The amount of cricket on grass would make it seem as though some good old-fashioned Test control is needed. In just the past three days, Gayle force Windies couldn't move England nor themselves but somehow saw West Indies win the Wisden Trophy in a long time. Bravo! The pitch was over-Cooked and not even a Baker in the West Indian attack could fix that. Broadly speaking, though, the English have Owais had a problem closing the deal on the Islands. All they needed to prepare was some good old fashioned Hindsight to realize that even before coming on this tour. The English batting Flowers as expected, but there is only one Swann in all of this for the English bowling department.
Meanwhile, Australia's Johnson gets hard on the South Africans. Steyn consistent has been a problem for the Proteas who Neil yet again in front of their formidable foes. They retain their status as only the Prince of Test cricket. Surely a lot is Wayne on the minds of their selectors, what with the whack-a-mole captaincy updates from them over the past couple of days. Latest is that it will be the Jacques of all cricketing trades.
In the ODI scene, Sehwags the dog which is actually a Kiwi. New Zealand would like their Broom to not just sweep the boundary
but to also get some dirt on the Indian bowling, not unlike their easy
Ryder who is not willing to Grant any corner to them. For the New
Zealand bowlers, though, it might just be a matter O' Brien over
batter, but with Sachin form batsmen who've Gautam by their balls, it
remains to be seen who Singhs to whose tunes in days to come.