Chris Read has established himself as the tidiest keeper in the squad. Read lost ground after his debut against South Africa, dropping behind Paul Nixon and then James Foster.
He has always remained on the fringes of the team, but having produced an impressive unbeaten 150 for England A against the Pakistanis in July 2006, he finally convinced the management that was due another chance.
A brisk 55 in his comeback Test against Pakistan, in the 3rd Test at Headingley, demonstrated a cricketer with far greater confidence in himself than in his youth.
First Published: Sep 26, 2006 14:27 IST