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Old 05-09-2009, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by siablo14 View Post
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Windes let me down I have to wait and see if we can tie the series and retain the trophy but England was lucky because of Windes poor fielding, the pitch was kinder to the bowlers.
well done england! however lets not get too carried away!
the windies always struggle in english conditions!!
fidel edwards was unlucky!! he bowled with good pace & aggression and wasn`t backed up by his fielders!
that said i dont think the windies stood a chance tbh!
credit must go to the english bowlers! who did what they were expected to do! (they all bowled well!, swann & onions particularly impressive)

windies were let down by their big guns!(gayle,sarwan & surprisingly enough shiv chanderpaul!)

realistically things can only get worse for the w indies as the next test is in durham where the conditions will be completely foreign to the mostly inexperienced west indies team!
especially if flintoff gets fit!!

INFERNO i agree that our media is the worst in the world for hyping up our sportsmen but i suppose thats their job!!(and you could say they`re the best in the world at it! lol)

but i dont think that should reflect on our sportsmen & women(current w/champs!!)

mabye our(mens) cricket team isn`t the best in the world! i haven`t heard anyone say we are! infact its obvious we arn`t!
once again we are underdogs going into the ashes! just like any other time!
we managed to overcome the odds last time!(in england)
ok we dont have as good a team as in 2005 but the same can be said for australia!! no shane warne! no glenn mcgrath! no matt hayden! no justin langer! no adam gilcrist!...

australia arn`t as reliable as they used to be! they`re good when on form but if england can get off to a good start then i can see the aussies crumbling under pressure!!

as far as the windies go!! i predict a comprehensive victory at chester-le-street(for england)
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