McGrath scorn

GLENN McGrath, in the Australian newspaper the Sunday Telegraph, poured scorn on Paul Collingwood’s comments that England needed a bit of luck or someone to have a great game to turn the side’s fortunes around. McGrath retorted: “Winning happens when you operate as a whole team. Cricket is not decided by one guy. I find it hard to understand England talking about rediscovering their fight, because Australia wouldn’t lose it in the first place. We pride ourselves on putting up a fight in every single game we play.” He reckoned England should have picked Vikram Solanki, 30, and Owais Shah, 28, as long-term contenders.

Stuart Law, the Australian at Lancashire, criticised England’s attitude and their selectors for picking players like “that timid little creature Ian Bell”.

Charlie says: Omitting Owais Shah from the Australia jaunt was incredible and wrong.

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