|Daniel Rust RPG Superstar 2012 Top 8|
Well, it looks like Cook will stay on for now. I think he can turn it around. Whether he can do it in the next three tests I'm not sure, but I'm sure he has another ten test centuries in him at some point. The problem with 'lead from the front' captains is if their form is poor they have little to offer.
Anyway, I think it will be Buttler in for Prior as that article suggests. I think it's the right choice too. He is the most exciting player in England, now that a certain South African has been pushed out. He is obviously not as good a keeper as Read or Foster (either of whom I would be very happy to see picked, but they won't be), but he is good enough and his batting can offer what Prior at his best gave England.
Broad is obviously unfit so Jordan should come in for him. I would keep Anderson in for now. He has been the least bad of the senior players. He just needs to rein his temper in and pitch the ball up a bit more.
Bell hasn't lost his place yet. He has had a few poor games but he doesn't look totally out of form. He'll get runs in the series, I'm sure.
If Cook were to go, I think Carberry is the man to bring in. He's got enough about him and he has several more gears than Cook, Robson or Compton have.
I'd make Bell captain in that case. I think the extra responsibility could really make him, the way it has done for Michael Clarke.