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Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #990 on: July 03, 2019, 01:18:53 PM »
Here we go again.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #991 on: July 03, 2019, 01:21:27 PM »
Buttler has been completely underwhelming all tournament, well overhyped.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #992 on: July 03, 2019, 01:23:15 PM »
Looks like the pressure is getting to us again. Lucky not to be run out there.


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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #993 on: July 03, 2019, 01:23:55 PM »
Nearly just a stupid run out.  FFS England, sort it out.

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #994 on: July 03, 2019, 01:24:32 PM »
Buttler has been completely underwhelming all tournament, well overhyped.

He's not over-hyped, just struggling for form.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #995 on: July 03, 2019, 01:34:19 PM »
There was absolutely no need for us to put ourselves in this situation. Poor shots when we were dominant and now we look scared again.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #996 on: July 03, 2019, 01:35:36 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!!

The 'problem' with Stokes is that he takes a while to get in, when you already have 30-35 overs done and 200+ on the board I can see the sense in bringing Morgan (who gets going quickly and can be destructive) in ahead of Stokes, even though Stokes has been excellent. What's really odd here is that Stokes is in great form and on his home ground and yet he's really struggling to get the ball away.

Hopefully Morgan will tee off from here though, we really should've been looking at 350.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #997 on: July 03, 2019, 01:36:42 PM »
10 overs left.  Need Stokes to start smacking it about a bit.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #998 on: July 03, 2019, 01:42:24 PM »
Stokes gone. This is really poor now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #999 on: July 03, 2019, 01:42:31 PM »
Lucky to get 300 now.

Pathetic collapse

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1000 on: July 03, 2019, 01:44:41 PM »
This has been fucking dismal since Root got out.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1001 on: July 03, 2019, 01:49:30 PM »
Need to hope that Roy and Bairstow made the pitch look easier than it is.

I doubt it though. Far more likely that we've just bottled it again.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1002 on: July 03, 2019, 01:50:03 PM »
55 for 4 from 13 overs. Incredibly bad.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1003 on: July 03, 2019, 01:58:00 PM »
Seeing how Woakes has gone there I think the pitch is playing a big part here, that one lost a lot more pace in the bounce than you'd expect which is why he was through the shot early.

I suspect the first 15-20 overs of their innings is the key here now, if we can keep them under control and take a few wickets the surface and a softer ball makes it harder to bat on.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1004 on: July 03, 2019, 02:20:06 PM »
Iím hoping the last 20 overs are down to the pitch/older ball. If it isnít itís a dreadful effort.