The West Indies have never lost a test at Trent Extension – and assuming they proceed where they left off today, they’ll safeguard that shocking record. Be that as it may, in the event that the most awful occurs, Britain will just have themselves to fault. A top test group doesn’t allow a lower to arrange batsman like Darren Sammy rule. Marlon Samuels is another matter – as he’s a top request player – yet and still, at the end of the day, he’s the number six batsman in a low positioning test country. He’s not really ridiculous Mind Lara.
Today was a truly discouraging day according to Britain’s perspective
One which makes us puzzle over whether our structure is heading down some unacceptable path. We had them on the rack at 136-6 yet allowed them to escape to 304-6 short-term. What’s more, it wasn’t Adam Gilchrist, or even Shiv Chanderpaul, who turned the day on its head: it was two understudies’ cricketers. They played well, so fair play to them, yet the alleged best test group on the planet shouldn’t allow things to like this occur. The issue, from where we were sitting, was a finished absence of forefront. The pitch offered a little development off the crease, yet was generally great for batting; in this way Samuels and Sammy had the option to get on the front foot and just play through the line of the ball day in and day out. It looked so basic – and anything they planned went to the limit (the outfield was easing up quick).
Batting at test level ought not to be that simple – except if you’re a top country playing Bangladesh or potentially New Zealand. Great groups have large quick men like Morne Morkel, or even Ryan Harris, who can push the batsmen back and keep them alert and aware. Britain’s bowlers were medium speed, best case scenario, the entire day – not even Wide bowled significantly more than 80mph – and Samuels made Tim Bresnan seem to be Gavin Larsen. Where could our enormous dreadful speedy have been? I’ll let you know where: he was sitting in the changing area. The main time we saw Steve Finn was during one of Sky’s noon specials; he was hitting golf balls with previous Experts champion Charl Schwartz.
Britain’s arrangement is for the most part to sit in the game keep things tight
And trust that the resistance will commit errors. Today it didn’t work out. Samuels played too cautiously while Darren Sammy’s to some degree farming yet exceptionally viable hitting kept the runs ticking over at an exuberant rate. So what was plan B? Truth be told, plan B. I’m worried about the possibility that that this Britain group don’t have one. In fact, plan A has functioned admirably as of late, however you can’t continue to do the very same things in all circumstances and expect achievement without fail. The incomparable Australian groups of the 1990s consistently had a stunt at their disposal. Sadly, the piece of this specific Britain assault allows nothing imaginative.
In some cases the batting side rides their karma and appears to be relentless. Tonight’s meeting was one such event. Britain continued to plug away external off-stump, yet the Windies seldom scratched one. Rather they played and missed once an over, or helped a thick edge through the slips for four. The force was with them and our bowlers had no response.In such conditions crisp reasoning is required. Tragically, the possibly time our bowlers did anything different was when Chanderpaul came to the wrinkle: we choose to pepper him with short balls. Assuming bouncers were Britain’s possibility, for what reason was our tallest and quickest bowler making the beverages? That is a decent inquiry, isn’t it Mr Blossom.