- Ashes 2013
I’ve not seen/heard much of the cricket what with it being on overnight, which is why I’m not saying much. It’s not looking great but things can change quickly in cricket. We’ll be lucky to save this game I suspect.
Win some tosses and hang on to some catches and things could look very different.Posted 4 years agodannyhMember
Nope, I was wrong. Cook should have been forward, simple as. Before anyone says that it is difficult to get forward to someone bowling 90+, Cook is an accomplished test opener and the wicket is slow. He should have been forward.
I’m now worried. This is starting to look (god forbid) like an England tour of Australia in the mid 90s. Losing players to injury/other things. Dropping sitters. Taking wickets with no balls. Taking daft singles in the last over. Seeing open contempt for teammates in the field (Panesar), especially Anderson, who is quite a nasty piece of work when things aren’t going his way.
Time for Mr Flower and his huge support staff to earn their corn. England have to remember, they are playing an Australian test side that has Shane Watson batting at three and includes Steve Smith. Neither of them would have got to clean boots in any Australian side from 1989 to 2003.
Please, please, please. This cannot degenerate into a mid 90s style farce. I really cannot ‘go there’ again. 🙁Posted 4 years ago
martinhutch – Member
What a pack of shite. Why did they even bother turning up?
With the exception of Bell, Pansar and Carberry nobody did turn up with the bat. Just like Brisbane with a killer 20 mins.
What we don’t have is a Mitchell Johnson, we could do with one just to hide some shoddy batting.Posted 4 years ago
Jeez. Cricket’s an odd one, a team game that’s made up of a series of one on one battles. And when a player hits their straps, they can win games on their own, particularly if it’s a bowler. Which is what johnson’s done this time and last. Trouble is, that like in the past with warne, when there’s a guy in that form at one end, the other assumes a menace that it shouldn’t really have.
We’ve got to find a counter attack to Johnson, he’s a confidence player and still a bit fragile; might be that for cook and carberry to get in and blunt him might even make the difference. But with the waca up next…… I think it’s goodnight ashes, tbh.Posted 4 years agoMrSmithMember
He’s not actually an amazing bowler just quick, but England are soft in the head (apart from Bell/Carberry) and I doubt mentally they can come back from this plus they end up bowling a lot with no rest as they don’t bat for very long.
It’s like being back in the Atherton days, soon cook will be rolling his eyes and looking skywards for rain while shuffling another un imaginative field placing and preying for the runs to stop.
If australia played SA tomorrow they would be made to look ordinary they lack quality right through the team, England are gifting them the series on a plate.
I’m not giving the rest of the series any more attention until they start playing like we know they can as they are better than that, I don’t mind them losing, I just want to see a bit of fight, less mental capitulation and not innings or 300 run defeats to a mediocre australia.Posted 4 years ago
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