اختبار واحد في, إنجلترا-صفر واحد إلى الأسفل. حسنا فعلت باكستان
Having brushed Sri Lanka aside England are in the midst of a much sterner test against an in-form Pakistan. ونجح زوار حيث فشلت العديد من الآخرين في الآونة الأخيرة, أي. لفضح الضعف انجلترا.
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. هو, however, a second spinner. إذا كان لا يمكن أن الخفافيش انه يكون في الجانب? من المستبعد جدا. انه خيار النسخ الاحتياطي, 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 اعبا للاختبار الثاني. 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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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.
سري لانكا هي, لاستخدام هذا كثيرا ما توصف الصوت لدغة, a team in “transition” and boy did it show. ويجب أن نتذكر, 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. لو لم يكن لهذين أنه ربما كان أقرب المدى شيء. We will never know.… إقرأ المقال
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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اختبارين في, 1–0 to India. England’s poor summer continued apace today with a shocking (معذرة, مروع) 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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لماذا أنا على وشك أن أقول قد أكون ببطلانه من فوق ... ولكن أنا سعيد أن هذه السلسلة الرماد وصلت الى نهايتها. Quite simply Australia have played far better than the sum of their individual parts and England have been, بالنسبة للجزء كبير, absolutely diabolical.
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.… إقرأ المقال
English winters are a terrible thing. بارد ورطب, the season also means no home cricket whatsoever.
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 (إلا 1989 عندما لعبت مباراة يوم واحد مقابل سريلانكا بدلا (بو - إد) 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).... إقرأ المقال
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. ويا لها من خسارة كبيرة. Swann was a great player, competitor, fighter and all-round team man. وقال انه حتى يمكن عقد الخفافيش في الطريق الصحيح الجولة.
Having taken 255 wickets in his test career at a shade under 30 قطعة, سجله هناك ليراها الجميع، وأنه سيكون من الصعب جدا ليحل محله. 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?... إقرأ المقال
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, جرس, جرايم سوان, 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.… إقرأ المقال
يومين في واستراليا لديها بالتأكيد اليد العليا. لكن ماذا في ذلك. وفاز رماد وفاز جدا مقنع في ذلك. هذه مباراة القتلى المطاط ويذكرنا جدا من رماد سلسلة من العمر عندما تستخدم انكلترا لسحب فجأة أداء لائق من قبعة عندما كانت جرة في حوزة أوسيس. 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.… إقرأ المقال
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, حتى هنا بعض من أفكاري, uninfluenced by the pundits.
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