The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Mini E » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:10 am

The press are dicks and have clearly picked him as a target they feel they can get a reaction out of. Outrageous that this now forms part of his job which should involve bowling a ball fast, catching a ball well, and hitting a ball a long way. Awful.

In other news, good to see Tom Banton picked up by Brisbane Heat.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Drumstick » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:25 pm

Aside from one innings, South Africa's batsmen have been worse than abysmal in India.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Balladeer » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:27 pm

The entire tour has not been fun to watch. If I’m honest the team with the most money also being the best team in the world isn’t fun to watch either.

That said, the toss clearly had quite an impact as well. I don’t think South Africa would necessarily have won a match where they won the toss, out they would have put up a fight I reckon. The toss is far too important in Tests, especially in the subcontinent, and needs something to be done about it.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Drumstick » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:55 pm

Darren Gough appointed as temporary England bowling coach.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Drumstick » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:57 pm

Didn't realise that there are now successive T20 World Cups in 2020 & 2021. Kind of feel the next two years is going to be less enthralling than the last couple.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Balladeer » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:10 pm

I don’t even like T20 sooooo... :|

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Drumstick » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:29 pm

Balladeer wrote:I don’t even like T20 sooooo... :|

We're you at all excited in the 2016 final?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Balladeer » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:48 am

Honestly forgot it was on...

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Drumstick » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:23 am

The Vincinator :datass:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Mini E » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:03 am

Woke up for overs 18-20 of the NZ Innings, fell back asleep.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:31 am

Hampshire have secured the red-ball services of Nathan Lyon next season. That's huge for them, if he can do even half of what Simon Harmer has done for Essex, Hants could put together a credible run for the championship.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Mini E » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:28 am

Drumstick wrote:Hampshire have secured the red-ball services of Nathan Lyon next season. That's huge for them, if he can do even half of what Simon Harmer has done for Essex, Hants could put together a credible run for the championship.


This would be good to see!

Ridiculous knocks from Malan and Morgan this morning. I'm glad I got up early to watch it.

Pakistan are so bad :fp:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Balladeer » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:59 am

They’re number wun in the world at T20s!

Somehow.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Mini E » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:18 pm

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Ordered this bad boy :datass: :slol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Balladeer » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:43 pm

When the weather gets worse, I prefer to drive myself into the covers.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:24 pm

England Test captain Joe Root says he and new coach Chris Silverwood are "aligned" on a two-year plan to win back the Ashes in Australia.

Root says the team will change their approach, attempting to bat longer and be more patient with the ball.


He also told the BBC's Test Match Special that he hopes to return to batting at number four in England's top order as it "suits his game".

"It definitely fits in with captaincy a little bit better for me," Root said.

"I've found over time that, generally, I've consistently played better in that position."

Root moved up from his preferred position at four for the entirety of the drawn Ashes series in England this summer.

However, his average of 32.5 runs batting at three over the five-match series was 10 runs worse than when he bats a place lower down the order.

"I know previous captains have preferred to get out there early and just get among it but I quite like to split the two and to really focus on my batting."

Chris Silverwood you are indeed a top lad.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:27 pm

Seems like the first choice XI for these tests is going to be:

Burns
Sibley
Denly (Crawley as backup)
Root (c)
Stokes
Pope
Butter (wk)
Curran
Archer
Leach
Broad

Which I'm very happy with.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Balladeer » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:40 pm

The only slight issue I have there is Buttler as keeper. He’s not very good. On the other hand that might actually be close to the best top seven batsmen in England, finally.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:50 pm

I think the best XI possible would see Crawley replace Denly and Foakes replace Buttler. And I guess Jimmy comes in for someone when fit.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - crisps playing cricket announced.
by Balladeer » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:10 pm

I’m not sure Crawley’s there yet though. Denly actually put in a couple of decent showings in the Ashes. Neither of them averages over 40 in FC mind you. Jimmy replaces... Broad probably. That keeps the left arm option and the pace option.


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