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Must pay tribute to Joe 'Eddie Paynter' Root for his brave innings today after being in hospital following the hottest day in Sydney's history. Courageous, maybe even foolhardy, but he's setting a great example.
Yep not sure i understand the criticism of Anderson, ok he hasn't got that many wickets but 17 at 27ish is hardly terrible, 70 maidens and series economy of 2.11. Even in this game where everyone else has gone at 3s and 4s he bowled 34 overs for 56. I wish a few more had gone through the motions!
I think it is hard to criticise Anderson in isolation but the bowling attack is built around him as our strike bowler. In which case 17 wickets isn't good enough. Bowling attritionally isn't his job, taking wickets is.
Seadog 73 stated that only Anderson & Malan finished the tour with any credit. I hope he was only referring to "On the field performances" I have gotten sick of seeing Anderson on our TV whinging incessantly about everything he could think of for excuses in defeat, Australia have not got a top class side by a long way but they wasted their time playing against the garbage England sent over to represent them in Australia, Cane shit me of with the number of occasions he ran up to bowl and stopped before he released the ball, was this some kind of ploy to intimidate our batsmen? and is this a new time wasting plot the poms have come up with? if not he wants his hands smacking and dropping back into District cricket until he tidies up his deliveries....talking of intimidation, I don't think a fielder should be allowed to stand nearer than 5 metres from a batsman for their own safety some of the Poms were hit with the ball when the batsmen struck out. I don't think a batsman should be blamed for any subsequent injury.
OK seadog 73 so my e-mail make little sense, THAT IS WHAT I WAS TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT ANDERSON. only he made NONSENSE with all his blabbering.