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what is up with him? out for 2 today in a match against bangladesh A team. silly bollocks.
it surely can't be long until ECB state he needs some form of 'break' or to 'get himself together' both 'technically and mentally' - AKA DROPPED.
Obviously did OK against the WI home and away, but it wasn't pulverising form, but certainly not terrible. Then he was no longer captain and his form dropped, as well as being out for a while.
I'm not especially worried at the moment but no ton for 9 tests isn't a great run for him, though not THAT BAD relatively. Current form has been as bad as it's ever been, aside from those two 20/20 innings.
as soon as all eyes are on him he just crumbles and performs awfully.
I reckon it can't be more than about 25.
even if he knocks off a quick double ton in the 'test series' against Bangladesh everyone'll be 'ptch it was only Bangladesh'.
If he gets a couple of low scores then it'll be more evidence that his scintillating form is the exception, not the rule.
was in that series away to west indies where everyone got about a million anyway. since then he's averaged 29. he's had chances against 'good' teams and has not delivered, of course no-one will be that impressed if he scores well against a low test team. but it would be encouraging, at least.
maybe... maybe... he will come back better than ever but it's a bit disappointing as he obviously has the talent, as has been said countless times
...for god knows how long. It all started to go downhill after that ridiculous run-out. That 80-odd helped us save the first test, anyway, but the run-out helped us collapse badly.
5 overs for 111 runs from Alastair Cook! 91 off 30 balls!
then a look at scorecard. fucking hell that's immense :D