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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 116322 times)

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #60 on: January 25, 2019, 09:19:36 PM »
Root bowled more overs than Rashid, kinda sums up why he was such a poor selection for this match, Woakes or Broad instead would've given us much more threat. It wouldn't have made a difference because the first innings batting was abysmal but it'd have been nice to get 20 wickets.

Yes I donít think the Curran selection was the problem, him as 4th or 5th seamer would have worked. Rashid unbalanced the side in these conditions.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #61 on: January 25, 2019, 09:26:57 PM »
To give them credit, that's a good stand from Burns and Jennings. It's almost certainly not going to make any difference but they need some stands where they're still together after 25-30 overs because that's just not something England have had for a few years.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #62 on: January 25, 2019, 09:30:23 PM »
Yep, good bit of fight finally.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #63 on: January 25, 2019, 09:44:15 PM »
Only the 10th time in Test history, more than 300 runs have been scored in a day and no wickets taken. Brilliant knock from Holder.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #64 on: January 26, 2019, 12:10:10 AM »
Yep, good bit of fight finally.

One of my real gripes with the England set up of a recent years is the way in which they just write off games as soon as the odds are against them and they just fold.  It's almost as if there is a collective attitude of "ah well, this game has gone.  Let's just get it over with and move on to the next one".  Hopefully they will show some real fight tomorrow and at least make the West Indians work for their victory.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #65 on: January 26, 2019, 02:14:21 AM »
Absolutely. I am in no way denigrating the Windies who have looked very sharp, professional and have put in a good performance, but my god, we need to stop doing this. I'm fed up of knowing we'll lose by tea on day one. It would be nice to lose a close game.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #66 on: January 26, 2019, 07:31:25 AM »
Itís highly imbrobable that we will win so hopefully our misfiring batting line up will use the time in the middle to bat themselves into some form.

The pitch has become a bit of a road so hopefully that will help them with some time in the middle.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #67 on: January 26, 2019, 05:43:53 PM »
Subsiding here. Other than Burns, poor.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #68 on: January 26, 2019, 07:10:08 PM »
Very annoying that everyone has seemed to get a start and then lose their concentration, other than Moeen who has been worryingly poor with the bat for a while now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #69 on: January 26, 2019, 07:13:00 PM »
Very annoying that everyone has seemed to get a start and then lose their concentration, other than Moeen who has been worryingly poor with the bat for a while now.

A pair for Moeen, shit game from both of our two main spinners.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #70 on: January 26, 2019, 07:31:04 PM »
Fucking rubbish from every single one of them.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #71 on: January 26, 2019, 07:44:21 PM »
Or have them so cold you canít taste them

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #72 on: January 26, 2019, 07:59:32 PM »
A stand in wickey stumping someone from a ball by a part time spinner. There in ends one of the worst performances I've seen from an England team in any sport.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #73 on: January 26, 2019, 08:01:21 PM »
This England team really do love to chuck in the towel when things are going badly.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #74 on: January 26, 2019, 11:10:39 PM »
I like Mo, but at the moment thereís no way heís a number 6.

I still have some annoyance from Bairstow giving it the big one after that century in SL. His form over the last year or so nowhere near warrants it.