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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1845 on: July 30, 2019, 08:45:40 AM »
I wish Root would man up and agree to go in at three.

Sky are reporting that Root will bat at three in the first Test.

I assume that he'll just swap places with Denly since there's no reserve batsman in the squad. Unless, they move Stokes to four and play Curran instead of Denly

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1846 on: July 30, 2019, 11:05:05 AM »
I wish Root would man up and agree to go in at three.

Sky are reporting that Root will bat at three in the first Test.

I assume that he'll just swap places with Denly since there's no reserve batsman in the squad. Unless, they move Stokes to four and play Curran instead of Denly

I wouldn't be surprised if we put out a lot of all rounders. Stokes, Curran and Woakes all playing gives us depth with bat and ball, If Moeen can find some form you'd add him there as well.

I refer back to the team I posted a few days ago:

Roy, Denly, Root, Buttler, Stokes, Bairstow, Curran, Woakes, Archer, Broad, Jimmy

If Archer and/or Jimmy aren't fit then it'd be Stone first replacement and Moeen second. As far as I'm aware all the others are fit.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1847 on: July 30, 2019, 06:13:07 PM »
Based on what Denly has said he’s going to be 4.

I’d pretty wary of going in with 6 seamers.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1848 on: July 30, 2019, 07:05:20 PM »
Based on what Denly has said he’s going to be 4.

I’d pretty wary of going in with 6 seamers.

My thinking was that Archer and Stokes could used in short spells where they can be ultra-aggressive but i agree, it's one too many, but they didn't include Leach and I'm worried about Moeen's form.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1849 on: July 30, 2019, 07:08:39 PM »
Yep on the basis of Denlys comments its :

Burns
Roy
Root
Denly

Followed I think by :

Stokes
Bairstow
Buttler
Ali
Woakes
Broad or Archer
Anderson

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1850 on: July 30, 2019, 07:21:38 PM »
Buttler has to bat higher for me. If he’s in as a pure batsman he should be 5, with Stokes 6 and Bairstow 7.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1851 on: July 30, 2019, 09:27:38 PM »
Could a case be made for dropping Bairstow ?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1852 on: July 30, 2019, 09:48:18 PM »
There’s probably a case, but the weakness in batting means it’s unlikely. I personally think they should take the gloves off him and basically force him to focus on being a class top order bat. We need that more than a wicketkeeper.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1853 on: July 31, 2019, 08:39:53 AM »
There’s probably a case, but the weakness in batting means it’s unlikely. I personally think they should take the gloves off him and basically force him to focus on being a class top order bat. We need that more than a wicketkeeper.

Got wicket keepers coming out of their ears at the moment. It's tough on Foakes that he's not in the team. His red ball form is better than Jonny.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1854 on: July 31, 2019, 09:39:24 AM »
Comments coming out from players about targeting and roughing up the sandpaper 3.

Think it would be a mistake to try to really get into Smith and Warner. Both strike me as players who will raise their performance when the world is against them.


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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1855 on: July 31, 2019, 09:45:17 AM »
Comments coming out from players about targeting and roughing up the sandpaper 3.

Think it would be a mistake to try to really get into Smith and Warner. Both strike me as players who will raise their performance when the world is against them.



The crowd will do that (me included) our players need to rise above it all and maintain the moral high ground, act with dignity.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1856 on: July 31, 2019, 10:13:44 AM »
Comments coming out from players about targeting and roughing up the sandpaper 3.

Think it would be a mistake to try to really get into Smith and Warner. Both strike me as players who will raise their performance when the world is against them.



Yep, might work with Bancroft but the other two will thrive on it

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1858 on: July 31, 2019, 02:56:10 PM »
England XI: Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1859 on: July 31, 2019, 03:00:55 PM »
Understandable XI. Harsh on Curran, but if they want to retain that spin option it's hard to see how he can play as you can't drop Woakes at the minute.