The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:23 pm

Mini E wrote:.....

. There, a maiden. :P

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:21 am

Nice to see it’s not just Broaderson who waste the new ball by bowling too short.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:58 am

I urge everyone to check out Tim Paine's sledge about Kohli.

https://streamable.com/ixbfo

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:36 am

Best sledge since The Salute.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Mini E » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:39 am

Yeah that was excellent :lol: - I listened to an interview (more of a phone chat) with the Grade Cricketer podcast which I can’t recommend enough - and he came across pretty well. He’s growing on me.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by BTB » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:45 am

Really enjoying the Paine v Kohli stuff, despite having seen none of the actual cricket so far...

Where is best to see the highlights of these games? I don't have BT which I think it may be on.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:33 pm

No idea I’m afraid, I’m resorting to Cricinfo. I think the BBC site directs to radio commentary?

Anyway, whoooooo wants more stump mic moments? http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/ ... stump-mics

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by Drumstick » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:16 pm

BTB wrote:Really enjoying the Paine v Kohli stuff, despite having seen none of the actual cricket so far...

Where is best to see the highlights of these games? I don't have BT which I think it may be on.

Cricket Australia do a short YT package for each day.

https://youtu.be/wvrQB56HtU8

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:34 am

Root (yet to bat) and Buttler 20* (14) going in the BBL now.

Edit: Out next ball. Sorry Jos mate.

Edit #2: Current England test captain batting with IMO future Aussie captain (Jason Sangha).

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:37 pm

Good to see South Africa can still crumble in a session, that'll be useful at the end of this year. 229/3 to 262 all out in 17 overs.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:50 pm

It is Pakistan though. Not sure England have anyone who can harness reverse swing quite as effectively. Jimmy maybe, Stokes is a few notches below.

Pakistan will likely fall in a heap now, of course.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:59 pm

Meanwhile, with the first test of the Windies tour getting underway in less than two weeks, there's still no sign of what the starting eleven will be. I'd be shocked if top 7 wasn't the same that won the third test in Sri Lanka (Jennings, Burns, Bairstow, Root, Stokes, Buttler, Foakes). That lower order though selection is a minefield though...

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Starbreaker » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:54 am

India doing well then.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Mini E » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:22 am

Rebuilding nicely here.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:28 am

Pakistan just lost 3 for 0. Natch.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Mini E » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:54 pm

I've just seen a picture from 2008 of Alistair Cook painting the finishing touches of a set of England whites onto a topless female - probably can't post it on here (not sure what the boobs rules are) but how the hell have I not seen this in ten years of looking at cricket memes on social media? :lol: - check out @crickshouts on Twitter to see this. So odd.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:00 pm

I thought it was a painting - nope, actual topless female. :?

Ah well, I never liked Cook as much as some. Admired him as a player, didn’t like him. The whole hunting ‘thing’ left a sour taste in my mouth. Also he’s going to be a bobbins commentator.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Mini E » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:16 am

Balladeer wrote:I thought it was a painting - nope, actual topless female. :?


Very strange huh?!

Also, in England's tour game:

WI President's XI 203 for 19 (Anderson 4-12, Broad 4-19) drew with England XI 317 for 10 (Root 87)

So strange :lol: - hat trick for Broad.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:42 am

Warm-up matches these days are either decent players in one of these nonsense matches, or proper first-class games against a third-string FC side. Neither’s good.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:57 am

I'm not really sure about expectations for this tour. I took a look at their two most recent home series. 1-1 vs. Sri Lanka and 2-0 vs. Bangladesh.

Both of these series came at the backend of the Caribbean summer, whereas this series is being played at the start of their summer. Rainfall is generally slim, it’ll be dry, reasonably cool temperatures, not unlike April/May here. In fact, you have to go back to the last time we toured there to find a home test the WI played at this time of year. At least 80% of the wickets fell to fast bowlers. Spin in the Caribbean seems to be a better weapon toward the end of their summer, much like over here, so I’d advocate playing just the one spinner in the first test.

In terms of the batting, I suppose it is partly dependant on the line up, but I don’t see any reason why England couldn’t post a slew of 400+ scores tbh. I reckon Burns will fare very well.

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