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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 113962 times)

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1695 on: July 16, 2019, 10:16:43 PM »
Roy, Burns, Bairstow, Root, Buttler, Stokes, Curran, Ali, Woakes, Archer, Anderson

Lot of all rounders but it's where our strength is.

Not sure that they need five seamers.

Foakes might play instead of Curran

That was my alternative rather than wood but I just think Curran will get the nod, 6 wickets and a half century in the Lions game has to count for something.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1696 on: July 17, 2019, 07:27:39 AM »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1697 on: July 17, 2019, 08:25:00 AM »
Andy Zaltzman has been a great addition to TMS.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1698 on: July 17, 2019, 09:16:46 AM »
Andy Zaltzman has been a great addition to TMS.

I've really enjoyed their coverage throughout the tournament, particularly their daily podcast which I'm missing! I used to listen to it in the car on the way to work. Hopefully they will do something similar during the Ashes.

Speaking of which, the Ashes is our first series in the World Test championship, I only discovered that last week on Cricinfo.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1699 on: July 17, 2019, 09:21:56 AM »
The World Test Championship is a brilliant idea, done terribly. Basically everything you would want or expect is missing.

Are all the Test teams involved? No, only nine out of twelve.

Do the other three, at least, get regular, organised matches and a chance at promotion into the Championship? Nah, fuck 'em.

Do the nine teams all play each other so that it's fair? No, they play six out of the eight teams, fairness doesn't matter.

Do you at least have the biggest rivalry involved, India vs Pakistan? No.

Will India v Pakistan be involved the second time around? No.

Load of old shite.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1700 on: July 17, 2019, 09:39:15 AM »
Andy Zaltzman has been a great addition to TMS.

I've really enjoyed their coverage throughout the tournament, particularly their daily podcast which I'm missing! I used to listen to it in the car on the way to work. Hopefully they will do something similar during the Ashes.

Speaking of which, the Ashes is our first series in the World Test championship, I only discovered that last week on Cricinfo.

I doubt that Zaltzman will feature on TMS during the Ashes because, I assume, Andrew Samson will be back and Zaltzman will be in Edinburgh during August

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1701 on: July 17, 2019, 09:45:01 AM »
The World Test Championship is a brilliant idea, done terribly. Basically everything you would want or expect is missing.

Are all the Test teams involved? No, only nine out of twelve.

Do the other three, at least, get regular, organised matches and a chance at promotion into the Championship? Nah, fuck 'em.

Do the nine teams all play each other so that it's fair? No, they play six out of the eight teams, fairness doesn't matter.

Do you at least have the biggest rivalry involved, India vs Pakistan? No.

Will India v Pakistan be involved the second time around? No.

Load of old shite.

England play 22 matches, whereas Pakistan and Sri Lanka only play 13

Ireland and Afghanistan given Test status and then told to go away and play with Zimbabwe

Makes as little sense as 'The Hundred'

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1702 on: July 17, 2019, 02:04:41 PM »
Sibley going well against the Aussies again.  30 not out off 70.  Doing his job, blunting the attack.  First wicket didn't fall until the 28th over.

Apparently England will be resting a few players for the one-off Test against Ireland.  They may have a look at Sibley in that.

Edit: He was out a few balls later.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2019, 02:17:04 PM by hilts_coolerking »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1703 on: July 17, 2019, 02:13:05 PM »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1704 on: July 17, 2019, 02:19:19 PM »
Squad announcements

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/49013831

Lewis Gregory is an interesting one.  He's taken 44 wickets in 8 games this season for Somerset and can bat too.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1705 on: July 17, 2019, 02:24:40 PM »
Wood is out for 4 to 6 weeks so will miss at least two tests. Archer is also injured but as hes headed back to Barbados he will be assessed when he gets back.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1706 on: July 17, 2019, 04:30:09 PM »
I had completely forgotten about Olly Stone.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1707 on: July 17, 2019, 06:26:57 PM »
I'd be amazed if England get through the Ashes having used only two opening batsmen.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1708 on: July 19, 2019, 09:06:52 AM »
I think that only the weather can save the England Women's team from losing every game to the Aussies this summer

Ellyse Perry is on another level. She's scored 297 runs since last being dismissed in a Test Match

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1709 on: July 19, 2019, 11:29:34 AM »

Ireland and Afghanistan given Test status and then told to go away and play with Zimbabwe




....who have now been suspended by the ICC  ::)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/49038834