Skip to main content

Editor’s Pick - England South Africa Second Test

In the first test, England Beat South Africa by 211 runs. The match was over on the fourth day, with Moeen Ali taking six wickets to stump the opponents. South Africa was truly taken by surprise and bowled out for 119 runs.
England’s first innings saw 458 runs on the board. South Africa replied with 361, falling short by 97 runs. In a test match, this difference is honestly not much. England came in to add on 233 more runs, giving SA a target of 330. They did not see what hit them. They did not see Moeen Ali. South Africa fell short by a massive 211.

Now for our game. In the first test match on our fantasy app, Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj have performed better than expectations. My previous lineup did not include Moeen Ali, Vernon Philander, and Keshav Maharaj.
Stuart Broad and de Kock can also be included.

So keeping all this in mind, let’s see what our lineup for the second test could be

Batsmen
Temba Bavuma
Joe Root
Alastair Cook

Bowlers
Morne Morkel
Keshav Maharaj
Stuart Broad
Kagiso Rabada

Wicket-Keepers
Jonny Bairstow
Quinton De Kock

All-Rounders
Ben Stokes
Moeen Ali

I have done this before. Pick the top performing players while ignoring the percentage of the fans selection. There are always differences. For instance, Amla has a 70% selection rate by the fans. I am not adding him in my team.

Trend analysis is quite hard because the same player does not always consistently perform. Oh well. No one said it was easy.

Indu
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

IPL 2014 - Mumbai Indians team analysis

The Mumbai Indians have always been the high-flying team of IPL.  They had the big buys in almost every year of IPL and kept a very high profile.  And over the last couple of years, they have started matching their performance with their profile – with wins in IPL 2013 and Champions League in 2011 and 2013.  Let us see how their team looks this year. Rohit Sharma, Mike Hussey, Ambati Rayudu and Apporv Wankhade are the pure play batsmen in the team. Corey Anderson, Keiron Pollard, Shreyas Gopal and Jalaj Saxena are the all rounders. CM Gautam, Ben Dunk, Sushant Marathe and Aditya Tare are the wicket keepers. Lasith Malinga, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Jasprit Bumrah, Josh Hazlewood, Marchant de Lange, Krishmar Santokie & Puwan Suyal are the bowlers.  The bowling looks pretty good with Malinga, Zaheer, Bajji and Ojha.   The batting is strong at the top – with Rohit Sharma and Mike Hussey, but looks weak beyond those two.   The power in the team comes from

Why do you run??

As the running season for the year 2013 begins, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on the subject. I am not a great runner.  Heck - I started running only a few years ago… well past my 35th birthday.  So this is not an attempt to guide or teach or inspire.  I don't have any specific objective in mind as I am writing this.  I am just sharing my thoughts on how I feel when I run long distance which others could possibly relate to. I have been running relatively long distances (5K, 10K and 21K) for a couple of years now. When I run a half marathon, I take longer than a seasoned runner.  A seasoned runner takes around 2 hours (And here I am excluding the seriously good runners who do it at a much more rapid pace) while I take 25 minutes longer.  But if you think about it… I am on my feet for that much longer.  So in that sense, taking longer to finish is better than finishing faster - right?  What do I think about when running…  Deep philosophy?  Something that has be
Growing up, we have been told repeatedly – winning is not as important as competing.   Events like the Olympics, with the famed Olympic spirit mantra, reinforce this message.  But how pragmatic is this notion of ‘competing’ as opposed to ‘winning’. Let us leave philosophy aside for a bit and look at this question from a purely commercial angle. Both Roger Federer and David Nalbandian have been in the professional tennis circuit for around the same amount of time.  Early evidence suggests that both of them were equally talented (with David winning almost all matches he played against Roger).  But over the years Roger has figured out how to win – not just against David but also against the other players.  As of now - Roger has taken home 8 times more money than Nalbandian has.  (73M Vs. 11 M).  Both are top-notch tennis players and yet, the difference is so stark. http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/Head-To-Head.aspx?pId=F324&oId=N301 And this is just one part of the sto