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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #960 on: July 01, 2019, 07:15:54 PM »
Leave our Bob alone. We need Victor Meldrew in the punditry line up.

He rightly has legendary status, but he was made to look foolish.  I would recommend anyone with an interest in the tactical side of the game should look that up if possible.  Hearing McCullum talk about attacking tactics and intent was fascinating.

He also explained why most captains would have sent Morgan out ahead of Buttler.  He said you ideally want a left-hand / right-hand combination out there when it's a short boundary.  That and it puts pressure on a captains field placing at a critical time in the game.
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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #961 on: July 02, 2019, 07:03:49 AM »
Whilst I agree with that in principle, Buttler is a freak player and Id view him as an exception to normal thinking. If we lose a wicket around the 30 over mark he should always be coming in.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #962 on: July 02, 2019, 09:53:35 AM »
tom2103 agreed. Even Kohli struggled with defending the lopsided boundary at Edgbaston on Sunday and if ever a batting skipper is gifted  with left/right combo in his batting line he should maximise that. I have been a fielding captain in situations like that and whilst you start off well switching your fielders around after a while you are muddled up, not necessarily with your primary position but secondary fielders.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #963 on: July 02, 2019, 09:54:35 AM »
Off to Edgbaston  now. Hoping for a good match and.......... COME ON Bangladesh.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #964 on: July 02, 2019, 11:59:07 AM »
Jimmy injured in a county match. Not much info yet

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #965 on: July 02, 2019, 12:05:44 PM »
Off to Edgbaston  now. Hoping for a good match and.......... COME ON Bangladesh.

Id rather India win, that gives some potential contingency if England balls it up tomorrow.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #966 on: July 02, 2019, 01:21:57 PM »
Bangladesh are bowling themselves back into this

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #967 on: July 02, 2019, 01:22:39 PM »
MSD time

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #968 on: July 02, 2019, 01:28:03 PM »
Have to support India, Bangladesh lose and then beat Pakistan and we're through. If they win both, then we can be knocked out.


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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #969 on: July 02, 2019, 03:58:00 PM »
Exactly. However that batting effort from India after than start was poor and theyre under threat now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #970 on: July 02, 2019, 04:26:38 PM »
Paul Farbrace is a great addition to TMS

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #971 on: July 02, 2019, 05:49:13 PM »
Not when England are playing he isnt!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #972 on: July 02, 2019, 07:14:41 PM »
Off to Edgbaston  now. Hoping for a good match and.......... COME ON Bangladesh.

Id rather India win, that gives some potential contingency if England balls it up tomorrow.
I was thinking purely as a cricket fan there😊

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #973 on: July 03, 2019, 12:55:56 AM »
tom2103 agreed. Even Kohli struggled with defending the lopsided boundary at Edgbaston on Sunday and if ever a batting skipper is gifted  with left/right combo in his batting line he should maximise that. I have been a fielding captain in situations like that and whilst you start off well switching your fielders around after a while you are muddled up, not necessarily with your primary position but secondary fielders.

It is a nightmare mate!  On top of that you have to try and keep track of how many overs each bowler has bowled and working out how many overs their potential replacement has got left.

That's after spending all week to cobble a side together and having to make some frantic last minute calls as someone has phoned that morning to say they can't make it!!
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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #974 on: July 03, 2019, 12:59:33 AM »
Whilst I agree with that in principle, Buttler is a freak player and Id view him as an exception to normal thinking. If we lose a wicket around the 30 over mark he should always be coming in.

I think the same about Buttler Paul, but it was interesting to hear the reason why he didn't come in earlier.

 


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