Flash a couple of US dollars under their noses and they capitulate like flies, the hype and advertising revenues of a subcontinent final is absolutely huge. You cannot tell me 10 people can have bad luck. Smith is useless, never liked him from when he ousted Lance Klusener.
Yes, it was something to watch Lance Klusener bat.Imagine if Klusener was the coach or batting adviser or something- they would all be BIG hitters down to last man. Now they all still bat like Kepler..
Smith was instrumental in him being removed, Smith has always had too much influence in team selection, surrounding himself with yes men, hence the pathetic perfomance not helped by an inept cricket administration, a sorry tale indeed.
Allan Donald said its all between the ears, you can bat well,field well,bowl well but if there's nothing between the ears, all of that wont help you win. Now didnt Simon say the same about trading - its all in the head...
SMITH is a big boy his a good batsman no matter what peeps say just look at his stats stop bad mouthing him. however i am not his biggest fan myself he can only score in 1 area so maybe lance is a better batsman.
If they lose we will criticise them..if they win.this was going to be a whole different thread!! I was listening to the radio after the England loss that we should establish a very BEE team!! Then they come out and win against possibly the next world champions India. It's a good team on paper, they didn't win on the day and not much more can be done. In fact nothing!