Originally Posted by Michelle Fivefer
I've been saying this for years.
The way some throw their wickets away he has a case to move up to #6 or #7..........
Anyway, England in danger of losing another Test on the back of a victory, do have to wonder if the nightwatchman strategy didn't backfire as is often the danger in using up 19 balls Hope could have faced last night and by the time Hope had got in this morning the bowlers were finding their range.......
England wins followed by losses in last 36 Tests
vs WIN 14/15 - won 2nd Test, lost 3rd Test
vs NZL 2015 - won 1st Test, lost 2nd Test
vs AUS 2015 - won 1st Test, lost 2nd Test
vs AUS 2015 - won 4th Test, lost 5th Test
vs SAF 15/16 - won 3rd Test, lost 4th Test
vs PAK 2016 - won 3rd Test, lost 4th Test
vs BAN 16/17 - won 1st Test, lost 2nd Test
vs SAF 2017 - won 1st Test, lost 2nd Test
vs WIN 2017 - won 1st Test, TBC 2nd Test
Will be pretty bad to repeat that for a ninth time in such a relatively short space of time - April 2015 to August 2017 so almost exactly 28 months. Also quite amazing to have played that many Tests