Somerset are the new South Africa. No, I don’t mean they have Y Fronts on their banner (or logo) I mean they generally figure out how to stifle on the large event. Taking a gander at the groups before the CB40 last, Somerset appeared to have every relevant advantage: Trescothick, Buttler, Hildreth, Kieswetter and Trego would’ve liked their possibilities dismantling Surrey’s assault – particularly when news broke that Surrey had shockingly left out their Lions seamer Stuart Meaker. Then, at that point, there’s the bowling assaults. Somerset flaunted Alfonso Thomas, seemingly the best passing bowler in district cricket, and Murali Karthik, who is ostensibly the best spinner.
Surrey’s batting looked unpracticed
Yet skilled, on paper; their bowling, Jade Dernbach separated, looked rather buffet. Be that as it may, as India’s batsmen know currently, cricket isn’t played on paper. It’s what you do on the pitch that matters. What Somerset did was this: they played a progression of trash shots, discarded their wickets, and just got a half respectable all out on the grounds that Joss Buttler hasn’t played for the province sufficiently long to become tainted with the sickness. His 86 was a jewel; disgrace he ran out of accomplices.
At the point when Somerset attempted to guard their small 214 (decreased to 186 off 30 overs after the unavoidable downpour delay) their bowlers were amazed by Surrey’s exceptionally great youthful weapons. Rory Hamilton-Brown’s 78 was the original commander’s thump. In spite of the fact that things might have got restless when the captain was run out by his batting accomplice Zander De Bruyn, some late hitting by the unheralded Matthew Spiegel saw ‘the Lions across the line’ (I’m certain there’s a Tony Greig twelfth Man gag in there some place).
Surrey were the best group all through the CB40 competition this mid-year
They definitely merited their prosperity. Nonetheless, with Master’s conceivably not exactly half full, questions should be inquired. The principal question is ‘the reason do they play these games in September when the weather conditions is unmistakably pre-winter?’ The second is ‘the reason on earth do we play 40 overs as opposed to 50 in our homegrown one-day competition? ‘Is it safe to say that we are intentionally attempting to disrupt Britain’s possibilities winning a World Cup? At the point when asked this very inquiry last year, Giles Clarke answered ‘well, South Africa are the main group in ODI cricket right now, and they play 40 overs, so it can’t be just unsafe’.
Indeed, Mr Clarke, I might want to pose you a third inquiry: ‘the number of ODI prizes have South Africa won?’ About equivalent to Somerset, I’d say. Presently now. We won the ’98 ICC Champions Prize. Also, we simply battled to win anything before 92, by the simple reality that we were not permitted to cooperate. Aside from that we have done well in the two rankings. Furthermore, beaten Australia in Australia with our last test series there. Thus, we are no Somerset. However, I hear you. We sure have made a tag for ourselves.