1. Flintoff needs to perform with the bat consistently for half a season in domestic cricket before he is allowed to bat at 6 again. His performances there in Australia were a disgrace. I personally doubt if he will ever recapture the form he showed in 2005.
2. Anderson is totally useless unless the pitch suits his type of bowling. He is incapable of putting in a useful stint on an unhelpful track. Get Hoggard back in pronto.
3. What Ross Taylor did to Sidebottom last night reminded me of what Hayden did to Hoggard in 2000/1. I fear that Sidebottom will get similar treatment from the Aussies in 2007.
4. Broad is a find. Nice shape to his bowling, decent batsman, good attitude.
5. Strauss is not a long term solution at 3. He doesn't quite cut it any more, regardless of his scratchy century.
6. Bell is pure class but does he have the bottle?
7. Vaughan needs to pull his finger out.
The High Priest is working tirelessly to hold the congegration together in these benighted times.