Sunday, February 28, 2010
Good start for England
It has been a good victory for England as the team has won the first match comfortably by 6 wickets against Bangladesh.
It wasn't all smooth sailing as England's seamers were guilty of bowling short and wide with Siders again being disappointing. He has been ineffective for sometime and has struggled with injuries. Broad too wasn't any better, but one has to say that he has been very good last year. The saving grace was of course Swann though him getting wickets is not much of a surprise as he has been consistent for sometime now.
Tamim Iqbal was excellent, though it has to be said that England's seamers bowled to his strengths by bowling short and wide. The overrated Siders being the main culprit.
As far as England's batting was concerned, they were edgy against spin as Sakib used himself early in the innings and he did get it to turn as well. At 96 for 3 England were in a spot of bother but the gutsy Colly again came good. Colly is perhaps England's best player of spin, as he plays late and uses his feet well against the spinners. Morgan too played well as he gave Colly good support. He plays spin a bit like Flower, as he too plays late and can play innovative shots like the reverse sweep. IMO he would play for England in test cricket in the near future.
Sakib tried his best as he rotated his spinners well, but in the end it was a comfortable victory for England, though England shouldn't get complacent with just one victory as Bang. at home can still surprise the England team.