The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Balladeer » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:11 pm

I wasn’t being sarcastic! He goes for runs but then bowls magic balls. Like Mitchell Starc but a lot slower. And right-handed. And English.

Okay not that much like Mitchell Starc.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Drumstick » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:31 pm

Splendid, what a finish.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Rex Kramer » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:38 pm

Drumstick wrote::lol:

Rashid is in the team because a) he is one of our best spinners and b) to get him used to test match cricket before the SL and WI tours where he will definitely be bowling a lot. This is basically a warm up for those series.

Also in terms of the wickets he does take, there's very much a quality over quantity, i.e he tends to take big wickets at key times. Kohli a few times this series, Pant and Rahul in this match etc. He goes for runs but gets wickets.

Quite happy for Rahul because he is such a quality player.

I agree with you on Rashid's qualities but bit seems like Root doesn't half of the time. He just doesn't seem to trust him.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Balladeer » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Sam Curran, MotS.

But of course it made perfect sense to drop him for the third game. Remind me which one England lost again?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Rex Kramer » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:15 pm

That was one hell of a test match and one hell of a series. How India came out on the rough end of a 4-1 result still amazes me. Jimmy is absolute class, nice to see him as the greatest pace bowler in test history. Well deserved.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Drumstick » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:23 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:I agree with you on Rashid's qualities but bit seems like Root doesn't half of the time. He just doesn't seem to trust him.

That's the problem with any spinner, the captain has to be willing to sacrifice some runs to get them in the game. In a game like today where England had to defend a massive 460-odd, it's easy. It's more difficult when you don't have many runs in hand and you have to go for aggressive fielding placements and go all in. Cook was poor in this regard after Swann retired.

Balladeer wrote:I wasn’t being sarcastic! He goes for runs but then bowls magic balls. Like Mitchell Starc but a lot slower. And right-handed. And English.

Okay not that much like Mitchell Starc.

I know, it was more of a general comment rather than a direct response.

Rex Kramer wrote:That was one hell of a test match and one hell of a series. How India came out on the rough end of a 4-1 result still amazes me. Jimmy is absolute class, nice to see him as the greatest pace bowler in test history. Well deserved.

Agreed, I'm not sure India deserved to lose 4-1, each match aside from the Lords's test seemed to be like a pendulum with the upper hand swinging from side to side, session after session. One of the best test series in a long time.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Balladeer » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:47 pm

I think everyone will agree with that last bit. Top cricket.

Soooooo, Sri Lanka! Anybody got any opener suggestions besides Burns? Anybody know why the flying feck Ed Smith is rumoured to be looking at Joe Denly to open...?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia
by Drumstick » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:18 pm

Burns got another ton today. Did you hear the interview he did with Aggers on TMS t'other day? Quite informative but only to a point.

Jennings will keep his spot by the sounds of it.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:36 pm

Didn't get around to listening to it, must admit.

Vince at 3 sounds likely as well. Fun* times!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:57 pm

Balladeer wrote:Didn't get around to listening to it, must admit.

Vince at 3 sounds likely as well. Fun* times!

Really? I have not heard that.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:10 pm

To be fair, he’ll be in the squad. Might or might not play.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:07 am

So we're really looking at an XI of: Burns, Jennings, Vince, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Buttler, Moeen, Curran, Rashid, Leach, Anderson.

Except that's 12 players. The Moeen at 3 experiment will have to continue, sorry Mini E.

Burns, Jennings, Moeen, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Buttler, Curran, Rashid, Leach, Anderson.

Though I still think that team would get beat in SL.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:06 pm

TalkSport has won the rights to the overseas tour to South Africa next year. :(

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Mini E » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:56 pm

Drumstick wrote:TalkSport has won the rights to the overseas tour to South Africa next year. :(


Honestly hate this. Absolutely awful.

However: T20 Finals Day today. Up the sharks.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:21 pm

Whee, adverts for power tools and aggressive commentary posturing here we come!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Saint of Killers » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:22 am

That midstep run-out :o :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:48 pm

The test squad for SL is due to be announced this afternoon. I look forward to the omission of Rory Burns and the inclusion of James Vince.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:17 pm

Joe Denly lads!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:20 am

Some good news: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/45725890

Sri Lanka v England: TMS launches Cricket Social for England tour

Stars of Test Match Special will present a new, interactive cricket show during England's tour of Sri Lanka.

The Cricket Social will be streamed on the BBC Sport website and app and will feature Jonathan Agnew, Michael Vaughan, James Anderson, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Phil Tufnell and Andy Zaltzman.

The show will complement the popular live text service on the BBC Sport website and app and will allow fans to get directly involved with the coverage.

It will be just one of a number of ways that the BBC will provide coverage of the tour, which begins on Wednesday, 10 October with the first one-day international in Dambulla.

There will be live updates from reporters at the matches in Sri Lanka on BBC Radio 5 live and other outlets and the day's action will be rounded up in the definitive TMS podcast with cricket correspondent Agnew and former England captain Vaughan.

Ben Gallop, head of BBC Radio and Digital Sport, said: "We know how popular the BBC Sport website is as a way for fans to follow the cricket.

"We want to build on that and we're delighted our new show, the Cricket Social, will give fans a chance to hear their favourite TMS broadcasters, like Aggers and Michael Vaughan, give their expert view on England's tour of Sri Lanka and take part in discussions around all the big issues in the sport."

England play five one-day internationals, one Twenty20 and three Tests in Sri Lanka. The first Cricket Social will be during the first ODI on 10 October.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:23 am

It has been pointed out that the BBC was very very anti-Test Match Sofa at the time. Of course, they’ve now got their founder in the commentary box...

Anyone got any thoughts about that squad then? Jennings or Denly to open? And will they actually play Olly Stone, or will they be afraid to and just pack three rfms and Sam Curran? (And Curran only begrudgingly?)

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