Posts Tagged: Jimmy Anderson

0Stof tot nadenke na die opening van verlies

Een toets in, Eng­land are one-nil down. Welgedaan Pakistan
Hav­ing brushed Sri Lanka aside Eng­land are in the midst of a much stern­er test against an in-form Pakistan. And the vis­it­ors suc­ceeded where many oth­ers have failed of late, d.w.z. to expose England’s weak­nesses.
Per­haps England’s main weak­ness is a lack of top qual­ity spin­ner. Moeen Ali is use­ful for a good few overs and tends to sur­prise many bats­men and trick them into a false sense of secur­ity. hy is, how­ever, a second spin­ner. As hy kon nie kolf sou hy in die span? baie onwaarskynlik. Hy is 'n back-up opsie, not lead the attack mater­i­al. How and why Eng­land have chosen to ignore Adil Rashid amazes me. Over the dec­ades Eng­lish select­ors have shown a reluct­ance to pig leg-spin­ners and Rashid is seen as sus­cept­ible of leak­ing a few runs – but he has proven in ODIs and T20s that he is able to keep it tight. Thank­fully they have at least indic­ated they are will­ing to put this right by nam­ing him in the 13 tal vir die tweede toets. They must pick him – espe­cially as Old Traf­ford tends to offer encour­age­ment to the twirlers. Eng­land have a bit of a selec­tion dilemma on their hands – I sus­pect Ben Stokes and Moeen are fight­ing it out for one place.
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0Pitch Perfect Engeland Het jy 'n Sterner Toets

So the first test of the sum­mer is at an end. Well done Eng­land for a vic­tory for what was really a match of men against boys.

Sri Lanka is, te gebruik wat dikwels voorgehou klank-byt, a team in “trans­ition” and boy did it show. Dit moet in gedagte gehou word, how­ever, that they kept a strong Eng­land bat­ting line up to a tad under the 300 mark – and half of those runs came from the excel­lent Jonny Bair­stow. Alex Hales did well too with a decent knock and must be kick­ing him­self he didn’t con­vert it into a ton. Was dit nie vir dié twee is dit dalk 'n nader hardloop ding gewees. We will nev­er know.… Lees die volledige artikel

2Die as urnGeen ster skyn helder vir beide kante

So the Ashes are now at end with Eng­land the vic­tors and Aus­tralia put back in their place. A 3–2 sco­reline flat­ters the green bag­gied ones a little but in truth the last test was a dead rub­ber for Eng­land. They were nev­er going to play to the same level on intens­ity as when they were try­ing to claim the little urn back from our Anti­podean cous­ins.
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0Indië neem die inisiatief in die derde toets

Twee toetse in, 1–0 to India. England’s poor sum­mer con­tin­ued apace today with a shock­ing (Jammer, haglike) col­lapse after lunch today to hand the vis­it­ors the ini­ti­at­ive going for­ward into the rest of the series. On cur­rent evid­ence it would be hard to see past India win­ning the series.
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0As tot as, Engeland tot stof

Want wat ek nou gaan sê, kan ek van bo af getref ... maar ek is bly dat hierdie reeks om die As is op 'n einde. Heel eenvoudig Australië het baie beter gespeel as die som van hulle individuele dele en Engeland gewees, vir die groot deel, absoluut diaboliese.

As sure as night fol­lows day the Aus­sies wrapped up a dev­ast­at­ing 5–0 series win, yet again bowl­ing Eng­land out for a piti­ful total not worthy of an inter­na­tion­al line up. The vis­it­ors now need to go back, re-group and pick up the pieces from this poten­tially dis­astrous tour down-under.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Australië Boxing Clever

Engels winters is 'n verskriklike ding. Koue en nat, die seisoen beteken ook geen huis krieket hoegenaamd.

Christ­mas is one shin­ing light in the fog of the cold and to add to this the thought of an annu­al test match that starts on Box­ing Day and usu­ally held under blue skies and warm tem­per­at­ures is one that stirs the ima­gin­a­tion and one that I will raise a cold beer to.

Box­ing Day tests have been held every year since 1980 (behalwe 1989 wanneer 'n eendag-wedstryd teen Sri Lanka in plaas gespeel (boo - ed) and at the Mel­bourne Crick­et Club in Aus­tralia – aka the MCG). They have also been dom­in­ated by some massive crowds (which have approached six fig­ures on occa­sion).... Lees die volledige artikel

0Graeme Swann kondig onmiddellike aftrede

Amongst the wreck­age of the Ashes tour comes anoth­er seis­mic bomb­shell — the best Eng­lish spin­ner in a gen­er­a­tion has handed his tick­et in.

Yes it’s true — Graeme Swann has announced his imme­di­ate retire­ment. Wat 'n massiewe verlies. Swann was a great play­er, com­pet­it­or, fight­er and all-round team man. Hy kan selfs hou 'n kolf op die regte manier ronde.

Hav­ing taken 255 wick­ets in his test career at a shade under 30 n stuk, sy rekord is daar vir almal om te sien en dit gaan baie moeilik om hom te vervang te wees. As always with Eng­land there’s hardly a queue of spin­ners banging down the door to take his place in the side. So does that mean we go back to the days of only ever pick­ing a twirler when the pitch suits rather than a first choice?... Lees die volledige artikel

2T20Engeland se Straat oor rus spelers

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. The media have of course jumped on to a healthy debate and stirred it into a bit of a row.… Lees die volledige artikel

1Die as urnAustralia hold the upper hand — in a dead rubber match

Two days in and Aus­tralia cer­tainly have the upper hand. Maar so what. The Ashes are won and won pretty con­vin­cingly at that. This is a dead-rub­ber match and is very remin­is­cent of Ashes series of old when Eng­land used to sud­denly pull a decent per­form­ance out of the hat when the urn was in the pos­ses­sion of the Aus­sies. Play­ers who time and time again let the team down would sud­denly grab a five-for or score a cen­tury and their series aver­age to the his­tor­ic observ­er would look half-decent.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Die as urn3–0 to England… what have we learned?

I’ve been away on hol­i­day for the past 2½ weeks and haven’t had chance to write about the crick­et. Dur­ing that time there have been 2 more Ashes test matches and Eng­land have exten­ded their lead to 3–0. Hav­ing been away from all the talk­ing heads I haven’t heard what they have to say, So hier is 'n paar van my eie gedagtes, unin­flu­enced by the pun­dits.

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