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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #360 on: May 02, 2019, 08:01:59 AM »
Itís pretty stupid behaviour from Hales and he knew the consequences when he took whatever recreational drug he used. The ECB appear to have acted badly but Giles has done the right thing in banning Hales.

They have stated aims of being both the best and most respected teams in the world and making an example of Hales fits in with that.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #361 on: May 02, 2019, 08:04:14 AM »
Hales is an idiot. Why put your lucrative career at risk. What kind of hangers on does he mix with?

As a white ball only player he has too much time on his hands.

The Royal London Cup finishes this month and the Blast doesnít start until mid-July, heís going to be twiddling his thumbs for a few weeks!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #362 on: May 03, 2019, 10:35:50 AM »
Itís pretty stupid behaviour from Hales and he knew the consequences when he took whatever recreational drug he used. The ECB appear to have acted badly but Giles has done the right thing in banning Hales.

They have stated aims of being both the best and most respected teams in the world and making an example of Hales fits in with that.

Seems like if news of the ban hadn't been leaked, Hales would still be in the squad.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/48136883

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #363 on: May 03, 2019, 12:23:29 PM »
Ian Bell on TMS

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We know England have got the best chance of winning a World Cup, ever. And Alex Hales could be sat there watching his mates lift with the World Cup. And that's when this situation will really sink in

It's only when you come out of the other side of international cricket that you realise these are the best days of your life, so while you're there, it's important to make those sacrifices.

Yes, have a good time, but be sensible. The real good teams are the ones that live those words of team culture, and they're not just words on the wall.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #364 on: May 03, 2019, 01:17:05 PM »
Jofra Archerís first ball in international cricket went for 4 runs.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #365 on: May 03, 2019, 01:27:10 PM »
Jofra Archerís first ball in international cricket went for 4 runs.

Wasn't a bad ball per Aggers

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #366 on: May 03, 2019, 03:01:18 PM »
Archer hasn't lit things up but you can see the potential, after the world cup he'll be a massive part of this squad and getting 6 games in before the world cup will be a good way of getting him settled. If he starts to spark then the world cup squad questions comes back but I'd personally be looking beyond that for him.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #367 on: May 03, 2019, 03:44:14 PM »
So Archer got his debut wicket with a beauty of a yorker as well as looking like he's loved being out there and taking a decent catch.

Ireland in the death throes of their innings now and have, in truth, been totally out-classed so far.

Plunkett and Tom Curran have both bowled very well.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #368 on: May 03, 2019, 05:34:25 PM »
England 66 - 5 v Ireland !

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #369 on: May 03, 2019, 07:02:17 PM »
Lucky they aren't playing a top side like Scotland or they could be in real trouble.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #370 on: May 03, 2019, 08:01:23 PM »
Very sensible batting by the lower middle order won us that match.

Foakes showed great promise but heís unlikely to be in the CWC squad. Archer showed promise in his second spell but unless heís tears Pakistan apart in the ODI series then heís one for the future.

Either way both players showed maturity which bodes well for the future.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #371 on: May 05, 2019, 03:00:33 PM »
Is Jofra Archer likely to be part of the test squad?  Wouldn't be too shabby a replacement for Jimmy would he?  Different types of bowlers but Jimmy can't go on for ever and I fancy the Ashes series will be his last for England.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #372 on: May 05, 2019, 05:23:46 PM »
He will be in time Iím sure.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #373 on: May 05, 2019, 08:32:28 PM »
Archer is a shoe in for the WC squad for me, regardless of his performance in the ODI series against Pakistan.

He clearly has that x factor the rest of the attack (Mark Wood potentially aside) lacks. He's shown in big tournaments like the Big Bash and the IPL that he has the talent and the temperament to perform in high pressure situations against top international batsmen. I know Plunkett bowled well against Ireland, but he has been regressing over the last year and I see Archer as a far more potent weapon.

He was excellent today. Far and away the best bowler on show.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #374 on: May 05, 2019, 08:35:09 PM »
Is Jofra Archer likely to be part of the test squad?  Wouldn't be too shabby a replacement for Jimmy would he?  Different types of bowlers but Jimmy can't go on for ever and I fancy the Ashes series will be his last for England.

I'm not too sure that this will be his last series.

Yes Jimmy is 36, but his fitness levels are still easily comparable to bowlers 10 years his junior. There has been no drop off in his performance levels over the last couple of years either. He's still a world class operator.

Maybe if he wants to go out on a high he might consider it, but it certainly won't be a case of his body or ability letting him down.