We give Captain Cook some ideas to learn from his mistakes:
At the end of day 3 of chasing a mammoth 561runs target in the 1st Test at the Gabba, England was seen tottering at 24/2 against Aussies. Here are some of our ideas Captain Cook could take for consideration…
Drop Jonathan Trott!
England’s ‘not so’ Mr. Dependable anymore, Jonathan Trott has failed yet again. The experienced batsman was a let down in the Ashes in England and it seems the poor form has continued in Australia too. Skipper Cook and coach Andy Flower need to have a word with him or either pick Jonny Bairstow instead.
Graeme Swann should change his line
As compared to Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon, England’s Graeme Swann struggled to take wickets and also stop batsman from scoring runs. He gave away more than a 100 runs in the 2nd innings and picked up the wicket of Michael Clarke. If England are to dominate Down Under, Swann should bowl more towards the off-stump rather than stray down the leg side.
Stuart Broad should concentrate on CRICKET!
Australian newspapers especially Courier Mail have decided not to publish Stuart Broad’s name in their newspaper (His not-walking moment in the 3rd Test in England). Leaving all this aside, Broad should silence the Oz with his bowling and not his mouth.
Positive frame of mind
Yes, the English batsmen collapsed like nine pins but that should not hamper the mood in the camp. One bad game can help learn from their mistakes and this what Alastair Cook should be telling his Poms.