It would be interesting to see where they fit KP in, if they do.
Positions 3-7 are all sealed with Ballance, Bell, Root, Stokes and
Buttler all getting runs. And that's without having to accommodate Moeen
whose return is imminent. So that only leaves one of the two opening
slots for KP who isn't a natural opener.
But then Trott isn't a
natural opener either and England are trying him so they're obviously
desperate to fill that role. Could they try KP in a David Warner style
role to smash opposition bowlers off their line and length? It might be
worth a go but it would run contrary to Peter Moores' conservative
Cook and KP would also make possibly the oddest opening
pair in cricket history. But then, it's not certain Cook will make the
Ashes either. If his current form in WI continues, it looks like Eng
will only have the NZ home Tests to try and bed in a new opening pair
AND a new skipper.