Chris Martin loses the knack

Chris Martin has always struck as being a good bowler with a knack for not taking wickets. Opening the bowling in India and dismissing Gambhir, Dravid, Tendulkar, Raina and Dhoni in no time at all, it’s safe to say he no longer has that knack.

Or perhaps he now has a very specific knack – a knack for dismissing Gambhir, Dravid, Tendulkar, Raina and Dhoni in no time at all in the second innings of Test matches taking place in Ahmedabad. This is not a knack he’ll ever be able to make use of again, but it’s better than having a knack for slipping on rocks and landing on a particular part of your upper thigh again and again and again.

No-one wants that knack – least of all us.

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7 Appeals

  1. You know what the Indian opening order’s problem is? They were all yellow.

  2. Opening order? I meant batting order.

  3. Chris Martin finding some wicket-taking form is good news for anyone who enjoys seeing him bat. Which I think is everyone.

  4. Where’s the post about jesse scoring a hundred? (And the non-post about the thin guy at the other end getting one too?)

  5. “You know what the Indian opening order’s problem is? They were all yellow.”
    That was beautiful. Would have been better if a bouncer barrage rather than swing bowling had gotten the Indians out, but I guess you can’t have everything.

  6. A consistent theme in the last year or so. No team has taken 20 indian wickets 2 matches in a row.

    Bouncers. Bring Em. I’d love to see what happens too.

  7. Looks like he’s refound the knack this morning!

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