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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4590 on: January 25, 2021, 07:47:41 PM »
Excellent win and a good series win as well.  The negativity in the media astounds me sometimes though.  After spending the last few days telling everyone how hard it is going to be to win, now that they have the lines of Vaughan and Tufnel saying on the BBC that Sri Lanka are really poor and there is going to have to be massive improvement in India

Both might be the case, but is it really needed after the series has just been wrapped up.

As they were saying in the sky commentary that's 5 away test in a row now, it's bene over a century since England last did that, I'm not sure there's any need for negativity around the team right now.

Agree Paul.  Yes, Sri Lanka are nowhere near as strong as they have been in past years and of course India will be a much tougher test, but why start bringing that up straight after a very good test and series win? 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4591 on: January 25, 2021, 08:25:25 PM »
In the SL 1st innings, England took all 10 wickets with seam
In the SL 2nd innings, England took all 10 wickets with spin

I wonder if they've ever done that before ?
1st time in test history apparently

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4592 on: January 25, 2021, 08:38:03 PM »
Excellent win and a good series win as well.  The negativity in the media astounds me sometimes though.  After spending the last few days telling everyone how hard it is going to be to win, now that they have the lines of Vaughan and Tufnel saying on the BBC that Sri Lanka are really poor and there is going to have to be massive improvement in India

Both might be the case, but is it really needed after the series has just been wrapped up.

As they were saying in the sky commentary that's 5 away test in a row now, it's bene over a century since England last did that, I'm not sure there's any need for negativity around the team right now.

Agree Paul.  Yes, Sri Lanka are nowhere near as strong as they have been in past years and of course India will be a much tougher test, but why start bringing that up straight after a very good test and series win? 

Let's be honest, 165 to win seemed a mountain to climb didn't it?  It was a fantastic win and Tufnel is a soundbite twat. Some real positives to take from that series and a good pre-cursor for the India tour.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4593 on: January 25, 2021, 10:32:11 PM »
Looks like the India series is not going to be on sky or BT and is rumoured to be a fight between Amazon and Disney - which presumably means more to pay out to watch. Anyone know any more ?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4594 on: Today at 08:52:44 AM »
I don't mind Tufnell but I find he normally just agrees with Vaughan.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4595 on: Today at 09:03:17 AM »
Vaughan has a tendency to either make up words or use the wrong words in the context of what he’s trying to say. I wouldn’t mind normally, but I get the impression he thinks he’s quite bright.

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« Reply #4596 on: Today at 09:46:53 AM »
Vaughan has a tendency to either make up words or use the wrong words in the context of what he’s trying to say. I wouldn’t mind normally, but I get the impression he thinks he’s quite bright.

Definitely. He's quite a condescending man.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4597 on: Today at 10:19:41 AM »
Bumble quoted on Twitter as saying the series was on Disney.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4598 on: Today at 11:27:32 AM »
Looks like the India series is not going to be on sky or BT and is rumoured to be a fight between Amazon and Disney - which presumably means more to pay out to watch. Anyone know any more ?

That's a bugger.

It hadn't crossed my mind that anyone other than Sky or BT would have the rights.

Looks like Disney are setting up a dedicated channel. Not sure if this'll be satellite or internet based.

All seems unnecessary to me, seeing as Disney own ESPN which already has a link up with BT Sport

Does Disney offer a month to month subscription ?

I could watch the India Tests, see what the fuss is all about re that Star Wars Bounty Hunter series and then drop it

In more bad news, TalkSport have the UK radio rights  :(
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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4599 on: Today at 11:37:47 AM »
The sports listings sites show the broadcaster as TBC

However, The S*n (must check my anti-virus software) has the following in an article from just a couple of days ago

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Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
To watch England play in the UK, you'll need to have Sky Sports Cricket.

Sky have exclusive rights to show every ball of England's matches in 2021.

If Sky did have the rights, they'd have been promoting the hell out of it and I've seen no adverts

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4600 on: Today at 12:05:00 PM »
The sports listings sites show the broadcaster as TBC

However, The S*n (must check my anti-virus software) has the following in an article from just a couple of days ago

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Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
To watch England play in the UK, you'll need to have Sky Sports Cricket.

Sky have exclusive rights to show every ball of England's matches in 2021.

If Sky did have the rights, they'd have been promoting the hell out of it and I've seen no adverts
Agree that we’d know about it by now if Sky were showing it - like every ad break is currently advertising some Alien nonsense stating on Thursday (I think - try not to get sucked into it !).
 That comment won’t be true anyway as the Ashes will be on BT next winter and 4 of those tests are scheduled for this year. I suspect they are referring to home tests.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4601 on: Today at 12:06:32 PM »
The S*n....with inaccurate news......who'd have thunk it  ::)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4602 on: Today at 01:28:59 PM »
The messy part of this is that the sports content isn't supposed to be on disney+ until the 23rd which means the first 2 test are a bit up in the air. As things stand they'll be on hotstar which is their bollywood streaming site but I can't see people signing up for that just to watch the cricket so I'd be amazed if there isn't a change for those first 2 tests.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4603 on: Today at 01:38:55 PM »
The basic thing seems to be that Disney already owned the rights (via their existing Hotstar channel) and decided not to sell the international rights on as they'd done in the past.


 


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