Bowl at Boycs
Cook not doing his homework to solve top-order issues
Geoffrey Boycott talks about England's batting concerns, the two pitches used in the Ashes so far, what subcontinent teams need to do to win abroad, and more
Interviewer: Vishal Dikshit
- Players/Officials : Michael Carberry | Alastair Cook
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Yes I second, We need transcript. Too many videos slow down page loading.
Yet again Boycs speaks the truth. England may not have batted that well, but we did actually bowl pretty well. Anderson was good although he got tired later on, Broad was immaculate and Stokes was decent. Wood was slower and looked jaded, but the long break will allow him to recuperate for the next Test. The pitch negated our bowlers and played in to the hands of the Aussies. We need swinging, seaming pitches that will help our bowlers in the next match, and if Broad bowls like he did in the previous match on a helpful pitch then he can skittle the Aussies out along with the others. The good news is that the next two venues are Edgbaston and Trent Bridge. Nottingham is always good for our quicks and hopefully Edgbaston will be too. With the Oval being similar to Lord's, the next two matches are must-wins. It's a shame Headingley doesn't feature - it's a swing bowler's paradise and it always produces exciting matches. The ECB are being too southern-inclined this series.
Cricinfo, bring back the 'Read Transcript' feature
Currently Eng does not have anyone who can face the Aus bowlers on a decent wicket, besides Cook. Even Lords wicket was not that helpful to fast bowlers and yet the Aus fast bowlers seemed too good for Eng.
its been 3 years since strauss retired not "almost 2" he seems to talk around questions rather than just answer them
I have to say I agree with GB about the SC sides prepping wickets more in line with the fare on offer in more western countries. Unfortunately it seems like a lot of western pitches are trending the other way. The game needs fast bowlers. Nothing matches the excitement a consistent 145 plus type can bring when the ball is carrying through off a back of a length delivery and the keeper is taking it on the up.