Everything's Fine (unless you're KP)

As usual, after England have done something few people expected them to, everyone's views on the topics of the moment appear to have changed. Ian Bell is a master batsman, and his place in the side can never be doubted again, while KP may be finished, owing to a combination of off-field distractions ('lack of hunger' some people call it) and dodgy technique.

This is rubbish. I've always liked Ian Bell, but, by Centurion, I'd started to doubt. Since then he's batted very well, and, most importantly, he did so in Cape Town under intense pressure, but more is needed for a lasting judgement to be made

KP will come good again. Don't worry, and, if you are, just dig out recordings of some of his finest innings for England (The Oval 2005 should do it). He might have been out cheaply a few times recently but he really can bat.

The only things everyone can agree on are that Paul Collingwood's one hell of a tough bugger, and for someone who can't really bat, Graham Onions has batted quite well in some difficult situations recently.

I hope he isn't required at the Wanderers, though.

1 comment:

Dean @ Cricket Betting Blog said...

The way some people over react to a players current form never ceases to amaze me.

As you rightly put it, just look at Pietersen's record, he hasn't suddenly just become a bad player overnight.

For me the only debate with Pietersen is whethter he will end up just being a good player or if he can kick on and become a great player, which his talent suggests he could.

We all know the various innings when he has chucked away a century that was there for the taking, the true great players like Tendulkar, Ponting etc would more often than not, apply themselves and get the job done, not get themselves out trying to hit Paul Harris across Birmingham City centre to bring up his hundred in spectacular style.

Only KP, can decide which way he wants to do things, but I'm not remotely concerned about his form at the moment. It's only a matter of time before it returns.

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