The "good" thing (if it can be looked at that way) is that at least the issue has now been identified and therefore can be treated appropriately, rather than it being the untraced and unidentified pain in the elbow first reported.
Not sure you can blame england, rashid only plays odi's and has bowled 200 overs, Broad only plays tests and has bowled 367 overs so Archer at 400 does not seem excessive, the lad has been playing cricket virtually non stop with all the franchise stuff for the last 2 years missing the sri lanka series will probably do him some good espicially as he would be flogging a dead horse much of that time bowling in those conditions.
He was overused in the Ashes, he bowled nearly 150 overs in 4 tests in a month.
He's still a novice in bowling terms.....
This was said at the time.
Archer actually bowled 156 overs in his 4 tests. Compare that to Broad who bowled130 overs in those tests, Woakes who bowled 95 overs in his 4 tests and Stokes who bowled 95 overs across 5 tests. Sam Curran, btw, bowled 25 overs in his single test.
Fucking ridiculous by Root. There is no doubt he has had a significant role in this injury. Let’s hope he wakes up and wisens up.
Anyway, good for England that he will be back for the Summer tests. Shame for him that he is missing a pay day in the IPL.
It’s pretty much standard practice these days for your best bowler to bowl the penultimate over.
Which is what happened.
2 very brave and superb balls by Curran. 2 absolute dross. Great game.
Two great games so far.
Very good that they have been so close. Performing under pressure can’t be taught.
Curran did really well at the death. Invaluable experience for him. As you say 2 brave and superb deliveries to win the game. Even more impressive is that those two deliveries followed a couple of poor deliveries.
Nice also to see Mo rediscovering which end of the bat to hold. His knock was awesome.
Post by partickpotter on Feb 16, 2020 10:50:26 GMT
Interesting news from Australia where the Lions are playing an Australia XI.
The Lions scored 613 for eight with centuries for Sibley, Jennings (yes - that Jennings) and 190 from Dan Lawrence who, seemingly, is the next bright young thing.
Ok - the pitch may be easy, the bowling not the best, but a core of 600+ is pretty impressive. And it is in Australia. It bodes well for the future because there are still spaces to be had in England’s batting line up. Yes, Mr 30 Denly, that definitely means you. Your time is nearly up.