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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 113404 times)

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #435 on: May 17, 2019, 04:36:32 PM »
Imam back on, which is a bit of a surprise, looks like he can barely hold his bat.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #436 on: May 17, 2019, 07:08:57 PM »
Very happy to see a century for Roy, he's had a great series, as has Bairstow.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #437 on: May 17, 2019, 07:42:32 PM »
Here comes the collapse. Weíre already well into it, so letís see if we can buck our trend for occasional shockers.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #438 on: May 17, 2019, 08:34:08 PM »
Here comes the collapse. Weíre already well into it, so letís see if we can buck our trend for occasional shockers.

Odd as it may sound I'm ok with this, Morgan and Bairstow are massive gaps in our top order, this shows that we don't have the replacements for them.

Vince did ok without putting any pressure on Roy or Bairstow and denly has been really disappointing.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #439 on: May 17, 2019, 09:10:21 PM »
Turned out to be very useful exercise.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #440 on: May 17, 2019, 09:11:44 PM »
Turned out to be very useful exercise.

Yes, ideal preparation for the CWC.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #441 on: May 17, 2019, 09:12:25 PM »
Credit to Stokes, that's a brilliant innings. I reckon that means the only England top 6 batsman to not have a big score in this series is Root but he's got consistent 40ish scores which, whilst not match winning, are the steadying scores he's there to provide. We're in a really good place with the bat for the world cup.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #442 on: May 17, 2019, 09:18:45 PM »
So World Cup predictions then?

England are favourites due to home advantage but once you reach the semi finals then itís anyoneís to win. My four semi finalists are England, Australia, India and New Zealand. If England donít win then I think New Zealand will.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #443 on: May 17, 2019, 09:52:25 PM »
England look fantastic.

Absolutely no way we'll win it.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #444 on: May 17, 2019, 11:01:22 PM »
Curran has played his way in now.

Offline Richard

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #445 on: May 19, 2019, 10:02:44 AM »
Bairstow
Roy
Root
Morgan
Stokes
Buttler
Ali
Woakes
Archer
Wiley
Rashid

Very strong batting all the way down plus 7 bowlers offering variety

Vince
Wood
Curran
Plunkett

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #446 on: May 19, 2019, 10:09:25 AM »
Bairstow
Roy
Root
Morgan
Stokes
Buttler
Ali
Woakes
Archer
Wiley
Rashid

Very strong batting all the way down plus 7 bowlers offering variety

Vince
Wood
Curran
Plunkett
Will be one of Denly or Dawson for either Plunkett Willey or Curran. Harsh on whoever misses out.

Offline Richard

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #447 on: May 19, 2019, 10:09:58 AM »
Just to add Moeen is the current weak link so hope he gets his game back together quickly.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #448 on: May 19, 2019, 11:52:10 AM »
The almost mythical 500 from 50, any thoughts?

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #449 on: May 19, 2019, 11:59:47 AM »
Certainly looks like they've decided to flex the muscles a bit and put an impossible target up. 400 plus looks likely.