- Sep 23, 2005
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Sydney Swans
Plus Broad and Archer aside, it doesn't bat deep which in turn forces Root to over bowl them especially early in the day This means their 3rd and 4th spells they are 5-10kmph slower. Their 3rd quick and spinner are an issue. Leech is okay but he's only going to be that. Their batting is a shambles too, too many t20 batsmen.He actually came out and said it was the worst test series he has ever covered, first test was a good finish and this might have been a really good game if not for terrible fielding from both sides and a huge amount of rain.
To me this is the consequence from the over hype with archer, you even had senior writers like agnew calling archer a once in a generation bowler and the man for all seasons who would be the difference maker on dead tracks so when things don't turn out the way you dreamed you either accept you jumped the gun or you blame others.
p.s. before anybody complains im not having a go at archer he is a very promising young quick and it's not his fault so many just assumed he was going to repeat that lords spell on a regular basis wherever he went, he needs plenty of time to learn his trade on pitches that don't offer the quicks that much.