The Cricket Thread - English cricket dies at the Oval. The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

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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 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:18 pm

Yes! Burns at 3, possibly for Malan... which is a shame, because I really liked Malan, but after the Ashes he just seems to have fallen away a bit. He averaged 38 for Middlesex, it's probably not too surprising.

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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 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:22 pm

I dislike that Root has given into all the media bollocks of "your best batsman bats at 3" when both Kohli and Smith bat at 4. All him moving up to 3 has achieved is meaning we now need a solid and reliable number 4. We also need to be looking for another opener for when Cook retires so might as well play 3 openers at the top to get through the possible alternatives quicker.

My line up for India would be: Cook, Jennings, Burns, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Buttler, Woakes, Bess, Broad, Anderson.

I wasn't a fan of the Buttler selection but it's unfair to drop him given he made runs in both Pakistan matches.

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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 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:02 am

strawberry floating Jake Ball. :fp:

What a great way to hand the Aussies a lifeline. When will they learn that he isn't good enough?

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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 Hyperion » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:08 pm

Would have been nice to have whitewashed the Aussies for once

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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 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:59 pm

Flipping hell lads. :fp:

Drumstick wrote:My line up for India would be: Cook, Jennings, Burns, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Buttler, Woakes, Bess, Broad, Anderson.

I wasn't a fan of the Buttler selection but it's unfair to drop him given he made runs in both Pakistan matches.


This is essentially my line-up! Except I don't feel Woakes does enough different to Broaderson to warrant picking as well. (Or Stokes for that matter.) He's a slightly faster rfm, and I'd rather have someone with extra pace, bounce, or leftiness in the squad.

Jake Ball gets nowhere near it.

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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 Saint of Killers » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:35 pm

I lived to see a England whitewash of the Aussies :toot: :cry:

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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 Moggy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:55 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:I lived to see a England whitewash of the Aussies :toot: :cry:


You just put the mockers on your own life.

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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 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:59 pm

That is the sort of innings that suggests Buttler might belong in the Test team.

And any LO team you care to name.

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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 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:45 pm

Oh Jos. :wub:

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by Drumstick » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:48 pm

Perfect batting conditions around the country this weekend and with the pink D/N ball there should be some monster scores posted.

Vince has wasted no time in bringing up his century.

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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 Hyperion » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:26 pm

Hyperion wrote:Would have been nice to have whitewashed the Aussies for once

Reverse mockers :datass:

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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 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:04 pm

Cooky was looking set to bat all day only to be bested on 96 by current England young gun Dom Bess.

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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 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:40 pm

I suppose that's a good sign?

Anyone who manages to field all day today should be given an OBE or summat.

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by Drumstick » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:06 pm

Balladeer wrote:I suppose that's a good sign?

Definitely. To be fair to the Chef, he's actually been in relatively good form since the County season started. Including the Pakistan tests, he's scored 84, 0, 27, 36, 66, 70, 1, 46, 58, 9, 11, 33, 0 and 96.

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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 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:49 pm

Still only relatively good form for him, isn't it? :(

Rory Burns is making another compelling case for selection. Dawid Malan... isn't.

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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 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:24 am

Balladeer wrote:Still only relatively good form for him, isn't it? :(

Rory Burns is making another compelling case for selection. Dawid Malan... isn't.

59 & 97 vs. a pair. :lol:

Just checked out Burns's stats over the last few years.

2014 - 950 runs @ 39.58, 2x100, 4x50
2015 - 1,019 runs @ 48.52, 2x100, 5x50
2016 - 1,144 runs @ 40.85, 2x100, 7x50
2017 - 1,041 runs @ 49.57, 1x100, 8x50
2018 - 722 runs @ 65.63, 2x100, 3x50

First two seasons there were in Div 2, mind, but it's clear he's been one of the most consistent openers on the county scene for a while.

Do you know when the test squad is announced?

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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 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:28 pm

So we still suck at playing spin. Christ knows what Root and Bairstow were doing after seeing a) Morgan not get to the pitch of the ball, and b) the sheer bounce that Kuldeep was getting. Brainfades.

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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 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:03 pm

It’s T20. Nothing of value was lost.

That said, Root has really fallen away across all formats recently. Can’t possibly drop him, not in the longer formats anyway, but dear Bradman this fallow patch has gone on long enough.

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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 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:18 pm

Balladeer wrote:It’s T20. Nothing of value was lost.

That said, Root has really fallen away across all formats recently. Can’t possibly drop him, not in the longer formats anyway, but dear Bradman this fallow patch has gone on long enough.

Hopefully he'll get back to his best in the most glorious of formats... Tbh, it's not like India's quicks really flustered him in India, over there they only got him out twice. His other 8 dismissals were by one of Ashwin, Jadeja, Mishra or Jayant Yadav. Pitches here won't be spinning anything like those in the sub-continent

Bumruh is coming back from an injury, Bhuvi is good, Umesh is quite average, Ishant Sharma might cause some worries and I'm unsure if Shami will even make the tour. It should be a good series for our batsmen because India's quicks won't take full advantage of English conditions, much like our spinners sucked in India.

I can totally see Chef grinding out a century on the first day of the series at Edgbaston, especially seeing as he is going to get an early look at the Indian bowling unit when they play Essex at Chelmsford the week before.

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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 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:02 pm

You realise that now you've said that there's no way Cook will score a fifty all series? :P

But hopefully yes. Although I think Umesh Yadav's in form, sadly.

And give Burns a chance!

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