What's England's best wicket-keeping option?

jgwr

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Over the past year, England have tried Jos Buttler on his own, alongside Jonny Bairstow at wicket-keeper and even with Ben Foakes behind the stumps. So what is England's best option when it comes to playing these three?
 

Williamc

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Foakes by far. Easily the best keeper and having a world class keeper is worth runs and wickets. On an admittedly small sample his Test average is 40'ish too. No brainer IMO.
 

James_D

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Foakes by far. Easily the best keeper and having a world class keeper is worth runs and wickets. On an admittedly small sample his Test average is 40'ish too. No brainer IMO.
It's somewhat difficult with Foakes. He was medicore for Surrey w/ the bat last year, but I agree that he'll make up for any batting weaknesses with his keeping. It's then a question of who to play between Pope and Buttler at 6.
 

Williamc

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It's somewhat difficult with Foakes. He was medicore for Surrey w/ the bat last year, but I agree that he'll make up for any batting weaknesses with his keeping. It's then a question of who to play between Pope and Buttler at 6.
I agree Foakes batting last season wasn't magical but then neither was that of Bairstow & Buttler so, of the three, surely pick the one that is the better keeper? As for 6 I think Pope deserves a run in the side even though 6 isn't his natural home (but then England do rather specialise in playing everyone out of position :unsure: ).
 

Richard

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Having seen him play at Hamilton, I can tell you it's definitely not Ollie Pope. I'd like to see Foakes get a decent run in the side as I think he'd do enough with the bat and is certainly the best keeper.
 
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