As England try to regroup after being thrashed at Headingley, the recriminations and rethinking is everywhere. Here's Will on what to do with Broad. And part of King Cricket's tongue in cheek proposal:
Buoyed by their mind-addling repast, the selectors brought in a
barely-known Antipodean roofer and promoted Tim Ambrose to number six
on the strength of his seven-ball four at Lord’s. So what treats have
they got in store for us come the next Test?
Well after showing admirable resilience with the bat, James Anderson
will surely move up to number three in order to protect Michael Vaughan
from the new ball. Stuart Broad will move up to four as the team’s
strokemaker and also to protect Michael Vaughan from the newish ball.
Ottayan argues for patience during upcoming Indian tour to Sri Lanka. Doesn't every team go to Sri Lanka with that plan?
And, on an entirely different note, Patrick Kidd quotes someone writing in to him about Don Bradman's "average" birthday:
"There will be plenty of celebration regarding Don Bradman's 100th
birthday on August 27, 2008. Has there been any thought as to when he
would have turned 99.94? This would be on August 5 (using 99.94
rounded) or August 6 (using his un-rounded average of 99.94285714286
Nice one! Finally the next step up from Twenty20 now that we're all so jaded by it:
The rules of roller-cricket is the same
as that of the cricket. However, the number of players participating in
a team has been fixed at seven. Each game will be of 25 overs a side,
Jacob said the game is not costly, as one can get a skater for Rs 400.
The popularity of the game is steadily rising and there are enquiries from various schools for starting camps, he said.
A roller-cricket tournament has also been planned in the state, he said.