Test Drawn – Send Rudolph home
November 13, 2012 in Uncategorized
So Test match drawn, sucks doesn’t it? Well if you consider we were a man down I think a draw is a fair result. we were on the back foot for the entire game bar day 1 so to get a draw out of it being a man down is a good result For South Africa. Good batting by Amla and Kallis, AB will be getting a bit annoyed now as he hasn’t had a big score in a while now. Biff failed with the bat in this match but I’m sure he’ll get big runs this series, his battle with Patterson was classic, and they’ll be battling through out the series.
Rudolph is a bit of a concern for me, both his dismissals were to average balls and both were stupid shot he played, with Duminy out I think it’s time to drop Rudolph and bring in Both Faf and Dean Elgar, I know some are suggesting to rather bring in Tsolikile and have AB just bat, but honestly we need as much batting power in our line up as possible because the Aussies have shown they are going to play some cricket.
No Balls? Morne Morkel needs to be punished, simple as that, it is absolutely unacceptable, 2 wickets!! 2 wickets! that would have changed the entire complex of the game, He is not the only one that is guilty but i can tell you know, Smith and the coaching staff will have some harsh words for him.
We need Tahir and we don’t need rory, send him home, don’t know what Smith was thinking but it was the wrong decision.
My Team for 2nd test:
1. Graeme Smith (C)
2. Alviro Petersen
3. Hashim Amla
4. Jacques Kallis
5.AB de Villiers (vc)
6. Faf du plessis
7. Dean Elgar
8. Vernon Philander
9. Dale Steyn
10. Morne Morke
11. Imran Tahir
That gives us batting all the way to number 8 as well as a strong bowling attack. perfectly balanced. Faf and Elgar are sill inexperienced, particularly Elgar, so our Big 5 will need to score the majority. I still reckon our bowling attack is superb and I’m sure we’ll bounce back.
CLEAR MESSAGE TO PROTEAS : GET CLARKE OUT CHEAPLY!!!