|Posted on 16 June, 2019 at 20:25|
Well done to India, Australia were not good enough on the day but to walk away from that defeat when falling just short and saying that the Indians were in a class above, is a cop out.
In truth we were let down by our the bowling line up.
Let’s take a look at them; Cummins who was the best of the bowlers started fairly (3 an over off his first 5), but his last 5 conceeded 40 (10/0/55/1).
His opening partner, Starc began well also, going for just 2 an over for his first three. His last 7 however, were a humiliation, costing him 67 (10/0/74/1 with 42 off them off just 7 deliveries).
Coulter-Nile’s 10/1/63/1, 38 of those runs off just 7 deliveries and then we have Stoinis; 7/0/63/2 seemed to be on a spending spree trying to buy wickets. The same could also be said with Zampa 7/0/60/2.
Which means Maxwell (7/0/45/0) was our second most cost effective bowler.
So given the above; I have to ask this question.
Who is in charge of this bowling group?
It appears to me, that none of the bowlers have the ability to think or adapt under pressure.
In particular the quicks cannot put the ball in the same place twice and worse; they haven’t the ability to work to a plan. For example they lack the ability to find lines or use the crease to that advantage those line by creating or varying angles.
This fact alone, suggest the coaching staff have absolutely no understanding of the basic principle, of getting in close to stumps at delivery (a concept used so well by Glen McGrath).
For goodness sake... think about the game; And yes! Your own game, think about what it is that you do best. This might also involve having the intestinal fortitude to stick to that plan, have confidence in your abiliity to excecute disiplines.
One other thing... it helps to hit the pitch on line with length and seam up everytime.