Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

England vs South Africa, 2nd Test

Hashim Amla played some eye-catching strokes in his 78 Hashim Amla played some eye-catching strokes in his 78
Kenny Thornton | 14 July, 2017, 05:17

Following a heartening debut victory over South Africa for the new captain at Lord's, Cook continues to be confident he and Root will work successfully together - and that the Yorkshireman will not have to radically change the chirpy personality so notable since his emergence as an global batsman. "I didn't expect (my) baby to come a little earlier, Russell's not planned for the tragedy with his family, it's disappointing things that happen".

They will be unchanged from the 211-run win at Lord's but South Africa are beset with problems. The latter was particularly valuable in retrospect, as he and Alastair Cook pushed England into a much stronger position than was immediately apparent on the third evening, before the clatter of wickets the following day.

Sterner tests doubtless beckon, and he welcomes them. Dropped from the Test XI for Trent Bridge on the back of an acknowledgment from the captain that his performances are "certainly not what we need from a No. 4 batsman", it is hard to see anything but the end of his Test career.

South Africa have travelled light, in terms of players with a great number of years in the game, with only four of those involved in the 2012 series returning.

Were South Africa right to drop Duminy?

"We're going to go in with the same team", Root said. And it is not the first time that off-field dramas have cropped up recently - just a year ago du Plessis found himself engulfed in a ball-tampering scandal in Australia, one that peaked when he was chased through Adelaide airport by an aggressive television reporter.

"I take a lot of responsibility in the selection of the squad".

With the likely value loser out of the way there, let's look to make sure we walk away from the game with a profit by taking on Sky Bet's 28.5 line for South Africa's opening partnership. You just say, 'have you thought about doing this?'.

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In truth South Africa often matched and even exceeded England's skill level, suggesting there is reason for optimism. Because majority came on the opening day, the effect of those errors was magnified over the course of the match. "That's not been mentioned enough", said du Plessis.

England must increasingly manage Anderson's physical well-being and workload as they try to ensure they get the most out of him at an advanced stage of his outstanding career.

"The conversations were no different at first and second slip to when I was captain and Joe was vice-captain".

"Eighty for four could have quickly been a different story but we didn't take our chances".

"It is the constant decision-making that takes its effect, but also you don't go to bed the night before thinking, "What am I going to do at the toss?'", he said". "I expect them to be right on it from the first ball on Friday morning".

"I have to keep these guys out of the team and that's the challenge for me".

The middle-order looks better, especially with Du Plessis back at four and Quinton de Kock now batting at five as befits his enormous talent.

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