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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 Aug 01, 2018 9:33 am

I don't really have time for a full response right now but if they want a left arm bowler I'd prefer someone that bowls faster than 75-80 mph. Agree to a degree about Porter, I suppose they are going to use him to rest one of Broad and Anderson at times in the series. I'd like Porter to get at least 3 bites of the cherry though. What are they going to do with him when Woakes is back?

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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 Aug 01, 2018 9:37 am

I’d prefer that too. How much does England miss Ryan Sidebottom?

Probably drop him. Is it the right thing to do? Certainly not. Will they do it anyway? Almost certainly.

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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 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:43 am

Wasn't there talk of Broad and Anderson being rotated in and out of the team during this series or am I imagining it? I guess Porter will get his opportunities then.

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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 Aug 01, 2018 9:59 am

Balladeer wrote:Is it the right thing to do? Certainly not. Will they do it anyway? Almost certainly.

The ECB mantra.

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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 Aug 01, 2018 10:02 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Wasn't there talk of Broad and Anderson being rotated in and out of the team during this series or am I imagining it? I guess Porter will get his opportunities then.

Yeah, ideally, but as I said, Woakes is due back soon. What do they do with Porter then?

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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 Aug 01, 2018 10:03 am

Are we bowling or batting first then gents? I think I’m bowling, trying to get Dhawan and Kohli nicking off early.

Also: screaming at Broaderson to PITCH IT UUUUUUUUUP

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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 Aug 01, 2018 10:09 am

In the last week it's (apparently) seemed like a sub-continental pitch but the staff have been pouring thousands of litres onto the pitch to help retain some damp. If you win the toss in the sub-continent, you bat first. Win the toss here, generally you bat first.

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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 Aug 01, 2018 10:10 am

Also, I'm really hoping Kohli grabs a few ducks, not least to see r/Cricket go into total meltdown.

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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 Aug 01, 2018 10:12 am

Cricinfo has decided that the ball-by-ball needs to be accompanied for an advert for clothing that’s barely there. Not really something I want to display on my work computer. :dread:

Drumstick wrote:Also, I'm really hoping Kohli grabs a few ducks, not least to see r/Cricket go into total meltdown.


Yes please.

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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 Aug 01, 2018 10:25 am

Joe Clarke has been seen training with the squad. Rory Burns has not.

Fuxache.

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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 Aug 01, 2018 10:26 am

He'll be the replacement for Malan.

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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 Aug 01, 2018 10:28 am

If they’re going for talent over evidence, may as well play Vince. At least he looks good.

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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 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:36 am

England win the toss and bat.

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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 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:38 am

Balladeer wrote:Cricinfo has decided that the ball-by-ball needs to be accompanied for an advert for clothing that’s barely there. Not really something I want to display on my work computer. :dread:

You do realise they're cookie based adverts that serve content they think you're interested in? Mine is Aviva, which I assume is because my car insurance is due in the next month.

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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 Aug 01, 2018 10:41 am

Fairly sure I’ve never shopped for women’s ‘clothing’ on my work computer.

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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 Aug 01, 2018 10:47 am

Dobell tells me a presentation was being made to Colin Graves for England's 1000th Test...but he has dropped the trophy...it's broken in two...


The symbolism is strong with this one.

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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 Mini E » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:42 pm

Silence in the thread while England bat :lol:

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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 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:16 pm

Mini E wrote:Silence in the thread while England bat :lol:

FFS Mini :x

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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 Aug 01, 2018 2:21 pm

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Opposition in our midst.

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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 Mini E » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:32 pm

I've nailed that. Almost took Root with me too.


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