Henriques Again

I used to feel that one of the purposes of my blog was to make sure people knew what was going on in the world of cricket. I didn’t understand why people didn’t study Cricinfo everyday like I did but as I knew they didn’t, I saw it as my job to fill in the gaps. Now I am that person. So I am writing this for me too. Australia is in Sri Lanka to play Tests. Hooray! A surprise inclusion in the squad is Moises Henriques.

The 1st Test commences on 26 July and will be interesting. Sri Lanka was unimpressive against England but things will be different at home. Australia has not played a Test since late Feb so it will be five months since they pulled on the Baggy Green. And for that matter, Australia was not so impressive in their last series against England. And has not been impressive on the sub continent for a long time. In fact, you probably have to go back five years, to Australia’s last series in Sri Lanka, for a series win. They won that three Test series 1-0.

Henriques’ entire Test career has been played on the sub continent. In one series, in fact. One, very unscholarly series in India. Australia was demolished at the depths of its blues but Henriques did his homework, got the call up and shone in his debut Test. He made 68 and 81* and a new star was born. Alas,it was a shooting star. He made just seven runs in his next four innings and we have not seen him for over three years. Unless you watch Big Bash.

He’s going to have another crack now. If he gets a game.

While speaking of England, Pakistan is playing them at Lord’s at present. Pakistan are making a good fist of the match and lead by 281 runs with 2 second innings wickets in hand. The big surprise of the match is that Woakes (not Stokes) has taken 11 wickets and counting. Well, it surprises me but probably not his mother. Stokes is not playing. He might be injured but I can’t be bothered checking. That’s how it is with dongles these days. Now I have to see if I can remember my admin password to log into the dongles website.

 

I used to feel that one of the purposes of my blog was to make sure people knew what was going on in the world of cricket. I didn’t understand why people didn’t study Cricinfo everyday like I did but as I knew they didn’t, I saw it as my job to fill in the gaps. Now I am that person. So I am writing this for me too. Australia is in Sri Lanka to play Tests. Hooray! A surprise inclusion in the squad is Moises Henriques.

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