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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 121734 times)

Offline olaftab

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1860 on: July 31, 2019, 03:08:53 PM »
Both Broad and Anderson in and Curran and Archer left out smacks of over reliance on old guard. Broad and Anderson will not physically cope with 5 Tests in just over a month.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1861 on: July 31, 2019, 03:46:08 PM »
I would have gone with Archer ahead of Broad. That said, Broad has skittled the Cons before and hopefully will do again.
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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1862 on: July 31, 2019, 03:47:58 PM »
Think its a case of Archer not being 100%, and the selectors being very concerned about the top order, so they've stacked the batting line up down to no 9.

Hopefully have overcast, muggy conditions as the bowling attack lacks pace.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1863 on: July 31, 2019, 04:20:36 PM »
Who is going on which day then?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1864 on: July 31, 2019, 04:48:20 PM »
Day two and three for me. 😊

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1865 on: July 31, 2019, 04:52:57 PM »
Day 4 for me

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1866 on: July 31, 2019, 05:05:44 PM »
Day two. Would've liked to have seen Archer in the flesh.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1867 on: July 31, 2019, 05:24:56 PM »
One, two and three for me. Plus days one and two at Lords, day one at OT, and day 4 at the Oval (sometime in late autumn!). After 10 WC games including the final. I love being retired.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1868 on: July 31, 2019, 05:30:02 PM »
Shame Archer has a calf injury, would have liked to see him getting the ball up around the Aussie batsmen's throats.

Hoping Woakes has a good game.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1869 on: July 31, 2019, 05:35:15 PM »
Day one for me

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1870 on: July 31, 2019, 05:37:12 PM »
Saturday for me.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1871 on: July 31, 2019, 05:55:52 PM »
If he were fully fit I think Jofra would play. Makes sense not to risk him here, Edgbaston has never been a ground that particularly requires express pace either has it?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1872 on: July 31, 2019, 06:04:22 PM »
There on Friday and hoping  for at least a dry day if not sunny.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1873 on: July 31, 2019, 06:05:15 PM »
Iím going on Saturday and Sunday, Iíve booked Monday off work in case it goes to day 5. Unlikely I know, I have a feeling that the game will be all over by Saturday afternoon.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1874 on: July 31, 2019, 06:39:14 PM »
Thereís probably a case, but the weakness in batting means itís unlikely. I personally think they should take the gloves off him and basically force him to focus on being a class top order bat. We need that more than a wicketkeeper.

Got wicket keepers coming out of their ears at the moment. It's tough on Foakes that he's not in the team. His red ball form is better than Jonny.

Utterly agree on Foakes, though Iíd ask Bairstow to field and Denly to step aside (as much as I think Denny deserves his chance, I think the Aussie quicks will expose him horribly).