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The International Cricket Thread 2019
« on: January 11, 2019, 05:19:46 PM »
Copied over from last year's thread

Have hardly heard or seen anything about the West Indies tour, so had a look at the BBC site to see if there was anything on there.  Seems there is only 1 warm up fixture before the series starts (not even sure if it is a red ball game or separate white ball ones from the site) which seems a really short preparation given that they haven't played for a while. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 05:29:23 PM »
Well just about finalised the trip to Caribbean. Fly off to Barbados on 17 February. Watching all one dayers and T20 matches in Barbados, Grenada, St Lucia and St Kitts. Decided to not go for Test matches as we donít expect them to be competitive or much atmosphere due to current state of West Indies cricket.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 07:59:53 PM by olaftab »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 06:00:37 PM »
I'm ok with fewer warm up games, I don't think they've provided much value in the last few years. I'd rather they setup games behind closed doors against the lions if they need practice in the middle.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 01:23:10 AM »
Well just about finalised the trip to Caribbean. Fly off to Barbados on 17 February. Watching all one dayers and T20 matches in Barbados, Grenada, St Lucia and St Kitts. Decided to not go for Test matches as we donít expect them to be competitive or much atmosphere due to current state of West Indies cricket.

Sounds terrible that mate!  Not at all jealous!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 05:56:48 PM »
Well just about finalised the trip to Caribbean. Fly off to Barbados on 17 February. Watching all one dayers and T20 matches in Barbados, Grenada, St Lucia and St Kitts. Decided to not go for Test matches as we donít expect them to be competitive or much atmosphere due to current state of West Indies cricket.

Fucker. I have 4 weeks in Burnham on Sea at various times of the year and another week in North Wales!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 08:13:07 AM »
Olly Stone crocked already and out of the Windies tour

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2019, 10:24:35 PM »
Mark Wood called up as a replacement.  Shame for Olly Stone. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 02:38:36 PM »
So Broady is rested.  Rash is in.  Unfortunately from that point of view we are bowling first and Curran isn't on the money.  I'm worried that we are loading our batting too heavily, to leave Stuart out is a risk, it could leave the selectors with a certain amount of egg on face...

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2019, 03:04:04 PM »
So Broady is rested.  Rash is in.  Unfortunately from that point of view we are bowling first and Curran isn't on the money.  I'm worried that we are loading our batting too heavily, to leave Stuart out is a risk, it could leave the selectors with a certain amount of egg on face...

if it came to a straight choice between Broad and Curran then I'd go with Curran every time. Broad's effectiveness as a bowler has been on the wane for some time now; previously he's been able to pull out a match winning spell when his place was under threat but he's not done that for a while now. Curran is the future and seems to have the ability to make something happen with the ball and score valuable lower middle order runs.

So far the ball hasn't swung and as always we look ineffective in overseas conditions without swing, even with a Dukes ball. Time for the spinners I think Joe.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2019, 05:19:43 PM »
How many wicket keepers do we want in one team?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2019, 05:29:46 PM »
Not great so far.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2019, 06:12:30 PM »
Good from Stokes needed that. Other than him we look a little one paced.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2019, 09:04:39 PM »
Jimmy changing the game.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2019, 09:27:35 PM »
So Broady is rested.  Rash is in.  Unfortunately from that point of view we are bowling first and Curran isn't on the money.  I'm worried that we are loading our batting too heavily, to leave Stuart out is a risk, it could leave the selectors with a certain amount of egg on face...

if it came to a straight choice between Broad and Curran then I'd go with Curran every time. Broad's effectiveness as a bowler has been on the wane for some time now; previously he's been able to pull out a match winning spell when his place was under threat but he's not done that for a while now. Curran is the future and seems to have the ability to make something happen with the ball and score valuable lower middle order runs.

So far the ball hasn't swung and as always we look ineffective in overseas conditions without swing, even with a Dukes ball. Time for the spinners I think Joe.

I don't think Curran is good enough at this stage to be given the new ball. Broad bowled really well in the warm up games and i still a very good performer with the dukes ball.

I can understand leaving Broad out in Sri Lanka when you are playing 3 spinners, but I disagree with it here.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2019, 11:19:11 AM »
It should be Woakes before either of them anyway.