RIP Philip Hughes - 1988-2014
The Wheel of Mediocrity | Compton, Root, Carberry, Robson, Trott, Lyth, Moeen, Hales | The wheel is forever
Founder and Grand Wizard of the CW Football Thread Statluminati. Potential hater of abilities. Blocked on twitter by Michael Vaughan, Brad McNamara and AtlCricket for my hard hitting truths.
Cook has made 6 fifties and counting without going onto a century iirc
Brad McNamara @bbuzzmc
Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
Messrs Johnson and Harris, pretty much.
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- As featured in The Independent.
"I don't think that they'll come close to us to be honest."
- Steve Smith before the Ashes
Doing their best to maintain tradition IIRC
In regards to 1st point, even when Eng are winning under flower there was this stupid idea about first 3 defending, and next 4 attacking etc. Once the so called defenders started to fail, middle order started playing a "no where game" of defend or attack. Losing Collingwood really ****ed them, especially when collapses happen. During 06 - 08 KP-Colly used to do a lot of rescue acts. Now no one in the middle order really got any clue on how to play.
2nd point is the worst aspect of Flower's reign. Of all the players that picked under Flower only Trott was there for any length. For whatever reason they started treating international team as football club, which is extravagantly stupid. Instead of selecting best batsmen and build team, they decided to have a blue print of batting and try to search who fit in those rules,and the problem is the best batsmen available are not necessarily the one that fits the so called system.
Long story short, the main reason for collapse is middle and lower middle order simply forget how to rotate strike. I miss Colly.
Probably the batsmen.
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Pretty sure it's me. I put money on us to beat Pakistan which inevitably jinxed us - or so my betting history would have be believe.
The bowlers did their best to ensure a positive result and so the only way natural order could be restored (that being me never winning any money ever) was if the batting collapsed in a heap. The damage has been irreversible basically and just when there were shoots of recovery i.e. Ian Bell batting in the summer just gone - I went and wished for Mitchell Johnson to bowl well and look how that turned out.
Gotta be mental or team factors. I've seen absolutely nothing technically wrong with the English bats that haven't been there for many years.
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