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The Right Hon Strauss

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It’s been too easy to bash Andrew Strauss with the ‘conservative’ stick. He’s had the same conservative haircut for his whole whole career and probably since he first went up at Radley. He has a conservative voice, the kind of voice that you might hear say something like ‘now look here, my good man’. He probably votes Conservative. He may be wholeheartedly looking forward to next summer, beating the Bangladeshis and the Pakistanis under the benign gaze of Prime Minister Cameron.

But inserting the opposition in a ODI knowing that your side will have to chase under lights is not conservative, albeit on a pitch that was well suited to his seam attack. And when I say attack I mean Jimmy Anderson. No-one inserts these days, it’s so passé.  Arguably he could have gambled and bowled Anderson straight through his allocation such was the difficulty that he was presenting to the Sri Lankan batsmen.

That’s what I would have done. But then I vote Liberal Democrat.


Written by harrisharrison

September 26, 2009 at 8:07 am

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