The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rex Kramer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:10 pm

That was a good day, following on from 2 good sessions on the previous day. I think we now just need to hope we don't get strawberry floated over by the weather.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:55 pm

It's curious that selecting a team for conditions can reap such success.

What a novel concept.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:00 pm

Can't wait to see what team they go with for the next test. At this point I can't imagine any changes but they'll probably drop MOTM Foakes like they did with Curran after the first India test.

What I really want to happen is for Foakes to become a permanent fixture of the team given he is supposed to be the best WK in the country.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rex Kramer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:03 pm

It sounds like he's shown really solid glove work today, the no. of byes and leg byes seem to also back that up. He's got some runs as well, I can't see any reason to consider dropping him over the next two series minimum.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:57 pm

I would suggest swapping over some seamers for the next game, but Sam Curran is doing a really good job of making himself undroppable.

Still though. Stone should get a match.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:59 pm

I don't see any reason to do that. Anderson bowled 10 overs in the day - he has bowled single spells of 10 overs in recent years - it's not hard on him. And I wouldn't drop/rest him.

Same team next game IMO.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:01 pm

I’m obviously not suggesting dropping Jimmy. Not until the series is won at least.

Which, if England loses the toss next game, I still think won’t be an option.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rex Kramer » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:06 am

Looks like Stokes has found his range. /mockers.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:17 am

Nobody say anything. Don't do what I did.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rex Kramer » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:30 am

I'd just like to point out that Stokes was doing just fine until Drummy posted.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:30 am

Too late, Rex has scuppered it.

Rex Kramer wrote:I'd just like to point out that Stokes was doing just fine until Drummy posted.

Uh huh. :shifty:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:34 am

No chance am I taking the blame for that one :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Mini E » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:12 am

Mini E at the start of this innings wrote:I wonder if Keaton Jennings' bat for this inning has a middle.


I am taking full credit for the inevitable century for Jennings after tea (98* at the break)

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:13 am

Cue Jennings being bowled on 99.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:41 am

Yes boy, great work.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Mini E » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:11 am

Nailed it :datass: - I'm immune from the jinxing.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:38 am

Foakes. :wub:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:45 am

Mini E wrote:
Mini E at the start of this innings wrote:I wonder if Keaton Jennings' bat for this inning has a middle.


I am taking full credit for the inevitable century for Jennings after tea (98* at the break)

I read this as a negative but I'm guessing that wasn't the intention...

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:00 am

Time for declaration squirming?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:04 am

Even with 146*, Keaton's average still hasn't breached 30. You'd bet it will do at some point during this series though.

Before this test it was 22.09, it's now 29.47.

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