Just because Jadeja and Yuvraj are the 5th and 6th bowlers, doesn't mean they're going to be the most expensive and the ones we play the best.
Jadjea 4 overs for 9 runs as I type
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Should have maybe brought on Raina who he has used more.
What was that from Root ?
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And Jadeja's good series continues ...
And here's Eoin Morgan, the 'finisher' who - as the TMS comm has just said, "has been finishing prematurely."
At what point should we get a little twitchy here?
Ha, leg-side half-volley from Ishant on cue.
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Another tie-break taking priority for me atm. Still got TMS on though.
No need to worry just yet.
This has slowly become a fine innings from Bell. He's scored at a run a ball since I had a go at him on 40 off 76.
Hmm, so Bell has thrown a spanner in the works, if we keep him as opener what happens with KP and Trott. I'd still rather KP opened, but don't see it happening now.
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Nah, open with your best aggressive batsman and that's KP for me. Bell has done well today but beforehand he'd had a poor series - we know he's a capable but not all that impressive ODI bat, no more, no less. If there isn't room in the top order for him then so be it.
Between him and Root for the no.4 berth right now, afaic. No doubt both will get a few chances in the upcoming unimportant ODIs, including in the top three so there's no real need to draw conclusions now, especially not when this series in particular has less meaning than most given where it is.
There's no way Flower will drop Bell back down the order. And one series isn't enough for Root to replace our best ODI player.
That being said, I still think Bell is better off trying to smash it at the top of the order, particularly in England.
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