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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 95527 times)

Offline Lastfootstamper

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2565 on: August 16, 2019, 04:05:19 PM »
But if the umpire believed there was an edge, then on that basis he's correct to give it not out.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2566 on: August 16, 2019, 06:42:41 PM »
Archer is going to be an absolute star in Tests. Moving the ball at that pace will be devastating.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2567 on: August 16, 2019, 11:13:47 PM »
I agree with that, he's got some issues to resolve but the deceptive nature of his pace and how straight he gets the seam (so you get movement off the pitch) will see him get a lot of wickets and have the added benefit of making him hard to get away so his economy will be naturally good as well.

What he needs to work on is bowling more wicket-taking deliveries (Anderson had a similar problem when he came through), in English conditions that means being a bit fuller and getting people driving him where the seam movement will lead to edges on both sides of the bat. He also needs to be a bit bolder in bowling over the wicket to lefties, he's been very quick to change sides so far but because he hugs the stumps he can bowl almost wicket-to-wicket against them.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2568 on: August 16, 2019, 11:20:47 PM »
One of the best aspects about Archer going forward, is not necessarily the wickets he takes, but the extra chances he can help create for other bowlers.

With batsmen naturally on the defence with Archer difficult to score off, they will be forced into taking more risk against other bowlers.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2569 on: August 17, 2019, 12:06:50 PM »
We almost seem resigned to being unable to get Smith out

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2570 on: August 17, 2019, 12:46:23 PM »
This is setting up nicely for us to have an adelaide style 3rd innings collapse.  They look like they are going to easily get up and past our score on what is a very flat pitch.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2571 on: August 17, 2019, 01:28:44 PM »
We need something special after lunch here.

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2572 on: August 17, 2019, 02:38:17 PM »
Can't get him out, break him.

Joking of course, looks a nasty one.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2573 on: August 17, 2019, 02:44:07 PM »
It's about time we showed the type of aggression that we are usually too conservative to dish out. 95 miles an hour from Archer.  Good!!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2574 on: August 17, 2019, 02:46:14 PM »
Was a vicious ball and Smith played it badly.  Hope he's okay, looked awful on slo-mo.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2575 on: August 17, 2019, 05:19:09 PM »
Root’s lack of form is becoming a real problem. He’s looking poor.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2576 on: August 17, 2019, 05:43:44 PM »
Was a vicious ball and Smith played it badly.  Hope he's okay, looked awful on slo-mo.

He’s gone to hospital for an X-ray on his arm after he was hit by another Archer thunderbolt.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2577 on: August 17, 2019, 06:13:11 PM »
Time up for Denly now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2578 on: August 17, 2019, 06:21:51 PM »
Denly is a lot like Vince, looks good until they play a stinker of a shot and get out in the 20s.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #2579 on: August 17, 2019, 06:30:24 PM »
Was a vicious ball and Smith played it badly.  Hope he's okay, looked awful on slo-mo.

He’s gone to hospital for an X-ray on his arm after he was hit by another Archer thunderbolt.
I do hope there is nothing serious as o wouldn’t want him to miss the rest of the series🙊🤞