Sunday, December 28, 2008

Binga, bad to worse

Brett Lee has buggered his foot and is about to make a statement about his immediate playing future.

Sounds ominous.

Will he retire?

Nah.

Watch this space...

Update
Wow, the Channel 9 team like to outdo themselves from time to time. Like promising me a live press conference with Brett Lee and then spending too long talking to Jiminy about his ice bath so they have to cut the program, because damn we can't miss Fishing Australia, can we?

Feckers.

9 comments:

Damith S. said...

i think its a good thing for him actually. he just wasnt right for some reason and this might just be the break he needs to get things back no track.

without general lee's early breakthroughs australia look vulnerablec

Miss Field said...

But mid-match? We're down a player now. Bad times.

Yasmeen Kalverts said...

Brett should have been dropped for the Melbourne game, instead of Krezja. this sucks, but I think it'll be good for him.

I actually visualized this, and now it's happened, maybe I do have powers......

12th Man said...

It was better to move out of the field that stay in, bowl a lot of overs and show your inability to dismiss Steyn and Ntini.

To be frank, Lee isn't the same after the break-up. He was the man of the series against India in January and he ends December with no good memories! Best starts don't always end well i presume.

S.L.D said...

binga must perform or be ready to quit .....

Miss Field said...

Yasmeen, what else do you foresee?

I agree that if he's not in form he shouldn't play, but leaving mid-match is not what I had in mind. It'd be ok if they could replace him properly.

Does anyone else find it humourous in a humourless sort of way that the dude's got a foot injury, and his ex wife is a podiatrist? Beautiful coincidence.

Ben said...

Australian fans seem to want to drop half the team when they lose a match. I dont get why Lee is getting all the flak now about never being a good bowler. He may not have taken large hauls of wickets, but he always seemed to be useful for getting a breakthrough. If Lee gets dropped how much experience do the bowlers have? The only one with any experience will be Johnson who, before Perth, was hardly being considered as leader of the attack.

In hindsight Watson would have been useful as a fifth bowler, but there has been no news on why Symonds didnt bowl much. Not that his dinky bowling would have made much difference. If the Saffers hold their nerve in this series, I think Aust will implode in front of them.

Miss Field said...

The thing is Ben, if the right changes had been made at the right time, we wouldn't be in a losing position. We may not have even lost. We all know timing is critical with cricket. And Brett Lee is not even close to the top of my list of players who should be dropped, but he hasn't been up to scratch, people are saying it's because he's heartbroken or something, that's sad, but he should fix his broken heart (and foot now ahahaha), get into form and play. In that order. But now he's gone anyway... and I don't think Shane Watson is the answer.

And seeing as it's South Africa, some confidence, feigned if necessary, wouldn't go amiss. You only need to narrow your eyes at the Poms to give them a confidence shake, but the Saffers are different.

Yasmeen Kalverts said...

Does anyone else find it humourous in a humourless sort of way that the dude's got a foot injury, and his ex wife is a podiatrist? Beautiful coincidence.


He'd first had foot trouble , as far as I can remember, in 2003/04, the ominous ankle spurs, which at the time, I'd never even heard of.

Then, a year or so later I hear about him going out with a podiatrist.. Miz Liz.. and I remember wondering whether or not there was irony attached to this partiular sequence of events.

Maybe that's how they met?? What are the odds you think? I wonder if they fell in love with each other over his ankle... :P