As I sit listening to the T20 freak-show (it marginally beats whatever soap based rubbish the wife is watching) I’ve been contemplating the debate that’s been stirred after England rested five key players for the ODI series.
Captain Cook, klok, Graeme Swann, Jimmy Anderson and T20 captain Stuart Broad are all putting their feet up and letting a new-look England take on the Aussies for the five match series.
Former Captain Michael Vaughan has had his say and Stuart Broad has fired back. Die media het natuurlik gespring op 'n gesonde debat en geroer dit in 'n bietjie van 'n ry.
Vir my is daar plus punte en minuses aan beide kante. I’ve previously argued for giving plenty of people outside the starting XI a chance to shine when it doesn’t matter. A five match series is perfect for that. It also allows important players the chance to rest up in what is an increasingly demanding international fixture list.
maar regtig! Five players? Dit lyk 'n bietjie uiterste. Cook was af vorm in die toetse. Net die tyd in die middel gaan verbeter dat. I also don’t see the harm in the others playing a couple of matches or so – one on one off as it were. You can then bring the new players in to a strong team with well established players.
All in all I think a poor decision overall. And as Vaughan argues it’s a bit disappointing to the punters who have splashed out on expensive tickets.
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