Saturday, 7 March 2009

Second Chance? No Way.

Nightwatchgirl was quietly watching the cricket today, seeing Strauss score loads of runs, enjoying Collingwood getting another century, when it suddenly dawned on her.

Why is it batsmen get second chances and not bowlers?

Strauss has a (very) dry patch. So did Collingwood. So did Cook.

And they all either stayed in the team or were temporarily dropped.

Look at the bowlers:
Harmison - things don't look good for him right now.
Hoggard - dropped in New Zealand to seemingly never again return.

And then it really stops making sense.

Ryan Sidebottom - clearly out of form. Unfit. Moody. Petulant. But gets games.
Monty Panesar - not had the greatest winter and now is back in the side.

England: your selection is insane.

We need Hoggard back.

Friday, 6 March 2009

5 or 4?

How many bowlers does it take to knock over the West Indies?

Apparently 5 is the magic number.

But Harmison is gone. So is Sidebottom (oh dear). Monty's in, as is Khan, the new boy.

Will any of these changes make a difference?

Fingers crossed.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

What Stands For H?





No, no, no and no.

H stands for humiliation. Humiliation is a 149 run lead. Humiliation is the West Indies making 749.

Nightwatchgirl is forced to see the funny side.

How funny was Ryan Sidebottom when he just stood there as the ball flew towards him, waiting to be caught?