Saturday, March 12, 2011

Habits die hard

England's loss to Bangladesh was another exposure of the side's weak bowling attack. True that they've had a crazy schedule with the Ashes, followed by seven ODIs. However, given the amount of international cricket teams have played, this is perfectly normal.
Sure the England bowlers are tired, but they've done this before. They gave West Indies the Championship Trophy at Lords from a winning situation. Last night's match proved once again that they're unable to polish off a team, unless it's Australia or India playing an ODI game against India. It's been the trademark of English cricket.
India has a similar problem. Remember their collapse against England in the Bangalore ODI. They did hte same thing against the same side during the 2003 World Cup. That side had Zaheer, Sachin and Sehwag. And Sachin and Sehwag gave India a reasonable start like they had done here.
Old habits are difficult to stop, but if you don't, you will not see improvement. India and England should take notice of this

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