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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Drumstick » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:01 am

If the rest of the team adapt and play the way Burns, Root did, 400 should be doable. If however they play the Moeen way, no chance.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Parksey » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:42 am

Rex Kramer wrote:England need 400, both for this game and confidence overall.


I reckon we need that just as insurance, as I don't fancy batting last on this. We don't want to be chasing down a lead of 300.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:28 am

This partnership needs another 100 at least for that. I have no confidence in the batting of anyone coming after.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:21 am

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Rex Kramer » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:25 am

This session needs to be like yesterday's first one, not many runs but also not many wickets.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:35 am

Rats.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Rex Kramer » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:44 am

Pressure on YJB, needs a performance.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Rex Kramer » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:37 pm

It's a strawberry floating test match you dumb strawberry floats.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:46 pm

Balladeer wrote:This partnership needs another 100 at least for that. I have no confidence in the batting of anyone coming after.

Hello past Balladeer, how right you were.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:14 pm

Well done Woakes and Broad. Not at all sure about the early Ali ploy, mind.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Rex Kramer » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:24 pm

Balladeer wrote:Well done Woakes and Broad. Not at all sure about the early Ali ploy, mind.

Keep posting Balla!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:55 pm

Not sure that’ll be any good. Smith and Khawaja are safely ensconced now.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Rex Kramer » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:37 pm

That's one match lost then.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Cuttooth » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:12 pm

It's cool how gooseberry fool this has gone.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Rex Kramer » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:57 pm

We've no chance tomorrow, this team can't bat 3 sessions with men round the bat and the pressure on (though to be fair neither can any of the modern test teams).

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Drumstick » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:26 pm

What is the point of Moeen Ali? Seriously.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Rex Kramer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:11 am

I do wonder if Australian maybe batted for too long yesterday. I'm surprised they didn't want 15 or 20 overs at England instead of just the 7 they had.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:26 am

Drumstick wrote:What is the point of Moeen Ali? Seriously.

He was until recently a jolly good red ball spinner. He was also not a bad white ball one, and that went away a bit, but the skills are so different that there’s no reason he couldn’t have whisked back into the Test side.

As it happens he’s bowled poorly, but I don’t think that was a selection issue. Putting him at number 8 over Woakes probably was though. Confidence ploy to try and bolster his batting? Hasn’t worked if so.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Drumstick » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:44 am

It's ridiculous that Ali and Bairstow have had a free ride in this team for the last 18 months. Moeen is IMO unselectable at the moment. His confidence has obviously gone. Get Leach in because he's a better spinner and will probably contribute more with the bat at any rate.

Since the start of the 2 test Pakistan series last year, Bairstow averages 23 in 22 innings. Drop him for Foakes and tell YJB to go and re-learn red-ball cricket.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Rex Kramer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:46 am

Maybe the selectors have been reading this article - https://www.wisden.com/stories/opinion/ ... -moeen-ali


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