- Former Australia bowler Damien Fleming claims England’s top order contains some of the worst batsmen he’s ever seen play Test cricket.
- ‘Watching the South Africa series, they’re some of the worst batsmen I’ve ever seen play Test cricket.
- ‘Jennings averaged 15 – I used to bat at number nine in Test matches and I would have been happy with that.
- ‘I don’t like his technique, closed grip, he’s going to nick people that can angle the ball across him and bowlers that can actually get the ball to shape back in, that gap between bat and front pad.
- Fleming was also critical of Root’s decision to recall Gary Ballance to the side – an injury ensured the Yorkshire captain was dropped after two underwhelming matches.