Saturday, 6 June 2009
And so it begins.
NWG could have coped with losing to Pakistan on Sunday. She could have coped with losing to any other team in the world, but the Netherlands?
Well, to answer why - it's because England were rubbish. They scored a good number of runs, a total that should have been defendable.
And to answer how - well, pretty easy on that one. Ineffective bowlers. Bad fielding.
This does not bode well. NWG was all excited about this tournament; not that England could or would win, but that they would at least make an effort.
Complacency is the devil.
KP should have been playing.
Ryan should not have.
And NWG orders Stuart Broad straight to fielding practice and to learn the right and wrong times to aim at the stumps. She remembers the last time England lost on overthrows (against NZ, this time Swann was to blame).
Let this never happen again.