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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:03 pm

Joe Denly - Best T20I figures by an England player vs. Sri Lanka.

Well, that's his place in test side secured. :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:43 pm

nooooooooooooooooooo

Rashid didn't exactly let himself down either. I'm not sure two leggies will help much.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:49 pm

I reckon it'll be:

Jennings, Burns, Moeen, Root, Stokes, Denly, Buttler, Curran, Rashid, Broad, Anderson.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:50 pm

You may well be right. Which is a Broad and a leggie too much.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:41 am

Balladeer wrote:You may well be right. Which is a Broad and a leggie too much.

Or is it a Joe Denly too many? :shifty:

What is it about him you don't like btw?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Rex Kramer » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:49 am

I think Drummy is right with that side. Personally I'd like to Moeen back down the order and Denly at 3 but I don't think England's selectors would want to go into a test with that inexperienced a top 3. I think Broad, Stokes, Anderson and Curran is probably 1 seamer too many but the flexibility of Stokes, Moeen, Root and Denly give England so many bowling options that I don't think they'd play 2 out and out spinners. Fingers crossed Curran gets in ahead of Woakes.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:53 am

Surely they wouldn't play Stokes, Jimmy, Broad AND Woakes? :slol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:58 am

We can all see it happening...

On Denly, no specific dislike as such. He’s just made his runs and taken his wickets in the second division, after being bobbins for Middlesex in the first. And he feels like he’s been picked as a bit-and-pieces player when England have them coming out of their ears, and what they need are the best batsmen in the country up top.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:08 am

Balladeer wrote:We can all see it happening...

On Denly, no specific dislike as such. He’s just made his runs and taken his wickets in the second division, after being bobbins for Middlesex in the first. And he feels like he’s been picked as a bit-and-pieces player when England have them coming out of their ears, and what they need are the best batsmen in the country up top.

Fair enough.

I agree, FWIW, that's why we have Keaton Jennings opening the batting.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:35 am

Stalwart fellow, Keaton. Dead reliable.

Cough.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Rex Kramer » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:33 pm

Confirmed, either the ECB reads GR or Balladeer is chief of selectors.


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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:54 pm

Yes! That means it could be Jimmy, Currant Bun and Stokes, which is the right direction IMO as it affords them the opportunity to play 3 proper spinners in Mo, Leach and Rashid.

Ah who am I kidding :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:24 pm

Thinking != doing sadly. I bet they chicken out. Broad has some serious clout in that dressing room, as does his mate and bowling partner.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Rex Kramer » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:59 am

Bit of an odd England side today, neither of the expected two openers playing, Foakes in but Buttler supposedly keeping wicket and Broad, Anderson and Woakes.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:03 am

A complete nonsense team.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:30 am

And how’s that working out for them?

Oh.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Mini E » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:31 am

I did enjoy the photo on Twitter of the England team walking off the pitch with all their bags on the boundary edge just like village teams up and down the country in the middle of summer.

Edit: Denly's just gone for 16 off his first five balls :shifty:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:42 am

Mini E wrote:edit: Denly's just gone for 16 off his first five balls :shifty:

Recovered off his sixth so it's all good.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:47 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Confirmed, either the ECB reads GR or Balladeer is chief of selectors.


Incidentally, the warm-up team shows that England surely aren’t that committed to this.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:30 am

Dat Denly economy rate.

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