Published:27 August 2020
For this, the players, captains and coaches in all three areas should be highly praised. Root, Jason Holder and Azhar Ali may have all made strange and cunning decisions on the court, but they have set a good example for playing in this strange time, and their team is happy to follow them. Similarly, Chris Silverwood, Phil Simmons, and Misbah-ul-Haq all seem to be very sensitive in managing their teams .
They have been trapped in unnatural bubbles for several weeks, and as far as we know, they are unscathed by this experience. There are anonymous heroes in each team. Institutions in England include regular tourists such as Ben Foakes and Jack Leach. These tourists are hardly considered for selection, but still seem to be committed to the cause. Even if they have too much time to think about the latest ducks or dropped catches, being in a bubble is not that bad for the resident in November.
Other unsung heroes include the ground staff and their staff at Old Trafford and Rose Bowl. Simon Lee just started working in Newsampton. He left Somerset because he was eager to experience more responsibility in the test arena. However, he would not expect to produce three test pitches in seven weeks. Although the weather is very different, he and his team can still complete the task. The same goes for Matt Merchant and his employees at Old Trafford.
At the same time, referees who may have made some explanations about the composition of the lights should also be applauded after spending 30 days in the middle or in the third referee's room, because every ball is monitored for foot defects. Considering that he seems to have made the right decision, especially Michael Gough is on the verge of nobility.
England won two series, but there are still some delicious problems. As always, the concept of rotation between bowlers has never completely disappeared. Dom Bess participated in all six games, while Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes participated in five games, Jofra Archer participated in four, Sam Curran participated in two, and unfortunately Mark Wood participated. Finally, it is easier to understand why the rotation of the pacemaker is restricted rather than the rotator. I missed an opportunity to compare and contrast Bess and Leach, because some people think that only the rhythm department can benefit from it.