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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 112692 times)

Offline Newby

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #75 on: January 26, 2019, 11:50:20 PM »
We do well at home and did really well in Sri Lanka but for me, Root is not a great captain.  We were yet again undercooked preparation wise for this teat and got the selection wrong.  A completed capitulation for us with the bat in both innings, never mind the first.  We thought we could just turn up and steamroller them and have been badly beaten here. Rashid isn't interested in red ball cricket and yet we select him for England, I have a problem with that.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #76 on: January 27, 2019, 02:30:37 AM »
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.

The batting line up just looks wrong altogether. There is no way that Bairstow is a test no 3. He's too loose and doesn't adapt to the situation. Stokes isn't good enough to bat 5 and Buttler is a spot too high at 6. Having Foakes as keeper at 8 is just a luxury, when Bairstow and Buttler are in the side.

As for Moeen? Well both his shots in the match have been pathetic. He does seem to have a "don't give a shit" attitude about his batting a lot of the time.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #77 on: January 27, 2019, 10:41:52 AM »
We looked completely unprepared. Whoever thought that just two 2 day matches against part-timers was enough to prepare for a rapidly improving West Indies needs sacking.

Anyway, as Jennings has to go, who should we bring in as an opener now?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #78 on: January 27, 2019, 01:19:12 PM »
Really poor performance from England, but we've seen it all before many times over the past few years.  What we haven't tended to see though (apart from the Ashes maybe) is a string of performances like that throughout a series.  There is usually one stinker (normally the first test) and there is then some kind of reaction. 

The selectors got the bowling selection badly wrong for the test and I'm sure that will be rectified for the next one.  The batting, however, has been a concern for some time now and I just think they are trying to fit in too many all-rounders.  The top three has been a massive problem for some time and Jennings surely must now be dropped. 

If we had stronger batting options then I think it should probably have to be a choice between Buttler, Bairstow or Foakes keeping and batting seven.  For all his talent, Stokes is batting too high at five and should be six at the highest.  Commentators keep harking back to his innings in South Africa, but how long ago was that now? 

Ali for me should be batting eight, as that is where he has looked most comfortable and has scored a fair few runs there. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #79 on: January 27, 2019, 01:36:55 PM »
We looked completely unprepared. Whoever thought that just two 2 day matches against part-timers was enough to prepare for a rapidly improving West Indies needs sacking.

Anyway, as Jennings has to go, who should we bring in as an opener now?
Joe Denly to be given a go ? I think Jennings will get Antigua but failures there could and should see a change.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #80 on: January 27, 2019, 03:11:32 PM »
I wouldnít be surprised to see Denly in to bat at 3, Bairstow take the gloves back and drop to 5 or 6...harsh on Foakes after Sri Lanka but Denly offers that Collingwood level bowling option.

Burns
Jennings
Denly
Root
Bairstow
Stokes
Buttler
Moeen
Curran / Woakes
Broad
Anderson

With Moís poor batting in tests for a while Leach might be an option but canít see this England regime making that many changes at once.


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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #81 on: January 28, 2019, 10:14:16 PM »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #82 on: January 30, 2019, 06:29:59 PM »
Is Woakes injured otherwise I can't believe he's not in the squad tomorrow ?

Denly replaces Jennings
Presume Broad will play but not sure who for
Leach in for Rashid

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #83 on: January 30, 2019, 07:07:11 PM »
Broad will be in and depending on pitch itíll be Curran or Leach.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #84 on: January 31, 2019, 02:52:12 AM »
Broad will be in and depending on pitch itíll be Curran or Leach.

Would have thought so Paul.  Need a vast improvement in all spects from the first test. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #85 on: January 31, 2019, 07:15:29 AM »
Is Woakes injured otherwise I can't believe he's not in the squad tomorrow ?

Denly replaces Jennings
Presume Broad will play but not sure who for
Leach in for Rashid

Heís not injured but heís slipped behind Curran. During the last two home summers heís missed a lot of Cricket due to injury. Curran stepped in and did well.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #86 on: January 31, 2019, 09:02:51 AM »
Hopefully Woakes will be allowed to play for the Bears if England don't want him.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #87 on: January 31, 2019, 11:49:50 AM »
Hopefully Woakes will be allowed to play for the Bears if England don't want him.

I think in English conditions he's a handful so he's likely to still be around the squad.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #88 on: January 31, 2019, 02:36:19 PM »
And yet another poor start from England, Burns goes for 4. No surprise to see Broad back in the team.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #89 on: January 31, 2019, 02:49:14 PM »
Shocking shot from Denly, toe-ends going at a wide delivery.

England 16-2.