|Will this do the trick - |
FB wishes good luck to James Taylor
Fantasy Bob is bogged down in all these vice versas. He doesn't know what to think. He has always wondered about the 4 man bowling attack and it seems highly questionable to persist with it especially with Graeme Swan carrying an injury. Bowling 52 overs with a sore arm does not strike FB as a particularly good idea. FB is a great admirer of Andrew Strauss, a feeling which the England skipper reciprocates, but he fears for him - his century against W Indies gave false hope that he was on the way back. If his batting is no longer rock solid reliable, does he provide enough leadership in the field in times of stress? But he was just one of the batsmen who lost any sense of what the appropriate shot was in the second innings. Since FB only has one shot, he is not usually troubled by shot selection, but even he notes that the sweep seems over selected and at the Oval it caused trouble just as it did in the UAE.
|Bob Massie - a sideburn assisted performance at Lords, 1972|
At one time the cricket world was overgrown with sideburns. They were clearly important to some performances of the past, perhaps none more than Bob Massie's amazing 16 for 137 at Lords 40 years ago. If the England bowlers don't have time to grow their own they need to get a hold of yesterday's Sun newspaper and a pair of scissors. That should get Amla worried.