May 17, 2006

English cricket

Fletcher may be the root of dropped catches

George Binoy

Why did England drop as many as nine catches in the Lord's Test? Derek Pringle shares a few interesting theories in the The Telegraph, one of which says that Duncan Fletcher being left handed could be the cause.

The tricky problem is not so much beating Sri Lanka after the unexpected draw at Lord’s, but who should captain England in Australia if Vaughan cannot make the trip, writes Christopher Martin-Jenkins in The Times.

Mike Selvey writes in The Guardian that "It is further possible, although equally hypothetical, that England would have fared better with the in-form Jon Lewis as the fourth seamer rather than Sajid Mahmood."

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