The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.

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by Drumstick » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:50 pm

England Test squad:
Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain
Jofra Archer (Sussex)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Rory Burns (Surrey)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Zak Crawley (Kent)
Sam Curran (Surrey)
Joe Denly (Kent)
Jack Leach (Somerset)
Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire)
Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire)
Ollie Pope (Surrey)
Dominic Sibley (Warwickshire)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

Probable XI:
Burns
Sibley
Denly
Root
Pope
Stokes
Buttler
Curran
Archer
Leach
Broad

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Rex Kramer » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:51 pm

Who's the back up keeper? Foakes must have really hacked someone off at the ECB.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Balladeer » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:03 pm

Pope I guess? That aside it’s a good squad!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Mini E » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:09 pm

Absolutely excellent to see Tom Banton called up from Somerset. I've seen seven or eight of his T20 innings this year and he is absolutely exceptional.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Drumstick » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:29 pm

Bayliss leaves and all of a sudden Ed produces two good squads.

And he's grown the balls to drop Bairstow from the Test team.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Rex Kramer » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:48 am

Am I right in thinking the NZ series isn't included in the rankings for test team? Think I heard it on TMS and that would explain the decision to be a bit more experimental in the line up.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Balladeer » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:57 am

I’d say ‘sensible’ more than ‘experimental’, but Smith probably equates the two doesn’t he.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Drumstick » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:08 am

It doesn't count toward the World Test Championship but I don't think Ed Smith is bothered by that.

This will likely come back to bite me but I am looking forward to watching the above XI (or something very close to it) in the NZ tests.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Drumstick » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:58 am

Sarah Taylor has retired from international cricket due to her anxiety. :(

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Mini E » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:48 am

Drumstick wrote:Sarah Taylor has retired from international cricket due to her anxiety. :(


An incredible wicketkeeper. :(



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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Drumstick » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:51 am

:lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Balladeer » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:38 am

I presume you’ve all seen the launch of the Hundred, the Greatest Thing to Happen to Cricket TM? Franchises sponsored by crisps, a Welsh team encompassing two non-Welsh counties, and irritatingly some quite decent players.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - there are literally no words.
by Mini E » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:32 am

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:lol: Crisps playing cricket.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Dowbocop » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:26 pm

How come Nottingham have got Skips? Raging tbh...

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Cuttooth » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:13 pm

Butterkist and KP the obvious dark horse hipster choice.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Moggy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:23 pm

So I would have to support “Welsh Fire”?

No thanks.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Balladeer » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:30 pm

Moggy wrote:So I would have to support “Welsh Fire”?

No thanks.

They’ve screwed the pooch amazingly on the southwestern team. Amazingly.

To be fair re. the Hundred it would probably take less time to describe all the things they haven’t screwed the pooch on.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Moggy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:36 pm

Balladeer wrote:
Moggy wrote:So I would have to support “Welsh Fire”?

No thanks.

They’ve screwed the pooch amazingly on the southwestern team. Amazingly.

To be fair re. the Hundred it would probably take less time to describe all the things they haven’t screwed the pooch on.


The only positive thing about any of this is that it will be on free to view TV. Everything else sounds pretty awful.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Drumstick » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:55 am

The press are now claiming that Ben Stokes applied a choke-hold to his wife during an 'altercation' during last week's PCA Awards ceremony in London.

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Scum.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
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