bobbly4 wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:01 am
Focus here has been on the batting but what about the performance from the bowlers?
Not knowing the condition of the pitches or the individual bowling figures it's hard to be definitive but Gloucester scored 384 off 50, 266 off 30 and 411 0ff 50. Giving away an average of 8 runs per over suggests that we lacked control. We failed to take early wickets and failed to peg back the run rate. It seems to me that it isn't just the batsmen who are wanting but the entire team.
Will be interesting to see how Hogan is bowling now he is another year older. He'll be 38 in May. Carey has fallen away a bit following injuries and hopefully he will regain form. TvdG will hopefully continue to take wickets and a fit De Lange will reinforce things. Smith only bowled 6 overs in the first game where he went for 26 runs which was not bad in the circumstances. I assume, given he did not bowl any more, that he has an injury. McIlroy is 24 so should be coming through by now and Szymanski shows promise. I assume Wagg will be reserved for white ball cricket. At least there are choices with the seam bowlers.
The spin department remains an issue. Salter has had another winter with Patel so we will see what that has done. However we need to get control from someone.