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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #375 on: May 06, 2019, 06:27:05 PM »
Archer has already shown that star quality thatís just kind of intangible.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #376 on: May 08, 2019, 02:27:31 PM »
Will be interesting to see how Archer does today, this is the sort of team where he needs to step up if he's going to give them a decision to make.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #377 on: May 08, 2019, 02:38:11 PM »
So Archer has 2 overs 1 maiden and 1 wicket-maiden. Woakes at the other end has bowled 16 good deliveries and then gifted a couple of boundaries with the other 2.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #378 on: May 08, 2019, 07:19:41 PM »
Little to take from the game other than that Archer is ace.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #379 on: May 08, 2019, 08:21:33 PM »
Little to take from the game other than that Archer is ace.

He was superb today, and Plunkett struggled immediately afterwards, I think Archer getting the nod looks more likely today.

My prediction for the world cup right now:

Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan, Buttler, Stokes, Ali, Archer, Woakes, Rashid, Wood

Harsh on Willey who does give us something different but him, Foakes, Tom Curran and Denly or Vince would be the rest of the squad for me.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #380 on: May 08, 2019, 08:26:25 PM »
That's a great team Paul.  Archer has to play in my book. Pick our best side.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #381 on: May 08, 2019, 08:34:04 PM »
Little to take from the game other than that Archer is ace.

He was superb today, and Plunkett struggled immediately afterwards, I think Archer getting the nod looks more likely today.

My prediction for the world cup right now:

Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan, Buttler, Stokes, Ali, Archer, Woakes, Rashid, Wood

Harsh on Willey who does give us something different but him, Foakes, Tom Curran and Denly or Vince would be the rest of the squad for me.

I do wonder if Woakes and Wood will stay fit for the entire tournament. Wood is injury prone and I think that Woakes knee problem is much worse than we realise. We need both of them fit to be in with any chance of success.

And Archer must play and Jordan would be in my squad too as adequate cover for Wood or Woakes.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #382 on: May 08, 2019, 08:45:09 PM »
Little to take from the game other than that Archer is ace.

He was superb today, and Plunkett struggled immediately afterwards, I think Archer getting the nod looks more likely today.

My prediction for the world cup right now:

Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan, Buttler, Stokes, Ali, Archer, Woakes, Rashid, Wood

Harsh on Willey who does give us something different but him, Foakes, Tom Curran and Denly or Vince would be the rest of the squad for me.

I do wonder if Woakes and Wood will stay fit for the entire tournament. Wood is injury prone and I think that Woakes knee problem is much worse than we realise. We need both of them fit to be in with any chance of success.

And Archer must play and Jordan would be in my squad too as adequate cover for Wood or Woakes.

I agree on the injury risk but I don't think Jordan will come into it, if any of the bowlers I listed miss out Plunkett will be the one they bring in.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #383 on: May 11, 2019, 02:44:39 PM »
Good batting so far, should be looking at 350ish here which is decent but not impossible to chase. Buttler and Morgan are batting beautifully.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #384 on: May 11, 2019, 02:59:38 PM »
Good batting so far, should be looking at 350ish here which is decent but not impossible to chase. Buttler and Morgan are batting beautifully.

Ha, Buttler went up a gear and this will be more like 370-380. Brilliant display of hitting from the big man, 50 ball century, fucking brilliant.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #385 on: May 11, 2019, 03:22:29 PM »
Going back to Buttler (who is definitely the best white ball batsman in the world) there's one shot from him (where he put a leg side, head high bouncer to the off side fence) which is just unbelievable, his range of shots and ability to adapt to the deliveries is special, truly spectacular player to watch when he decides it's time to turn the screw.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #386 on: May 11, 2019, 05:16:21 PM »
pretty much halfway through the reply, 152-1. We've contained them reasonably well but we've not offer as much threat as I'd like with the ball, I think one from Wood or Archer has to play just to give us the option for an extra yard of pace.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #387 on: May 11, 2019, 06:11:09 PM »
I reckon Pakistan are favourites, here.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #388 on: May 11, 2019, 06:20:28 PM »
Archer stock has risen again by not playing.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #389 on: May 11, 2019, 07:06:23 PM »
Good to see Willey getting a few death overs. He was the pick of our bowlers today with his last three overs bowled with intelligence and skill, 3-0-2-17.