The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:40 am

Harry Ellis wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:Cheers you two. Will check Cricket Social out.

I'm unsure whether this will meet your needs. It's basically the TMS lot + guests talking about cricket in general and then occasionally chirping up when a boundary is hit or a wicket falls.

-Anderson is missing the rest of the tour.
-Archer should be OK so it seems like it'll be a straight swap.
-Mark Wood has declared himself fit but hasn't played a red ball match since the start of the World Cup.
-Will Bess keep his spot, will Leach come in, or will they go with an all seam attack?


Any chatter related to that match will be helpful.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Rex Kramer » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:41 pm

Harry Ellis wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:Cheers you two. Will check Cricket Social out.

I'm unsure whether this will meet your needs. It's basically the TMS lot + guests talking about cricket in general and then occasionally chirping up when a boundary is hit or a wicket falls.

-Anderson is missing the rest of the tour.
-Archer should be OK so it seems like it'll be a straight swap.
-Mark Wood has declared himself fit but hasn't played a red ball match since the start of the World Cup.
-Will Bess keep his spot, will Leach come in, or will they go with an all seam attack?

Archer is a cert if fit which I find slightly worrying as Root hasn't really worked out how to bowl him. Wood would be too much of a risk, there's no way he should go straight into a test. Maybe they should arrange a quick 3 day game in the gap and give Overton, Wood and Leach a proper run out. Bess did ok, should probably have done more on the last day but I got the impression he wasn't confident enough to tell Root to be more attacking with his field placings.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Drumstick » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:06 pm

Really good article on Dominic Sibley's crucial Day 3 performance (85* (222)): http://cricviz.com/2020/01/cricviz-analysis-dom-sibley/

According to our Wicket Probability model, the average batsman would have scored 108 runs off the deliveries Sibley faced today. He didn’t even get close to that, and that shows the limitations of his scoring and of his ability to assert himself on an attack and bend them to his will. But our model also shows that, on average, a batsman facing the deliveries Sibley faced today would have been dismissed 3.5 times. And he hasn’t been dismissed once.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Drumstick » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:52 am

Seems like Wood is going to be ready for Thursday but Archer is not, so it'll be a straight swap for Anderson.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Balladeer » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:16 pm

It may be by Australia, but it’s always nice to see India getting absolutely hammered.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Drumstick » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:01 pm

The Leachinator (working nickname) is out of the SA series and is a doubt for the SL tour.

Snowballadeer wrote:It may be by Australia, but it’s always nice to see India getting absolutely hammered.

Would love to see some really, nail-biting, low-scoring ODIs in this series.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Rex Kramer » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:22 pm

Harry Ellis wrote:Seems like Wood is going to be ready for Thursday but Archer is not, so it'll be a straight swap for Anderson.

I've got a horrible feeling that he'll manage a half dozen overs before breaking down. Has he actually played a match in the last 6 months?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Drumstick » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:50 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
Harry Ellis wrote:Seems like Wood is going to be ready for Thursday but Archer is not, so it'll be a straight swap for Anderson.

I've got a horrible feeling that he'll manage a half dozen overs before breaking down. Has he actually played a match in the last 6 months?

No. Apparently they've tried to find him a practice match but have been unable to secure one.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:58 am

South Africa 1 Dean Elgar, 2 Pieter Malan, 3 Zubayr Hamza, 4 Faf du Plessis (capt), 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 Quinton de Kock (wk), 7 Vernon Philander, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Dane Paterson, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Anrich Nortje

England : 1 Dom Sibley, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Joe Denly, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Ollie Pope, 7 Jos Buttler (wk), 8 Sam Curran, 9 Dom Bess, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Stuart Broad

England won the toss and chose to bat.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:18 am

Sluggish bastard of a pitch, this. Patience needed.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:26 am

Wood will be an asset unless he gets injured. Would have been excellent to have both Archer and Wood.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:35 am

Perfect opportunity for a pun there and you blew it. :fp:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:45 am

This looks like a pitch you could bat for days on.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:59 am

While I would have taken that on another pitch, on this one... gnrrrrr.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Drumstick » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:05 am


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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Rex Kramer » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:10 am

Mark Steel is on the cricket social this morning. It's very heavy on the sarcasm, particularly with regards Rabada's suspension.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Mini E » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:12 am

I don't see anything wrong with the celebration. Anyone who has played competitive sport at any level, including grass roots, knows there's niggle and mind-games in the middle of a match. I genuinely don't see the issue.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Balladeer » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:19 am

Absolute gubbins. Can’t help thinking that if he wasn’t a young black chap they wouldn’t have awarded it.

4K Test runs for Stokes!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Mini E » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:22 am

Balladeer wrote:Absolute gubbins. Can’t help thinking that if he wasn’t a young black chap they wouldn’t have awarded it.

4K Test runs for Stokes!


Must be frustrating for the selectors. They have quotas they have to meet over the course of a summer (which is a whole other cauldron of conversation), and this sort of thing really can't help.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New Us.
by Drumstick » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:08 pm

The demerit point is ridiculous.

Cricket is so easy for Stokes at the moment. Just hope Pope kicks on...

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