Following on from BBC TMS's blog article on the County Championship team of the year, here's my selections:
- Samit Patel
- Read (wkt, cpt)
- Kabir Ali
- Simon Jones
- Steve Harmison
Squad members: Rudolph, Bopara, Pattinson, G. Swann, Foster.
One overseas in 1st XI, bats down to number 11, with 4 seamers and 2 spinners.
The majority of them are in by sheer weight of runs/wickets, Read hopefully will be a championship winning captain (at his first attempt) by the end of the week.
Rashid is slowly blossoming as a spinner who bats, and Simon Jones was looking in fine form before another injury.