5-0 looks a certainty now. Got up at 6.00am to hear 5-Live replaying the wickets, and what a horror show they were. Stupidity & spinlessness in equal measure, afaics. They'll get roasted, and deservedly so. Bring on the rotten fruit & abuse, I say. Yes, of course, Aus bowled well, but that's what test sides are supposed to do. Shame about some of the commentators' whining about Aus overappealing, which totally misses the point.Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
Four years ago, Fletcher was slaughtered for taking Gough, Thorpe & Flintoff when they were les than 100% certain to play. I thought that was harsh at the time, but this year's selections have been far, far worse. Including three players who have hardly played any FC cricket in the last 6-12 months was always going to be madness. OK, Fred had to play, but there were alternatives to Giles & Anderson. Throw in terminal no-hopers like Harmison & Jones, and we're trying to play the best side in the world with half a team.