Denly out first ball to one he should have tried to avoid and known was coming, it being his first ball in proper international cricket. Bopara then slashes wildly outside off stump at his third ball.
What is worse is that Bopara can hardly buy a run except against of the rubbish served up to him in CC Div2, and despite Kent reaching the 2020 finals, this had little to do with Denly, who barely had a decent knock in the competition.
Why are England selecting inexperienced and out of form players to open the innings?
Trott has been opening for Warwickshire this season, scoring 5 half centuries and averaging 65.
Lumb has been opening for Hants, scoring a century and 3 half centuries and averaging 44.
Surely it would make much more sense to open the innings with these two, as opposed to two players who have only mustered two half centuries between them in the format this season.