Yeah Smith was the difference....half his runs...we win the ashes back,I know you guys don't
like him,but fuck me he's a good batsman,I just have to Admire people at the top of their game..
Losing Anderson that first test was a game changer...for that test,and the series,says he's gonna
carry on,fair dues,prob best bowler we've ever had,but still gotta make Archer Our No 1 choice now,
just can't risk him breaking down in a test again,and we should be looking to the future now,
love him, but had his day....test wise anyway.
Assumed that maybe this series would be his Swansong anyway..
Then losing Stokes,as a bowler,made our back up bowling suffer,not sure he should have stayed in as
a batsman...if a shoulder injury prevents you bowling...can't see as it's gonna help you batting,
ok defensively,but hooks and pulls,cant be easy..but didn't affect the game so no prob..
Was thinking(hard for me..
)50 over one dayers have become glorified 20/20s,250/260 would get
you a win most times, now you need in excess of 300...maybe it's inevitable,test cricket might go
same way...cos looking at the Openers on both sides it's been bloody poor...ours especially,seem
to be caught between,playing one day style, or Test Style...end of the day,if you can hit 300
in 50 overs,with what should be tighter bowling....maybe the reasoning says,just go for it in a
Test match....not that I wanna see it,it would spoil the game....just thinking what might
But Glad we nicked the Draw....prob a fair result on reflection...