England’s Test series with India is underway – and the summer is already looking like a hard slog for the seamers.
Nick Hoult of the Daily Telegraph, Andy Wilson of the Guardian and Mark Baldwin of the Times will be pitching up this Sunday to assess this week’s goings-on at Trent Bridge and mull over the best – and worst – performances.
The durable Paul Allott is once again in the chair to guide you through the cricket headlines making a splash in the Sunday newspapers, on the international and domestic scene.
Alastair Cook’s form – and captaincy - remains under scrutiny, as does the benign state of English pitches we’ve seen so far this summer, so no doubt both topics will crop up.
On the county circuit, the race for a top-four spot in each of the NatWest T20 Blast tables is hotting up nicely, while the Championship Division One title race is bubbling away with Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire looking in great shape.
With rotation likely to be the name of England’s Test game this summer, which players on the county circuit are pushing their case for selection and which are unlucky not to be playing right now?
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