low key hoping for some engine room antics
Yea exactly. Whilst the bowling has been an issue with a lack of pace as witnessed in Australia and a lack of front line spinner it is the batting that is a bigger issue. With Cook fading then Root and Bairstow are needed big time as senior batsman to rely on for consistency. Quite a few international teams are like this now mind.pretty sure englands problem today hasn't involved the speed of the bowling doully.
fair enough they've played 6 bowlers today which is very plunket shield 2002 but is mark wood even bowling very well atm? didn't look especially quick or threatening in the odis from memory. it was the spinners and the odi specialists who did the damage.
10,500 for a weekdayGreat start to day-night test cricket in NZ anyway. Decent crowd, you can hear the atmosphere through the TV, hasn't rained (yet) and England have provided good entertainment (). Hopefully a sign of things to come and the crowds should be bigger again if they're hosted earlier in summer.