England have always picked the playing XI for the next Test they will play in this Ashes series: Harsha Bhogle

England have always picked the playing XI for the next Test they will play in this Ashes series: Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle also stated that he is baffled by the way the England side is thinking.

Harsha Bhogle
Harsha Bhogle. (Photo by Chirag Wakaskar-IPL 2010/IPL via Getty Images)

The England cricket team has been battered in the Ashes series against Australia. The Joe Root-led side has lost the first 3 matches and has already surrendered the series.

And, celebrated cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle has said that England should pick their playing XI for the current Test that they are playing and not for the subsequent one.

Bhogle also elucidated further by stating that England have already decided that the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad will not play the current Test match but will feature in the next Test. Bhogle also opined that this is England’s thinking even if it means losing the current Test match that they are playing.

“I have learnt one thing from this Ashes series. If you want to select the team, pick it for this Test and not the next one. Anderson will play next Test but not this. Same happened with Broad. By then even if we lose the series, its fine but they won’t play this Test,” said Harsha Bhogle in the show Cricket and Beyond.

England should pick their playing XI for the current Test: Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle also added that the England side should pick their playing XI for the current Test match that they are playing. Adding that England have always picked their playing XI for the next Test match that they will play, Bhogle concluded by stating that he is baffled by the way the England side is thinking.

“England should pick the XI for this Test. Thinking of English cricket always baffles me. Pink ball will swing in the evening of the next Test, so they didn’t play Anderson in Brisbane. In the whole Ashes series, England picked the team for the next Test,” concluded Harsha Bhogle.