Modern batsmen just cant play swing bowling. i get that Steyn and Philander are great but surely playing as late as possible gives you an advantage. another thing is the use of the crease. why dont the Pakistani batsman move out of their crease to force Steyn and Philander to changr their lengths? particularly against phillander? try something instead of being timid and intimidated.
As for the selection of Rahat, he is an unadkat 2.0. Terrible bowling, looks harmelss, just bowls for the sake of bowling. if Ajmal is going to play like this then they might as well get in another bat and play hafeez as their spinner. surely he cant bowl worse than Ajmal.
Last edited by Rasimione; 02-02-2013 at 09:49 PM.
yea modern batsmen just look like schoolboys against top bowling.
they lack patience, have technical deficiences.
also, they don't know how to play swing nor do they know how to construct a innings in tests.
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if the pitches are like the ones prepared for the England series then we might not be seeing draws.
it was painful viewing yesterday though and this might continue well until the end of the 2nd match here in this series (if not for the whole series)......
Last edited by smalishah84; 02-02-2013 at 11:01 PM.
Haha @ Steyn after being asked about whether the Pakistani batsmen were afraid after Day 2.
''I didn't feel they were afraid or anything, it's not like they were jumping and darting like your lower order New Zealand Batters''
Can't we just give guns like Steyn credit instead of creaming over how much better previous eras were?
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CricZo XI - Draft League
Season 1 M Hayden, G Gooch, R Dravid, W Hammond, K Pietersen, G Sobers, R Marsh (wk), R Benaud (c), D Steyn, W Hall, N Adcock
Season 2 J Hobbs, B Richards, D Boon, H Taylor, C Lloyd (c), A Stewart (wk), T Goddard, A Davidson, H Tayfield, C Ambrose, H Griffith
Season 3 H Sutcliffe, M Hayden, I Chappell (c), G Pollock, A Faulkner, M Hussey, D Lindsay (wk), I Botham, A Kumble, M Marshall, D Lillee
Amla and AB looking very positive. Some glorious drives by Amla, already!
any bets as to how much Pakistan will make in the 2nd dig?
I think it would be 55
I can't watch this anymore......why the hell am I still watching this
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