Firstly I would like to apologize for not blogging at all recently. There has not been much cricket going on and I have been quite busy. But without further ado, here it is.
There is no doubt that Steve Smith and David Warner are good players. But now in the short term for the Aussies, I don’t think they are great.
Test match cricket I feel in test match cricket Smith is in without a doubt but Warner I’m not sure about. Bancroft has been tearing it up on his return for the Sheffield Shield. In addition to this Marcus Harris looked like one of there best bats in the Indian series.
The world cup I feel that Smith will slot back into the middle order but Warner I’m not sure about. Finch hasn’t been doing well but he is the captain so he will open. Also, there is then Kywhaja he did very well in the ODI series v India.
But what does it do for morale? These two players have both said it is like they have never been away. I think this means that deep down in the Australian team nothing has really happened to the team’s way of playing before. All the Australian players have said that the team has changed but the ex-captain says it feels that he has never been away. Then one of the people who were in the ”senior leadership group” at Newlands says the same.
The people when the cricket stops all of these players are just people. But how have Steve and David changed as people? Warner has repeatedly said he had changed but he didn’t. Actions speak louder than words.