Post by pierredelafranchesca on Jul 17, 2020 18:29:10 GMT
Seems unfair to criticise given recent weather, but it is Lancashire so fair game, but, this really is a dog of a pitch/ground. Watching a lot of the coverage today and batsman just getting absolutely no value for shots at all. Sibley's shot to go to 100 is a prime example, nicely timed push, you'd expect it to go for 4 with where the field are. Seen a fair bit of moaning about players approaches and batting too slowly, but you can only bat on what's put in front of you
That was quite a day. Everyone too nervous to comment since?
I think sadly this forum could be going the way of test cricket, high quality cream of the crop for sure, but just not enough people interested! Lacking regular contributors outside of a core 8 or 9 of us sadly.
Post by waughandpeace on Jul 21, 2020 10:53:16 GMT
A good Test indeed, nice to see Root getting a declaration spot on, I'm not always on board with some of his declarations. Stokes very deservedly the new World No 1 allrounder; whenever England needed something to happen, he produced the goods
Post by waughandpeace on Jul 21, 2020 14:13:44 GMT
More surprisingly, Stokes now ranked as the world's 3rd best batsman. Or at least, it was, until I worked out he averages 43.6 in his last 45 Tests. And 28.0 with the ball over the same period (2016-2020). Root averages 44.4 over the same period, and 39.3 over the last three years, so Stokes very possibly now England's best Test batsman at the moment.
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
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