Aiden offers confidence and maturity at the top of the batting order
and despite being just 23 years old, he has already been recognised by South Africa as a leader in the dressing room,"Sport24 quoted Botham as saying.
With the likes of James Vince, Dawid Malan and Mark Stoneman first-time tourists Pietersen told ESPNCRICINFO: "Without Root or Cook, that batting order
is incredibly weak, incredibly inexperienced, and with Stokes maybe not going, it's even worse.
We applied ourselves very well as a batting order
and it is key we kick on and push on tomorrow and score big.
The constant changes in the batting order
do not help the team as a whole or in terms of individuals as it creates confusion and hampers confidence.
Dhoni has been doing his bit to tweak the batting order
and strengthen the line- up, but the failure of the top order has added to his woes.
In response, Hook had no answer as Paul Hood tore through the hosts' batting order
, snaring 6-35.
There will be changes to the batting order
and lads who have applied themselves and played proper cricket shots will get their chance rather than those who try to hit the first delivery out of the ground.
Town were dismissed for just 36 with Jonathan Davies tearing apart the visitors' batting order
as he captured 7-18 from 10 overs.
Whether or not the 32-year-old accrues his runs quickly enough is a frequently-raised question, but Vaughan believes Trott's statistics vindicate what he does and that the real focus should be on what is being delivered by those around him in the batting order
IAN Bell is quietly preparing himself for another drop down England's batting order
this winter - but admits his long-term ambition remains to make the number three position his own.
As per batting order
, Sachin Tendulkar will open the innings with Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) followed by Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena of Sri Lanka, AB de Villiers (South Africa) Yuvraj Singh (India), Shane Watson (Australia), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) Dale Steyn (South Africa) Zaheer Khan (India) and Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka).
It has been suggested that the in-form Ian Bell, who has passed 50 in three of his four innings in the series, might be promoted in the batting order
SPORTING: Interfaith Cricket at Leeds Road Playing Fields - Kiran Bali (centre) is first in the batting order
Summary: Matt Prior is confident England will regain the Ashes at The Oval next week despite the uncertainty over the batting order
BOSTON - Manny Ramirez might have dibs on the cleanup spot in the Red Sox batting order
, but Mike Lowell isn't ready to give it up just yet.