As England are drilled in preparation for Monday’s first warm-up match in balmy St Kitts, one of their recent discards will be knuckling down in the somewhat more brisk climes of county cricket, hoping a weight of runs can force his way back in.
Nick Compton, who made the switch back from Somerset to Middlesex during the winter, is curious about the future of English cricket and asks whether change is truly on the cards this summer. Will the arrival of a new chairman at the England and Wales Cricket Board in May truly bring a fresh start for all? Can a player in his 30s, previously discarded in the name of “culture”, really return to the fold? ... Read more here