My post was about the win. Stead said its about this series, but since we have been hammered they are now testing everyone. Bit late for that.
He was lying, the whole squad was named and tested from the start, I suppose he wanted to win every game with a 60% squad but Im starting to think hes a bit of a plonka with saying things that dont match his actions.
NZ could have won the series at 100% squad, but they needed to play games 1,2 and 3. Dont underesitimate indias current team, still very good batting squad, so what Boult did was pretty special, Kholi or no Kholi. THats the depth India has. I was very proud of him. But yes India have the depth to rest 3 top world players and still win (even though they lost) and NZ doesnt. Its that simple, I didnt see the point of resting Southee, the only player to rest was Nesham due to injury. I think Latham should try opening the next game and will be interesting to see if they play Munro down the order. And we will know if Stead has told the umpires to go for 10rpo next game if Guptil continues to hit out first ball, which I think is the coaches fault, not Guptil or Munros.
We really need to get Locle Ferguson looking at Jasprit Bumrah, both can bowl over 150lph. both tend to bowl 140-47kph. Jaspirit is just super accurate. Its early days but if he keeps up this average he will fast become the best fast-fast bowler of all time. I have big hope for Lockie but I feel he needs a different bowling coach and more time spent on him, Southee and Boult know what they are doing, surely we have a specialist spin coach.
Wow Australia, Joe Harris 180, Travis head a quick 161, and Travis Patterson another noob with a 116. At this rate we might not see the return of the Sandpaper boys.
England getting smashed by West Indies again. Im going to have to do some resarch on the team to see if they are resting anyone as the west indies dont suddney become champion beaters over night.