Our expert says:
Pollock has to earn our support, and no captain deserves to expect or receive uncritical and automatic support, irrespective of the mess they make of strategies, management and planing. Receiving uncritical, reflex, automatic support is a recipe for failure. I don't remember any period when Pollock was winning games --- I do remember a period when the team, including Pollock, was winnig games pretty often, and that was some time ago.
It seems clear that members of the team were misinformed about the scores needed, and the consequences of facing a further over, or of losng a further wicket.
I dont understand why the shifting target dictated by the Duckworth / Lewis formulae shouldnt be displayed openly on the score-board --- it shouldn't be a secret. In any ordinary game, every player knows exactly what is needed to win ; when the weather changes the game into an unpredictable set of shifting targets, every player deserves to receive exactly the same, accurate information about the precise target at each stage and in every eventuality. Oherwise, if just ain't cricket.
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