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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #150 on: March 03, 2017, 05:22:04 PM »
Morgan is having a captains knock today.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #151 on: March 03, 2017, 07:41:31 PM »
The bowling has been decent but this spell from Rashid is poor so far.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #152 on: March 04, 2017, 08:29:15 AM »
Good to see Morgan has fully established his place now.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #153 on: March 04, 2017, 08:46:10 AM »
I thing that our batting unit is better chasing a target than setting one so it was good to see them post a decent score.

I listened to most of the game on TMS and then watched the last 10 overs. It wasn't the same without Tony Cozier.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #154 on: March 04, 2017, 10:04:01 AM »
India skittled again.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #155 on: March 04, 2017, 03:32:59 PM »
The bowling has been decent but this spell from Rashid is poor so far.

We're still missing that strike bowler who can lead the attack.  Only thing missing from the 50 over side at the moment. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #156 on: March 04, 2017, 05:02:15 PM »
The bowling has been decent but this spell from Rashid is poor so far.

We're still missing that strike bowler who can lead the attack.  Only thing missing from the 50 over side at the moment.

It's supposed to be Plunkett and he did the job yesterday but he's too inconsistent.  To give Rashid credit he did improve and make a breakthrough but he sometimes seems to lose his concentration and throw a few down leg for very cheap runs.

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« Reply #157 on: March 04, 2017, 07:53:08 PM »
The bowling has been decent but this spell from Rashid is poor so far.

We're still missing that strike bowler who can lead the attack.  Only thing missing from the 50 over side at the moment.

It's supposed to be Plunkett and he did the job yesterday but he's too inconsistent.  To give Rashid credit he did improve and make a breakthrough but he sometimes seems to lose his concentration and throw a few down leg for very cheap runs.

To be fair, we probably haven't got one Paul.  The two main candidates, Mills and Broad, don't play that format of the game. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #158 on: March 04, 2017, 08:05:11 PM »
The bowling has been decent but this spell from Rashid is poor so far.

We're still missing that strike bowler who can lead the attack.  Only thing missing from the 50 over side at the moment.

It's supposed to be Plunkett and he did the job yesterday but he's too inconsistent.  To give Rashid credit he did improve and make a breakthrough but he sometimes seems to lose his concentration and throw a few down leg for very cheap runs.

To be fair, we probably haven't got one Paul.  The two main candidates, Mills and Broad, don't play that format of the game. 

I don't disagree, I really wanted Willey to become that player and I think he still might but he needs to learn how to make things happen after his first spell.  Woakes, Stokes and Ali are 3 guaranteed starters for me and the good thing is they're all middle order players at this level for me so we can look for 9, 10 and 11 out and out bowlers for the other spots.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #159 on: March 05, 2017, 03:01:34 AM »
India skittled again.

Brilliant bowling from Nathan Lyon. Nice to see India on the other side of a couple of unplayable spinners and kudos to the Convicts. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #160 on: March 05, 2017, 07:17:26 PM »
Falling apart against spin again. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #161 on: March 06, 2017, 07:22:20 AM »
Disappointing middle order collapse meant that the game was saved by one of our own.

Woakes batted with maturity and patience and completely out scored Root. The Windies were unlucky with an injury to Shannon Gabriel robbing them of a good bowler and it would have been interesting to see how the game would have progressed if he had bowled his quota.

Roy's knock at the top of the order was great and we bowled well but we were generally poor in the field. We are making progress and continue to build on the shambles that was the last 50 over World Cup. We are very close to being a very good one day team, we just need to be a little more consistent.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #162 on: March 06, 2017, 01:32:36 PM »
I think my slight issue is the middle order of Stokes, Buttler and Ali. They're all very good players, but they are also players who when they're not in form look horrible.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #163 on: March 06, 2017, 02:41:57 PM »
I think my slight issue is the middle order of Stokes, Buttler and Ali. They're all very good players, but they are also players who when they're not in form look horrible.

I think you have to consider Woakes as middle order as well and extend it to a 4 so you can create 3 very distinct groups in the team.  You have the top 4 and generally we're looking for them to set things up and for at least 1 of them to get a big score.  Then you have the 4 finishers in the middle who's primary job is to score quickly but also have a 2nd role to bring it back if we lose quick wickets.  if 1 of them gets a 50 and the others score a handful we're generally competitive.  Finally you have the bottom 3 who aren't expected to bat but, if needed, we want them to be able to score very quickly, Rashid and Plunkett very much fit that bill.  We've won twice and both times at least 1 person from each of the 2 main groups has stood up and done their job.  It's if 1 of those groups fails completely that we struggle.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #164 on: March 07, 2017, 05:02:19 AM »
So, you mean like just about every cricket team?