England’s new national selector runs through options for first Pakistan Test

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• Ed Smith is likely to include another new partner for Alastair Cook
• In-form James Vince and Sam Curran may get calls for Lord’s party

Ed Smith’s first utterances as national selector are awaited with the anticipation of Greeks hastening to Delphi to listen to the oracle. As for them there is no certainty his outpourings will be understood. This is his first appearance in the role and he will already understand the business of selection is easier as a pundit than an employee of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

There has been speculation about what he might do but it is only speculation. The past two national selectors, Geoff Miller and James Whitaker, were always discreet and, to the exasperation of the odd colleague, disinclined to leak. Smith is likely to operate in the same way.

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Written by Vic Marks at Taunton
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/14/england-national-selector-ed-smith-squad-first-pakistan-test under the title “England’s new national selector runs through options for first Pakistan Test”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.