callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
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Cricket: time for The Young Ones?

As the sun blazes down here and I shelter indoors from the heat, I'm surprised that bad light has stopped play at Edgbaston, where England and India are playing their first Test Match of the summer.
What do we see? Another England batting collapse. The middle order batsmen think they're the bee's knees and that every ball is there to be hit to the boundary. Idiots! It happens over and over again, yet they never learn. Sam Curran, twenty years' old, a Test novice and selected for his bowling, was 30 not out when play stopped. That's *the highest score of any England batsman in this innings*.
Perhaps brainy Ed Smith, the new England selector, should take a leaf out of Gareth Southgate's book and put together a team of enthusiastic youngsters.

Edit: He made 63.
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