The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:05 pm

Obligatory Root 66 post.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:41 pm

Balladeer wrote:Obligatory Root 66 post.

If he just focuses on getting fifties he'll be fine.

So in his mind, he should be thinking about resuming on 16 not out. Get to fifty, start again.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Imrahil » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:04 pm

This is disconcertingly solid from England. I expect they'll snap out of it soon and go back to normality.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:07 am

Decent session. Lawrence has looked very assured in these conditions which is really promising, another good option.

Can't imagine Root will appreciate going to lunch on 99 though. :slol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:52 am

Roooooooot etc.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Hypes » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:55 am

TMS have lost it!
How does everyone not know that if a ball his the ground first it can't be a catch??!!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:31 am

Root's last 4 tons have come away from home.

#stat

Too much to ask for a Daddy Double?

Bat until the mid-point of Day 3 Session 3, leaving two days to bowl SL out and 4.5 more sessions from now until then to get a double, even a triple.

Yes that's right, the ECB need to employ me as a strategy consultant.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:10 am

Vintage RAIN Perera.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:22 am

Blocking out an entire session. Solid work.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:51 am

Decent first session, weird how wickets started tumbling as soon as the ball was switched out. Shame Rooty ran out of partners. Average up to 49.09 from 47.99.

That said, it's not all great news - if you take out Root, the rest of the team scored 197-9.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:09 am

This is substantially less good to wake up to.

Thirimanne scoring runs. Of all people. Thirimanne.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:47 am

The Leachinator :datass:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:30 am

Nervy times. Should win from here, but... nervy times.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:43 am

BLOODY HELL JONNY

I take it all back they're stuffed.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:49 pm

Getting run out whilst chasing down 70 odd runs with a whole day to go should result in you be fined a proportion of your match fee.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Hypes » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:00 pm

A Root daddy and Sri Lanka shitting the bed on the first day has saved us being totally shown up

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:33 am

Unsure what England are gonna do about the openers but Dan Lawrence needs to bat at 3 in India, he's so comfortable and composed vs. spin, which isn't something you can say about Sibley, Burns and Crawley.

3 Lawrence
4 Root
5 Stokes
6 Pope
7 Buttler

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:40 am

I don't see YJB getting dropped any time soon so I think when Stokes returns then it's one from Pope and Lawrence.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:00 am

Barstow has only come into the team as cover. Crawley is the man in possession of the #3 spot, and he'll be back there once Burns comes back from paternity leave.

Personally I'd drop Sibley just for the India tour as he looks at sea vs. spin. Bump Crawley up to open, insert Lawrence at 3.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:37 am

Drumstick wrote:Barstow has only come into the team as cover. Crawley is the man in possession of the #3 spot, and he'll be back there once Burns comes back from paternity leave.

That would be the sensible thing to do, yes.


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