England face a number of selection dilemmas ahead of the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong, and their decisions could prove very significant over the next 12 months.
I think England have to play two spinners, which means that it could be a straight fight for the second spot in the batting line-up between Michael Carberry and Jonathan Trott.
It is going to be very hard on Carberry if he does not get picked as he has been earmarked for an opening spot along with Alastair Cook, but there is no room for sentiment.
With two spinners, it may mean that Jonathan Trott is pushed up to open the batting with Cook, and Matt Prior and that would be harsh on Carbs.
I cannot see how Trott could be dropped after what he did at The Oval last summer, and it would be less upheaval for the side with Andrew Strauss to come back in after this series.
The Warwickshire batsman scored a commanding century in the warm-up match, while Carberry's knocks of five and 35 were not sufficient toRead More »from Carbs could be cut for Chittagong