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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Drumstick » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:52 pm

He obviously didn't feel or hear any contact with the bat.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Rex Kramer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:12 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:#platform

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Balladeer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:20 pm

Hot take: Jos is out of form.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Balladeer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:56 pm

The state of this innings. :dread:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Rex Kramer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:04 pm

Isn't Archer a better batsman than Rashid?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Mini E » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:20 pm

The way they approached the inning changed completely, so I'm hoping the pitch just isn't as suited to batting as it was (other than the inevitable new ball period).

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Rex Kramer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:24 pm

Guptill is due a score :dread:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Rex Kramer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:15 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:Guptill is due a score :dread:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Drumstick » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:10 pm

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Balladeer » Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:30 pm

This match is now officially very silly.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Drumstick » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:27 pm

:toot:

I'll take two more centuries from Jonny too.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by mcjihge2 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:02 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cricket/47483828

Michael Vaughan Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

If England win the next two tosses then I think they will win the World Cup.
If they are in a chase I doubt whether they can play the right intelligent cricket under pressure of a chase.
Can they win four tosses on the trot? Of course you can.


This is a sad state of cricket. This is probably true. Does anyone have any stats about one day cricket batting first / winning?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:05 am

I think that's Vaughan trying another reverse psychology on the team after the 'success' of his Bairstow comments.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Balladeer » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:25 am

It is true though. If it were just the stress of chasing that'd be one thing, but frankly global tournaments shouldn't be played on pitches like this that slow up quite so much in the second innings. Not so much you can do about the weather, of course...

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by Drumstick » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:42 am

mcjihge2 wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cricket/47483828

Michael Vaughan Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

If England win the next two tosses then I think they will win the World Cup.
If they are in a chase I doubt whether they can play the right intelligent cricket under pressure of a chase.
Can they win four tosses on the trot? Of course you can.


This is a sad state of cricket. This is probably true. Does anyone have any stats about one day cricket batting first / winning?

As this is an ICC tournament, it's the ICC's responsibility to curate the pitches and that is what has been driving the 'bat first and win' results we're seeing.

In regular ODI series, the pitches are curated by the home team's cricket board, which are generally tailored to assist the home team.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Cuttooth » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:43 am

mcjihge2 wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/cricket/47483828

Michael Vaughan Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

If England win the next two tosses then I think they will win the World Cup.
If they are in a chase I doubt whether they can play the right intelligent cricket under pressure of a chase.
Can they win four tosses on the trot? Of course you can.


This is a sad state of cricket. This is probably true. Does anyone have any stats about one day cricket batting first / winning?


The opposite is true apparently?

https://truii.com/data-curio-blog/sport ... eld-first/

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Drumstick » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:47 am

In normal bilateral series, teams have preferred to chase since the last World Cup. It's simply an easier task because you have a target to aim for, whereas batting first and trying to figure out what a good score is for the pitch you're batting on is difficult. The trade off for the team batting second is accepting the pitch may become worse to bat on throughout the day. We are seeing an extreme version of this throughout this tournament.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Drumstick » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:59 am

What are Pakistan doing?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Balladeer » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:08 am

31/1 isn’t bad against the new ball. Give the bowlers the first hour, then bat deep, bat long, and bowl them out on days four and five.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - It's make or break...!
by Rex Kramer » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:14 am

They only need about 400 runs off the next 40 overs.


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