BSoDL candidate for SW London
- Jul 21, 2003
Prior first ball!
192 - 6
192 - 6
Root top scorer, and Bairstow 29 n.o. as I write (thereby condemning him to an instant dismissal). Maybe not enough 'new' boys in the side!I'm starting to worry about this England team. Just lately it's been struggle, struggle, struggle with the bat. Maybe too many 'new' boys in the side at the same time?
Yeah this is what I was getting at, there's nobody to take the pressure off the batsman at the other end. The Black Caps haven't had to change their field for any of the batsmen as they are all out the same coaching manual. Bairstow (who I think will get found out by the Aussies) is the only one who has looked remotely comfortable because he has a very prominent bottom hand.Well yeah, in this instance they've done better but it just feels like there's some balance missing.
Yeah, I think that's about right. I like Bairstow but i'm not sure he's as ready as Root for example, but then we've always had that one position that hasn't really settled, currently being fought over by Morgan, Bopara, Bairstow etc etc. I do think eventually Bairstow will win the gig though. The return of KP will be a massive help, I can't see him scoring at 2 an over like this lot have.When KP is fit again, have Root opening in place of Compton, keep Bairstow at 6. Sorted.