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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by SerialCeler » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:09 pm

So the Aussies are preparing with a three-day tour match against Worcestershire today.

How exactly are England preparing for the next test?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Moggy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:29 pm

SerialCeler wrote:How exactly are England preparing for the next test?


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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Jenuall » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:37 pm

Well they were mugged off in the last test, but then I guess it is what it is.

Hopefully they can crack on now.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Mini E » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:18 pm

Eoin Morgan (54* off 27) and AB De Villiers (46* off 31) batting together on Sky in the T20 at the moment for Middlesex. An absolute clinic.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Drumstick » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:34 pm

So who do we think is missing out from the announced 12 man squad?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Balladeer » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:15 pm

Absolutely nobody. It’s perfect. Good work ECB and selectors.

*cough*BEN FOAKES*cough*

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Drumstick » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:57 pm

Rumblings that the line up will be:

Burns
Roy
Root
Buttler
Stokes
Bairstow
Woakes
Curran
Broad
Archer
Leach

Getting closer to my ideal XI of:

Sibley
Burns
Roy
Root
Buttler
Stokes
Foakes
Woakes
Curran
Archer
Leach

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Balladeer » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:18 pm

Buttler at 4 is :lol:

I could see Stokes there though, if he hasn’t been bowling much. With five frontline bowlers he shouldn’t be.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Rex Kramer » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:15 pm

I'd rather have Stokes batting higher than both Buttler and Bairstow.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Balladeer » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:31 pm

Three big international games today. Three different hosting countries. All rained off. What a day for the sport.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Mini E » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:51 pm

That's a strong day for England. I'd have taken that scorecard at 10:15 this morning.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:35 am

10.25am Nasser Hussain and Ian Ward doing the pitch report, saying there's less grass than the Ireland Test. Suggests it's a bat-first deck given the weather.

10.30am Australia win the toss and bowl. Tim Paine says the shortened game and the pitch being covered yesterday were factored into his decision.

Joe Root says he would probably have bowled as well. So interesting from both captains. "We need a big first innings total now," Root says. He confirms that Sam Curran misses out.


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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Mini E » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:37 am

I did enjoy Nasser confirming it was a bat-first wicket shortly before both captains announcing they'd like to bowl first. Big first knock needed. Important first hour.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Balladeer » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:47 am

Didn’t Nasser famously bowl that one time in Australia and get pilloried for it?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:55 am

Better still was Michael Holding:

"Australia have won the toss and will bowl first... surprising all of us", spoken with a massive shit-eating grin plastered across his face. :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Balladeer » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:59 am

So the GRcade filter catches ‘sc,one’ but not ‘shit-eating’. :fp:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Mini E » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:00 am

Balladeer wrote:Didn’t Nasser famously bowl that one time in Australia and get pilloried for it?


Yes - this is why I enjoyed it so much :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Drumstick » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:11 am

Just FFS Roy.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Rex Kramer » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:12 am

Nice when the thread title could be either the match score or series score. :fp:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Mini E » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:14 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Nice when the thread title could be either the match score or series score. :fp:


:lol: Just wait for the excitement when we get to the final test, Australia are going for the whitewash, and you can say the same thing :dread:


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