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Author Topic: The Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 103523 times)

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2017, 02:23:47 PM »
Awful from Stokes, getting out to a delivery like that is beneath him, he's in really poor form with the ball and he seems to have let it sneak into his batting as the tour has progressed.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2017, 02:41:04 PM »
I think we're cooked, needed a score from Buttler.  A few of the England players need to remember that they can leave ones behind their legs and get a run and an extra ball.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2017, 04:17:44 PM »
Well we got closer than I thought we would. We really needed someone to get a big hundred but it didn't happen.

At times we bowled seemingly without a brain and there was some poor cricket from our batsman at times. Huge credit to Yuraj and Dhoni though who both played wonderful innings.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2017, 04:20:58 PM »
The length of the bowling in the last 10-15 overs isn't good enough, too many deliveries that CAN be smashed out of the ground.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2017, 05:27:43 PM »
Tough result, but really important knock from Morgan.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2017, 09:11:33 PM »
the bowling needs to improve though, Woakes and Willey opened things birlliantly but all the threat disappeared once they were changed and India took it easy knowing hey could get a hatful at the end if they didn't give away wickets.  I honestly think the problem is that the bowlers are just too samey.  Once you've got settled against Ball you can face Stokes, Plunkett and Willey (outside the first 10 overs) knowing that there'll be bowling a similar line, length and pace.  I'd keep Willey in and get him to bowl a long opening spell and Woakes and Ali have to stay but 2 of the other 3 need to be replaced or retrained if we want to start restricting teams.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #51 on: January 20, 2017, 12:27:09 AM »
the bowling needs to improve though, Woakes and Willey opened things birlliantly but all the threat disappeared once they were changed and India took it easy knowing hey could get a hatful at the end if they didn't give away wickets.  I honestly think the problem is that the bowlers are just too samey.  Once you've got settled against Ball you can face Stokes, Plunkett and Willey (outside the first 10 overs) knowing that there'll be bowling a similar line, length and pace.  I'd keep Willey in and get him to bowl a long opening spell and Woakes and Ali have to stay but 2 of the other 3 need to be replaced or retrained if we want to start restricting teams.

I'm not sure how much to take from it seeing as it in subcontinent conditions.  I share your concerns regarding the bowling though and it concerns me that we don't really have any bowlers who can keep it tight in the middle overs.  We are building towards the ICC trophy on home soil though and I don't think we are a million miles off being very competitive in that. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #52 on: January 20, 2017, 10:19:05 AM »
I think Stokes as a one day bowler is starting to become a little bit of a luxury. He's a wonderful player and has that unique ability to make something happen. However he bowls far too many boundary balls and as a result he is pretty expensive. A player of his ability should not send down so many rank bad balls. Of course he's probably worth his place in the side for his batting and fielding alone.

We lack a bowler who can tie an end up and take the pressure off. We also lack a bowler who has the capability to break a partnership. We have needed to break partnerships in both of the ODI's against India and we couldn't do it before severe damage had been inflicted.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2017, 12:00:45 PM »
Great cameo from Woakes at the end with 34 off 19 balls.

I think we're probably 20 runs short of a decent target and yet again none of our batsmen has capitalised on a good start and gone on to make a meaningful hundred.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2017, 12:46:39 PM »
Kohli is one again starting to annoy me...but Rahul gone India 2 down.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2017, 01:35:19 PM »
Really poor drop by Ball and Kohli is making the most of it. How often does someone in form get those sort of breaks?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2017, 01:51:13 PM »
Mockers again, I'm getting good at this!

Still a big ask because yuvraj and dhoni are well capable of pushing them along.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #57 on: January 22, 2017, 02:01:15 PM »
If Yuvraj sticks around for another 10 overs it's India's match.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #58 on: January 22, 2017, 02:32:10 PM »
Nice one aftab, that saw him off.  Anyone else want a go?

Ooo, Dhoni gone, we have to win this from here.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2017, 03:21:29 PM »
This is a 20/20 dash now 78 from 50.