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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 113472 times)

Offline olaftab

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #975 on: July 03, 2019, 10:30:31 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!!
😊I learned after awhile why the club secretary (usually a senior player) always registered Bob Jones and Raj Patel names at the start of the season. When I said yes I found someone To make up 11 this weekend Bob or Raj came in handy.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #976 on: July 03, 2019, 10:31:54 AM »
Just placed some serious money on England. Batting first and Lockie Ferguson our I see nothing but pain for Kiwis.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #977 on: July 03, 2019, 10:46:31 AM »
Just placed some serious money on England. Batting first and Lockie Ferguson our I see nothing but pain for Kiwis.

I have only dipped into bits of England games so far and not really followed the tournament. Am I right in saying if we win we are in the semis?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #978 on: July 03, 2019, 10:48:26 AM »
Just placed some serious money on England. Batting first and Lockie Ferguson our I see nothing but pain for Kiwis.

I have only dipped into bits of England games so far and not really followed the tournament. Am I right in saying if we win we are in the semis?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #979 on: July 03, 2019, 10:57:40 AM »
Good start.

Pitch looks an absolute belter though.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #980 on: July 03, 2019, 11:25:15 AM »
Good start.

Pitch looks an absolute belter though.

Yep, I'd say that, so far, this looks like a 350-400 pitch for the first innings. If we get that I think it'll be very hard to chase.

Just to repeat myself though, yet again this is showing just how important Roy is to us, our whole attitude is better with him there. Bairstow looks a different player when he can trust the guy at the other end.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #981 on: July 03, 2019, 11:54:08 AM »
Roy gone for 60
123/1
Bairstow 54*
Root In

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #982 on: July 03, 2019, 12:03:09 PM »
Yep, I'd say that, so far, this looks like a 350-400 pitch for the first innings. If we get that I think it'll be very hard to chase.
Yes but...so far teams have not followed  30/20 rule. That is doubling the 30 over score in the last 20. Generally teams who have come flying out of the trap have slowed down is later overs. Let's see if England can buck that trend today?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #983 on: July 03, 2019, 12:07:51 PM »
Yep, I'd say that, so far, this looks like a 350-400 pitch for the first innings. If we get that I think it'll be very hard to chase.
Yes but...so far teams have not followed  30/20 rule. That is doubling the 30 over score in the last 20. Generally teams who have come flying out of the trap have slowed down is later overs. Let's see if England can buck that trend today?

England haven't followed that for a few years. England tend to come out strong for 20 overs, consolidate for 15 overs in the middle and then go for it in the last 15. NZ have done a good job of stopping England pushing to the 150-160 that looked on for the first 20 but I still think they'll get to around 220ish by the 35th and then push on. The only way that doesn't happen is if we lose 3-4 wickets in the next 10-12 overs.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #984 on: July 03, 2019, 12:50:23 PM »
Don't think Root hit that. Despite what snicko says.

Watch the ball and there is no deviation of the seam as the ball passes the bat. The lines on snicko also don't particularly tally with an edge.

Prob not the end of the world though to have likes of Buttler and Morgan in instead of Root at this stage. Got to be looking at 380 plus.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #985 on: July 03, 2019, 12:52:29 PM »
Root gone with a slightly silly shot but here's Buttler.

Let's see if he can get in and use the extra time he's been given, the first 10-15 deliveries are really important with Buttler, if he gets a feel for it in those early deliveries he gets into a groove and goes big, if it's a bit sketchy he can get a bit nervous and give his wicket away trying to force it.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #986 on: July 03, 2019, 01:10:39 PM »
This is braindead from England here.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #987 on: July 03, 2019, 01:11:49 PM »
This is poor now. Buttler gone for nothing. We need to make sure we donít squander this. NZ can score big on this.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #988 on: July 03, 2019, 01:13:11 PM »
Morgan should have given way to Ben Stokes with ok 16 overs to go. Am I being harsh by calling him selfish? Given that Stokes is in blinding form? Also, hyper critical but Bairstow often gets out just after getting a ton. Go bigger young man!!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #989 on: July 03, 2019, 01:15:40 PM »
We need to have a modicum of sense. Make sure we get 340-350 playing sensibly. Don't get bowled out for 290-300 going hell for leather.