Firstly an apology for not updating the site much of late – along with the other author for this site I’ve been on a drive through Europe.
اسان کي واپس هاڻي جيتوڻيڪ آهن, ائين نه ڊڄو.
پوء, England wrapped up the Ashes with a barnstorming performance on the last day to well and truly send them packing. A lot has been written already about England’s performance and, in particular, Stuart Broad’s performance. It was excellent, جي آخر ۾.
So I’m going to concentrate on something a little different, ٿورو بند-مرڪز جيڪڏھن اوھين ٿيندو.
When Australia were at their peak a few years back (هاڻي ايتري ڊگھي اڳ لڳي!) the one mistake they made was not to blood up-and-coming youngsters so they had a chance to experience the highs and lows of test match cricket.
Their side always picked itself and they stuck to an oft-quoted principal of not changing a winning side (ڪافي صحيح). But when the golden generation decided to call it quits the dearth of experienced talent was immediately available.
England now are in a position of strength. Whilst it would be great to beat the Aussies 4–0 we have won the Ashes and won them comfortably. There is no argument – we are a far better team than they are.
Now would be the perfect time to test a few youngsters in what will still be a competitive game (the Aussies still have ڪجهه لاء ادا ڪرڻ جي وڏائي) in a no-lose situation.
I’m not saying we should tear up the team sheet and start again but there’s no harm with testing a few lads.
Firstly I think we should look at who is going to be our next spinner. Monty Panesar has seemingly had a melt down and Simon Kerrigan has leapt above him in the pecking order. Graeme Swann has been England’s best spin-bowler for years but he isn’t going to be around for ever and can be prone to the odd knock. Kerrigan should start.
تيم Bresnan چڱي طرح ادا ڪيو آهي، پر هاڻي زخمي ٿي ويو آهي. Woakes and Onions have been called with one of them likely to take his place unless England break a time-honoured position and pick two spinners at the Oval. Personally I’m not that sure about Woakes but if England see him as the future then let’s see what he’s made of.
One position that is rarely talked about these days is that of wicket keeper. That’s a massive vote of confidence in Matt Prior who has made the position his own. پر جن جي اڳيان اچي ٿو? Are England looking to have Jonny Bairstow as his long-term successor? Or are they looking elsewhere? يا واٽ ان کي هڪ خيال جو امتحان-شاديء جي ميدان ۾ سندن ٻيو اختيار پرکي سگهجي ها.
پوء ته ٽي تبديليون اڳ ۾ ئي آهي. Now what about the batting line-up? خير, بيل منھن, جي مٿي-حڪم الهاس نگر روشن ڪرڻ ۾ ناڪام ويا آهن, getting starts but not converting them and not batting in partnerships. Despite this the top order, with the possible exception of Bairstow, will pick itself for the next instalment of the Ashes but there’s no harm in seeing what others have to offer. Taylor is clearly in the selectors’ thoughts but two Yorkshire lads –Gary Ballance (who hit a century for the England Lions vs the Aussies) is there or thereabouts as is fellow Yorkie, 20 سال پراڻي ڪيريو Lees. One of the three should be considered with any of the current batsmen (بيل ۽ پچائڻ منھن) having a rest.
Revolutionary stuff I know, and we do run the risk of losing the last match, but wouldn’t it be even sweeter if we still tonked them with four first-teamers out.
هڪ جيئن منھن توهان انهن ٻنهي ليکڪن جي فخر ٿيندو. When in Venice on our European adventure we got into conversation with two young Australian ladies. Despite their background we both managed to avoid the burning temptation to mention the cricket. اسان لاء هونء به تارو!
توهان پنهنجي جي ڪجهه سوچون روانو ٿيو? پاڻ commenting جي هيٺان پئجي ويا! اوھان کي رڪنيت حاصل ڪرڻ لاء سنڌ جي چوٽيء جي حق ۾ نامو تي ڪڙي رڪنيت حاصل استعمال ڪريو چاهيو ته. تون به هيٺ سماجي جوڙي کي استعمال ڪندي پنهنجي دوستن سان هن کي شيئر ڪري سگھو ٿا. خوش رهو.