We know Aussie cricket well enough not to take any notice of
the verbals they always trot out before an important
match. One would think that they are good enough just
to put their talent on the field, and they are, but no
they have to resort to mind games. It's a pity really
but sure enough, if they win against India there will be
plenty of verbal before and during the game.
Went to three sessions of the game one on Thursday and two on
Friday, pitch did not seem to take any turn, bowled well to
get back into the game but the inexperience of the two
spinners was probably shown up. If only the ramp shot that
Devcich played had fallen 5cm closer to gully we had the win.
The title is still Canterbury's to lose though, pity we
didn't play Wagner.
Seen the same behaviour at soccer in Dunedin too. I stopped
taking my son as there was going to be an unpleasant
outburst. I managed to control myself on two occasions but
the only way i could guarantee i could control my temper was
to not go and therefore we don't go anymore.
I hope they get a response from Cricket NZ as Soccer South
didn't even bother to reply to my concerns. Good luck.
Am I reading this correctly? This is a "crucial
encounter" where “a win for the Volts would set them up
nicely for a push at the title”. And we elect to rest
our international representative and major strike bowler,
Neil Wagner?! Unless he's injured, then the fact he needs
resting for such a crucial game implies his bowling workload
has been mismanaged, does it not?