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    Went to bed when we finished up England's 2nd innings feeling ever so slightly hopeful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Meh, I said it yesterday and I'll say it again, sometimes bowlers just get their length wrong because they're not bowling well, not because they think a different length would be better. Broad got a big bag at Lords last year, just floating up full deliveries. I doubt he really thinks that bowling everything short is the way to go.
    Pitching it up takes confidence. If you don't think you can consistently swing the ball then you quickly start pulling your length back. Would suggest this is what happened with Broad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NasserFan207 View Post
    Pitching it up takes confidence. If you don't think you can consistently swing the ball then you quickly start pulling your length back. Would suggest this is what happened with Broad.
    A perfect length is hard to achieve, even for test match bowlers. Quite often a bowler will be bowling a yard or two too short, and when trying to get it fuller, will just bowl a half volley. Often when you're not bowling well, it's really hard to not just bowl slightly too short or really full. Even on Friday, Broad got smacked a couple of times over pitching to Taylor. I'll wager he just wasn't bowling that well, as apposed to thinking that back of a length was the way to go.

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    I don't think there is much difference between the two teams. New Zealand batsmen have to be less aggressive and England's less timid. I expect Vettori will play at Headingley. Maybe Ronchi as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBU View Post
    I don't think there is much difference between the two teams. New Zealand batsmen have to be less aggressive and England's less timid. I expect Vettori will play at Headingley. Maybe Ronchi as well.
    There's a huge difference in the batting.

    We don't have anyone anywhere near as accomplished as Cook or Trott, and Root is a very very high quality find who's probably already as good as the best batsmen in NZ.

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    So, if Watling isn't fit for the 2nd test, what do we do about the wicket keeping situation? I'm really not comfortable with giving Latham a test debut (very strange selection in the first place), but is Ronchi even available? I presume he hasn't arrived in England yet.

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    Bring in Latham I guess and if Bartin isn't fit bring in Vettori too or play Bracewell.

    Headingley not known for been a spinning deck over the past couple of decades but it turned a fair bit for KP last year.
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    I believe I read Ronchi and the ODI players leave NZ tomorrow (no word on if it's Ellis' rib-breaker Corey or say Matt Henry to replace him afaik).

    Latham kept in the Derbyshire game didn't he, so you're looking at adherence to early bird meticulous preparation vs. McCullum fancying for Hesson. The former is the dominant characteristic there, tired CW jokes aside.

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