dropped or short?
I can't decide which advert is worse - the morrison haka or the indian called luluplupluplup
Not a new thing with him either - he bowled some downright awful spells in Australia that were quickly forgotten when he won them a Test.
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Credit to Mahela where it's due but this has not been his best innings. If this was an away test he would be lucky to still be there judging by the way he's poked with hard hands to the pacemen at times.
Not sure how we're going to get Mathews out though. Apart from a few uncontrolled hooks he's looked pretty comfortable.
Yay, Jeetan Patel looking nice and toothless. I really can't stand watching him bowl, terrible off-spinner really, waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to flat. I guess you couldn't play Astle though, he's a leggie and he bowls the odd bad ball....
Edit: Can't really blame Bracewell here, bugger all cricket, no warm up game, it's hardly surprising he's been this bad.
Last edited by Howsie; 18-11-2012 at 01:46 AM.
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Nah, I disagree entirely. These guys eat spinners for breakfast but Jeets has been tight. Astle's one bad ball an over would be the end of him against Sri Lanka, India et al. If this was a turner in New Zealand, England, Australia or South Africa I'd roll him out for a go, but not here.
I agree with the prince guy now, Mathews looks to be a superb player against pace, needs to open.
I don't think it's a workload thing. Nearly every single over he's bowled he's bowled dross in the first 2-3 deliveries and finished strongly. He's having trouble getting started, so maybe it's related to the changes he's made to his action? They could still be feeling a bit new and weird to him so he might be taking a few balls every over to get comfortable.
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