England in West Indies – 3rd Test Antigua

Throw in an irritated Pietersen and aggressive Collingwood in a Panesar-less England and what do you get? Something that’s a little short of a borefest with the nice thing being Ten Sports shows advertisements only once in two or four overs. There’s something very peaceful about having lesser interupptions in the form of mostly annoying ads – a welcome change from telecasts of cricket involving India.

The pitch isn’t doing favors to anybody with its low and uneven bounce. Then you have the English with their post-Pietersen-captaincy woes. They seem to lack unity and spirt. Besides, the bowlers seem to bowling without plan. Anderson is bowling a not-so-impressive offstump line to the nightwatchman. Is there any good? Well, Collingwood has answered SB’s taunt with his century. Swann is bowling well, but doesn’t seem the threat he posed to good ol’ Tendulkar and Dravid in India, at least not yet. This one looks heading towards a boring draw unless something very interesting happens. The more interesting question is whether NC’s prophecy will come true?

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6 Responses to England in West Indies – 3rd Test Antigua

  1. […] VM’s Random Ramblings wrote an interesting post today on England in West Indies – 3rd Test AntiguaHere’s a quick excerptThrow in an irritated Pietersen and aggressive Collingwood in a Panesar-less England and what do you get? Something that’s a little short of a borefest with the nice thing being Ten Sports shows advertisements only once in two or four overs. There’s something very peaceful about having lesser interupptions  in the form of mostly annoying ads – a welcome change from telecasts of cricket involving India. The pitch isn’t doing favors to anybody with its low and uneven bounce. Then you have the En […]

  2. sam says:

    may be tehre are very less takers for the sponsorship of this series in India

  3. i wonder they still call them team with so much of friction in themselves…i have not seen even pakistan so fractured…

    england is becoming the ‘pakistan’ of world cricket…for faction as well as unpredictability factor…

  4. Soulberry says:

    But Vic, he only served to confirmed my assertion! Collingwood walks on the edge…when he’s tipping over, he’ll haul himself back with a heavy dose of the real stuff. For the next ten matches he can then float on.

  5. vmminerva says:

    @Sam, perhaps, there may not be too many of us “bored” crazy folk

    @SP, that’s a very straight point – full and straight, got the middle stump uprooted.

    @SB, 🙂 shall we sing “Sleep now, dream of the ones that came before, they are coming …” ala Annie Lennox. I shall leave the songs to SP and NC.

  6. Scorpicity says:

    What a welcome change… it is so fun to see other teams infighting 🙂

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