My dear old things, it's STW TMS!
Can’t get my head around Mo coming in as 8, he’s too good for that
In a side packed with all rounders we probably need to get over the idea that anybody is too good to bat at 8, and think of it as a luxury to have a proper batsman coming in at 8. It’s hard to see why we need more than 5 bowlers.Posted 7 months agodannyhMember
Ballance has to go – I’m not sure he’s been worked out at Test level so much as he just doesn’t have the technique full-stop. He’s also not the best in the field.
Despite bowling too short in the first innings and poor use of the review system, the single big reason England are going to lose this game is that shambles of a first innings. Also made worse by the fact that SA are missing Steyn and Rabada – I doubt Olivier is causing any test players to quake in their boots.
You can’t score runs in the shed.Posted 7 months agoconvertSubscriber
the single big reason England are going to lose this game is that shambles of a first innings.
It’s not looking exactly tip top in the 2nd. It’s not pretty cricket but they could have just tried their best to bat as long as they could in this innings. I remember that innings by Botham back in the day trying bat out the 5th day stubbornly playing a totally different game to his normal to do a job. No illusions that this match was winnable but fading this badly is a bit sad.Posted 7 months ago
I was just going to post the same – 11:35 on the text commentary,
although I’m not entirely convinced she had the ball in her glove. But as an ex-stumper myself, great movement.
She does wear pads, just under her trousers – but they are smaller hockey style ones.Posted 7 months ago
her reasoning is they are smaller and make her more agile. And maybe with the pace being slower if she does get hit it’s painful rather than bone breaking…. speculation.
Prior has kept without pads before (in SL, heat) and McCullum did a stint while the keeper was off indisposed without his pads because they were at the hotel or something and he didn’t think he’d need them. I also think on a good test pitch, standing back, there’s a lower chance of getting an absolute grubber compared to playing for the Dog and Duck 2’s at Prospect Park on a Weds night.
And a few in the early days used to put trousers over the top because they preferred their white pads to a new pair of coloured ones in the one day arena, fairly sure i remember Jack Russell doing thatPosted 7 months ago
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