Geez our top order are in shocking form

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Jun 10, 2024, 15:07

One would swear the Bangladesh bowlers were bowling unplayable balls

Our bats are in such shit form that they can’t even play a defensive shot to a straight ball

Playing the wrong lines

You usually have one maybe two bats out of form - we have de Kock, Hendricks and Markram

Jun 10, 2024, 15:32

I just saw the score :O

Jun 10, 2024, 17:32

Thank heavens for Klaasen. Game in the balance…Bangladesh need 30 runs from 29 balls

Jun 10, 2024, 17:36

Tight over from Nortje….but he is done. 27 from 24.

Jun 10, 2024, 17:38

Wicket given, could be umpire’s call it looked down leg side.

Jun 10, 2024, 17:38

Not out…stick with moz.

Jun 10, 2024, 17:44

Next lbw…we get umpire’s call. Unlucky for Banga.

Jun 10, 2024, 18:04

Two  catches by Markram on the boundary swing the match. Banga needs 6 from the last ball, every Protea fielder on the boundary. 

Proteas squeak through. Having Maharaj bowl the last over was scary.

Jun 11, 2024, 13:50

Actually I thought that Maharaj was the best bowler available to bowl the last over.

When the chips are down you can always rely on a Durban player as proven in this match and in the previous game as well.

Miller and Raj showed their qualiies in the last two games.

What a result.

Jun 11, 2024, 14:58

Didn't like his full tosses at the death..... could have been game over

Jun 11, 2024, 14:59

Raj is top class, I've always sung his praises, would have the odd loss of form but he was the one bowler who consistently stood out over the years in the Protea attack. Probably our all-time best finger spinner.

Jun 11, 2024, 15:18

Very hard to watch us batting. We must have the worst batting lineup of any of the contenders. Our bowlers are up there with the best but we have no hope of winning this thing unless at least two of our top order batsmen find some form.

Jun 11, 2024, 15:34

Very hard to watch us batting.

True. They are clueless have no batting intelligence and short on calcium. 

I know you don't care much for Faf but I reckon he would have plugged a few holes.

Jun 11, 2024, 16:10

AJ I also rate Maharaj, but with the slogging Bangladesh was doing at the end it just seemed more likely the bat would catch up with a spinner.

Jun 11, 2024, 18:58

On paper our batting line up is bloody great but fuck me only two of the 6 are in form

Let’s hope they find their form when it counts

Moz are you going to any of the games?

Jun 12, 2024, 11:30

Mozart

There were 3 matches played and in the case of  the batting line-up the real failures in at least 2 of the amtches were Markram and Hendricks - who caused the run out of De Kock in the last match when he never faced a single ball in the match.   Hendricks called for a run and then hessitated when De Kocvk was halfway down the pitch.   Hendricks himself failed in all three matches and so did Markram.    

Klaasen failed in two matches and by a miracle scored runs in the last match.   

The bigest failure in bowling in all three amtches were Rabada and Maharaj - not Nortje.

The low scores of countries must be blamed on the pitches that favor the bowlers.   Most matches were won by winners scoring a very few runs comparative of what happens in T20 matches worldwide.

           


Jun 13, 2024, 01:46

Interesting....

Just read a report that says the Protea coach blames the pitch for the poor batting performance and says that there'll be no change to his selections as they'll be playing on West Indies pitches for the rest of the tournament.

Jun 15, 2024, 06:40

The T20 against Nepal was anoher show of poor betting and bowling by Rabada ws nticeable.   In the ed Baartman bwled the last over with Nepal needing 8 runs to win the match.  On the firs ball they scored a run and the third one produced a fiour and wit h e last ball to bowl the Nepa eam needed one run to draw level with the Proteas or 2 runs to wi - Baartman bw;ed the abll and the batsman failed to ht the bal - it went to De Kock who threw the ball to the bowlers end since the batsman tried to get a run.  Klaasen got hold of the ball and hit the stumps - player ran ut and the Proeas won the match by 1 run.

That was another example of poor batting and questionable bowling.   With that kind of performance I cannot see how the Proeas can win any further matchs tis WC series.         

Jun 15, 2024, 06:57

Ja, downright pathetic and disgusting.

Jun 16, 2024, 15:03

No reason to blame the wicket for our dismal but lucky batting performances but remember it is the same wicket for both teams to bat on.

On his form in the IPL and this CWC I would suggest that Rabada is a spent force but who is able to step up if Maharaj gets dropped?

Certianly not the other two spinners in the present squad.

Jun 16, 2024, 15:14

Watched the "Ladies" game this morning and was shocked in their  performance.

They appeared better skilled when warming up with the soccer ball than cricket once the game started.

Outclassed by the Indian ladies.




Jun 17, 2024, 02:04

Outclassed by the Indian ladies.

Agree. It will take a miracle for our ladies to win one game against a formidable Indian ladies. Didn't watch all of the depressing game but of the bits I watched I reckon the late Warney would have been chuffed with the leg breaks the Indian legspinner Asha I think her name is was sending down.

Jun 17, 2024, 02:09

Rickelton is not a favourite of the coach, read this somewhere so he's only in the squad because of the pressure put on coach Walter.

 
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