5 July 2010

Worst leave ever?

Having now seen Michael Yardy's leave against Australia on Saturday, I'm wondering if there has ever been a worse leave in international cricket?!? It was hitting the outside of leg stump so the assumption can only be that he was mistakenly leaving on height. But aren't balls clipping leg stump meant to be pretty much free hits to pros so why wouldn't he have tucked in?

I appreciate that Pietersen was injured on this occasion, but I'd like to see them go back to the order they had at the start of the series with Yardy at 8 and Bresnan batting above him as Bresnan has surprised many, including me, with his batting (averaging 30+ despite often having to slog in the later overs) since he came into the side.