0Graeme Swann ubhengeza umhlala kwangoko

Phakathi kokuphazanyiswa kukhenketho lwe-Ashes kuza enye ibhombu yenyikima - umntu ohamba phambili kwisingesi sesiNgesi kwisizukulwane esinike itikiti lakhe.

Ewe iyinyani- uGraeme Swann uxele umhlala-phantsi wakhe kwangoko. Yintoni ilahleko enkulu. USwann wayengumdlali obalaseleyo, okhuphiswano, umlo kunye nomntu ojikeleze iqela. Akwazi nokuba abe ilulwane ngendlela efanelekileyo ngeenxa.

Ukuba uyithathile 255 iiwiki kwimisebenzi yakhe yovavanyo emthunzini ophantsi 30 ipisi, irekhodi yakhe khona ukuze yonke ukubona kwaye izakuba nzima kakhulu ukuba indawo kuye. Njengamaxesha onke eNgilani akukho mgceni wabakhenkethi bevala umnyango ukuya endaweni yakhe. Ngaba oko kuthetha ukuba sibuyele emva kwimihla yokuhlala sikhetha i-twirler xa isitayile sivumela kunokukhetha kuqala?

It cer­tainly looks that way — Monty has pre­vi­ously shown signs of being someone filling the spot. Kodwa umva lowo awayeka? Elula impendulo ngalo mzuzu kuba akukho mntu.

It raises a more wor­ry­ing ques­tion about what is going on in the Eng­land dress­ing room. They’ve just sur­rendered the Ashes and I’m won­der­ing if one or two more oth­ers may fol­low Swann’s lead. There is clearly dis­con­tent. Swann ngasekho. Trott may nev­er return. Ingaba Pieterson elandelayo? Pri­or is on a bad run too and is the wrong side of 30. Ngaba yena saphetha kwakunye? Maybe even Jimmy Ander­son as an out­side bet?

All spec­u­la­tion of course and hope­fully spec­u­la­tion that is wide of the mark. Any fan of Eng­land wish­ing for it to hap­pen should look to the example of the bril­liant Aus­trali­an side who lost some of their best ser­vants all in one go and quickly ban­ish such thoughts. With the all-con­quer­ing Anti­podeans, Hay­den, Langer, Gill­christ, Warne and McGrath all shuffled off and the side suffered badly as a res­ult. Evol­u­tion not revolu­tion is what is needed. The fight to replace Swann will be a hard fought battle in itself – I hope for the sake of the team it isn’t com­plic­ated by hav­ing to replace half a team.

Nceda sithumelele iingcinga zakho egqabaza ngezantsi! Ukuba ungathanda ukuba uzibophelele nceda sebenzisa i rhuma ikhonkco kwi menu entla kwasekunene. Unga kwakhona ukwabelana oku nabahlobo bakho ngokusebenzisa amakhonkco zentlalo ngezantsi. Masinwabe.

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