Here's a question: what batsman and bowler from the opposition do you fear most going into this series? For me it would be Anderson and Trott.
Pattinson and Clarke. If I was Australian it would probably be Anderson and Pietersen.
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I fear more the slow, attritional kind of batting that players like Trott and Cook are so good at. Feel it's more likely to bring our bowlers down than someone like Pietersen who always makes you feel like you've got a chance.
Somerset slumped from 303/3 to 320 all out, with 5 ducks in a row. I've never seen 5 ducks in a row before which could be some kind of record.
All good omens courtesy of Pattinson and Starc.
01. Victor Trumper 02. Warren Bardsley 03. Clem Hill 04. Charlie Macartney 05. Warwick Armstrong 06. Monty Noble 07. George Giffen 08. Hugh Trumble 09. Jack Blackham 10. Fred Spofforth 11. Ernie Jones
01. Jack Hobbs 02. WG Grace 03. Kumar Ranjitsinhji 04. Johnny Tyldesley 05. Frank Woolley 06. Stanley Jackson 07. Frank Foster 08. Arthur Lilley 09. George Lohmann 10. Tom Richardson 11. Sydney Barnes
Clarke at 3 or 4 against a newish moving ball will be all kinds of fail.
Pietersen and Anderson. Shout out to Cook too. IMO KP is the best English batsman since Gower or Gooch. He's devastating. Cook is rapidly becoming a ****ing annoyance to me though.
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