- My dear old things, it's STW TMS!
What an absolute fiasco! Why no follow-on?
the trend has shifted away from enforcing the follow-on. There’s a school of thought that it’s better to keep your bowlers fresh if you can, rather than sending them straight out again.
Sports science as well isn’t it…..
it’s now far more recognised that fatigue rather than absolute workload is the main contributor to injuries. And with test coming thick and fast, keeping bowlers as fresh as possible reduces the risk longer term.
So in this case – the likelihood is that they’ll win anyway, there’s no time or weather pressure forcing their hand towards a 3 innings victory, but they can rest their bowlers because they can, and at the same time make the England attack go and toil again after barely 3 hours sat down.Posted 7 months ago
Like pretty much every sport, the season has extended so much opportunities are limited, I will be going to my first county game this year in April before Easter, a couple of weeks after the end of the Sheffield Shield. Likewise the season almost finishes in October nowadays.
Really pleased for Wood, such an enthusiast, and well done Jennings for making it to stumps after all the grief he has been getting, it is a big boost to be none down.Posted 6 months ago
Blimey – England/Jason Roy are giving this chase a damn good go.
Going to the wire, I reckon.
I too thought it would be a tight one but scores nowadays are easily 20% higher – I remember when 300 was big number!
(OK, we ‘still’ need 40-odd at a run a ball but the bookies have Windies at 50/1 and they still won’t be getting a pound off me)Posted 6 months ago
Yep – i know Gayle’s running is a factor and of course he ain’t gonna change now…..but WI hit I think 23 sixes, and 21 fours but at the same time had about 130-odd dot balls; England only hit 6 sixes but way less dot balls (80-odd) and as a result chased at 7 an over at a canter.Posted 6 months ago
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