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Author Topic: The Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 103483 times)

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #660 on: July 22, 2017, 10:22:53 AM »
I like Bairstow but I was worried that pretty much 2 summers of carrying drinks for England rather than actually playing cricket was going to stop him being the player they hoped for.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #661 on: July 22, 2017, 10:48:13 AM »
I like Bairstow but I was worried that pretty much 2 summers of carrying drinks for England rather than actually playing cricket was going to stop him being the player they hoped for.

I still think 5 and 6 are one place too high in the batting order for Bairstow and Stokes respectively. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #662 on: July 22, 2017, 10:57:51 AM »
I agree on that, nudge them down and 6-11 (when all are fit) picks itself.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #663 on: July 22, 2017, 06:48:28 PM »
I agree on that, nudge them down and 6-11 (when all are fit) picks itself.

Agree Paul, though it would give us a bit of a headache to pick three from Woakes, Wood, Broad and Anderson. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #664 on: July 22, 2017, 11:16:50 PM »
Woakes ahead of Wood every time for me.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #665 on: July 22, 2017, 11:30:03 PM »
I think it's tough, I think Woakes starts every time but in Aus we'll need pace. I'd consider Wood ahead of Jimmy in Aus.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #666 on: July 22, 2017, 11:45:30 PM »
I think it's tough, I think Woakes starts every time but in Aus we'll need pace. I'd consider Wood ahead of Jimmy in Aus.

I agree Paul.  I like Mark Wood and he reminds me a bit of Simon Jones, in that I think he is a good first change bowler.  The best balanced England attack I've seen was the one in the 2005 Ashes.  We had the opening combination of Hoggard and Harmison, Jones first change, Flintoff bowling short spells and Giles as the spinner.  I think we could replicate that balance, but in that scenario the choice would probably come down to Woakesor Anderson to try and move the ball early on.

There is of course the option of keeping Stokes at six and going with five seamers, but I would prefer to strengthen the batting a bit.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #667 on: July 23, 2017, 05:53:55 PM »
That was a fantastic result for England woman's team to lift the world cup against India. Entertaining all the way through the match.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #668 on: July 23, 2017, 09:59:05 PM »
Well done the ladies a great final.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #669 on: July 24, 2017, 08:41:45 PM »
Brilliant final yesterday.  My eldest wants to know if there are cricket clubs she can join on the back of it.  Brilliant inspiration

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #670 on: July 25, 2017, 02:17:53 AM »
There's talk that the event was such a success that it might motivate the ICC to finally push for cricket's inclusion at The Olympics. That would be huge, especially for the women's game.

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« Reply #671 on: July 25, 2017, 08:05:56 AM »
There's talk that the event was such a success that it might motivate the ICC to finally push for cricket's inclusion at The Olympics. That would be huge, especially for the women's game.

Which format of the game though - 50 overs or T20?  Isn't having T20 in the Commonwealth Games part of the Birmingham bid?

One thing I have always wondered about cricket at the Olympics or Commonwealth Games is what would happen to the West Indies and in terms of the Commonwealth Games whether the likes of Eoin Morgan could play for England.   

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #672 on: July 25, 2017, 08:10:18 AM »
The Windies would have to play as their respective islands. Morgan would play for England because that's who he represents. If he'd have retired from England, due to current rules, he would have the option of turning out of Ireland.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #673 on: July 25, 2017, 08:23:24 AM »
He wouldn't play for England, he'd play for Great Britain.

It would be T20 format.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #674 on: July 25, 2017, 08:32:33 AM »
He wouldn't play for England, he'd play for Great Britain.

It would be T20 format.

He'd play for England in the Commonwealth