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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 112586 times)

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1875 on: July 31, 2019, 07:17:34 PM »
Think Id probably have Foakes as keeper, Bairstow 4 and Denly opening instead of Burns.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1876 on: July 31, 2019, 07:34:01 PM »
Day 1 - Radio at work
Day 2 - Radio/TV while working at home
Day3/4 - in front of TV
Day 5 - do they have these anymore

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1877 on: July 31, 2019, 07:42:29 PM »
Sunday for me, hoping it's still on by then especially as the forecast is now good.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1878 on: July 31, 2019, 07:43:28 PM »
Day 1 - Radio at work
Day 2 - Radio/TV while working at home
Day3/4 - in front of TV
Day 5 - do they have these anymore

Day 1/2 - in front of TV
Day 3 - in hospital (hopefully watching on recording)
Day 4 - TV
Day 5 - wallowing in victory/defeat

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1879 on: July 31, 2019, 08:47:08 PM »
Think Id probably have Foakes as keeper, Bairstow 4 and Denly opening instead of Burns.
I think I agree, Burns looked out of his depth against Ireland. The counter is that I don't think anyone should get less than 5-6 tests to earn their place once they're given a cap (unless they have a Kerrigan like shocker where they're clearly not ready for it).

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1880 on: July 31, 2019, 08:58:32 PM »
No I kind of agree, but I wonder in this case whether it would have been kinder to drop him. He looks in such horrible nick. I wouldnt be drawing a line under his Test career, but in that game he looked so far off it.

Fingers crossed Im wrong and he gets a century tomorrow!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1881 on: July 31, 2019, 10:40:46 PM »
Day 2, but with a possibility of getting a ticket for day 4

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1882 on: July 31, 2019, 11:49:27 PM »
Whoever's going, make sure you give the Aussies that little extra bit of stick.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/31/name-15-intimidating-venues-edgbaston-tim-paine

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1883 on: August 01, 2019, 07:44:26 AM »
I think this is the poorest England team the Aussies have faced in England since at least 2001. Broad and Anderson both entering the sunset of their careers and we just wont score enough runs i'm afraid.

Roy - 1 Test ave 38
Burns - 7 Tests ave 22
Root - last 30 inns ave 34
Denly - 3 Tests ave 24
Bairstow last 38 inns ave 27
Buttler last 31 Tests ave 36
Stokes last 26 inns ave 29
Ali last 32 inns ave 19.

That's not going to be good enough and it's a long term malaise with the bat.  Aussies have their own struggles but they've decent Duke ball experience having used it in the Sheffield Shield last season and county cricket stints.  A win in England will also go along way towards redemption for Smith, Warner and Bancroft such is the fickle nature of sport. That's a massive motivator for those 3.

England 1 - 3 Australia. 

« Last Edit: August 01, 2019, 07:48:24 AM by OzVilla »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1884 on: August 01, 2019, 08:28:32 AM »
I think that the series will be won by the side that contains a batsman that has a run fest of a series, like Bell did in 2013.

I think Root will shine at number 3 and Roy will contribute too. As always in home conditions I make us slight favourites but it could go either way. The toss will be huge in each test too.

Come on England!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1885 on: August 01, 2019, 09:27:43 AM »
Here is my take on it before a ball is bowled. This England team is not the best this century ie 2000s. Man for man Aussies are better. Their top batting order is better. Cummins is a better bowler now than the one we saw down under in 2017/18. Starc is getting close to McGrath in line and length. However Lyon is washed out..finished. England must target him. England top order for a Test team is too weak and bowlers are somewhere in between great and ok. By that l mean Jimmy and Broady have been at the top of the hill and are on their way down and Woakes has got a lot to prove. Moeen looks dead. Middle order batting is the only strength in this team. Root great batter but sorry a poor captain. So how will it go? I think, my head says, Aussies to retain the Ashes by 2-1 however my heart says they mess up in more than one match and England sneak in. If England fail it will be down to two main factors. Top order batting and the Captain.
COME ON ENGLAND.....

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1886 on: August 01, 2019, 09:54:28 AM »
Roy is the key to how England get on for me. If he can contribute with a few quick 50s at the top it'll make a big difference to how Australia attack us. Burns, Denly and Moeen are my only worries, I think the rest of the team is fine but those 3 really need to find some form in this match or I can see them losing their places pretty quickly.

Aside from that, I think the weather might play a big part in this one. It's going to be overcast and pretty humid for most of the test so Jimmy and Woakes should be very dangerous, I don't think the Aussies have anyone that will massively benefit from the conditions like those 2.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1887 on: August 01, 2019, 10:03:53 AM »
Day 1 start of play just an hour away, this could be a really close series, I think the series will all depend on England's batting. Unfortunately I don't think it's up to much.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1888 on: August 01, 2019, 10:20:47 AM »
Are any of H&V's representatives at the ground yet ?

How's the weather looking ?

Beeb forecast suggests that the afternoon/evening sessions might be a bit on & off

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1889 on: August 01, 2019, 10:31:49 AM »
Aussies win the toss and bat first, come on Jimmy get a few early wickets.