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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 124878 times)

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2019, 06:12:55 PM »
So is this once again where thereís a bit of pace in an attack and we fold like a deck of cards?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2019, 06:18:24 PM »
Itís pathetic.

Shades of New Zealand last winter, something has to change.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2019, 06:32:51 PM »
I would enforce follow on.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2019, 06:33:05 PM »
Itís pathetic.

Shades of New Zealand last winter, something has to change.

That's the thing, I don't know what can change because the fundamental issue is that our openers fail time after time so we never have a foundation. With our middle order we'll often get our way out of it and survive but on a pitch with a bit to it and some aggressive bowlers like this you always run the risk of being blown away. We are desperate for a couple of decent openers, Burns deserves more time to try to step-up but Jennings is out of his depth unless teams open with spinners, he just can't play bowling once it gets up around 85mph+ and almost every test side has a bowler or 2 that can top that.


As a bear I'm worried that Rhodes will be high on the list if he starts the season well.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2019, 06:37:25 PM »
Still itís nice and hot here compared to the daily commute.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #35 on: January 24, 2019, 07:01:02 PM »
The sooner the Test is over, the sooner Steve Bruce will be in charge at Wednesday.  It's almost as if the England players are all Blades fans 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2019, 07:05:59 PM »
Good job they played Curran instead of Broad  ::)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2019, 07:10:51 PM »
I like Curran, but heís not a second seamer.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2019, 07:17:20 PM »
Yep. Curran has a lot about him as a cricketer. However, there is no way he is an opening bowler at test level yet. I'd probably have him as 4th seamer at present.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2019, 07:51:40 PM »
Getting absolutely mullered by the West Indies, the batsmen are weak.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #40 on: January 24, 2019, 07:56:48 PM »
Yes it was a pathetic performance with the bat but it was a fantastic spell by Roach.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2019, 08:05:53 PM »
I was listening to Darren Gough a couple of days ago, saying, yeah, I reckon 3-0 to England.  Bloody arrogance.  A disaster of a batting performance and the Windies making it look like a different track altogether.  I agree with others, Sam Curran isn't ready.  Bloody shame Olly Stone is injured, he'd be excellent on that pitch.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2019, 08:23:35 PM »
61-4. Not even two days in and 24 wickets have fallen.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2019, 08:27:29 PM »
61-4. Not even two days in and 24 wickets have fallen.

61-5 now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2019, 08:27:53 PM »
Sam Curran absolutely is ready, heís proven that. Heís just not a number one or two seamer.