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Author Topic: The Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 101447 times)

Offline peter w

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #675 on: July 25, 2017, 10:57:08 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

*In playground vernacular and appropriate ironic tone*

Oh no! shaaaaaaaame!

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #676 on: July 25, 2017, 02:53:02 PM »
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.

Might throw up a few issues then.  As a rule, I'm not in favour of certain sports being in the Olympics or Commonwealth Games.  If an Olympic gold medal is not the highest accolade in the sport, then it shouldn't really be in.   

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #677 on: July 26, 2017, 01:27:15 PM »
Wood out injured again. It's a real concern, because he's the only bowler we have who when fit can regularly hit high pace.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #678 on: July 26, 2017, 02:10:20 PM »
Wood out injured again. It's a real concern, because he's the only bowler we have who when fit can regularly hit high pace.

This is why I don't include him in the best XI, he's just not reliable enough (in terms of fitness).

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #679 on: July 26, 2017, 02:22:01 PM »
It's a shame Tymal Mills doesn't have the body for First Class cricket, that guy can send it down mid-90s.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #680 on: July 26, 2017, 10:43:04 PM »
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.

Might throw up a few issues then.  As a rule, I'm not in favour of certain sports being in the Olympics or Commonwealth Games.  If an Olympic gold medal is not the highest accolade in the sport, then it shouldn't really be in.   

Disagree. Get as many sports as possible in. Certainly the second-biggest sport on the planet should be in.

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« Reply #681 on: July 26, 2017, 11:56:20 PM »
Wood out injured again. It's a real concern, because he's the only bowler we have who when fit can regularly hit high pace.

It is and Roland-Jones is set to take his place.  This is quite a big game really. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #682 on: July 27, 2017, 07:25:34 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.

Might throw up a few issues then.  As a rule, I'm not in favour of certain sports being in the Olympics or Commonwealth Games.  If an Olympic gold medal is not the highest accolade in the sport, then it shouldn't really be in.   

Well that's a totally different question and I agree.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #683 on: July 27, 2017, 07:26:19 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.

Might throw up a few issues then.  As a rule, I'm not in favour of certain sports being in the Olympics or Commonwealth Games.  If an Olympic gold medal is not the highest accolade in the sport, then it shouldn't really be in.   

Disagree. Get as many sports as possible in. Certainly the second-biggest sport on the planet should be in.

Yeah, I agree with that now.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #684 on: July 27, 2017, 09:51:00 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.

Might throw up a few issues then.  As a rule, I'm not in favour of certain sports being in the Olympics or Commonwealth Games.  If an Olympic gold medal is not the highest accolade in the sport, then it shouldn't really be in.   

Disagree. Get as many sports as possible in. Certainly the second-biggest sport on the planet should be in.

I'm not sure that the country has the stadiums to host baseball ;)

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #685 on: July 27, 2017, 11:02:10 AM »
Three players making their debut for England today

Apparently TRJ is the first player with a double-barrelled name to play a (mens) Test for England since the 30s

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #686 on: July 27, 2017, 11:10:03 AM »
I'd count Raman Subba Row from the late 50s, early 60s

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #687 on: July 27, 2017, 11:32:50 AM »
Jennings looking like another opener waiting to be lobbed on to the scrap heap, on the same pile as Compton, Carberry, Robson, Lyth, Hameed, Hales.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #688 on: July 27, 2017, 11:36:16 AM »
Jennings looking like another opener waiting to be lobbed on to the scrap heap, on the same pile as Compton, Carberry, Robson, Lyth, Hameed, Hales.

It's been quite a run since Strauss retired.  Hopefully Hameed can recover his form and be the long term option. 
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« Reply #689 on: July 27, 2017, 12:49:40 PM »
Westley has looked quite assured in the number 3 slot at the moment.