The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Thu May 07, 2020 2:44 pm

Blowers :wub: And no chance of any Vaughan commentary. :wub:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu May 07, 2020 4:15 pm

Brett Lee steaming in at >90mph :wub:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Mini E » Sun May 10, 2020 12:09 pm

Watchalong of the final Edgbaston day with Warne/KP/Key/Hussain currently on Sky Cricket (normal coverage on Sky ME).

Warne just accidentally dropped into the conversation that their nickname for Ashley Giles was Smash me Miles :lol:

Warne also just used the phrase "trying my bollocks off" at 12:35pm :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon May 11, 2020 11:32 pm

Sky Sports Mix is playing a series of Ben Stokes's finest moments and one of them has just made me blorl IRL. :lol:

It's Stokes's 85-ball ton at Lord's vs. New Zealand. Stokes in on 99. Bowler comes in, Stokes bumps it into the on-side to grab the single and celebrates. A minute or so later, they show a slow-mo replay, where the England team is celebrating and Joe Root is giving him the Marlon Samuels salute :lol:

https://youtu.be/K1Yu4gQMd30 - 15:00

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Tue May 12, 2020 8:44 am

Sadly my fondness for Ben took a hit given the unfortunate yet unsurprising revelation that he thinks BJ’s coronavirus speech the other day was brilliant. Like I said, it’s not too surprising: Ian Botham is a raving loony Brexiteer, and most cricketers follow suit I expect. Does mean that the whole artist vs. art thing has come into play, and that’s always been a tricky one for me.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Tue May 12, 2020 8:47 am

Love the art not the artist.

Vaughan's twitter is an absolute car crash of populist right leaning nonsense at times. I guess cricket is a sport that tends to lean towards the conservative, it's not traditionally a working class game.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Tue May 12, 2020 9:06 am

He did later give some clarity to his comment "context not content".

Vaughan is a totally different story, he's retired and his job now is to commentate (on whatever topic he sees fit, whether his opinion is requested or not, apparently).

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:24 pm

Looks like we're getting some Test cricket this summer!

Roll on 8th July. :datass:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:51 pm

Can’t wait! Love me some Tests. :)

...and cue the second wave.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:41 pm

God I hope that guy plays in the test series.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:35 am

Good news
+Jofra has said he's fully recovered from his elbow injury.

Bad news
-Bairstow has again reiterated that he wants "his" gloves back. The penny simply will not drop for the lad.
-Several Pakistan players have tested positive for COVID-19. Not a problem right now as there is plenty of time for them to self-isolate but it's worrying that the virus seems prevalent amongst their squad.

Current rumour mill suggests that the XI for the opening test on 8th July, providing everyone remains fit and free of COVID: Burns, Sibley, Crawley, Root, Stokes, Pope, Buttler, Leach, Archer, Anderson, Broad. Subs: Woakes, Wood, Foakes, Moeen, Curran.

I am sure they will find a way to shoehorn Jonny in.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:37 am

Jonny should to be fair be second in line for the gloves. It’s just that Jos shouldn’t be first.

Even in England, playing both of Broaderson at this stage feels :roll:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:41 am

That's a decent line up. If Buttler doesn't have the gloves then he doesn't get in and you'd definitely take Foakes over Bairstow as we don't need any other batsmen in that side.

I'd probably agree now on Broad and Anderson, there is going to be a massive hole in England's bowling attack in 2-3 years because we've failed to bring through replacements.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:53 am

Rex Kramer wrote:I'd probably agree now on Broad and Anderson, there is going to be a massive hole in England's bowling attack in 2-3 years because we've failed to bring through replacements.

Agreed.

James Anderson is 38 next month.
Stuart Broad is 34 today!
Chris Woakes is seen as a successor but he's 31.
Mark Wood is injury prone and 30.
Stokes is 29.
Jofra is 25.
Sam Curran is 22.

Then you've got the less experienced at Test level.

Saqib Mahmood 23.
Olly Stone 26.
Dom Bess 22.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:57 pm

Root's skipping the first test. Likely a Burns, Sibley, Crawley, Denly, Stokes and Pope top 6.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:01 pm

Sibley Crawley Denly isn’t quite Stokes Foakes Woakes but I’ll take it. Hopefully Ali plays too. Shame that Brearley and Woolley played in the wrong eras and that Willey isn’t a Test contender.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:04 pm

Burnsy Sibley Crawley Denly Stokesy Popey Foakesy Woakesy Leachy?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:14 pm

The England nicknames are rubbish, but at least we’re not calling Denly ‘No Pants’.

Also like :lol: they’re going to play Foakes, it’ll be Buttler and we’ll all be expected to shut up and like it.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:28 pm

Aaaand there it is. Jos Buttler confirmed as Vice Captain.

Just waiting for some sort of minor injury to Ollie Pope and they can slide Bairstow back in as well.

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