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Offline peter w

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #375 on: June 10, 2017, 07:47:04 PM »
Eng v SA
Sri Lanka v BGD

Eng v Sri Lanka final

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #376 on: June 10, 2017, 07:56:49 PM »
Won't happen it looks like short of something remarkable England will play the winner of Pakistan vs SL.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #377 on: June 11, 2017, 07:35:55 AM »
It's a pity the game ended as it did, still it's always good to beat the Crims and send them home.

They've been moaning about the weather robbing them of results but they were likely to have lost two of the abandoned games anyway so they would still be picking their duty free at the airport.

The turn around in our white ball cricket since the last World Cup is really astonishing. They now play without fear and with a great deal of panache. We surely must win this tournament.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #378 on: June 11, 2017, 01:16:15 PM »
Not like the Saffers to choke in a knock out game.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #379 on: June 11, 2017, 01:34:47 PM »
Not like the Saffers to choke in a knock out game.

Every tournament......116-1 to 184-9 including a comedic run out.

They really are perennial chockers.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #380 on: June 11, 2017, 06:50:47 PM »
It's strange how Australia, New Zealand and South Africa have been knocked  out of the tournament whilst the teams from the sub-continent are progressing through with one guaranteed a final place? I would have thought the conditions in England green pitches  etc more favoured the Southern Hemisphere teams🤔

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #381 on: June 11, 2017, 10:21:44 PM »
Wet pitches are a bit of a leveller.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #382 on: June 11, 2017, 11:10:24 PM »
Wet pitches are a bit of a leveller.

The drainage systems at grounds like Edgbaston and the Oval alongside hover covers mean that the squares are kept dry. That was best illustrated by the India-Pakistan game at Edgbaston last weekend. There were several rain interruptions but once the rain stopped they were back playing in no time at all.

The Crims were poor in two of their three games and deserved to go out at the group stage. The Kiwis faced a shoot out against Bangladesh and they lost. The two teams that deserved to qualify from that group went through. In the other group the Saffers chocked as they always do.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #383 on: June 12, 2017, 11:30:27 AM »
Not like the Saffers to choke in a knock out game.

Every tournament......116-1 to 184-9 including a comedic run out.

They really are perennial chockers.

It still needed the Third Umpire because they had to figure out which player was back into the crease first :)



http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40240500
« Last Edit: June 12, 2017, 11:34:29 AM by UK Redsox »

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #384 on: June 12, 2017, 07:08:40 PM »
Great game and Pakistan it is then. Always tricky but we should have too much.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #385 on: June 12, 2017, 07:33:43 PM »
England have announced the t20 squad for the SA series, there's a lot of inexperience in there.

England squad

Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire) available for the first two matches of the series
Sam Billings (Kent)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Mason Crane (Hampshire)
Tom Curran (Surrey)
Liam Dawson (Hampshire)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Liam Livingstone (Lancashire)
Dawid Malan (Middlesex)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, captain)
Craig Overton (Somerset) available for the last two matches of the series
Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)
Jason Roy (Surrey)
David Willey (Yorkshire)
Mark Wood (Durham) available for the first match of the series

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #386 on: June 12, 2017, 08:25:34 PM »
A pity England playing a semi-final in Cardiff and not their favourite ground.....Edgbaston.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #387 on: June 13, 2017, 08:37:26 AM »
England have announced the t20 squad for the SA series, there's a lot of inexperience in there.

England squad

Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire) available for the first two matches of the series
Sam Billings (Kent)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Mason Crane (Hampshire)
Tom Curran (Surrey)
Liam Dawson (Hampshire)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Liam Livingstone (Lancashire)
Dawid Malan (Middlesex)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, captain)
Craig Overton (Somerset) available for the last two matches of the series
Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)
Jason Roy (Surrey)
David Willey (Yorkshire)
Mark Wood (Durham) available for the first match of the series
Woakes apart we have not one Warwickshire player within a million miles of any senior England squad. Not even the Lions.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #388 on: June 13, 2017, 11:58:08 AM »
England have announced the t20 squad for the SA series, there's a lot of inexperience in there.

England squad

Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire) available for the first two matches of the series
Sam Billings (Kent)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Mason Crane (Hampshire)
Tom Curran (Surrey)
Liam Dawson (Hampshire)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Liam Livingstone (Lancashire)
Dawid Malan (Middlesex)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, captain)
Craig Overton (Somerset) available for the last two matches of the series
Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)
Jason Roy (Surrey)
David Willey (Yorkshire)
Mark Wood (Durham) available for the first match of the series

Full strength T20 team is pretty much the 50 over side plus Tymal Mills isn't it?

Hales, Roy, Root, Morgan, Buttler, Stokes, Ali, Woakes, Rashid, Wood, Mills. 

Suppose we need to look at some other options though. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #389 on: June 13, 2017, 07:15:46 PM »
Sounds like Jonny B will open tomorrow. Probably the right call, as I think Roy needs a break. I still think he's a key player for the World Cup, but he needs to clear his head.