The injury to Alastair Cook has been a blessing in disguise to the selectors who were rightly criticised for not taking a third opener on tour as the problem seems to have solved itself more by luck than good judgement.
Geoff Boycott reviews England’s two T20 matches in South Africa.
This is a huge tour for England, and unless there are a few injuries in the South African ranks – or some hefty slices of luck going Andrew Strauss’s way – I can’t say I’m feeling too confident about their prospects.
It’s a fantastic achievement by England to win the Ashes, and we’re all thrilled to bits. Like the last home series four years ago, it was a contest of tiny margins.