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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 112618 times)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1800 on: July 26, 2019, 01:24:04 PM »
Looked good at full speed and once they slowed it down it was clear they were going to get that on review, fantastic bowling again.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1801 on: July 26, 2019, 01:27:18 PM »
24-6 now

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1802 on: July 26, 2019, 01:27:44 PM »
Without papering over the ever-widening cracks in out batting line up, we are a formidable side with the ball. Imagine how good wed be if we could actually bat!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1803 on: July 26, 2019, 01:41:19 PM »
Without papering over the ever-widening cracks in out batting line up, we are a formidable side with the ball. Imagine how good wed be if we could actually bat!

24-6



We have, in my opinion, about 9-10 bowlers who could justify their inclusion in the team.

Anderson, Broad, Woakes, Curran, Stokes, Wood and Archer as seamers and Ali, Leach and Rashid all have a case as spinners (but personally I wouldn't have Rashid).

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1804 on: July 26, 2019, 01:45:34 PM »
Im not sure Id risk Archer in the first test, a 4 over spell in the T20 for Sussex isnt ideal preparation for bowling 18 overs in a day and then potentially coming back to do the same the next day.

An attack of Jimmy, Broad, Woakes, Stokes and Leach should work well. I think Ali is too short of form to be considered.

36-8 and a Woakes 5-fer

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1805 on: July 26, 2019, 01:48:54 PM »
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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1806 on: July 26, 2019, 01:48:55 PM »
Is there a worse looking batter than Tim Murtagh ?


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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1807 on: July 26, 2019, 01:49:41 PM »
There has been some crappy batting in this Test

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1808 on: July 26, 2019, 01:56:46 PM »
There has, but this is a stunning spell of bowling more than anything Ireland have done particularly wrong. Woakes in particular has got his length perfect and has been alternating in swing and the odd short delivery. No one has looked to have a measure of how to play him because he's just not let them settle.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1809 on: July 26, 2019, 01:57:33 PM »
38 all and a 6-fer for our boy Chris Woakes.

What a weird test match!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1810 on: July 26, 2019, 02:00:45 PM »
Match fixing it has to be.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1811 on: July 26, 2019, 02:12:23 PM »
The middle two innings resembled a proper match!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1812 on: July 26, 2019, 02:29:44 PM »
The irst and 4th innings did show what can happen in test cricket in the bowling team gets on top and panic sets in though. I don't blame Ireland for panicking a little, and I don't think it'd saved them if they hadn't, but once a team gets on top in bowling friendly conditions it's hard to break out and turn the game away from them. It's odd really, red ball cricket is incredibly bowler biased in most conditions at the moment but white ball has mostly gone the other way. The scores in the world cup did see a closing of the gap, thanks to a lot of bowler friendly pitches, but it's still clear that the different balls have a massive impact.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1813 on: July 26, 2019, 06:19:09 PM »
Is there a worse looking batter than Tim Murtagh ?



I find that type of batting from a professional really odd. I feel like if I was a professional Id have spent a lot of time practicing to at least make me vaguely serviceable with the bay.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1814 on: July 26, 2019, 06:22:25 PM »
Is there a worse looking batter than Tim Murtagh ?



I find that type of batting from a professional really odd. I feel like if I was a professional Id have spent a lot of time practicing to at least make me vaguely serviceable with the bay.

Also, how must Boyd Rankin feel about coming in after Murtagh ?