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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #315 on: June 02, 2017, 05:19:48 PM »
I am sure they will just drop in Rashid unless it looks like the pitch will do something. How about chucking Bairstow in for Roy?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #316 on: June 02, 2017, 06:29:03 PM »
Abandoned, no result. Pretty disappointing. It didn't look to be raining too heavily when they went off, had they played one more over... there would have been a winner on D/L. Shame the umpires were so quick to race off.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #317 on: June 02, 2017, 06:32:25 PM »
I am sure they will just drop in Rashid unless it looks like the pitch will do something. How about chucking Bairstow in for Roy?

Billings has opened a few times in the past so I think it would be him.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #318 on: June 02, 2017, 07:33:07 PM »
I wouldn't be dropping Roy now. Yes he's going through a bad run, but he's shown what he can do before, which thus far Billings hasn't and I'm not sure about Bairstow opening. My view is we're in a tournament now and we should be as much as is possible picking the team that has performed in the last year or so.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #319 on: June 02, 2017, 08:48:37 PM »
I wouldn't be dropping Roy now. Yes he's going through a bad run, but he's shown what he can do before, which thus far Billings hasn't and I'm not sure about Bairstow opening. My view is we're in a tournament now and we should be as much as is possible picking the team that has performed in the last year or so.

Agreed, that's why I think I'd favour Willey over Ball as well (and bring back Rashid) because i want people who been heavily involved in making us the pre-tournament favourites.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #320 on: June 02, 2017, 11:52:05 PM »
I wouldn't be dropping Roy now. Yes he's going through a bad run, but he's shown what he can do before, which thus far Billings hasn't and I'm not sure about Bairstow opening. My view is we're in a tournament now and we should be as much as is possible picking the team that has performed in the last year or so.

I agree about Roy, but Billings has had some decent knocks recently and at opener too.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #321 on: June 02, 2017, 11:56:02 PM »
I wouldn't be dropping Roy now. Yes he's going through a bad run, but he's shown what he can do before, which thus far Billings hasn't and I'm not sure about Bairstow opening. My view is we're in a tournament now and we should be as much as is possible picking the team that has performed in the last year or so.

I agree about Roy, but Billings has had some decent knocks recently and at opener too.

The problem is that dropping someone who has bene a regular for 18 months after the fist game of the tournament looks a bit knee-jerk and doesn't send out a great message.  On that basis I'd stick with him for now.  If he doesn't manage a score in the next 2 (and we get through) then his place for the semi should be reviewed.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #322 on: June 03, 2017, 12:14:20 AM »
I wouldn't be dropping Roy now. Yes he's going through a bad run, but he's shown what he can do before, which thus far Billings hasn't and I'm not sure about Bairstow opening. My view is we're in a tournament now and we should be as much as is possible picking the team that has performed in the last year or so.

I agree about Roy, but Billings has had some decent knocks recently and at opener too.

The problem is that dropping someone who has bene a regular for 18 months after the fist game of the tournament looks a bit knee-jerk and doesn't send out a great message.  On that basis I'd stick with him for now.  If he doesn't manage a score in the next 2 (and we get through) then his place for the semi should be reviewed.

I'd go with that Paul, especially as Roy has shown good form over a fair period of time.  That's what puzzled me a bit about Rashid being left out, as he has been a regular for some time now.   The only thing I can think is that they thought Bangladesh might weaker against seam bowling, but they coped pretty well.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #323 on: June 03, 2017, 10:32:22 AM »
Malinger the Slinger back for Sri Lanka against the Saffers at the Oval. I thought he'd retired from international cricket years ago!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #324 on: June 03, 2017, 11:24:11 AM »
Malinger the Slinger back for Sri Lanka against the Saffers at the Oval. I thought he'd retired from international cricket years ago!

He should have been retired forcibly from the start, the cheating bastard.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #325 on: June 03, 2017, 11:30:25 AM »
In all my life of playing cricket watching cricket I have never understood how he has been allowed to bowl😨 He just chucks it and gets away with it😡

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #326 on: June 03, 2017, 12:11:39 PM »
I know, his action is like a round arm Baseball pitcher.

I've always thought that the ICC were as flexible as Murali's elbow when looking at such bowling actions, particularly as they didn't want to upset the powerful Asian Cricket boards. If Malinger or Murali had been English, Australian or even West Indian they'd have been forced to remodel their respective actions.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #327 on: June 04, 2017, 09:00:44 AM »
Off to Edgbaston now to watch the local derby. This is quite unique as probably the only place where both teams will have an equal size crowd cheering them on. Let's hop the fans behave and I am wearing an England shirt😟

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #328 on: June 04, 2017, 09:18:47 AM »
Off to Edgbaston now to watch the local derby. This is quite unique as probably the only place where both teams will have an equal size crowd cheering them on. Let's hop the fans behave and I am wearing an England shirt😟

Enjoy your day, the atmosphere should be electric.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #329 on: June 04, 2017, 10:10:28 AM »
Finn has been confirmed as the replacement for Woakes.