A predictably boring squad, was always gonna go this way with McCullum still in the IPL. Crawley is going to get a billion chances before being dropped since Key is so close to him through their Kent ties. Pope is the English selectors Rubik’s cube - a very healthy CC average suggesting he’s too good for that level but poor at Test level, don’t think batting him out of position at 3 (compared to just keeping Root there) is a good plan.
Even the bowling is boring, the big two will come in as always but then you’re down to an untested county seamer and Craig Overton. Seen suggestions that Parkinson isn’t viewed as consistent enough and not a good enough batter/fielder for them, but Leach just isn’t up to Test level. If you need any evidence of that, ask David Warner and Travis Head what they think of him.