|Simulation Cricket Authority: Big changes expectedBig changes expected - February 13, 2006: 08:59:28
SCAN (Simulation Cricket Authority News)
After todays massive defeat by Sitepoint.com, it is expected there will be major changes within the lineup. There was only a 13 man squad for the series, but it is expected that both squad members, wanabe and p2p-sharing-rules, will make there One Day return.
Those with their heads on the chopping block, would be moongirl (who has averaged just 17.71 in 7 One Day Internationals). It is likely that moongirl will be replaced by wanabe, and Burian (3/154 at 51.33 in 2 ODI's) to be replaced by p2p-sharing-rules.
CricketMX.com's problems do not end here though, as there is no StorbinC in the squad to replace the underperforming wicket keeper, krb107. krb107 has averaged just 13.33 in his 6 matches.
Captain battye didn't reveal many of his intentions, "There will be some changes, and it is likely wanabe will be brought into the team, but we are still confident with garmabeaneth and nesman opening.".
In today's match, the top scorer was dr sad, with 54. battye himself also made a handy 41.
"Our middle order and bottom order crashed, it was amazing we even got to 150. I back dr sad at number 3, I think he is the future of CricketMX.com cricket. Grinch has done very well at number 6, he's someone we can rely on to make a good score, in good time. His strike rate is over 100 I believe. Today he wasn't his usual self, he tried to play a different style.. I mean, it was understandable, because at that stage the bonus point was becoming an issue. Allowing them to get the bonus point really hurt us, not in the series, but in the official SCA rankings.".
Later in the interview, battye admitted that he would like to see a shake up in the middle order; "I think Grinch would be ideal at number 5. Moongirl hasn't been going so well there, and allowing Grinch free reign, while still having two specialist batsmen left, would allow him to make a big score. It's something that will definately be considered.".
Sources reveal that Sitepoint.com will retain the same starting XI for the third ODI.