Daily Mail UK – Mark Stoneman simply must score big runs for England after being given a chance against PakistanEngland squad for the upcoming Pakistan series was announced on TuesdayMark Stoneman retained his place in the side while James Vince was droppedThe batsman must score match-defining hundreds after being given a chanceBy

Nasser Hussain for the Daily Mail

Published:
17:35 EDT, 15 May 2018

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Updated:
17:35 EDT, 15 May 2018

England’s batting line-up misfired during the winter so there was always likely to be at least one change for the first Test.

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  • Mark Stoneman simply must score big runs for England after being given a chance against PakistanEngland squad for the upcoming Pakistan series was announced on TuesdayMark Stoneman retained his place in the side while James Vince was droppedThe batsman must score match-defining hundreds after being given a chanceByNasser Hussain for the Daily Mail Published: 17:35 EDT, 15 May 2018 | Updated: 17:35 EDT, 15 May 2018England’s batting line-up misfired during the winter so there was always likely to be at least one change for the first Test.
  • The job of an opener is to make those hundreds and Stoneman must realise that getting past 50 but not progressing beyond 60 won’t keep him in the England side much longer.
  • Mark Stoneman has been handed a chance and must score match-defining hundreds James Vince scored a double hundred for Hampshire on Monday but was still droppedEven though I would have kept Vince — and the day I wrote that he made a double hundred for Hampshire — I have no complaints about the new selector Ed Smith bringing back Jos Buttler now.
  • Stoneman must realise getting past 50 but not beyond 60 won’t keep him in the England sideHe has huge potential if he does crack the longer format but, coming in at seven, he will have to work out the best way to bat with England’s tail.
  • Buttler has earned his first call-up in 18 months after impressing in the Indian Premier League Advertisement Share or comment on this article: Mark Stoneman simply must score big runs for England after being given a chance against Pakistan Most watched Sport videos


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