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After an ashes win an attacking game should have been in order. Not a good start !
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posted Sep 5, 2009
It is all too easy for Strauss to critisise the inexperaianced batsmen that played in a fomat of cricket that no one cares about after such an inportant test series. Why did he not have a go at the batsmen in the media after the terrible fourth test defeat? Weak captaincy if you ask me, afraid to take on the real egos of the England team. More importantly and seems to have gone amiss, well done Adil you have made Yorkshire proud!
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One massive problem with that team, you named twelve people and 13 including kp._______________________________________________Haha! Well spotted. This is definitely the way forward for England, 12 players!On current form, I guess it would have to be Bopara to go. I also forgot about Morgan, who I think looks a good player, given a decent run in the side I think he could be good in that No.5/ finisher role when Pieterson gets back. I like the idea of Strauss at 3, anchoring the innings, batting through. Hes definitely got the nous and ability to set the tempo of the innings from that position. Opening puts too much pressure on him to score quickly from the off.Ok revised team:TrottLumbStrauss (c)Pieterson / ShahMorganPriorWrightRashidBroadSwanSidebottom / Andersonmaybe a bowler short, but you coud get overs from Pieterson/Shah/Trott.
foster has hit 5 sixes in a row to win the game and cook finishes 104 not out 2 centurys in a row who says he cant play 1 day cricket and also earlier in year 100 not out in 20 20
I could not believe the team selection of batsmen, where were they, so called all rounders, other than Bopara Strauss and Shah the best runner between wickets for entertainment,but not for partner at the wicket. Why can we not include players who can be aggressive, with a bit of spirit?
Cook 104 against Hampshire in pro 40 to help Essex win Last Thursday. Less than 48 hours later Cook 104 no in Essex pro 40 win over Durham. If he can do this in the 40 over game why is he not in the England 1 day side.Dont forget James Foster either brilliant 83 no today.
I was going to comment that Paul Collingwood and James Anderson, who have played just about every match in every format for the last 12 months both look completely knackered and in need of a rest and that in the case of Collingwood it's really time to start looking to the future and finding replacement.I was going to say that, but as soon as people start making cretinous remarks about Collingwood being not a team player, the world's worst cricketer etc, it becomes impossible to try making any sensible comment that could suggest even a hint of agreement with such arrogant stupidity.
Tonight I saw some oneday batting from Essex, particularly Foster. I am impressed. Napier too.
Collingwood has not been in form for years. Does he go back to county cricket to repair things no.Its all been to cosy for Paul Collingwood. He should be sent back to county cricket to improve he is not KP. On the point of KP I hope he will be made to play some county cricket before being selected for England. He must test his fitness at county level first.
I play more games per season for my county than Collingwood does for his... The fact is that I am bored of hearing commentators saying he is desperately out of form. Get the guy playing in county cricket, proving that he deserves to play for England.As for England themselves, they don't need batsmen to hit big scores (that line is like hearing a broken record). What they need is for the batsmen to score big scores with a high strike rate. In one day cricket you need both. There is no point in making a 150 ball 100 other than to boost your average.
Want a big hitter James Foster scored 83 of 38 balls today for Essex. Why A Cook made 104 no off 108 balls.Both not in the England 1 day squad even though James Foster is regarded the best wicket keeper in the country.
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