Against an injured India on English conditions.A 4-0 scoreline the last time the two sides met would suggest otherwise.
England clearly cheated by water logging their pitches knowing Indias batsman have never seen them before. Not to mention the blatant cheating and ball tampering by Anderson Broad and Bresnan.England had managed to win their two previous Test series despite injuries to key bowlers. If Zaheer Khan being injured causes such a drop off in the performance of your bowling, what does that say about the standard of the bowling in your side? The pitches comment is barely worth commenting on, but you'd think that a lineup containing about 154 batsmen averaging more than 50 would be able to handle pitches with a bit of bounce. The fact that they couldn't makes them poor Test cricketers.
Saying Swann > Singh is like saying that Bopara > Tendulkar, its that ridiculous.England. They have a better spinner. Of course, this is a moot point, as the existence of dustbowls - or in fact any pitch that isn't a flat piece of **** in India is about as real as the existence of Santa Claus, the tooth fairy and the Easter Bunny.
The game where Swann took 9 wickets was the irrelevant one, and the Indian batsman were not trying. In the ones they were, Swann did absolutely nothing. In India, the ball won't pitch up meaning Broad will be useless. Bresnan is awful, anyone who says he is good is simply deluded. Hes fat, slow and his balls are always off mark. Anderson is overrated and has never performed in India, which is why he was dropped recently and look at him in the world cup. They were dismissed next to nothing because half our bowlers were injured. In the games which Sharma and Khan played, (2nd innings 1st test and 1st innings 2nd test) your batting lineup was destroyed despite the condtions.So much fail. That batting lineup was repeatedly dismissed for next to **** all 8 times. In case you missed it, Broad's success was a result of pitching the ball up, Anderson has been dismissing batting lineups in all conditions for 2 years now and dismissed Tendulkar for fun, and Bresnan had a bit of success in Australia - you know, that big country to the South East of India where India have never, ever, won a Test series in their history? All the Indian batsmen indeed had the measure of Swann - apart from the one Test on a spinning deck, where Swann took 9 wickets.
They're old because they still have it. Strauss clearly doesn't.Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman are older. Therefore, they're worse.
Cook clearly does.Batsmen with no technique don't average nearly 50 in Test cricket.
Which is why theres questions asked about whether he should be dropped?An average of over 50 in both Tests and ODIs says no.
Only because he gets 300's against Bangladesh which skews his average up completely.An average of 50 shows a rubbish player?
Again, teams like Bangladesh screws up the average.Apart from averaging over 80 since his recall you mean
Which is why hes one of the highest paid players in the IPL.Bradman-esque next to Raina mind.
He averages over 50....How bad does that make Mahendra "frying pan hands" Singh Dhoni?
See the arrogant and delusion of the poms is astounding. Theres not a single one you can have an unbiased intelligent discussions of cricket with.