Let me put it in words a 5 year old would understand for you...
South Africa are a very good side, as are England. South Africa are better than England. South Africa are not a GREAT side like Australia were. South Africa might, might suffer the odd blip like England did, doesn't mean they become bad overnight just means they won't dominate like Australia did.
Why won't they dominate? As they aren't a GREAT side like Australia were and haven't got the depth that they had. Like England showed in the summer, a couple of players lose form, touch of infighting and the team becomes vulnerable as they aren't a GREAT side.
Hope that is easy for you to understand.
Last edited by flibbertyjibber; 18-12-2012 at 04:33 AM.
who will stop SA?
they will stop themselves with an inevitable choke.
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SA are **** loads better than England. That's the perspective you need to get ffs.
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England, meanwhile, couldn't settle on a middle order whatsoever, were ridden by infighting, had a captain on his last legs and therefore a nonentity of an opening partnership, half-fit Swann and/or selectorial brain farts about playing no spinners, Ravi Bopara, and a congenital inability to catch anything hit by Hashim Amla.
Yet with a session to go we still had an outside chance of squaring the series.
EDIT: Please note that I'm not for a moment suggesting we deserved anything other than a shellacking this summer; we were piss-poor and frankly had been ever since the UAE. I am just playing the Devil's Advocate and suggesting that you'd rather be getting beaten because you're playing **** than playing well and still losing...
Last edited by Neil Pickup; 18-12-2012 at 07:19 AM.
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Australia have 8 bowlers injured. But I'm sure your unsettled middle order is the better excuse.
All I'm suggesting is that Australia's recent form > Englands, against the best team in the world. So I'm pretty sure the optimism of 'yeah I wish we had another crack at them, we'd smash them' is pretty unfounded considering they only stuffed you mere months ago...
Last edited by benchmark00; 18-12-2012 at 07:22 AM.
Both series were criminally short, South Africa really should be playing 5 match series against both sides.
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