Yeah, SA are out and the kiwis won. Basically, England are the best team in the world, that's the easiest way to calculate the whole shenanigans
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I've no idea what that means tbh
Think it's the kind of performance we're capable of, it's just I don't think we quite have the consistency to string 4 or 5 together like that to win the thing.
Nice to qualify with a game to spare tho. Reckon you'd have got pretty long odds on that before the CT started.
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Rest a few players for the NZ game?
Can Davies only play if we rule Prior out of the rest of the tournament?
Rest Jimmeh, but I don't see why Onions is playing anyway. Sidey & Bresnan in, guess give Rashid a game as well.
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Onions hasn't been good at all. He bowls at a decent spot but doesn't have the pace to threaten the batsmen. He has been easy pickings.
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He's really a pure wicket-taker. At international level he's somewhat bizarrely got a reputation as an honest trundler with accuracy but not much else. Truth is, he rips teams apart more ruthlessly than any other bowler on the county circuit, but is somewhat inconsistent and can often go for runs because of his full length.
Pronounced swing rarely happens and it hardly takes wickets much like batsmen getting out to bouncers, particularly for ODI cricket. It is not England every where where the ball swings a lot both ways. He can prove costly in games away from home.
Last edited by Pratters; 27-09-2009 at 05:03 PM.
Yeah, that's why he's so much better in tests.
He can improve though. There's a massive amount of players you'd think of as almost pure swing bowlers in ODI cricket at the moment- Anderson, Sidebottom, Bracken, Gul, RP Singh, Kumar, Steyn, Parnell, Franklin, Mills, Kulasekara... it's all about finding a way to be effective when the ball isn't swinging. Which at the moment, whatever they've done to the white ball, is about 95+% of the time.
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