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Author Topic: The Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 103789 times)

Offline cdbullyweefan

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #435 on: June 19, 2017, 01:21:21 PM »
I agree with him. England should play all their matches at a ground where they have a good record.

Edgbaston would be my choice. 😊

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #436 on: June 19, 2017, 02:10:21 PM »
Pakistan have a great attack in all forms of the game but have been let down by their batting far too often.  They started the tournament exactly as you'd expect but the low pressure against England gave them a little more confidence there as well and they looked excellent in the final in both aspects.

For England losing Woakes and having Roy lose all his form just going into the tournament were 2 massive blows as they both disrupted our shape.  On top of that it showed that despite all the improvements we've still got work to do.

I agree and just couldn't see them producing that kind of batting performance yesterday Paul. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #437 on: June 19, 2017, 02:13:09 PM »
When they get it right, Pakistan are a wonderful team and I'm happy they won it. Imagine how we would be if England could not play home tests or ODI's and every game you play is effectively an away game.
It's good for Cricket that an unfancied team won a major tournament and for all of their riches, Australia, India and England were at times outclassed.

Don't forget, there is a particular reason why they cannot play in Pakistan. 

As for England being 'outclassed', as an England fan I'll have to take your word that that is 'good for cricket'. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #438 on: June 19, 2017, 03:16:45 PM »
As good as the tournament was the one thing that stood out for me is that test cricket is infinitely better than the one day stuff. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #439 on: June 20, 2017, 12:18:27 AM »
As good as the tournament was the one thing that stood out for me is that test cricket is infinitely better than the one day stuff.

I had concerns for the 50 over game a few years ago, but it seems to be rejuvenated now.  I think there is room for all three formats of the game to be honest.  T20 gets a bit of stick, but when done well it is a good package and will attract people who might not normally consider cricket. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #440 on: June 20, 2017, 03:33:10 AM »
I agree with him. England should play all their matches at a ground where they have a good record.

Edgbaston would be my choice. 😊
You need to hurry up and get a job with ICC as fixture organiser for 2019 WC.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #441 on: June 20, 2017, 07:18:38 AM »
Well if the victory for Pakistan has taught us one thing its that sometimes cheats do prosper.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #442 on: June 20, 2017, 07:31:46 PM »
To an extent yeah although I believe in second chances and he was an 18 year old kid who made a bad mistake.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #443 on: June 20, 2017, 09:03:43 PM »
its not just him. they've been experts at cheating for a while now. Can't stand them.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #444 on: June 20, 2017, 09:24:54 PM »
I don't know I quite like their team, bit harsh to tarnish them all as cheats.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #445 on: June 20, 2017, 09:28:30 PM »
As good as the tournament was the one thing that stood out for me is that test cricket is infinitely better than the one day stuff. 
Well two completely different approaches  for same thing. It's like street food v Michelin star restaurant.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #446 on: June 20, 2017, 09:32:13 PM »
I don't know I quite like their team, bit harsh to tarnish them all as cheats.

I know but watching them repeatedly do it over the years galls and I begrudge them any good fortune.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #447 on: June 21, 2017, 12:14:18 PM »
There's a decent chance Hameed won't make the Test squad this summer. He's having a horrid season.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #448 on: June 21, 2017, 12:16:25 PM »
There's a decent chance Hameed won't make the Test squad this summer. He's having a horrid season.

Yeah, opener continues to be a problem.

Ballance has had an excellent season so far, so may well force himself back into contention for the middle order

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #449 on: June 21, 2017, 01:42:54 PM »
There's a decent chance Hameed won't make the Test squad this summer. He's having a horrid season.

Seems ages since we last played a test!!  From what I can recall, we finished the winter looking at a side something like:

Cook, Hameed, Jennings, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, Ali, Woakes, Rashid, Broad, Anderson

There are a few injuries about so there might be some changes to the above.  Looking at the season so far and the Lions today, Stoneman might well get the nod over Hameed to partner Cook.  The preparation for the Ashes begins now.