England's control attractive almost conventional
Once an utterance used to put down England's cricketers, "predictable" is fast attractive a badge of honour that captain Andrew Strauss and his team can sport with pride.
|England's control attractive almost conventional|
Two humiliating test victories over India, the second coming in a hurry of wickets at Trent Bridge on Monday, have place England on the edge of the top ranking in the five-day format of the game and chat of "control" is in the air.
Even as there have been a lot of false dawns, the historic victory 2005 Ashes win over Australia individual one of them, the resources accessible to Andrew Strauss and manager Andy Flower propose the D expression is not out of position.
In pace bowlers James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Tremlett and off-spinner Graeme Swann, England have an assault full of force even as Tim Bresnan showed in intriguing five wickets haul to skittle India for 158 that Andrew Strauss has the type of back-up option that are the desire of the world.
What India would contain complete for a pace bowler of Tim Bresnan's excellence as they toiled in the high temperature with the game slipping gone on or after them on Sunday afternoon.
Wicketkeeper Matt Prior has improved further than gauge with the gloves and his batting is now future the heights reached by big players of Australian Adam Gilchrist in the all-conquering sides captained by Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting.
Even though openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook are under pressure for runs, the batting array rarely collapses like a residence of cards these days and the tail enders frequently score a lot.
Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad contribute 209 runs to England's in grounds at Trent Bridge, a key factor in the 319-run success which left the hosts 2-0 up and top-ranked India staring at a demoralising rout.
Kevin Pietersen has place his personality to one side and emerge as a batsman who know how to quarry in for the common cause while Ian Bell, with a test average of 47, is world class.
Comparison with the overconfident Australian teams for whom success was approximately a pre-requisite are not mislaid, particularly when bearing in mind the trimming players who have proved time after time that they can approach in and provide for off the self-confidence within the ranks.
England has won seven of their last eight test series. That should rapidly become eight as of nine and even though similar the authority of Australia, who flanked by 2000 and 2008 lost just two series, is improbable, they surely look like the team to be deliberate alongside for the forseeable opportunity.
It is all a distant cry as of the days of tortoise-like scoring rates followed by swift collapses, scatter-gun bowling and slack fielding which drew contempt from behind Under.
Shane Warne, once the tormentor of England's batsman, sees a lot of similarities with the Australian sides he played in.
"while Australia were on peak and dominating in world cricket, the things we required to do be score fast, receive the game absent from the resistance and scare the tail," Shane Warne wrote in the every day Telegraph on Tuesday.
"England are responsibility all individuals things and performance the character that will make them No. 1."
Shane Warne thought there were no understandable weakness in England's squad and like Australia of old, someone would create runs or receive wickets at the important moments.
"England is not carrying anyone," he supposed. "When you become No.1 side in the world it is all about deepness."
Former England captain Nasser Hussain heaped commend on Andrew Strauss's team.
"There is immediately no pathetic association," he supposed. "They are the most excellent England team I have yet seen. They are an astonishing set of players....I believe England are now realising that they are embarking on what power become a very particular journey."