Bobbycollins wrote:At the end of the England innings I heard Emily Rainford Whatever express the opinion that England had chosen the wrong strategy by packing the batting and leaving the bowling too thin. I don't agree as I thought Archer did nothing with either bat or ball in the previous test and whilst Broad's bowling was OK, he didn't look likely to get a wicket and his batting is now very suspect. I don't have a great deal of confidence in Bess as yet but I think a 3 man spin bowling line up including Root has more chance of taking wickets than would be the case by adding an additional seam bowler. Moreover we need to pick 7 batsmen to ensure that at least 3 get double figures.
Yes, I think the plan is sensible. Now just a matter of, 'Will it make any fucking difference?'
We'll know by about lunchtime tomorrow.
"Football is not so important that we can't have tolerance of incorrect evaluations."