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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Snowballadeer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:22 am

Well that was just silly.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Harry Ellis » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:50 am

Balladeer wrote:Well that was just silly.

It was glorious to watch. It's mental that they seemed to have it in hand the entire way. England's top six since the last World Cup:

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                      Inns  Runs   HS      Ave     SR        100   50
JJ Roy             70     2659  180    39.10  105.59    7      12
JM Bairstow     45     1932  141*  50.84  106.91    6       7
JE Root           66     3246  133*   62.42  90.67     10     21
EJG Morgan     68     2684  113    44.73  97.03      4      20
BA Stokes       46     1701  102*   47.25  98.26     3      12
JC Buttler        55     1900  129    47.50  121.32    5      11

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:04 am

Drumstick wrote:
Balladeer wrote:Well that was just silly.

It was glorious to watch. It's mental that they seemed to have it in hand the entire way. England's top six since the last World Cup:

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                      Inns  Runs   HS      Ave     SR        100   50
JJ Roy             70     2659  180    39.10  105.59    7      12
JM Bairstow     45     1932  141*  50.84  106.91    6       7
JE Root           66     3246  133*   62.42  90.67     10     21
EJG Morgan     68     2684  113    44.73  97.03      4      20
BA Stokes       46     1701  102*   47.25  98.26     3      12
JC Buttler        55     1900  129    47.50  121.32    5      11


Stokes needs to sort out that conversion rate. 12 half centuries but only pushing on to the full 100 3 times? Sort it out! :capnscotty:

Edit: And Morgan for that matter!

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Snowballadeer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:31 am

Roy’s average is sub-40, drop him immediately.

Oh wait - they did, twice. :toot:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Harry Ellis » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:36 am

Balladeer wrote:Roy’s average is sub-40, drop him immediately.

Oh wait - they did, twice. :toot:

He looks better than ever now, though, doesn't he? :toot: Still don't want him near the test team though. :dread:

Since the topic of conversion rate has been mentioned (Hi Jen!), perhaps now is a good time to mention that in 6 of the last 7 times he has crossed 50, Joe Root has gone on to score a century.

113* vs. India (2nd ODI)
100* vs. India (3rd ODI)
125 vs. India (5th Test)
71 vs. Sri Lanka (2nd ODI)
124 vs. Sri Lanka (2nd Test)
122 vs. West Indies (3rd Test)
102 vs. West Indies (1st ODI)

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Snowballadeer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:05 am

‘Roy for Test opener!’ Why not promote Rohit Sharma to open while you’re at it? :dread:

Yes now the problem is that he doesn’t score enough 50s. :P In Tests, I should specify.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Harry Ellis » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:21 pm

Balladeer wrote:‘Roy for Test opener!’

Exactly what they said on last night's TMS podcast.

Tino Best had the good sense to succinctly say that he didn't feel Roy's technique would stand up at test level.

Remember when Alex Hales opened?

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Snowballadeer » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:45 pm

I’ve blotted it from my memory.

I remember when Alex Hales bowled though. :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by SerialCeler » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:23 pm

Jenuall wrote:Stokes needs to sort out that conversion rate. 12 half centuries but only pushing on to the full 100 3 times? Sort it out! :capnscotty:


I know you're joking, but presumably he has less chance to convert 50 into 100 because he bats lower down and will come in with far fewer balls remaining.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Harry Ellis » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:20 pm

That's correct. He also has to deal with the onus being on him to get a move on and up the RR as much as he can, which will typically involve playing higher risk shots, increasing the chances of him getting out.

Also worth pointing out that before the 2015 World Cup, Stokes had played 19 ODI innings and had a batting average of 16. His current batting average is now, after 65 innings, 36.72.

Because the national team went under such a radical transformation immediately after that tournament I generally ignore anything stat-related prior to it. The fact is that since April 2015, five of the top six average over 40 and the one that doesn't probably will after this ODI series.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rocking Around the Mini E » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:15 am

Good to see the BBC has the ability of the GRcade mockers. Also - an excellent collapse from the England women this morning.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Snowballadeer » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:48 pm

At the risk of also invoking the GRcade mockers, Sri Lanka could be on the brink of something amazing here. Or they could fold wetly, natch.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Harry Ellis » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:44 pm

This Cottrell guy's celebration is brilliant.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Harry Ellis » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:07 pm

Hales in, Roy out (hamstring).

Rex will be pleased.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rex Kramer » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:20 pm

He isn't going to keep out Roy though given recent games so unless they drop Bairstow then I really can't see Hales getting a starting spot.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Harry Ellis » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:10 pm

Keeps the pressure on both J-Roy and YJB, though, which is a good thing.

IMO the pecking order is YJB > Roy > Hales, because even though YJB has been in a small rut in ODIs, I mean, he averages 54(!) as opener. That's Rohit Sharma levels of good. And speaking of Jonny, he looks hungry today.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rocking Around the Mini E » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:49 pm

How do I turn off notifications for this thread...? I don't have it bookmarked but receive a notification any time someone replies to it :shifty:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rex Kramer » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:50 pm

I don't know.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Rocking Around the Mini E » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:56 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:I don't know.


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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - Show some elite honesty
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:58 pm

I didn't even know you could bookmark topics. :shock: :oops:

I need to up my forum game. :nod:

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