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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #630 on: July 12, 2018, 03:44:07 PM »
The two slowest ODI 50s since the 2015 World Cup are now by Ben Stokes and MS Dhoni

That's two very unlikely people to be top of that list

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #631 on: July 12, 2018, 06:16:55 PM »
We are suddenly looking rather poor.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #632 on: July 12, 2018, 10:51:25 PM »
We are suddenly looking rather poor.

Poor against good quality spin, there's nothing new about that.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #633 on: July 13, 2018, 07:06:49 AM »
No, but it is new getting rolled like that in home conditions.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #634 on: July 13, 2018, 09:53:48 AM »
No, but it is new getting rolled like that in home conditions.

Not sure about that, we seem to completely implode at least once per summer. Aside from that I think Hales having to drop out early really hurt us, it was his home ground where he regularly gets massive runs and we'd clearly been setup around him being in the side.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #635 on: July 13, 2018, 11:10:59 AM »
No, but it is new getting rolled like that in home conditions.

I don’t think this was normal home conditions given how dry it has been.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #636 on: July 13, 2018, 12:47:09 PM »
No, but it is new getting rolled like that in home conditions.

Not sure about that, we seem to completely implode at least once per summer. Aside from that I think Hales having to drop out early really hurt us, it was his home ground where he regularly gets massive runs and we'd clearly been setup around him being in the side.

5 Live said yesterday that Hales would have been dropped even if he wasn't injured

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #637 on: July 13, 2018, 03:31:15 PM »
No, but it is new getting rolled like that in home conditions.

Not sure about that, we seem to completely implode at least once per summer. Aside from that I think Hales having to drop out early really hurt us, it was his home ground where he regularly gets massive runs and we'd clearly been setup around him being in the side.

5 Live said yesterday that Hales would have been dropped even if he wasn't injured

If that's right then it's a stupid decision

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #638 on: July 13, 2018, 04:50:29 PM »
I suspect a) they’re trying to get Root time in the middle ready for the Tests, given they won’t let him play for Yorks and b) setting up wickets to prepare our batsmen for next year, when the ICB decide what the wickets will be like and getting them prepared for the Indian spinners.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #639 on: July 14, 2018, 02:50:33 PM »
Great stuff from Root and Willey to hopefully drag us up to a reasonable total.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #640 on: July 14, 2018, 06:26:50 PM »
Not sure what MS is playing at here. He’s not even trying to chase the runs

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #641 on: July 14, 2018, 06:35:28 PM »
That was very odd.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #642 on: July 17, 2018, 02:40:36 PM »
Rashid has just got Kohli with an absolutely brilliant delivery, pitches outside leg and takes the top of off, completely unplayable, Kohli's face when he hears the clatter of the stumps is a picture.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #643 on: July 17, 2018, 02:55:34 PM »
Replay of that wicket is up now - here

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2018
« Reply #644 on: July 17, 2018, 03:14:41 PM »
What a beautiful ball. Rashid is a wonderful white ball player and his game has improved by concentrating solely on the shorter formats. I hope that he will return to red ball cricket because he would be an ideal choice in test matches.