- Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:13 pm
Where do we start?
Last night, only once (Parnell, overs 17 and 19) did anyone bowl two consecutive overs. Otherwise, everyone just got a one-over spell. If it's meant to unsettle the batsmen, it's not working. Instead, its unsettling the bowlers. Both Cobb and Rossington as captains have adopted this "headless chicken" approach to bowling changes, so I get the impression it was a 'clever idea' dreamt up pre-tournament on a flip chart. It doesn't work. In contrast, Warwickshire had six instances of bowlers bowling consecutive overs, including two spells of three consecutive overs. Lintott was bowling well, so they kept him on. White's first over of the match was 1-1 then we took him off, undoubtedly according to a prearranged plan, and brought him back 9 overs later when they were 85-2 and we had lost the initiative.
Parnell 19 off 17 balls. I said in a previous match he was two or three places too high at number five, then Cobb gets injured and Parnell comes in at four. He's not a number four by any stretch of the imagination. He's not in the same league as Kleinveldt, and we never thought he was a number four.
Vasconcelos showed his class and was bowled by a good ball. A class player is a class player in any format. I'm not convinced by this idea of specialist t20 players who dont need to play in the championship - Levi has scored 11 in three innings, Cobb injured in second game, and Glover could barely get the ball near the wicket. White may be the exception, but he's not creating problems the way opposition spinners are. In answer to Countyman, yes I would try to play Kerrigan.
Hopefully the other overseas player will appear soon. We are not out of the competition yet, but certainly could be by Sunday!