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We are ..ed!!!

Never since 1982 have things looked this desperate. Even in the 1980's, I recall our then team, winning the odd game to and maintain some sort of semblance at home. But today that is gone! There are many ways to skin this cat but let me try to offer a few two cents.

Out best batter in Anji. The strongest hitter and finisher and he has played atrocious shots all series to get out including the test. Note the shot he played today when the need was to consolidate the situation and look to a strong back 10 overs. What does he do? Lap sweep! I mean what is it with Anji and these lap/reverse sweeps. He is a huge hitter, probably out best big hitter and he never even makes the battle when it matters.

So we think Thiri is the answer and what's more he has two fifties in 3 games. Remember the time England played with Cook, Trott and Bell in the one day game. It goes beyond that - they came to the 1996 WC quarter final opening with Atherton! Yes that is how stupid English tactics were but to their credit they changed. Today they open with Roy and Hales and what do we do? Open with Tharanga (hey why just open with him - lets make him captain) and bat Thiri at #4 - a guy who bats like Cook or Bell or Trott!

The day has come folks and its gone! We are looking at a Windies like scenario if not worse.

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