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By gmdf
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This is a sober (Australian) view on Stokes' absence:

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/ ... -one-sided
the BBC’s Jonathan Agnew called it “one of the weakest squads I’ve seen” and the ABC’s Jim Maxwell said it was “one of the poorest English batting line-ups I have ever seen to come to Australia”. Building a Test order out of James Vince, Dawid Malan, Mark Stoneman and Gary Ballance is like trying to make dinner out of the tins at the back of the pantry.

Ouch!
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