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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 112621 times)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #345 on: April 17, 2019, 07:35:46 PM »
Itíll be interesting to see how Archer does in the Pakistan series. If he does well heíll be in.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #346 on: April 17, 2019, 10:50:24 PM »
Itíll be interesting to see how Archer does in the Pakistan series. If he does well heíll be in.

Yep, that's how I see it given how little 50 over cricket he's played giving themselves a chance to have a close look was always the sensible option and I think that's the point that Woakes and others were trying to make. I think everyone knows how good he could be but until he gives it a proper go we won't know. The world cup is the incentive that hadn't been there until the rule change so he'd prioritised T20, if he really wants to be an international player he needs to show that in the upcoming series.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #347 on: April 18, 2019, 11:46:33 AM »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #348 on: April 18, 2019, 11:52:42 AM »
Good to see Karunaratne back in charge. I'll drink to that.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #349 on: April 18, 2019, 11:54:01 AM »
Can't understand Woakes having a go at Archer's selection. He wants the "in club" of his mates preserved.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #350 on: April 20, 2019, 02:03:31 PM »
My Ashes tickets arrived today, a pleasant surprise, I wasnít expect them just yet.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #351 on: April 25, 2019, 11:23:06 AM »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #352 on: April 26, 2019, 07:07:36 PM »
Alex Hales is serving a suspension for a failed drugs test.

The BBC arenít saying why heís been suspended but Cricinfo are repointing that heís tested positive for recreational drug use and as heís serving a ban itís not the first time that heís been caught:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/26610779/england-alex-hales-banned-recreational-drug-use

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #353 on: April 27, 2019, 09:52:11 PM »
Hales is an utter prat, kick him out of World Cup squad now - how can they trust him not to do it in the competition? Also, good chance for Giles to assert himself as a take no crap leader.

21 day ban is also a joke for a 2nd offence - doesnít suggest ECB treat it seriously

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #354 on: April 29, 2019, 09:45:25 AM »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #355 on: April 29, 2019, 09:46:53 AM »
My Ashes tickets arrived today, a pleasant surprise, I wasnít expect them just yet.

My Ashes tickets arrived on Saturday as well, I assumed they would not be sent until June at the earliest.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #356 on: April 29, 2019, 01:26:44 PM »
Hales is an utter prat, kick him out of World Cup squad now - how can they trust him not to do it in the competition? Also, good chance for Giles to assert himself as a take no crap leader.

21 day ban is also a joke for a 2nd offence - doesnít suggest ECB treat it seriously

Yep.  Zero tolerance policy should be implemented for that one I'm afraid. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #357 on: April 29, 2019, 06:01:03 PM »
England always bloody unravel before the World Cup. Although granted normally itís bizarre selection u-turns on the eve of the tournament.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #358 on: April 29, 2019, 08:19:05 PM »
I think Hales should have to suffer the consequences, and missing a WC is a reasonable punishment.

He was extremely lucky to not face legal action over the Bristol incident, and you'd think would be attempting to be squeaky clean at the moment.

The issue may be, if true, that Hales management team claim to have been told that a ban would not affect his place in the WC squad. It's a big if, but if true then that is pretty poor from the ECB themselves.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #359 on: May 02, 2019, 07:56:20 AM »
Hales is an idiot. Why put your lucrative career at risk. What kind of hangers on does he mix with?