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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #705 on: June 16, 2019, 10:04:46 PM »
Looking like the PM was right, so far...

https://mobile.twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1140150828277387264
Yes he was and Sarfraz has messed up his decision making in every match so far. However PM has really lit the fire  by referring to his players as "Raillu Kattas". Loosely translated as aimless wandering buffalo calf and is used offensively to describe a wasteful young man.

A commentator earlier, sorry canít remember which one, said that PM IK had spoken to the team pre-WC and said that pace bowling and taking wickets was key to success in England. They ignored him and went for spinners and just trying to stop runs.

Coaches and captain might want to take a long vacation before returning home.

Bloody Hell, mate. You've gone native.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #706 on: June 17, 2019, 06:57:59 PM »
Wow that was a wonderful win by Bangladesh and has really set this World Cup alight. Shakib is a brilliant batsman.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #707 on: June 17, 2019, 07:01:40 PM »
On Pakistan and Imran Khan he is of course correct  but there are no worries if players return home without reaching the KO stages except Micky Arthur probably would be on his last flight to Islamabad.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #708 on: June 17, 2019, 07:29:43 PM »
The Windies are a poor imitation of the side they were even just 2 years ago. How can a side beat Pakistan so comprehensively then turn in such abject performances against England and then Bangladesh? It is incredible.

It seems that this is a tournament too far for Gayle and the logic of selecting Andre Russell when heís no more than 50% fit is questionable.

I grew up admiring the way the Windies played cricket, itís sad that they are such a poor side now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #709 on: June 18, 2019, 08:33:11 AM »
Itís a tough listen, but Tuffers and Vaughan with Robin Smith last night is a powerful listen. Really stirring stuff.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #710 on: June 18, 2019, 11:16:37 AM »
England haven't had the best of starts, Bairstow looking uncharacteristically contained, Vince was trying to be aggressive but went for 26. With Nabi and Khan to come in I'd have liked a few more on the board from the first powerplay.

53-1 from 11.3

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #711 on: June 18, 2019, 11:38:38 AM »
Slow going at the moment.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #712 on: June 18, 2019, 12:36:29 PM »
Still think we'll push on for 300ish here, to stop England scoring big in the last few overs you have to get early wickets, if we have 7-8 in hand going into the last 20 we'll go full t20 and smash it around, it's why we've been so consistent in getting big scores in the last few years.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #713 on: June 18, 2019, 12:38:21 PM »
I reckon 330-340 is on here.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #714 on: June 18, 2019, 12:39:05 PM »
Morgan has come out with some intent, good to see his back doing ok.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #715 on: June 18, 2019, 12:55:44 PM »
Great to see them attack Rashid Khan, he's a very dangerous bowler but has, at times, shown that he can get flustered if teams target him.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #716 on: June 18, 2019, 01:13:47 PM »
This is brilliant from Morgan.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #717 on: June 18, 2019, 01:23:41 PM »
What a bloody century that is from Morgan. Incredible.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #718 on: June 18, 2019, 01:32:24 PM »
This is carnage now, Rashid Khan has completely lost the plot.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #719 on: June 18, 2019, 01:33:55 PM »
Anyone else think the Afghans look like they are playing in kids spidermans outfits?