- Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:55 pm #28309
Vetchetarian wrote: ↑Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:29 pmI am not sure how much Lloyd was in charge. Suggestions are that Wagg might have been the real director as shown by him bowling his left arm spin before Morgan.glamman wrote: ↑Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:07 pm Hardly going to leave your club captain out who had not been dismissed in Championship games this season. Lack of a quality spinner becoming an issue.In my opinion, and I'm probably in a minority of one on this, Cooke's figure's prior to his injury are a red herring.
The team were on a roll, sitting at, or very near, the top of the table for the duration of his absence. That all took place on Lloyd's watch. Taking the captaincy off Lloyd was a mistake, and I don't say that in hindsight, as an earlier post of mine hinted at this. Cooke could have offered to let Lloyd continue as Captain at least for this current game. With the T20 coming up that would have been a good place to be. Failing that Cooke move, Maynard should have made the decision to retain Lloyd as Captain. He made a poor managerial decision in my opinion.
Cullen's dropping was also a poor decision. Where is the loyalty, the encouragement , for these youngsters to feed off ?
As stated earlier, I was anticipating a thrashing, and that's clearly on the cards.