Thursday, February 11, 2010

3rd ODI, Australia vs West Indies

It's quick poll time!  Given the state of the West Indian team at present, and Chris Gayle's new status as Bollinger's Bunny, do you feel that the Windies are:

a) Slightly Screwed
b) Moderately Screwed
c) Screwed
d) Utterly Screwed
e) Curl-into-a-fetal-position-and-cry Screwed

in today's upcoming 3rd ODI?  Discuss in comments.

That is one brutal looking bowling line up all of a sudden, Bollinger, Harris, McKay, Johnson and Hauritz.  (I didn't think I'd be saying that about an Australian team for several years!)  The Windies are facing the prospect of a tenth loss on the trot, coming not only against teams like Australia and India, but also Bangladesh and Pakistan.

They say Nash will get a start again; he was reliable in the tests but didn't exactly cover himself in glory.  The West Indies will definitely be looking to him to help anchor the middle order, which lately has been more of a briefly delayed top order for the West Indies.  Roach is still there, and the Sydney wicket promises to be a cruel and unusual experience for the batsmen once more, I can't wait to see what Roach can come up with.

Holy crap, four change, including no Marsh.

Update 2:
9 wides in 11 overs, this is just silly.


  1. The track has bite, this should get very interesting.

  2. I want to say "D" but I suspect I'll be sending a big jinx down under if I do that ...

  3. How brutal do you think this attack is though? Both the visiting teams have had weak batting line-ups so I can't tell really how well the Aussies are bowling.

    We could just have a load of James Andersons, minnow bashers to a man.

    Mind you, the Aussies have hardly looked brilliant in the batting department, so it's just as well the bowlers are doing their job.

  4. I think the bowlers look quite good for us, but the batting is quite ordinary verging on dire at times. I may cut my tongue out later for saying this, but thank heaven for Dougie B and Ry.

  5. You all right Nathan? Did you fall asleep?


  6. Yes, quite awake, just gotten very busy :S

    Did get a chance to watch some of the great hitting from the T20 this evening though :D