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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #195 on: February 16, 2019, 08:36:39 PM »
Farbrace is a loss before the World Cup. I worry about that.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #196 on: February 20, 2019, 03:04:24 PM »





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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #197 on: February 20, 2019, 05:49:38 PM »
Iíd say Jofra Archerís chances of playing in the World Cup are going up rapidly.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #198 on: February 20, 2019, 06:16:52 PM »
I'd say Englands chance in this is slim to nil.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #199 on: February 20, 2019, 06:22:44 PM »
Fair play to Gayle, so far 124no with 11 sixes.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #200 on: February 20, 2019, 06:50:46 PM »
Six balls have disappeared. Hit out of the ground by Gayle and co.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #201 on: February 20, 2019, 07:01:19 PM »
A paltry 361 needed to win  :o

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #202 on: February 20, 2019, 08:20:20 PM »
A paltry 361 needed to win  :o

361 is not far off par in ODIs now. 90/0 after 10 and a bit overs in response shows that this isn't a safe total at all, i reckon this will be pretty close unless something amazing happens.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #203 on: February 20, 2019, 09:08:06 PM »
Well done Roy, now keep going.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #204 on: February 20, 2019, 09:19:19 PM »
Youíd think Roy must be in with a shout of Test opener.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #205 on: February 20, 2019, 10:18:25 PM »
This could be a great win.



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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #206 on: February 20, 2019, 11:15:53 PM »
Brilliant performance, 361 never, to me, felt too much for us, the pitch was flat and we've got a lot of quality in this format, it just needed us to build a couple of big patnerships. To win that with the best 'finisher' in the world only making 1 shot is even more impressive.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #207 on: February 20, 2019, 11:21:47 PM »
Itís remarkable that England make a 361 chase look fairly comfortable. I just hope they can translate it into the World Cup they truly deserve.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #208 on: February 21, 2019, 01:27:47 AM »
A great win but West Indies bowling and fielding was an embarrassment. Roy is a deceptive destroyer totally opposite to Gayle but equally effective.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #209 on: February 21, 2019, 07:54:28 AM »
I really like this side. We have so many players who can influence and decide a game.

I do feel that the white ball game is too heavily influenced in favour of the batsman but credit to Morgan and the bowlers who didnít panic when under pressure from the boundary count, 44 boundaries is incredible hitting. If Gayle had stayed fit theyíd have easily scored 400, as it was he didnít run that many. Contrast that with Root who played a classic nudger and nurdler innings. He scored just 9 boundaries yet still scored 102 off 97 balls.

More of the same tomorrow please!