Sunday, 26 November 2006

Why am I doing this?

I am one of the mugs who have tried to reorganize their day to accommodate a bit of live cricket, but if this is how we are to be rewarded, then frankly they can all go to hell in a hand cart.
Flintoff hasn’t got a clue what to do. Honestly, even if he has to bat at 11 with a runner, I would prefer Vaughan to be brought back immediately.
Our great “batting solution” to play Giles and Jones in place of Panesar and Read, managed to accumulate a mere 43 runs. Frankly I would rather have a proper spinner and keeper who could do something about the number of runs being scored by the opposition in the first place.

How can it be that the England manager and captain have forgotten the simple fact that in cricket, it doesn’t matter how many runs you score yourself, but you can ONLY win by taking 20 wickets and getting the other side out twice. Therefore you must make your bowling attack the very best you can.


Anonymous said...

I have to concur that sorting out the bowling attack is paramount. We have a decent batting line up. A few worries but every test side has those. We must focus on bowling. Think of the aussies and automatically you think of McGrath & Warne...not Langer & Hayden. Australia are famous for their bowling, for getting sides out. Check out the rankings:

1 M. Muralidaran SL
2 M. Ntini SA
3 S.K. Warne AUS
4 G.D. McGrath AUS
5 A. Flintoff ENG
6 A. Kumble IND
7 M.J. Hoggard ENG
8 Shoaib Akhtar PAK
9 S.J. Harmison ENG
10 C.D. Collymore WI

There is no reason why wew shouldn't see Freddie at number 1 with Harmison, Hoggard, Monty & Mahmood all cahsing him!

Anonymous said...

Flintoff, Harmison, Mahmood, Giles, and Panesar looks the most balanced bowling attack to me, as well as containing three players who can all bat a bit.