The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by SerialCeler » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:12 pm

Drumstick wrote:Burns, Jennings, Moeen, Root, Stokes, ?, Buttler, Curran, Rashid, Leach, Anderson.


Despite the talk of him being dropped, I'm sure Broad will still play. England always go with the safe option when presented with a dilemma.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:30 pm

Noooooo SC, keep the dream alive! The deeply unrealistic dream...

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Rex Kramer » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:55 pm

England are generally conservative when it comes to test selection. But I don't see Broad as being the ? in Drummy's squad as we look too light on batting. That would mean Broad is in for either Leach or Curran, either would be a mistake. The issue with not playing Broad though means England may only have 2 seamers if Stokes struggles with his injury.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Drumstick » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:32 pm

If Broad plays then Curran in all probability misses out. They could ask Jimmy and Broad to just keep it tight, and force SL to attack the spinners.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Farewell Chef
by Balladeer » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:58 pm

So, how have you shown elite honesty today?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:19 pm


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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by SerialCeler » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:29 pm

From The Australian (quotes from Justin Langer):

But what, everyone wants to know, is what’s ELITE HONESTY?

“It’s the Australian way as I know it, you look at a bloke or a lady in the face and you tell them the truth and you need to really honest with yourself because if you’re not you’re kidding yourself,” Langer explained. “The man in the mirror is almost a cliche, but if you want to be successful in life you have got to be able to look yourself in the mirror. You can lie to everyone else, but you can’t lie to yourself.

“So that’s elite honesty to yourself. And also the Aussie ways I know it is to look a bloke in the eye, look your sister or you mum in the eyes, and tell them the truth and be happy to get some truth back, so that’s elite honesty.”


100% guaranteed this will be an excuse for sledging. "We weren't being abusive, we were just being honest."

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:31 pm

SerialCeler wrote:100% guaranteed this will be an excuse for sledging. "We weren't being abusive, we were just being honest."

:lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rex Kramer » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:16 am

Well that went well.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:45 am

It did.

They got the line up bang on IMO, but again, again, AGAIN poor batting has put them in a hole. Moeen, Root and Stokes should be especially disappointed.

Also, seeing how much the ball is ragging already, I think the decision to play Foakes will justify itself. Jos is a good keeper but in these conditions ([/Nasser]) I'd rather have Foakes.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:49 am

Never normally a good sign when Keaton top-scores in an innings.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:11 am

Adil Rashid is eyeing a test hundred. You heard it here first.

Edit: or not.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:20 am

Drumstick wrote:Adil Rashid is eyeing a test hundred. You heard it here first.

DAMN IT DRUMSTICK

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by SerialCeler » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:15 pm

I stand corrected, they did decide to drop Broad after all. Won't make any difference though if the top order don't make runs.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Mini E » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:01 pm

Drumstick wrote:Adil Rashid is eyeing a test hundred. You heard it here first.

Edit: or not.


Mate. You know not to post in here during session-hours in an England inning. Get your gooseberry fool together.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:14 am

Foakes :toot:

Oh Jimmy Jimmy... :toot:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rex Kramer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:27 am

I guess the big question now is, what happens to Bairstow?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:58 am

He seems a bit out of form in all formats to be honest. But yes, good to see that England have finally found someone who can bat in the tricky no. 7 spot. :P

Of course, Sri Lanka now have their two actual batsmen at the crease and suddenly things don’t seem quite so easy.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:55 am

Streaker alert!

This is turning into an excellent Test.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Mini E » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:05 am

I wonder if Keaton Jennings' bat for this inning has a middle.


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