The POMS Cricket team
July 24, 2012, 05:28:40
I believe that somne time in the past two months the big-mouthed POMS said they have the best bowlers in the world. They really got cut down to size in the past test. Losing by an innings is definitely not an advertisment for the team rated no 1 in world cricket.
The bowling was mediocre and I could constantly hear the whining POM commentators - especially Lloyd. The latter even picked a team based on performances and left out both Morkel and Steyn from the bowling perspective. The only POM player - despite a duck in the second innings - I would have included in such a team would have been Cook and perhaps the POM wicket keeper - leaving out Duminy and Peterson out of contention - either since De Villiers and Duminy never batted in the test - and the only really poor batter was Petersoin with a dug in the first innings.
The only real comment on the test was that the POMS were comprehensively outplayed in all aspects of the game - and they showed very little fighting spirit. I am not surprised that they SA players in the team did so badly - and I include Strauss (borne in Johannesburg), Pietersen and Trott in that category. None of them would have made the SA team in any event.