Cricketer Of The Year
Bloody Jono......didn't take long for him to jump off the bandwagon did it!!
AB's multi talentedness is vastly overrated.I read his autobiography and he basically takes apart the idea he was age group of every sport. He reckons he might have been able to make it in Tennis but everything else is nonsense.Did you know Chahal is national level Chess player too? As multi talented as the AB.
AbsolutelyWe were also pretty competitive in an away ODI series + T20 series. Not like we totally wet the bed.
Fair call, but tbf wasn't Moeen our best bowler in the recent T20s? Says more about the rest of our bowling, but still.I don't know how anyone can call for dropping the guy, regardless of what you think about playing three formats. If you really are worried about that I'd be looking more closely at Stokes and Moeen, since they're allrounders and haven't even performed all that well.
He's a good economical bowler in the short forms, if not a regular wicket-taking threat, and I certainly wouldn't drop him, but if workload is really a problem I'd be looking at him before Root. Not to mention he's really unsuited to the finisher's role we've left him with.Fair call, but tbf wasn't Moeen our best bowler in the recent T20s? Says more about the rest of our bowling, but still.
Yeah, agree completely. Scores boundaries and singles so easily early on but he's not very good at power hitting when the situation demands it. Having a slog isn't working for him imo he needs to play around a bit with the crease and field.It could be anything really.
I would say though that Root has always struggled for acceleration at the end of ODI/T20 knocks and it's been his main area of weakness.
Test and ODI/T20 50/100 conversion issues are different. Test is mainly mental imo. ODIs he struggles with the power shots. He loses balance and shape and poise.
Needs to keep improving the execution of his strokes + possible adjustment in his gameplan. i.e First half of innings is built around scoring off every delivery he can by being busy. Second half of innings he kind of forgets that and tries to smash three boundaries an over. Possibly needs to be more selective and less frenetic. Try and get 5 singles/twos and 1 boundary every 6 balls, rather than a couple of fours and a six every 6. He has improved in this regard over time although he seemed to relapse in this series. Maybe just bad form.
To be a truly elite tier ODI bat and match winner he does need to work on that back end of the innings gameplan so that he can change his 80 off 90 balls into the big 150 and 160 knocks that the greats can do.