The Cricket Thread - 0-1.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Drumstick » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:49 am

Yeah I read that a week or so ago. I maintain he hasn't been the same since the Ashes down under.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Insanity. England are World Champions! (Except against Ireland)
by Balladeer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:04 am

Drumstick wrote:It's ridiculous that Ali and Bairstow have had a free ride in this team for the last 18 months. Moeen is IMO unselectable at the moment. His confidence has obviously gone. Get Leach in because he's a better spinner and will probably contribute more with the bat at any rate.

Since the start of the 2 test Pakistan series last year, Bairstow averages 23 in 22 innings. Drop him for Foakes and tell YJB to go and re-learn red-ball cricket.

I don’t have the statistics to hand, but at home Moeen’s average with the red ball is pretty damn good. He does look short of confidence at the moment, but he hasn’t been getting a ‘free ride’, although he’s obviously not an all-rounder any more.

Bairstow... yeeeeeees...

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England about to pull of a famous win and go one up!
by Rex Kramer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:02 am

Why are the England coaching staff saying players should play their normal game today? Have they not seen the shots some of those players choose?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England about to pull of a famous win and go one up!
by Balladeer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:10 am

Not sure it really matters how most of them try to play to be honest. I give them until midway through the second session.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England about to pull of a famous win and go one up!
by Mini E » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:14 am

So it begins.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England about to pull of a famous win and go one up!
by Drumstick » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:23 am

Rats. I was hoping Rory would be the backbone of this innings.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England about to pull of a famous win and go one up!
by Rex Kramer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:56 am

State of the strawberry floating umpiring again.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England about to pull of a famous win and go one up!
by Balladeer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:05 pm

I think it’s very funny personally!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England about to pull of a famous win and go one up!
by Drumstick » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:37 pm

Add Denly to the list of players to boot out for the next test.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England about to pull of a famous win and go one up!
by Balladeer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:43 pm

I hear that Ed Smith really liked that review though.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England about to pull of a famous win and go one up!
by Hyperion » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:53 pm

This won't last til tea

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England about to pull of a famous win and go one up!
by Balladeer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:55 pm

Balladeer wrote:Not sure it really matters how most of them try to play to be honest. I give them until midway through the second session.

I agree.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England about to pull of a famous win and go one up!
by Mini E » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:06 pm

The scene is set for Moeen to top edge a totally un-necessary slog sweep, third ball.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - England about to pull of a famous win and go one up!
by Mini E » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:08 pm

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Balladeer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:05 pm

Okay I was a little off but still.

Leach in for Moe. Foakes in for Jonny. Archer in for somebody. Find room for Curran, at four if you must. I’d get rid of Roy if that wasn’t too many changes already.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Rex Kramer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:20 pm

I think Archer comes in for Jimmy and I'd definitely be swapping Leach and Foakes in. I just don't see how you can get Curran in without dropping Broad or Woakes and that's not likely just yet.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Mini E » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:22 pm

Woakes averages 9 with the ball at Lords, so he's not going anywhere.

Mo can leave the team IMO and not come back for a while. He's shot at the moment. Leach in.

I'd like to see Foakes in for JB. Buttler keeps his place.

Presumably Anderson injured, so Archer or Curran in. Presumably it'll be Archer.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Drumstick » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:45 pm

Burns
Roy
Root
Denly :?:
Buttler
Stokes
Foakes
Woakes
Archer
Leach
Broad

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Balladeer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:57 pm

Drumstick wrote:Stokes
Foakes
Woakes

THE DREAM

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - 0-1.
by Mini E » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:28 pm

Jofra with 6-23 and a ton with the bat on day one of a Sussex IIs match :lol: :lol:


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