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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1140 on: September 21, 2017, 04:23:14 PM »
England v Windies now been abandoned

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1141 on: September 21, 2017, 04:38:01 PM »
Watching Kuldeep bowling on an Indian wicket gives me the willies. Hes a left arm wrist spinner with an evil googly and must be a nightmare to face at first.

Nice to see the Aussies getting it, and will enjoy that sensation while it lasts...

Shame about the England ODI.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1142 on: September 21, 2017, 11:25:57 PM »
I know that the Champions Trophy knocked a big hole in the schedule but hosting a five game one day series in England in Mid to late September is plain stupid.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1143 on: September 22, 2017, 08:33:04 AM »
I know that the Champions Trophy knocked a big hole in the schedule but hosting a five game one day series in England in Mid to late September is plain stupid.

The same will happen when England come to NZ after Australia next year. The test match here in Christchurch is late March into April. I can't see five days play without some rain that time of the year.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1144 on: September 24, 2017, 02:24:33 PM »
This is devastating from mo.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1145 on: September 24, 2017, 06:10:32 PM »
Second 50 was off 12 balls! Is this true?

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1146 on: September 24, 2017, 06:11:20 PM »
Yep he went bananas.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1147 on: September 24, 2017, 06:30:15 PM »
Second 50 was off 12 balls! Is this true?

Yep, it was spectacular, took us from a decent 320ish total to a massive 369 that they never looked like being able to chase unless Gayle batted through.  Pretty much a perfect middle order performance in an ODI.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1148 on: September 24, 2017, 08:57:04 PM »
Moeen is such a super player.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1149 on: September 25, 2017, 09:11:15 AM »
After the winter I was just hoping this summer that Mo on 98 test wickets would get the chance to get to the 100 before being dropped....one top summer later & he's one of the first names of the team sheet

Excellent 27 minute doc on his background in Birmingham on the ECB website - called No Boundaries

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1150 on: September 25, 2017, 11:54:21 AM »
Moeen is such a super player.

He's now very much the kind of all-rounder that when he catches fire, can take the game away from the opposition with bat and ball. 

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1151 on: September 26, 2017, 03:24:23 PM »
Stokes arrested in Bristol and Hales assisting the police


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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1152 on: September 27, 2017, 11:51:26 AM »
The Ashes squad. Looks quite frankly terrifying. I know were short of batting, but Vince and Ballance? Overton, Foakes and Crane as (albeit promising) backup?

I may spend winter hiding behind the settee.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41409370

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1153 on: September 27, 2017, 12:04:46 PM »
Overton and Foakes are the right choices, both are in good form and deserve their call up.  Crane is for the future and having been around the squad all summer I think keeping him around is sensible.

Vince and Ballance are strange though, Ballance hasn't really looked in any form all summer and Vince has always, for me, looked more of a limited overs player.  The issue is that there's really not many options around that look worth a shout.  Hildreth and Hales are the 2 who you could argue a case for (in my opinion) but the former has some big question marks over his technique and the latter, for all his limited overs form, never looked comfortable in the test team as an opener, giving him a go at 5 might be seen as a bit too risky.

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Re: The Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #1154 on: September 27, 2017, 12:39:14 PM »
Overton and Foakes are the right choices, both are in good form and deserve their call up.  Crane is for the future and having been around the squad all summer I think keeping him around is sensible.

Vince and Ballance are strange though, Ballance hasn't really looked in any form all summer and Vince has always, for me, looked more of a limited overs player.  The issue is that there's really not many options around that look worth a shout.  Hildreth and Hales are the 2 who you could argue a case for (in my opinion) but the former has some big question marks over his technique and the latter, for all his limited overs form, never looked comfortable in the test team as an opener, giving him a go at 5 might be seen as a bit too risky.

Foakes is quite possibly a better batsman than Vince and Ballance. Not sure he could bat at 3 though.