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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 116262 times)

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #570 on: June 03, 2019, 07:42:22 PM »
No not all doom and gloom, but they shouldn’t rock up and field like that. Hopefully it’s a kick up the arse and a realisation they’ve got to hit their peak levels.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #571 on: June 03, 2019, 08:10:04 PM »
I think we were very complacent today, sloppy in the field and some bang average bowling. Hopefully this will give us the kick up the arse that we need.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #572 on: June 03, 2019, 08:29:38 PM »
Obviously there are problems to look at, but when Pakistan have to put on their best performance in ages to beat you and you still have two centurions in the innings then your problems aren't necessarily fundamental. Obviously, must improve massively in the field, but it's not all doom and gloom.
I would disagree. England have been only winning matches by putting out their number 1 batting game. The 4-0 against Pakistan in the warm up series whilst looked good should have been a warning that having to win games by scoring over 300 is going to not work one day. The defeat against Australia was also worrying. The match today could have been the semi final or the final itself. England MUST improve bowling and fielding to restrict teams to circa 280 or below if they are to win WC. I do not agree with those who say that par score these days is 330/340.  Anything above 300 is risky if you are chasing.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #573 on: June 03, 2019, 08:34:17 PM »
Obviously there are problems to look at, but when Pakistan have to put on their best performance in ages to beat you and you still have two centurions in the innings then your problems aren't necessarily fundamental. Obviously, must improve massively in the field, but it's not all doom and gloom.
I would disagree. England have been only winning matches by putting out their number 1 batting game. The 4-0 against Pakistan in the warm up series whilst looked good should have been a warning that having to win games by scoring over 300 is going to not work one day. The defeat against Australia was also worrying. The match today could have been the semi final or the final itself. England MUST improve bowling and fielding to restrict teams to circa 280 or below if they are to win WC. I do not agree with those who say that par score these days is 330/340.  Anything above 300 is risky if you are chasing.

All sides have to have their balance, and unless you're the 90s Aussies you're never going to be extraordinary with the bat and in the field. Yes, England need to improve in the field and they're not as strong there as they are at batting, but if your batting is that good then they simply don't always need to be.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #574 on: June 04, 2019, 01:05:25 PM »
Sri Lanka have lost 7 wickets for 36 runs in a collapse reminiscent of England's bad old days

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #575 on: June 04, 2019, 01:12:56 PM »
Raining in the 'Diff, so SL might be saved

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #576 on: June 04, 2019, 06:21:31 PM »
Pretty tight game in the cricket. Come on the Afghan Hounds!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #577 on: June 04, 2019, 06:59:12 PM »
Sri Lanka have spoiled it. Would have been a different story if the umpires had banned the chucker Malinga like they should in every game he plays.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #578 on: June 04, 2019, 07:05:36 PM »
Afghanistan have Leedsed this.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #579 on: June 05, 2019, 10:29:32 AM »
Afghanistan have Leedsed this.

They're rubbish at chasing

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #580 on: June 05, 2019, 10:30:47 AM »
Strange scheduling that this is India's first game but SA's third.

Good to have Prakash Wakankar on commentary

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #581 on: June 05, 2019, 10:33:38 AM »
Prakash thinks that India's first game was held back until today's public holiday back home

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #582 on: June 05, 2019, 02:11:47 PM »
Pretty good effort by SA at the end to post any kind of a target

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #583 on: June 05, 2019, 04:35:43 PM »
New Zealand looking on top against the Bangles

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #584 on: June 05, 2019, 06:28:23 PM »
That’s a massive bollock dropped by Bangladesh, huge missed run out.