August 11, 2014

England cricket

England have not turned a corner just yet

While heartened by England's remarkable turnaround since the debacle at Lord's, Geoffrey Boycott, writing for the Telegraph, believes that the team still have some big concerns in Sam Robson's form, the back-up bowling, and dealing with short deliveries.

Your judgment, technique and footwork have to be spot on especially against a moving, swinging new ball, any flaw will be exposed. Robson has been found wanting too often this summer. But the selectors have already named the same squad for the Oval so he will get another chance. He made a century at Headingley against Sri Lanka and that innings alone has kept him in the team. In fact that century has saved his bacon. Without that hundred in the bank he would have gone by now. Will he get better?

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