jaszyjim - Taped the whole match, just finished watching it & read all the posts.
Good summary gb & injuries now make it interesting as we can bring in players from outside the squad.
The positives from our bowling - Lyon a standout; Maxwell bowled with good economy x his last over.
Question marks fielding; Not Finch's best captaincy; why was Smith only bowled 1 over; why was Maxwell bowled out.
With the quick's getting pasted, bowl himself a few overs.
Positives from our batting -
Warner's 122; Carey's 85 & Stoinis going OK before run out.
Negatives - Finch out for 3, before feet get moving again; Khawaja injured; Smith out for 7 before getting going;
Maxwell out for 12 playing all over the place, totally unbalanced & the tail not doing much.
Whilst SA took some brilliant catches, they have to be there to be caught.
So going against England in the semis is going to be fascinating.
Our quick's aren't performing, and too many of our batters are failing.
Finch needs to score runs against the top sides - probably won't happen as they will work
him over before his feet start moving.
Warner if he keeps going will hopefully be a shinning light.
Khawaja will be out injured & that could be a positive - Wade has been suggested? but is he a 3.
Smith keeps on failing & at the moment is a negative - move him up to 3, bat Wade at 4 & pray.
Bat Carey at 5 & if Wade plays who will keep? as Carey at the moment can hold his place
as a batsman.
Stoinis will probably be out injured, replace by M. Marsh. This will be a ? at 6 or 7
Maxwell will retain his place if not injured & bat at 6 or 7 but don't expect much from him.
As I keep saying, he is a slogger with no foot movement & is being found out by the better bowlers.
Bowlers will remain as is except for injury.
The other option will be to bring Agar in but replace who?