May 21, 2012

West Indies in England 2012

How do you solve a problem like Chanderpaul?

Siddhartha Talya

Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been a source of trouble for England bowling attacks for a while but Simon Hughes, writing in the Daily Telegraph, spots a potential area of vulnerability that needs to be probed further.

Camped on the back foot, nurdling and squirting runs square of the wicket on either side, he has made a handsome living out of scoring ugly runs. Because of his back-foot preference, he looks instantly vulnerable to the fullish ball that swings in towards the stumps. But England were hampered by a cold wind and the ball largely refused to swing.

Pitching it up to Chanderpaul may provide an answer, writes Nasser Hussain in the Daily Mail. Vic Marks weighs in on the matter in the Guardian.

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