The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:00 am

I did actually follow some of last night's game! There was no non-T20 cricket on and it's always nice to see the Ozzies getting beaten, whatever the format.

Malan's T20I average is absurd. I don't think Morgan likes him much but it's hard to argue with those numbers/performances.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by BTB » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:08 am

Really didn't see England winning after the start Aus made, so fair play to the bowlers for not giving up in the middle overs!

Agree with that team, only person I'd be unsure of is Moeen given his form/lack of playing in the last year or so. But not sure who you'd replace him with so he probably stays.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:26 am

BTB wrote:Really didn't see England winning after the start Aus made, so fair play to the bowlers for not giving up in the middle overs!

Agree with that team, only person I'd be unsure of is Moeen given his form/lack of playing in the last year or so. But not sure who you'd replace him with so he probably stays.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:28 pm

...argh fine, I’ll follow another T20. :roll:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Hypes » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:26 am

Good win again, but concerned towards the end but No just whacked a couple to make it safe.
Barstow's in danger of losing his place surely

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:32 am

I eagerly await Balla's report.

Anyone see Eoin Morgan's finger? Looked very painful but he no-sold it like a champ.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:34 am

Drumstick wrote:I eagerly await Balla's report.

Some people hit the ball hard.

Some other people hit the ball hard.

One group of people hit the ball harder and better than the other.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:00 pm

Zak Crawley has just completed a better than a run a ball first-class century.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:07 pm

And Ian Bell has just bowed out with a 90.

The past and the future of English strokemakers.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:39 pm

Captain Moe has been handed an absolute hospital pass here. Denly and Billings over Buttler and Morgan.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:11 pm

Fenton fails again.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:50 pm

Rashid tearing them up.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Hypes » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:25 pm

Need to improve our fielding in all formats, it's been terrible for a while now

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:41 am

Yeah definitely. The slip cordon in Test matches particularly, where something like 1/4 catches have been dropped over the last few years.

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by Drumstick » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:54 am

Unsure whether it was by virtue of him being a spinner or simply needing wickets after Australia's excellent start, but I liked the field he set for himself and Rashid. Morgan could learn from that (not knocking him at all, obviously).

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:50 pm

Dawid Malan is now the number one ranked T20I batsman.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:22 am

ODIs today. Anticipating the normal top four, Buttler at 5 and Billings at 6.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:42 pm

Incredibly, Steve Smith was hit on the head in yesterday's training session and misses out today.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:14 pm

Warner out cheaply again. Such a shame.*


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