Sorry, we know content’s been a bit thin on the ground this week. Our nickname in one job was ‘Bare Minimum’ and we seem to have been harking back to those days.
Michael Clarke earlier this week: “We were hopeful that we learnt some lessons from our trip to India but it doesn’t look that way.”
Michael Clarke today: “I think we learnt a lot about the way we went about it in the UAE.”
To be continued…
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe
There’s always a suspicion that Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are Test nations in the same way that McDonald’s is a restaurant, but we’re always interested in the former’s progress or lack of.
Bangladesh won the first Test – a match even their coach, Dav Whatmore, said both teams seemed to be trying to lose. The second Test has seen a stronger performance. A big first innings total, a good lead, a declaration (just) and then skittleage. Our man Shakib Al Hasan hit 137, took 5-80 in Zimbabwe’s first innings and currently has 4-35 in the second.
Kemar Roach round-up
Technically, the piece we do for Cricinfo is supposed to involve other cricketers who are on Twitter, but Roach is just such a character.
The tweet below was supposed to appear in this week’s round-up but doesn’t seem to show up.
Stay In The Background Or You Will Become A Target!
— Kemar AJ Roach (@KemarAJR) October 26, 2014
Obviously you could live without that, but we thought we’d present it here for you all to get an even better sense of the man.