December 2, 2014
After a thrashing in the 2nd ODI in Sri Lanka the pressures of being England captain continues to pour down on Alistair Cook. Going on form and listening to his post-match interview some might say that he is a worried man.
Various figure heads in English cricket believe that now is the time for change, we need to adopt a more aggressive dynamic way of playing one day cricket and that should be recognize by the ECB.
Alistair Cook has no doubt been a great servant to English cricket and brought us much joy in his gritty run scoring style suited for the Test arena, that’s where it should stay!
As every other cricketing nations are paving the way for invent stroke makers to take control from the first ball of an innings. We seem to be stuck on the old fashion ‘build an innings and give it a whack at the end approach‘. Its not good enough!
With Alistair Cook, Ian Bell and Joe Root looking all at sea in that top order, we should be looking at the men who are in form and feared by bowlers. The Alex Hales, Ben Stokes and James Taylor’s have to play in the next couple games or we will be going against everything this tour of Sri Lanka is for.
These guys are the future and have adapted their games to modern day batting. Hales scored a fantastic century against Sri Lanka not so long ago, James Taylor had a sensational season in the one day domestic competition in England last year, they’ve got to be given a chance to establish themselves before its too late.
Will be the English cricket board continue to be stubborn and go with what they see as right or will they take all this on board and give the young guys a chance to shine on the biggest stage?
Find out tomorrow as England take on Sri Lanka in the 3rd ODI tomorrow at 9am.