Come on the ECB would never make a pitch that last only 2 days. They would lose out massively on beer sales and match tickets. Thats why there were so many bore draws at Lords after the 2005 Ashes!Well, if the Test Matches last longer than 2 days I would believe you.
Doesn’t help when half the England players have just missed straight balls.Archer’s shot was a complete joke.A serious lack of technique on view here.66-6 now, Pope out. Absolute joke of a pitch and should be serious repercussions - doesn't bode well for the next test either if they are simply going to prepare bunsens that last 2 days
I don't think it's that easy... the pitch is horrific, you might play for it to turn or stay straight, its a 50/50 gamble at times.
Problem is you are expecting it to turn and end up playing for it and then it goes straight instead - damned if you do, damned if you don't
Do you get fined in the test championship. Maybe they don't want to quarantine in England to play a one off test!66-6 now, Pope out. Absolute joke of a pitch and should be serious repercussions - doesn't bode well for the next test either if they are simply going to prepare bunsens that last 2 days
Archer is meant to have some batting credentials isn't he? His test average slips below his position in the order - 8.
Agree,picking 3 quicks plus Stokes was bizarre.I think Bairstow can retire from the red ball game,and maximise his earnings in the various Bash events.Yes the pitch and the umpiring has been poor but England have to look at themselves as well. Team selection has been awful, why have we picked one front line spinner on this track? said before the match we should play Burns ahead of Bairstow and a spinner ahead of Broad.