Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
May extend on it at a later date, but I think a sizeable portion of the blame should go towards the openers.
Both get starts so often and both have pathetic conversion rates once they pass 50 so you may well be onto something here. Watson is the worst culprit, nice fancy 50's then giving it away with a loose shot is not good enough. He needs to look at the way Cook has batted in this series, once he has got in he has cashed in bigtime and enjoyed his B&B.
Obviously that isn't all of it but if you get starts you need to go on more often than the openers have been doing.