Former England batter Mark Ramprakash has termed England's decision to omit Stuart Broad and James Anderson from the Test tour of West Indies as 'seismic'. Broad and Anderson were the most notable exclusions from the 16-member squad travelling to the West Indies for three Tests in March, which is England's first series after a 4-0 Ashes drubbing in Australia.
"This is seismic. I mean this is really an earthquake in cricketing terms. I never saw this coming because really there's been so much focus on England's poor batting displays, particularly in Australia but also last summer, and it seems that these two great bowlers may have paid the price for the Ashes defeat," Ramprakash said to Sky Sports News.