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The coach of Lancashire county cricket club, Peter Moores, is facing a lot of selection headaches in the ongoing season. He has got so many high class players in the squad that it’s very hard for him to decide whom to play and whom to leave out.
For the first match of the season against Worcestershire, Moores decided to leave out a couple of his experienced players i.e. Tom Smith and Stephen Moore.
Moores’ problems are going to increase in the next match against Kent. In that match, he will have to find a place for James Anderson in the playing XI and that will definitely be a tough task for the Lancashire coach.
When asked about selection headaches in the ongoing season, Moores said, “I have never been in such condition before. There are so many options available this time around that it’s hard to pick the playing XI.”
“Leaving out Stephen Moore in the last match was the hardest decision of my life. He did so well for us in the last couple of seasons.”
“Now, Jimmy has come and you have to bring him straight in. He is one of the best in the world and we are lucky to have him for a couple of matches. But, I haven’t yet decided whom I will leave out to get Jimmy in.”
In the match against Worcestershire, Luke Procter and Paul Hutton had opened the innings for Lancashire. When asked if he thought about some other options for opening as well, Moores said, “Yes, I did. We have quite a few players who can open. But, I wanted Simon and Ashwell to play in the middle order as they are experienced and their presence makes the middle order stable.”
“Simon and Ashwell are really terrific players. You can send them to bat at any number. They have played a lot of cricket in their careers and they know how to adjust according to the circumstances.”