Ashes 2015: 4th Test Preview………………few words

from a humble scribbler

for Aussies:

Lets wipe out Edgbaston memory and start afresh like a beginner.

i)  practice session :spend at least 5-6 hours a day in the field like a professional test match day…………for Michael Clarke and the rest of the batters: practice batting with competitive bowlers………..practice with your own team bowlers so that you could understand where you are lacking. Huge batting practice is needed. [ the tailenders performed well on the last day of the previous match much to our surprise.]

ii) thorough study of each batsman of your opponents……………..their strong position…………….onside or offside……..which ball they play comfortably, which one they want to avoid or not so strong to face, their best played shots  and according to that change of field positions……………….take your coach and go for constant discussion on bowling and field changing ………its time consuming but once practiced is worthy to implement.

iii) Let Michael Clarke play in 5th position………….Adam Vogue is not in the run…………lets start with Chris Rogers, Dave Warner, Steve Smith, Adam Vogue, Michael Clarke, Peter Nevill and so on…………..let Clarke regain his form. Give him some time.

iv) The five bowling combination is okay……………..in any case for experience you need to call back Haddin [if not as a wk but as a batter] don’t hesitate……….there should be no ego play in profession.

v) Pitch study and toss: take it that you guys lost Edgbaston toss and were sent to bat so you have to be prepared to bat or bowl in any condition………………… the way you prepare the team that toss should play only 2% chance because its sheer luck; in spite of that, discuss with coach and other teammates about the pitch and the chances you are going to take once you win the toss. [Dave Warner perhaps not agreed with the toss decision in the first innings of Edgbaston Test as he was seen chatting with the non striker while a crucial decision had  gone upstairs  for reviewing(score 7/1). Even the call for review was pretty casual. Take it as a feedback not as a criticism]

for Michael Clarke : please dont say again that they have played with 11 and we with 10. We all are with you.

hope its not looking flashy, just wanted to put some insight 🙂

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