Great insight about Ishant Sharma gleaned from having spent a day watching him bowl

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We were at the Test yesterday. It was… steady. Or at least it was until Stuart Broad came in.

The main thing we gleaned from our side-on vantage point is that Ishant Sharma has two different running styles during his approach to the crease. First, he jogs normally. Then, halfway through his run-up, with no discernible change in speed, he suddenly starts kicking his arse with his heels. We’ve no idea why.

Elsewhere

We did a thing for Cricinfo about Alastair Cook being a weary middle manager. We just get a sense that things are getting fractious at home.

For All Out Cricket, we wrote that Alex Hales is scoring too quickly and people commenting on their Facebook page completely missed the point.

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    1. It’s hard to bring yourself to answer or even acknowledge a question like that when it’s prefaced by ‘holy shit’. It’s… disconcerting.

    2. I can’t believe we finally have a picture of King Cricket himself. It feels like someone has opened the door to the internet.

  1. I was going to write something this morning about how England’s situation wasn’t that bad and their innings had been a pretty close copy of India’s – I am left to regret.

  2. I will say this though – potentially clever captaincy from Cook saving up his allocation of runs to later in the series, when the pitch is less likely to produce a draw. Prior, too.

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