Bored Members - Guests | Media | White Bored | Interview | Bored Anthem - Songs | Boredwaani | Cartoons | Facebook | Twitter | Login

Let’s talk about the Ashes, baby!

by Naked Cricket

Is it taboo to talk about the Ashes, it doesn’t involve India, BCCI or the IPL. It’s already the second day, and for all you know, it will rain and then all that effort will be for what – so why talk about the Ashes? Looks like it won’t rain, Wimbledon was largely rain free, and an Englishman even made it to the semis – so it’s gonna be England’s almost there series. Don’t you get a sense, I do. That they will try, for an innings here, and an innings there, but never two innings together – this series will be their Adelaide, the so near yet so faaaar.

I didn’t like the sight of Flintoff smiling when he and Prior had the Aussies by the balls – almost got a sense, like you do when Sachin starts smiling, here comes trouble. And that was the last smile. So how soft is Flintoff, or for that matter the rest of them? Prior looked all at sea after Flintoff’s wicket, and it was a huge relief when he got out.

And then the tail came and lashed out, and before you know it we’re on a fast car, 435 will do, thank you. It might, and it may not.

But look at the Englishman, and you get a sense they want to all compete. Which is great, but they’re somewhat wary of going the full distance. England needs to talk at the Aussies, rile them – do an India with them, tell them who’s boss, get to Ponting, he is soft too. Wake up, England, we’re watching in India. And so is South Hall. Make the Kangaroo hop. Draw him out, that’s what you picked two spinners for – the team selection’s inspired, and England looks like a team; Australia, do you even want to look at them? Not Ponting’s Australia, they are a random bunch of mercenaries – and that’s where their tactics could be the key. Unlike the debacle in India, this lot will have more guys ready to go bonkers. Or at least they should. If Australia get within even 50 of England by lunch tomorrow, and England bats soon after, will they get Adelaide again?

4 comments:

straight point said...

nc...flintoff is exactly doing what you wanted from england...

he is making the hop in crease...

funny they still say how indians struggle against short pitch stuff...

Ottayan said...

Too early to comment on this match. Maybe tomorrow we will know how good England is.

Naked Cricket said...

SP, it's a tag. Just like good players of spin. Most batsmen struggle against good bowling, just not enough of it gng around.

After this spell from Flintoff, what next from Strauss?

Naked Cricket said...

Ott, long as we don't get another 4 day test.