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The Cricket Show: Unfair to drop James Anderson and Stuart Broad? Joe Root ‘lucky’ to remain England captain? | Cricket News

The Cricket Show: Unfair to drop James Anderson and Stuart Broad?  Joe Root 'lucky' to remain England captain?  |  Cricket News

Nasser Hussain on The Cricket Show podcast, speaking about James Anderson and Stuart Broad being left out of England’s last squad: “They deserve better than just being dropped despite being two senior bowlers still producing the goods.”

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Rob Key joins Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton to review England's selections for the upcoming West Indies Test tour, including dropping James Anderson and Stuart Broad:

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Rob Key joins Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton to review England’s selections for the upcoming West Indies Test tour, including dropping James Anderson and Stuart Broad:

Rob Key joins Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton to review England’s selections for the upcoming West Indies Test tour, including dropping James Anderson and Stuart Broad:

The surprise omissions of James Anderson and Stuart Broad from the England Test squad in the West Indies, the future of captain Joe Root and potential changes to the domestic setup are among the talking points on the latest episode of The Cricket Show.

Former England captains Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain have joined Rob Key to dissect a fraught post-Ashes fallout week, as the ECB sacked head coach Chris Silverwood and chief executive Ashley Giles after a disastrous 4-0 defeat in Australia.

Root has been retained as captain for England’s next Test series in the Caribbean next month, where former all-rounder Paul Collingwood will act as caretaker head coach, while Anderson and Broad both have been left out of the 16-man squad.

“It’s not like they’re a depleted force and some old, declining bowlers hanging on, they’ve been practicing their skills as recently as the Ashes,” Hussain said. The cricket show. “I guess with selection you have to have a short-term view and have the right kind of players for those conditions, and you have to have a long-term view on those things.

“You have to have an eye on what you need to do to improve in the long term, to improve away from home and the culture that you need to change and put in place to continue to improve as a team in all conditions.

Nasser Hussain says it's a decision

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Nasser Hussain says it’s a ‘reasonable’ decision to appoint Paul Collingwood as England’s interim head coach for West Indies tour

Nasser Hussain says it’s a ‘reasonable’ decision to appoint Paul Collingwood as England’s interim head coach for West Indies tour

“But for me, anyone who’s watched this England team over the last two years would say they’ve lost their eyesight too much in the long run. Anyone who’s watched England wanted them to just try to win the game ahead of them.

“You can’t tell me that if England’s next Test match was the World Test Championship final, even in Antigua, you wouldn’t take Stuart Broad or James Anderson? Of course you would, and c is how we should treat every game.

Nasser Hussain wonders if Joe Root was lucky not to lose the England captaincy and if the next manager will want to keep him in that role

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Nasser Hussain wonders if Joe Root was lucky not to lose the England captaincy and if the next manager will want to keep him in that role

Nasser Hussain wonders if Joe Root was lucky not to lose the England captaincy and if the next manager will want to keep him in that role

“Everyone is droppable and nobody has a divine right to play for England because you can tap anybody on the shoulder and say you’re not playing. I think Anderson and Broad, for everything they’ve done and everything they’ve been through, they deserve better than just being let down when they’re two senior bowlers still producing the goods.”

‘Root is lucky to be England captain’

Sir Andrew Strauss, the interim chief executive, gave Root his backing and said his determination to stay in the role was “absolutely clear”, although Atherton believes the lack of other options was the reason why a change of captain was not made.

Michael Atherton tells Rob Key and Nasser Hussain on Cricket Vodcast that given all the changes in the English setup, Joe Root is lucky to still be captain.

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Michael Atherton tells Rob Key and Nasser Hussain on Cricket Vodcast that given all the changes in the English setup, Joe Root is lucky to still be captain.

Michael Atherton tells Rob Key and Nasser Hussain on Cricket Vodcast that given all the changes in the English setup, Joe Root is lucky to still be captain.

“I think he’s very lucky to still be England captain,” said Atherton The cricket show. “I think in most other scenarios and situations he wouldn’t be, but the pragmatic fact is there aren’t many alternatives and that’s really why he kept his job.

“If I were Joe Root, I would be very uncomfortable with the fact that a lot of other people around him lost their jobs while you were involved in a lot of those decisions. A lot of decisions on selection, certainly on strategy on the pitch, were mainly made by him.

“My view on captaincy and leadership is that there are very few truly exceptional captains and leaders and there are very few duffers, with most of us sitting somewhere in the middle. is where I would put Joe, who has done a very good job over the years as England captain.

“I think if there were alternatives ready, after the year and the tour England have just had, they would have moved on, but the fact is there aren’t. Somehow that’s why the others lost and Joe didn’t They’ll feel that to reset that red ball for Test cricket, and almost a Joe Root captain reset, he needs others people around him.

“You couldn’t continue with absolutely the same management team in the Caribbean and beyond, there was change. Where is the obvious change and where are the alternatives? They are in coaching and in cricket managers .

“I think the Silverwood and Root fit didn’t work out, they have a very similar character and someone else needs to sit around the captain. I would feel very uncomfortable if I was instead of Root.”

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