Noticed the Ashes PS4/Xbox game being advertised this morning - the poster had 6 players representing England:
Root (yup, arguably would be in top 6 players in the world)
Anderson (can’t argue with that, great recent form, one of the modern greats, possibly his last ashes series, almost certainly his last away one)
Cook and Broad (living a bit off past glories here, but they’ve both certainly had game winning performances in the Ashes, including in Aus, so…ok)
Bairstow (I guess… certainly a fun batsman in good form, probably a good player in the game. Sure!)
Ballance (I quit)
Surely they should have just gone with 5? I realise they 100% had Stokes in until recently, but blimey. Also pretty damning that Gary Ballance is deemed to be the 6th most sellable player on this team. Pretty amazed Moeen wasn’t used.