Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eastern Promise

Having watched a fair amount of the India/Bangladesh test match that's just finished, I can safely say that the series against Bangladesh next month isn't going to be the cakewalk for England that many seem to be expecting.

Bangladesh have a handy side - very entertaining to watch, who seem to be a top-class batsman away from a decent line up, particularly at home.

The ingredients are there for a potential upset - a short series, an untested captain (at ANY level of the game above school cricket for heaven's sake) a side that is probably rather deflated after their shoeing at the Wanderers, who probably won't want to be there and will be comparing the conditions to the five-star luxury they enjoyed in South Africa.

It could be ever so slightly too interesting.


AndyBatt said...

I don't think they've got the batting, though Rahim looked promising today.

Bowling will be steady and England will have to grind the runs out, but I don't see where they are going to get 20 wickets from.

harry said...

My biggest concern is that our temporary captain will, with his leadership, do exactly what he does with his batting - just enough to persuade the decision-makers that he is worthy.

The Old Batsman said...

We'll flipping murder 'em.