Jimmy Anderson & Moeen split hairs in England cricket team Beard Index
Important poll on the Beard Index for England’s cricketers..
My own vote went to Jimmy Anderson, a remark on whose performance yesterday by me on Twitter also led to me featuring on the BBC Sports Website:
Today is the 4th Day and England have just declared on 205-4, leaving India to score 445 to win in approximately 132 overs…
..and India close on 112-4. The ball is starting to turn and with another 331 to win off 90 overs (3.67 an over) the odds are firmly on England’s side.
UPDATE: And so it came to pass that England took India’s last 6 wickets for 66 runs in the first session of the final day to win by 266 runs.
Beard Liberation Front
Press release 29th July contact Keith Flett 07803 167266
Jimmy Anderson & Moeen split hairs in England Cricket Team Beard Index
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has issued an update to its England cricket Beard Index which shows Moeen Ali and Jimmy Anderson tied with Ian Bell and Alastair Cook moving up the rankings
Hirsute England players have only recently been a significant factor in the team’s performance but the campaigners say that facial hair on the pitch can have several, sometimes combined, impacts:
1] Beards can add gravitas and presence. Moeen is known as ‘the beard that’s feared’
2] Beards can influence aerodynamics both with bat and ball as a movement of the facial hair can cause subtle changes to air currents
Beard Index [combining factors 1 & 2] out of 10
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