially as we're going to be second in the rankings.

Robinho
13th August 2012, 13:00
I can see the argument. But overall it has ****ed us for the final test.

Doggy Styles
13th August 2012, 13:17
I can see the argument. But overall it has ****ed us for the final test.Good point.

Principle or pragmatism.

I suppose selecting him might have pissed off other players, who are less than delighted by his behaviour.

oscarose
13th August 2012, 16:56
100% correct (IMVHO)

:emb

Old Greg
13th August 2012, 18:31
100% correct (IMVHO)

:emb

+1. This is cricket.

kaiser78
14th August 2012, 11:57
They had no choice but to drop him as he didn't come clean about sending the texts. Tough but right decision IMHO. We won't beat SA at Lords with or without him and so remaining #1 team is immaterial.

Doggy Styles
21st August 2012, 13:02
He's been left out of the 20/20 world cup squad and 50-over series with the saffers.

Which isn't surprising.

If someone who you've worked with closely for years undermined and insulted you behind your back to your competitors, would you accept an apology by email from their agent?

moggy
21st August 2012, 13:49
He's been left out of the 20/20 world cup squad and 50-over series with the saffers.

Which isn't surprising.

If someone who you've worked with closely for years undermined and insulted you behind your back to your competitors, would you accept an apology by email from their agent?

indeed, and to be fair he had already pulled out of the 50 overs and 20/20 as he wanted to play in the ipl.. until he realised that he needs England just as much for his profile and endorsements.

oscarose
21st August 2012, 14:32
indeed, and to be fair he had already pulled out of the 50 overs and 20/20 as he wanted to play in the ipl.. until he realised that he needs England just as much for his profile and endorsements.

Best getting shot of the fooker for good imo. Bring in some English youth like Root.

:o

oracleslave
21st August 2012, 14:48
Best getting shot of the fooker for good imo. Bring in some English youth like Root.

:o

They've just brought in another saffa in his place for the 20/20 :grin

oscarose
21st August 2012, 14:57
They've just brought in another saffa in his place for the 20/20 :grin

Got to hand it to SA for a great production line - not so good for up and coming English cricketers.

:emb

Doggy Styles
21st August 2012, 15:17
I work with a middle-aged saffer lady. They tend to follow sport.

She says Pieterson is a great player but he has a rep as a "Thick W****r" and she agrees.

Which shocked me slightly, coming from her.

Doggy Styles
21st August 2012, 15:20
Got to hand it to SA for a great production line - not so good for up and coming English cricketers.

:embI dunno, Bairstow did OK in Pieterson's place.

oscarose
21st August 2012, 15:23
I dunno, Bairstow did OK in Pieterson's place.

Very true - a fine prospect indeed. However, according to the OracleSlave, we've picked another SA boy for the T20s.

:emb

oracleslave
21st August 2012, 15:29
Very true - a fine prospect indeed. However, according to the OracleSlave, we've picked another SA boy for the T20s.

:emb

Lumb And Wright Return To England T20 Squad - Cricket World (http://www.cricketworld.com/lumb-and-wright-return-to-england-t20-squad/32117.htm)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Lumb_(cricketer)

Doggy Styles
21st August 2012, 16:16
Lumb And Wright Return To England T20 Squad - Cricket World (http://www.cricketworld.com/lumb-and-wright-return-to-england-t20-squad/32117.htm)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Lumb_(cricketer)Lumb has been around in England for ages, he's one of our T20 world cup winners. I remember his father, he was Yorkshire born and bred and played for them for more than 10 years.

Luke Wright is English.