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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #450 on: May 19, 2019, 12:18:45 PM »
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

I think Wood has to be in the starting 11. For me him and Archer should definitely be the opening bowlers. We need that pace and wicket taking ability, and whilst the white ball just isn't swinging, Willey doesn't offer that.

Not sure Plunkett has done enough to justify a place in the squad. Probably Dawson comes in for him.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #451 on: May 19, 2019, 12:54:00 PM »
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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #452 on: May 19, 2019, 02:07:04 PM »
Really poor collapse. Should have been targeting over 400, but will be lucky to get 330 now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #453 on: May 19, 2019, 02:08:46 PM »
400 lol...we are getting greedy now. 300+ is a very good score.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #454 on: May 19, 2019, 02:18:25 PM »
400 lol...we are getting greedy now. 300+ is a very good score.

Not anymore. Especially with the roads the surfaces are in this country and the short boundaries. 330-340 is fast becoming merely a par score the majority of the time.

With the start we had to this innings we really should have been over 400.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #455 on: May 19, 2019, 02:24:04 PM »
Yes but opposition have some say in it. It's a competitive match ;)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #456 on: May 19, 2019, 02:34:46 PM »
Really poor last 20 overs there.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #457 on: May 19, 2019, 02:36:38 PM »
400 lol...we are getting greedy now. 300+ is a very good score.

300-350 is par, nothing more in most cases these days.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #458 on: May 19, 2019, 02:59:33 PM »
During the WC19 most teams scoring 300+ will win their match. Any team that wants to win the trophy need to restrict the opposition below 300 consistently.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #459 on: May 19, 2019, 03:34:54 PM »
In fairness, 350 looking a long way away for Pakistan now.

Great stuff from Woakes who has 3 wickets for no runs.

A lot will depend on the pitches during the WC. If they are like the roads we have seen in this series then 300 won't be remotely enough the vast majority of the time.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #460 on: May 20, 2019, 02:13:00 PM »
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

I think Wood has to be in the starting 11. For me him and Archer should definitely be the opening bowlers. We need that pace and wicket taking ability, and whilst the white ball just isn't swinging, Willey doesn't offer that.

Not sure Plunkett has done enough to justify a place in the squad. Probably Dawson comes in for him.

Wood, Woakes, Archer and Stokes would be my four seamers.  The rest of the XI picks itself really, but I think the other four squad members will be Vince (should have been Hales), two out of Curran, Plunkett and Willey, and then I think they might go for Denly as he can bowl a bit of spin. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #461 on: May 21, 2019, 08:28:35 AM »
I'd go for a proper spinner as backup, rather than a part-timer like Denly. Root can fill the part-timer role.

Also, with someone of Archer's batting ability coming in at 11. There's room to pick a non-batting spinner if Ali or Rashid get hurt

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #462 on: May 21, 2019, 12:11:23 PM »
Willey and Denly out.

Vince, Archer and Dawson in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/48347499


England squad
Eoin Morgan (capt, Middlesex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (wk, Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (wk, Lancashire), Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Liam Plunkett (Surrey), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Vince (Hampshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #463 on: May 21, 2019, 12:22:28 PM »
Willey and Denly out.

Vince, Archer and Dawson in

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/48347499


England squad
Eoin Morgan (capt, Middlesex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (wk, Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (wk, Lancashire), Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Liam Plunkett (Surrey), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Vince (Hampshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

Can see the logic of going with Dawson.  Very harsh on David Willey, but I just think Archer has that 'x-factor' with the ball that we have been missing and tough decisions have to be made at elite levels of sport.  Would have maybe gone for Willey over Plunkett though.

« Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 12:24:30 PM by tomd2103 »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #464 on: May 21, 2019, 01:03:37 PM »
Plunkett has taken wickets in middle overs, which is a gap without him. Willey has lost out because the balls this year
just havenít swung.