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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 114114 times)

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2019, 01:57:26 PM »
It should be Woakes before either of them anyway.

Curran shouldn't be the one that's being debated, it's Rashid that shouldn't be in that team.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2019, 02:39:41 PM »
TV cameras just panned in on Steve Bruce in the crowd at the Test.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2019, 03:41:22 PM »
It should be Woakes before either of them anyway.

Curran shouldn't be the one that's being debated, it's Rashid that shouldn't be in that team.

You say that but I reckon this pitch will be spinning sideways by the end of day three.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2019, 04:33:21 PM »
It should be Woakes before either of them anyway.

Curran shouldn't be the one that's being debated, it's Rashid that shouldn't be in that team.

You say that but I reckon this pitch will be spinning sideways by the end of day three.

It may do, but I think I'd still rather have an extra quick than Rashid, I don't dislike him I just don't think his bowling is suited to test cricket (except maybe as a 2nd or 3rd spinner on the Indian sub-continent). If we had a genuinely threatening leggie who created pressure at one end I'd be really happy having them in but Rashid has a bad habit of bowling mostly tame stuff with enough scoring deliveries that teams never feel like they have to chase after him. As soon as players start going after his bowling he becomes a threat, but they just don't have to do that all that often.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2019, 04:47:35 PM »
Our openers don't get any better do they?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2019, 05:05:48 PM »
Our openers don't get any better do they?

Really poor shot from Burns to get out, he's better than that but misjudged the pace.

Jennings was just shockingly bad technique, so many things wrong with the shot and it's almost a perfect explanation of why he's just not good enough for test cricket.

Bairstow gone as well but I haven't got a massive issue with what Bairstow did, it was an excellent delivery to him and then pretty unlucky to cop his elbow and go on to the stumps.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2019, 05:15:14 PM »
England's top order have been struggling for what seems like ages now, been piss poor again today.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2019, 05:26:23 PM »
Jeez 48-5 Stokes 0.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2019, 05:28:13 PM »
Very next ball Moen out for 0. Embarrassing

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2019, 05:31:48 PM »
What a bloody shambles of an effort.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2019, 05:36:45 PM »
And another goes, Buttler caught behind.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2019, 05:38:36 PM »
I'm not so bothered about a match in the West Indies but the Aussies will be rubbing their hands at this. We just don't seem to have anyone that can stick around.
49-7 Struggling to get to 50.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2019, 05:40:14 PM »
Middle order can't always bail out the openers, Jennings needed to see out the first session and then the guys on the field have to see the first 7-8 overs of the session through. If you can't do that you're always a couple of wickets away from a collapse like this.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2019, 05:56:17 PM »
61-8 Foakes gone.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2019, 06:11:12 PM »
I had a feeling the Test series wasn't going to be competitive ;)