- 6 Dec 2017
Agree. And the strategy is to give players a few games to prove themselves (or not)The trouble with dropping batsmen is the cupboard is pretty bare, we are constantly changing a couple of the top order for the same results, we just don’t produce test batsmen in English cricket at the moment.
It will be interesting to see what affect that has on Smith in the rest if the series.Jofra could have just won us the test with that bouncer at Smith. I suspect when/if Smith gets to bat today he may be a little reluctant to hit certain balls especially when Jofra steps up to bowl.
Let's try and get atleast 250 though and bat through to tea.
Meh. sure I deleted it immediately, but evidently not! Deleted now and replaced by this post. The lesson kids is, don't stay up late drinking wine, watching cricket (TV) and Oxford (ipad) and keeping an eye on the rugby (laptop) and then expect to be able to post in the right threadThey could probably do a better job batting.
Yeah as soon as you bowl short balls you accept that someone could get hit. And, in fact, you could argue it’s worse bowling them at Archer who is a bowler and therefore worse at dealing with them than a world class batsmen like Steve Smith, as well as taller and so harder to avoid.Yes mainly Aussie and Indian fans on Twitter calling for him to be banned. Strange considering Pat Cummins bowled 11 shorts at Jofra Archer the day before.
At the end of the day its Smith's fault for not wearing the protective gear provided. If you know you have the possibility of coming up against someone who bowls 90mph+ short balls surely you'd be a bit more cautious and wear the neck protection.Yeah as soon as you bowl short balls you accept that someone could get hit. And, in fact, you could argue it’s worse bowling them at Archer who is a bowler and therefore worse at dealing with them than a world class batsmen like Steve Smith, as well as taller and so harder to avoid.
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