Originally Posted by Ikki
Not a great bowling team either TBF. But I take your point. I personally thought we were letting them get to scores they shouldn't be getting but worse than that was the scores our batsmen should have been getting but weren't. The bowlers didn't really do anything as poor as our batsmen did in the first innings at Lords or the Oval.
You are right in that England are not a great bowling team. They did however bowl some very good spells during the series that changed games on their heads.
For me, the Australian bowlers were steady but rarely threatening. At many times during the series, you felt that the England batsmen had just tossed their wickets away when everything looked so easy rather than Australian bowlers getting them out. Only at Leeds did the bowlers actually get England out, for the rest of the series the batsmen just obliged.
I take your point that the Australian bowlers were rarely poor during the series whilst their batting veered from excellent to fragile at some points. However, even that collapse at Lords was on the back of a very poor bowling performance in the first innings at Lords which arguably had just as much of an impact on the game as the bad batting did.