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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 125125 times)

Offline Villan For Life

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #495 on: May 29, 2019, 07:03:36 PM »
I don’t know why, but I’ve got barely any confidence in us winning the World Cup.

I am concerned that we have peaked too soon. We played some wonderful cricket in the Pakistan series but looked ordinary against the Aussies.

Our first choice XI is a match for anyone so I think we can reach the semis but after that it’s anyone’s call.

Offline UK Redsox

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #496 on: May 30, 2019, 10:08:51 AM »
England Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan (c), Stokes, Buttler (wk), Ali, Woakes, Rashid, Archer, Plunkett.

South Africa Amla, de Kock (c), Markram, du Plessis, van der Dussen, Duminy, Phehlukwayo, Pretorius, Rabada, Ngidi, Tahir.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #497 on: May 30, 2019, 10:33:08 AM »
Uh-oh..........

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #498 on: May 30, 2019, 10:33:12 AM »
Hmmmm.

Not the best start.

Offline manic-road

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #499 on: May 30, 2019, 10:33:23 AM »
1-1 Bairstow goes second ball of the innings.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #500 on: May 30, 2019, 10:54:02 AM »
Roy and Root have settled things down

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #501 on: May 30, 2019, 11:21:29 AM »
This is apparently the 4th best opening 10 ever for England in a world cup, and it feels a bit meh, we've been spoilt in the last couple of years.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #502 on: May 30, 2019, 11:56:46 AM »
Pretty poor that from Root.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #503 on: May 30, 2019, 11:57:16 AM »
Nelsoned

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #504 on: May 30, 2019, 12:41:02 PM »
Hard to say what a decent total would be here, not watched much but there seems to be a bit there for the bowlers. At a guess I'd say 320+ would be a tough chase with anything over about 290 being competitive.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #505 on: May 30, 2019, 01:05:24 PM »
Buttler time

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #506 on: May 30, 2019, 01:15:54 PM »
Is there anything in the pitch that says c.310 is an acceptable score here? On the face of it we’re not rocketing along.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #507 on: May 30, 2019, 01:20:00 PM »
Is there anything in the pitch that says c.310 is an acceptable score here? On the face of it we’re not rocketing along.

I watched about 5-6 overs (when Roy and Root were there) and at the time I'd say that looked about par. No great pace in the outfield and a bit of nip in the square. Looked like a good pitch to me.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #508 on: May 30, 2019, 01:25:53 PM »
Bugger - Buttler gone

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #509 on: May 30, 2019, 01:26:33 PM »
Keep losing wickets at the wrong time. Think 320-330 is about a par score