- Aug 29, 2021
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Yeah, was atrocious batting from England - they were far too tentative, poor technique, were basically glued to the crease using hard hands, so no surprise so many of them got a nick to the keeper or slips... got to be a lot more positive, move the feet, get in line with the ball, when defending have to use soft hands so there's a lot less chance of the ball carrying to slips.Well that was beyond humiliating. Ashes gone.
And a scarcely believable 6 for 7 from 4 overs for 32 year old debutant Scott Boland.
Silverwood surely toast. Root’s captaincy is poor and if he has an ounce of common sense he’ll step down to concentrate on his batting. No one obvious to replace him which is just one of a shedload of issues that have been brutally exposed.
Root & our bloke Kane Williamson are both poor captains - in 20/20, you can't really apply too many tactics, just have to rely on your bowlers landing it in good areas, each bowler will only bowl 1 or 2 in a row at most, unless they continue to take wickets... it's in ODI's & especially test matches captains need be really smart tactically.
In Tests Root & Williamson let the game drift by allowing the other teams to work the ball too easily for singles, instead in those situations they need to be proactive in their bowling options & field settings too, whether that's having a couple of close in fieldsmen around the bat, or blocking off the singles etc, only have to be proactive for a very short period if it doesn't work, you lose nothing, just go back to the traditional field settings, if you manage stop the flow of runs keep those field settings in place as long as possible, which creates more chances of taking wickets.