Pick Eoin Morgan!

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Now, surely Eoin Morgan has to be given a go at test cricket…

Ten days or so ago, I wrote a post asking whether Eoin Morgan should be in the England test side.

After his wonderful century yesterday, he is almost banging the door to Chief Selector Geoff Miller’s hotel room in. Without him England would have faced the supposed ignominy of losing to Bangladesh for the first time, although clearly Shakib Al Hasan’s side are getting better with every game.

Yet Morgan is still not in the test squad despite a number of quite brilliant innings for England in T20I and ODIs in recent months. He has clearly demonstrated quality, composure, adaptability and timing , and like KP showed in the ODI series in South Africa in 2005, Morgan has shown that he has a special talent. Even if his first class record is not exactly spectacular, like Trescothick, Vaughan and Collingwood before him, he clearly has the shots, temperament and confidence to play international cricket across all formats.

With Andrew Strauss resting, Morgan could easily be added to the test squad with either Trott or Bell promoted to open with Captain Cook. That may be harsh on Michael Carberry but Morgan is simply demanding to be selected.

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