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Author Topic: The Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 104355 times)

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #405 on: June 14, 2017, 03:31:49 PM »
Dreadful bowling by Stokes.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #406 on: June 14, 2017, 05:05:51 PM »
We have been sloppy with the ball and the bat but you have to give credit to Pakistan for the way they stifled us with the ball and then batted sensibly.


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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #407 on: June 14, 2017, 05:08:47 PM »
Really really poor all round today. Worst thing is we abandoned our principles when we batted. Well done Pakistan. Rethink for England as to how we address a high pressure knock out game.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #408 on: June 14, 2017, 05:52:12 PM »
I think a few players bottled it a bit today, good that it happened now though because it gives us something to work on for the world cup.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #409 on: June 14, 2017, 06:10:19 PM »
Yeah it was a horror show all round and I think they missed judged the pitch. The fact that Morgan said 270 would be a good score, given the position Pakistan were in, says to me that we underrated them and we're a bit complacent.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #410 on: June 14, 2017, 07:31:41 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.
Are you the Michael Owen of cricket punditry?
Well second thought you are not as you at least had an opinion😅

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #411 on: June 14, 2017, 07:38:01 PM »
England set off like a train 🚂 through the group matches and ran out of steam as they have a habit of doing at the wrong time.  Another tournament now gone without winning it. Someone said it's better to fail here than the World Cup I am afraid that won't do. Winning tournament is an habit. England had the talent were fully prepared and home from home so sorry but not good enough chaps.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #412 on: June 14, 2017, 08:00:41 PM »
The problem is there's no way to test whether we have learnt from today until the World Cup.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #413 on: June 14, 2017, 11:11:19 PM »
That shitty performance couldn't have come against the Aussies, could it?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #414 on: June 14, 2017, 11:15:42 PM »
That shitty performance couldn't have come against the Aussies, could it?

I never want to lose against the Crims, however if we had then we'd be playing our semi at Edgbaston on a pitch more suited to our attack.

That said, to be a truly great side we need to win on all surfaces.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #415 on: June 15, 2017, 09:01:21 AM »
Concur with everything said on here and that was a real setback yesterday.  We've been on a steep upward curve in the 50 over game over the past couple of years and winning this tournament would have continued that.  I wouldn't be tearing too much up though, as I don't think there is a whole lot wrong at the moment.

I really hope the West Indies bring over their full strength ODI side later in the summer, as that will be a good test if they do. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #416 on: June 16, 2017, 12:47:58 PM »
One slight mitigating factor, and not to make excuses for a poor performance, was that this was the same pitch that Pakistan played on in their previous match, so they would have known how to bowl on it and would have had more clue about the way it played.

 Pretty poor not to have a new pitch for a semi-final really.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #417 on: June 16, 2017, 05:02:36 PM »
One slight mitigating factor, and not to make excuses for a poor performance, was that this was the same pitch that Pakistan played on in their previous match, so they would have known how to bowl on it and would have had more clue about the way it played.

 Pretty poor not to have a new pitch for a semi-final really.

Completely agree about the lack of a new pitch for the semi final of a major tournament. Completely amateurish really.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #418 on: June 16, 2017, 05:10:23 PM »
One slight mitigating factor, and not to make excuses for a poor performance, was that this was the same pitch that Pakistan played on in their previous match, so they would have known how to bowl on it and would have had more clue about the way it played.

 Pretty poor not to have a new pitch for a semi-final really.

Completely agree about the lack of a new pitch for the semi final of a major tournament. Completely amateurish really.
ICC competition rules - not permitted to produce a fresh pitch for the knockout stages of a tournament

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #419 on: June 16, 2017, 05:17:54 PM »
One slight mitigating factor, and not to make excuses for a poor performance, was that this was the same pitch that Pakistan played on in their previous match, so they would have known how to bowl on it and would have had more clue about the way it played.

 Pretty poor not to have a new pitch for a semi-final really.

Completely agree about the lack of a new pitch for the semi final of a major tournament. Completely amateurish really.
ICC competition rules - not permitted to produce a fresh pitch for the knockout stages of a tournament

Blimey. That's an awful rule