It has been a rather quiet day for cricket. Leicestershire beat Somerset in Division Two of the Championship, both teams playing purely for pride. Hampshire are up against Gloucestershire in a more important if reduced in length Pro40 match. Meanwhile, Warwickshireâ€™s second eleven have grabbed the county their only piece of silverware this season in the creatively named Second Eleven Trophy. Bears fans may take a little joy, but the annual Twenty20 mascot derby holds about as much importance.
Eyes, of course, turn to tomorrowâ€™s day-night international. After Cardiffâ€™s match was lost to a sodden pitch that wouldnâ€™t dry in the dark, many seem to question the formatâ€™s use for internationals in this country. However, my question for the moment is this â€“ who should play for England tomorrow? With Gough injured, thereâ€™s automatically a new spot, but would you change more? A new opening partnership, maybe, since those are so popular. Or a second spinner perhaps. Or should we put some of those headlines into use, slot in Onions for Gough and persevere?