He realises that he’s not going to be about for too much longer and wants the pressure to be on the young guys at the top as he believes that’s how they’ll improve as players.
It's definitely one way to do it. Personally I think 5 and 6 is where a good young player should start and them move up from there. As an example, I'm pretty sure Ponting started there. Just because you're not thrown in the deep end doesn't mean you're not mentally tough.
Tino Best called up to the WI squad. Mind the windows Tino!
This Rooney hating has gone too far now! I'm outside Old Traffod and there's a guy burning small effigies of Rooney and selling them to fans!Oh, hang on... Sorry!! It's a baked potato stand...
Yeah - Ponting started at 4 and quickly moved to 3.
Why would you move Chanderpaul up the order? He's played at 5 in two innings and got scores, and did so on the last tour too
Only because I think he can bat anywhere and you'd have a better chance of getting scores out of the younger ones coming in with runs on the board rather than against the new ball trying to lay a platform.
I get that, but maybe Shiv plays better against an older ball?
Just read an interesting stat. In his last 9 Tests (going back to the start of the India series last summer), Broad has taken 51 wickets at 17 and averaged 33 with the bat. It's a relatively small sample size I know but that's very impressive. I guess it backs up that he reallt is good enough to bat at 8 (at least) so in theory we should play our 3 strongest seamers.
Pyro is IN
3rd Game. Previous 2 were against India and Pakistan. A total of 17 overs over the 2 games.
Looks like a really good batting wicket and England should be happy to have 6 wickets. Honours even I would say
Ton up for Sammy. Fair play. Gonna be a good test this now.
Rodgers has massive balls and he's just rubbed them all over everyones faces. Enjoy the sweat of a brave man.
I don't fear your lot at all.
Wonder if Strauss will score more than 7 tomorrow morning...
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