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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #390 on: June 13, 2017, 11:39:47 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.

Agree Paul.  Probably needs a bit of time in the middle away from the spotlight of international cricket to get his game sorted. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #391 on: June 14, 2017, 12:10:14 PM »
We're not exactly racing along here, sounds like a sluggish pitch.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #392 on: June 14, 2017, 12:36:48 PM »
Not going to set much of a score here, I'm hoping it's the pitch.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #393 on: June 14, 2017, 12:46:30 PM »
We need a big 18 overs here.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #394 on: June 14, 2017, 01:15:00 PM »
Well, England are making a right feck-up of this

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #395 on: June 14, 2017, 01:24:30 PM »
Yep this is going pretty terribly, we need a huge bowling performance.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #396 on: June 14, 2017, 01:31:20 PM »
The consolation here is that Pakistan look like a very weak batting line up.  We need to just go for it a bit now, 240-250 gives us a decent chance still.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #397 on: June 14, 2017, 01:34:05 PM »
Yeah we need the mid 200s to stand a chance. I'm really hoping it's the pitch, but Pakistan have bowled well and we'll need to bowl exceptionally to defend whatever total we set.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #398 on: June 14, 2017, 01:35:52 PM »
Some interesting comments from Woakes  regarding the fact that England do not practice running between the wickets, communicating with the other batsman or sliding/bat grounding.

This surprised me. I'd have thought that coaches/players would be looking for every advantage possible.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #399 on: June 14, 2017, 02:14:35 PM »
That's about 30 short of what I'd have been wanting as a minimum, we'll need to bowl brilliantly to save this.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #400 on: June 14, 2017, 02:20:15 PM »
Yep that was desperately poor. We'll need a miracle to get through now.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #401 on: June 14, 2017, 02:22:39 PM »
Well England's bowlers will have to do something pretty special if they are to win.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #402 on: June 14, 2017, 02:35:32 PM »
With a total that low you do genuinely need a miracle, because there's no scoreboard pressure at all in the chase. If it had been 270 we'd have had a chance. Poor batting line up or not Pakistan should stroll this.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #403 on: June 14, 2017, 02:47:44 PM »
I think the start of the innings has indicated which way this is going.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #404 on: June 14, 2017, 03:26:37 PM »
They're making this look rather easy.