It's Not Over Yet

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2009 by Sanya Michelangelo in Labels: ,

The fifth Ashes Test is just about to start. It's the finale, the match that will decide whether England will go on a bus ride again or Ricky Ponting's dream of winning an Ashes in England will come true. The fourth Test was a disaster, atleast for England fans and cricketers. The Edgbaston Test was the only Test which was evenly matched, Australia clearly the better team at Cardiff, England at Lord's, Australia at Headingly. Though England were slightly ahead at Edgbaston. The last is going to be very special, given that it's the last Test of Freddie's career, unless he comes out of retirement, which is unlikely.
James Anderson bowled well, batted well in the first 3 Tests. He pulled a hamstring in the fourth Test while batting in the first innings. It's very important for a fast bowler to be fully fit because you can't bowl full without strength. Currently, jimmy is the 4th highest wicket taker alongwith Stuart Broad. But he has bowled much better than Broady. England team for 5th Test: Strauss, Cook, Trott, Bell, Collingwood, Prior, Broad, Anderson, Freddie, Harmy, Swann. I'm glad that they have dropped Bopara but they should have dropped Broad too. He ain't good enough to play Tests for England. Onions is a much better bowler than him and Broady doesn't perform when it matters. True, he took 6 wickets at Headingly but that didn't benefit England. When jimmy or Freddie take 6 wickets or even 4 or 5 wickets, the oppostion doesn't score 455. They are the guys who win England matches, Broad doesn't. The match will start in about 11 minutes so I'll give my eyes some rest and then watch the match. Hope England will regain the Ashes, cheers!


  1. well..not a bad job by ENG team on the 1st day of the match.They have in fact done well to reach the score that they have on the board now. For Oz, it was Siddle leading the attack and they will now surely look to finish things off as early as possible which may happen unless anderson does magic again 2day morning...guess swann shoots a raid against Oz with his off break 2day:)