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Anderson Broad Cook should all be rested against India they only play when contracts are nearly up
just got back looks like we have won Test 2 if so v good !seem to be some odd negative comments re: commentaryAlyson Mitchell, Isa Guha & Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent great, very knowledgeable guess problem is with male commentators ? trying to see what ? ps : got Google Home Voice Control working in car so will now be able 2 send verbal texts 2 TMS while listening to 5LiveSports ! !
You cannot win a test unless you take 20 wickets ... but batters usually always get the M O M ... for me Bess should have got it .... his contribution with the night watchman's role was critical ...as was his 3 wickets ......and that catch
Still a lot of people who want to get rid of Alastair Cook. So maybe we should look at bringing in the opener with the best average in the County Championship over the last few years.I believe this is a player called AN Cook. Any idea what he's like?
An extremely enjoyable couple of games to watch those. Bess showed a lot of grit in those innings and nice to see Jos bringing his IPL form into the test (although he should have been out cheaply with a horror shot/drop to mid wicket!).Absolute shambles there is no 3rd test, who on earth wants another pointless one day series?!! Another shameless money grab....
What a difference a week makes, from one extreme to another, including peoples attitudes as well as England's excellent performance. Great innings from Jos Buttler which we know he is capable of, I wonder if England supporters/selectors can except that sometimes he will get out playing rash shots due to his short game style, if not there is no point in picking him. TRANSITIONAL PHASE FOR ENGLAND.
I have heard people say that joe roots batting has suffered since taking the captaincy!, I think they are right but he is still good enough for this team/squad with his captaincy batting record!, of course the captaincy will test him and he is learning on the job!, his record is 2-2 with 1 tied series as well! time will tell if he is to excel or not!, he should be judged on away series' now!.
@310Similarly, you either get the point or you don't.You don't.
I think most people would have liked a third test: could Pakistan have reverted to Lord's form and won the series? England regressed to Lord's form and lost the series? Or could England have maintained their Headingly form ??? We'll never know .....
Puda - how's the hangover this morning? Very enjoyable reading your comments but disappointing that so many were axed before I got to them. I do hope that your intellect remains intact whilst sober.
331. Alison Mitchell is an excellent commentator, as was Donna Simmonds on TMS some years ago.Commentators describe what they see and the gift of the gab is their main qualification. Expert summarisers need to be experts in test cricket which can only come from having played. DRB has not and is only there because she ticks some BBC diversity boxes. I prefer an expert.
@ 281. joanna onIf Vaughan thinks that his negative comments about Broad and England were the reason for their improvement, it will go down as the most outrageous, deluded arrogance ever..._______________Even Mourinho would dispute that!
Why are so many people too having a go at ERB especially about her cricketing experience?? Don't see the same level of criticism of Alison Mitchell who commentated on the first test and she has never played at all. Both did an excellent job as did Isa Guha on Sky.
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