Day four or five?
I'm assuming that our co-blogger here is rather relieved that he had tickets to day three
, rather than say days four or five, of the Old Trafford test
I didn't watch much of the game. But a lot of the time when I did switch to the game, Monty Panesar was often bowling
, and bowling beautifully!
I also hope that Ashley Giles'
worries about not being able to displace Panesar
turn out to be correct and he never
plays international cricket again!
I'm also amazed by Duncan Fletcher's continued pig-headed approach. He keeps talking of Panesar's batting and fielding
. There's no doubt that Monty has a long way to go in terms of improving his fielding. But I didn't see Fletcher say things like this when Kevin Pietersen
thought that every catch that came to him was a live grenade
during last summer's Ashes
: Random thought - I find it positively spooky that Harmison & Panesar took all of Pakistan's wickets which fell to bowlers, almost exactly fifty years after Laker and Lock did the same to Australia
, although I suspect Laker'd be turning in his grave at Lock being mentioned in that sentence!