Cricket Tours that you'll never forget

The Best of The Reverse Sweep

Latest Tweets


« 2nd Test: South Africa v Australia - South Africa marks out of 10 | Main | Who are cricket's likely future greats? »

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Think I might give Michael Clarke 5. He had the better of Smith as captain - and that is a vital consideration in a match as tight as this one. He adapted to the loss of Watson from the attack and managed Cummins very well indeed. Clearly, he had given the green light to natural strokemakers Johnson & Haddin at tea-time on Day 5 as they seized the intiative taking the possibility of coming off in failing light out of the equation. In fact, now I think about it, 5.5 might be more accurate!

The Reverse Sweep

Fair point Ian, Clarke does seem to be shaping up as a decent captain. Since the Ashes, Australia have won a series in Sri Lanka and drawn in SA (if you can call a two test series a 'series'). They've appointed a decent coach, have John Inverarity at the helm and have uncovered a real gem in Pat Cummins. Crisis? What crisis?

The comments to this entry are closed.

Follow me on Twitter

  • Follow TheReverseSweep on Twitter

See Amazon's latest deals

Listen to Test Match Sofa

  • Love cricket but live aboard and can't get Sky or BBC Test Match Special? Or just looking for an alternative? Listen to live audio coverage of every single ball of England matches from Test Match Sofa, a new, free online radio station covering England games and major international cricket tournaments.

Find us on Facebook