THERE HAS been some talk that Alex Hales could be brought in by England as a potential World Cup replacement for Jason Roy if he does not recover from his hamstring issue – but I do not see that as the right thing to do.
What a great advert for English football that four teams are in the European finals and while I obviously want Tottenham - with my Spurs affiliations - to win the Champions League showpiece on Saturday evening, it would be so hard on Liverpool to end up with nothing.
ENGLAND selectors name their final squad for the ICC World Cup next week and we have two obvious spinners in Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid – and the question for me is do they need to carry a batsman who bowls spin in Joe Denly?
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IT promises to be a definitive weekend in the Championship promotion race with Sheffield United favourites to reach the Premier League and Leeds United likely to miss out and having to settle for the play-offs.
NEW Yorkshire signing Duanne Olivier has revealed that he would love to play for England in the future after turning his back on South Africa to join the White Rose and this does not sit well with me. I would totally disagree with that.
LEEDS UNITED play Sheffield United in a huge top-of-the-table Championship game at Elland Road this lunchtime and Adrian Durham – my co-host on talkSPORT radio – suggested this week that Leeds were the best team that this division has ever seen in terms of entertainment.
YORKSHIRE have signed South African Test seam bowler Duanne Olivier and I have got to say that I am disappointed that the lure of playing county cricket – for someone who has not played too much international cricket yet – has made him decide to play for Yorkshire rather than his country.