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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #465 on: May 21, 2019, 07:37:16 PM »
On first look I donít like the England kit for the World Cup.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #466 on: May 22, 2019, 02:46:04 AM »
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.

Plunkett will need to improve. His overall form over the last year or so has been pretty ordinary.

If the white ball had a possibility of swinging, then Willey would have been in the squad. It doesn't though, and he's just cannon fodder at the moment.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #467 on: May 22, 2019, 07:03:45 AM »
On first look I donít like the England kit for the World Cup.

Neither do I, I prefer both of last yearís white ball kits.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #468 on: May 22, 2019, 09:35:09 AM »
I take it that the ICC have control over the balls for the WC, unlike in the Ashes where England got to pick the design

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #469 on: May 22, 2019, 10:02:26 AM »
ICC have no balls so not much control.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #470 on: May 22, 2019, 10:04:07 AM »
On first look I donít like the England kit for the World Cup.

Neither do I, I prefer both of last yearís white ball kits.
Yes agreed. Caught a glimpse yesterday and immediately  thought yuk! England normally have the classiest kit in world cricket.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #471 on: May 22, 2019, 10:07:15 AM »
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.
Agree with your post Tom specially about Archer. Willey is ok but Archer is a potentially world class and needs to be developed. I hope he has a good world cup and than make the Ashes team.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #472 on: May 22, 2019, 10:11:46 AM »
On first look I donít like the England kit for the World Cup.

Neither do I, I prefer both of last yearís white ball kits.
Yes agreed. Caught a glimpse yesterday and immediately  thought yuk! England normally have the classiest kit in world cricket.
Itís a grower. Ordered one for my Mrs this morning as she wants to wear it to the Oval next Thursday.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #473 on: May 22, 2019, 10:30:27 AM »
On first look I donít like the England kit for the World Cup.

Neither do I, I prefer both of last yearís white ball kits.
Yes agreed. Caught a glimpse yesterday and immediately  thought yuk! England normally have the classiest kit in world cricket.
Itís a grower. Ordered one for my Mrs this morning as she wants to wear it to the Oval next Thursday.

It reminds me of the kit they wore in the 1992 tournament when we lost to Pakistan in the final. Not a good or happy omen.

I will reserve judgement until I've seen it in the flesh though.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #474 on: May 23, 2019, 10:00:02 AM »
Just checked the Cricket World Cup fixtures and it's pretty much all half ten starts. Assume this is for the Asian TV market. Can't see the tournament taking the nation by storm or leaving much of a legacy if most people can't watch it as they are at work. 🙁

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #475 on: May 24, 2019, 01:12:55 PM »
Morgan needs scan on finger, I really hope it's not a serious injury.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #476 on: May 24, 2019, 01:44:44 PM »
Morgan needs scan on finger, I really hope it's not a serious injury.

Shit. That's a worry

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #477 on: May 24, 2019, 01:45:21 PM »
Injured in catching practice.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #478 on: May 24, 2019, 05:04:31 PM »
Apparently not taken to hospital, which would indicate scan is a precaution rather than being real concern.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #479 on: May 24, 2019, 05:06:16 PM »
Ah! Literally as.I was posting that its been confirmed as a small fracture and he is expected to be fit for the 1st match.