The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:56 am

Harry Ellis wrote:The two frontline spinners should be Leach and Bess.

This idea that Moeen is going to miraculously rediscover his 2017/18 forms is misguided and unlikely.

Personally I'd opt for Woakes; the NZ tour showed he's improved in overseas conditions and Curran barely did anything with the ball the last time they were over there.

You're right, they probably should but England selectors seem to lean towards being conservative and I think they'll see the batting line up with those two in as being too short and that's why I believe they'll opt for Moeen. What they'll then hope for is Root to pick up some wickets to compensate.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:15 pm

England all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for Covid-19 upon the squad's arrival in Sri Lanka.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:32 pm

Probably won't opt for Moeen then! :slol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:03 pm

I'm sure sitting on an aircraft for umpteen hours with a covid positive person won't result in any more cases in the next 4 days. No siree.

Tour cancelled by the weekend.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:50 pm

It's the tour that just isn't meant to take place.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:14 am

I bet Pakistan wish they had a few cases of the Covid going around the squad right about now. Williamson is absolutely on fire at the moment.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:33 am

Williamson's last four test innings:
251
129
21
238

strawberry floats sake Dimuth, hell of an innings, zero mistakes or chances given, so why throw your innings away with a swipe like that.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:42 am

England's tour of Sri Lanka will continue - for now, at least - after the latest round of Covid-19 tests showed no new positive results.

The squad will hold their first training session of the tour in Hambantota on Wednesday afternoon, where Moeen Ali has now returned to stay in separate accommodation, after an aborted plan to relocate him to Galle following his positive Covid test.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:12 pm

Jadeja will likely miss some of England's tour of India, he's suffered a fractured thumb.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:00 pm

Will make no difference, the absolute best I’m expecting from that tour is one win.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:32 am

Great fight from India.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:45 am

So good it broke Cricinfo apparently.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:29 am

I'm a bit torn over this Indian tour. I wanted them to get a good hammering so they're in bad form for when England arrive but I also cannot abide Australia winning. It's a real quandary.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:56 am

Rex Kramer wrote:I'm a bit torn over this Indian tour. I wanted them to get a good hammering so they're in bad form for when England arrive but I also cannot abide Australia winning. It's a real quandary.

When these two play I just always root for the away team.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:48 am

This isn't a good look for Steve Smith

twitter.com/virendersehwag/status/1348528230655950850


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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Imrahil » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:05 am

After sandpaper-gate this just reconfirms the sort of sportsperson he is. I've no doubt he'll go down as one of the biggest accumulator of test runs when his career's over, but they'll be scant respect for him.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:29 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:I'm a bit torn over this Indian tour. I wanted them to get a good hammering so they're in bad form for when England arrive but I also cannot abide Australia winning. It's a real quandary.

India winning but losing all their players to injury seems like a pretty good option.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:07 am

Balladeer wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:I'm a bit torn over this Indian tour. I wanted them to get a good hammering so they're in bad form for when England arrive but I also cannot abide Australia winning. It's a real quandary.

India winning but losing all their players to injury seems like a pretty good option.

Bumruh is now out with abdominal pain.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Imrahil » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:38 pm

Paine received a fine for verbally abusing Ashwin, and Steven Smith absolutely wasn't removing Pant's guard marks in any way. It was just one of his 'many quirks' apparently, which coincidentally just happened to have the same effect of removing Pant's guard at that particular part of the wicket. :lol:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55629954

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:59 pm

He was practising his batting. It's irrelevant that it was at the start of the final session of a 5 day test in the 4th innings and he was doing it left handed. I've not seen that big a stretch (from Tim Paine) since watching The Incredibles. I'd be (even more) embarrassed if I was an Aussie.


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