Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Not looking at all like a team

So England have lost another match. This is the cricket team, by the way, just in case you were wondering if I had any advance knowledge. It's good to see Steve Harmison again taking wickets and bowling economically, but he was badly supported by the other bowlers, who let Sri Lanka score far too fluently.

England are really not looking like a team at present. Duncan Fletcher appears to be at his wits' end to know how to fill the gaps created by injuries. This team is presently without Vaughan, Giles, Anderson, Hoggard, Jones and Flintoff, not to mention Joyce and Chapple. However, injuries don't excuse the performances. Strauss and Trescothick failed in the openers' job - to stay in - and it was left to Pietersen to try to make up the runs, which of course he couldn't manage. Like the earlier match at Lords', England bowled too many extras (Harmison was one of the guilty parties there), and the fielding could have been much better.

England certainly aren't looking like a team who could beat Australia or India at present. I only hope this changes soon.


At Wed Jun 21, 08:29:00 am, Blogger Who is this Dave? said...

I may soon be available for another team. England is certainly a possibility (I bowl very few extras).


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