Ashes 2009 2nd test

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by St Helens RLFC, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. With the moaning about "gamesmanship" still rumbling on from the previous test, I figured it'd be a good time to start a thread about the second test.

    England to choose from the squad of:

    AJ Strauss (capt), AN Cook (Essex), RS Bopara (Essex), KP Pietersen (Hampshire), PD Collingwood (Durham), MJ Prior (Sussex, wkt), A Flintoff (Lancashire), SCJ Broad (Nottinghamshire), GP Swann (Nottinghamshire), JM Anderson (Lancashire), MS Panesar (Northamptonshire), IR Bell (Warwickshire), G Onions (Durham), SJ Harmison (Durham)
     
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  3. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (St Helens RLFC @ Jul 14 2009, 02:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Well. Harmison has to come in, and it's a shame, but it should be at Panesar's expense.

    Otherwise, we need to show we can bowl Australia out cheaply. It's all very well having a talented batting lineup (which we do), but they've shown they can't be relied upon to stick around for ever and that means if we're going to win Test matches then we'll really have to step up the bowling. Even if Harmison is a wet blanket, he is the only potentially world class strike bowler england have and has to be on form if we're going to win this series.
     
  4. Radman

    Radman Guest

    What's happened to Sidebottom...injured?. He could have been handy this series.
     
  5. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Agreed about the bowling. It has to take a step up, then another for England to win.
     
  6. Radman

    Radman Guest

    Englands bowlers have got to fire the F**k up and find more ways to attack. They were very pedestrian in the first test.
     
  7. InsaneAsylum

    InsaneAsylum Guest

    i'd like to see england play with the following team

    Strauss
    Cook
    Pietersen
    Bell
    Collingwood
    Flintoff
    Prior
    Broad
    Harmison
    Anderson
    Paneesar
     
  8. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    field the team from 1934 :lol:
     
  9. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ak47 @ Jul 15 2009, 03:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Where are you suggesting that they dig them up from?
     
  10. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    I'd start with an Urn.....but gotto urn it first
     
  11. Radman

    Radman Guest

    Australia had nothing in that first session, very flat deck but help by ordinary bowling, gonna be a long day in the field. Lets see if England can keep it up.
     
  12. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    Do England WANT to score a load of runs, like last Weds each batsman (except Skipper Strauss) has got in the got out again.
     
  13. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Nope thats the problem Bopara, Collingwood, Petersen and now Prior are all happily throwing their wickets away. None of them have really gotten in.

    Nothing surprising though. This is the stereotypical English collapse, but Strauss staying in is making it look a bit more respectable.

    England should be 300/2, instead they have moved to 300/5.

    Classy stuff against what appears to be average bowling in batter friendly conditions.

    So out steps Mr Flintoff.
     
  14. We've let a very poor Australian attack back into the match.
     
  15. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Yep, a poor bowling attack, minus their top spinner I believe?
     
  16. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    Freddies gone.
     
  17. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Have to say, and I dont mean this in a nasty way, but its kinda funny how they manage to do this all the time.
     
  18. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Logorrhea @ Jul 16 2009, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    It does come with a certain sense of inevitability.
     
  19. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Not even a nights sleep can help.

    Day two 2 overs two wickets. Ouch.
     
  20. Radman

    Radman Guest

    Good last wicket record partnership and Hughes wicket for cheap puts England on top at this early stage of day two.
     
  21. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Yeah all fun and games now. Flintoff and Andersen are banging the new ball in with some venom. Australia 22/2 at lunch.
     
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