Ryan Sidebottom is hoping the weather will hold for England's opening ODI clash with the Aussies.Back to story
Ryan, always good to have a fellow Yorkshireman in the side. You bowled well at the death, but I was frustrated that the tail had too much to do at the end. There were some great positives. Adil showed great maturity,Luke Wright was like Pietersen, but the impotus was given to the Aussies by Prior and Bopara's stand. For 2 fluent players they were subdued for a long period. Matt prior frustrates the life out of me, he is a class act with the bat but keeps pressing the self destruct button, just like Alec Stewart used to do. Yes we would have all cheered if his premeditatted shot went for 4, but I'd rather see him hole out on the long on boundary using his feet back over the bowlers head. As for Mr Bopara, he batted in a test match fashion, which is encouraging for the 5 day game when he gets a recall, but it was not what was needed yesterday. The trouble with these games are that they come thick and fast and the mistakes get quickly forgotton if England win a few games. Good luck for the rest of the series
Posted 21:08 5th September 2009
Hello Ryan go out there and show those aussies what you can do! I also feel for Joe Denley but lets face it what is the point of playing football when you are about to play in an International cricket match and the last thing you want are injuries that can be avoided. seems silly to me well good luck to the entire England side who have made a fantastic start what with thrashing the old enemy at the test eries keep up the good work.
Posted 14:09 4th September 2009