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Offline Risso

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11160 on: November 08, 2023, 12:28:09 PM »
Surely even this England side can't stuff this up against the Dutch.

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« Reply #11161 on: November 08, 2023, 12:29:23 PM »
Buttler seems more and more like a T20 rather than ODI player. Love the Stokes Woakes combo. Think it's time for Mo to retire from all international cricket and focus on the Bears.

Can see the likes of Duckett, Salt and Jacks playing in the near future to freshen up the batting. Maybe Hain too.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11162 on: November 09, 2023, 11:00:41 AM »
Sri Lanka 131-9, presuming last wicket doesnít add loads and NZ knock them off its a good result for Englands race for 7th lol in that Pakistan have nothing to play for in the last match.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11163 on: November 09, 2023, 11:21:41 AM »
Sri Lanka 131-9, presuming last wicket doesnít add loads and NZ knock them off its a good result for Englands race for 7th lol in that Pakistan have nothing to play for in the last match.

As small comforts go, thatís one of the smallest that Iíve seen.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11164 on: November 09, 2023, 11:31:37 AM »
Sri Lanka 131-9, presuming last wicket doesnít add loads and NZ knock them off its a good result for Englands race for 7th lol in that Pakistan have nothing to play for in the last match.

As small comforts go, thatís one of the smallest that Iíve seen.
It sure is a very small comfortÖ..all those new fans theyíve attracted playing shit & giggles in August might lose interest in cricket if England donít qualify for Champions Trophy:-)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11165 on: November 10, 2023, 12:47:35 AM »
Sri Lanka 131-9, presuming last wicket doesnít add loads and NZ knock them off its a good result for Englands race for 7th lol in that Pakistan have nothing to play for in the last match.

As small comforts go, thatís one of the smallest that Iíve seen.

Was thinking that myself today.  It's the very bottom rung in terms of achievement. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11166 on: November 10, 2023, 06:57:50 AM »
Well done NZ. They had had lots of injuries but somehow have managed to (hopefully) get through to the semi finals. It would be such a NZ thing to beat India in the semi final and then lose in the final.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11167 on: November 10, 2023, 06:59:59 AM »
Iím very much supporting NZ. Iíd love them to win, but India look pretty invincible.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11168 on: November 11, 2023, 05:40:37 PM »
Sri Lanka suspended by the ICC due to government interference in the running of the sport.

However, the ICC continues to allow Afghanistan to compete even though they Taliban have banned the women's team.
The view of the ICC is that as long as Afghanistan are acting within the laws of the country, that's fine. Even if said laws are misogynistic.

Both stories covered in this Beeb article

  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/67384199

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11169 on: November 11, 2023, 05:46:12 PM »
Sri Lanka suspended by the ICC due to government interference in the running of the sport.

However, the ICC continues to allow Afghanistan to compete even though they Taliban have banned the women's team.
The view of the ICC is that as long as Afghanistan are acting within the laws of the country, that's fine. Even if said laws are misogynistic.

Both stories covered in this Beeb article

  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/67384199

It's a good job the cricket world didn't take the same approach to apartheid in SA and just continue playing against them.

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« Reply #11170 on: November 11, 2023, 11:00:32 PM »
Decent win for England today, even though the game was a dead rubber.  Still hard to pinpoint what went so badly wrong, but the body language and the expressions of the players was telling again today. 

Be interesting to see how they go forward from here.  Is Buttler the right man to captain it or does it need freshening up would be question number one.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11171 on: November 12, 2023, 07:55:19 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/67391422

Squads for the 50 over/T20 series in the Caribbean in December

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11172 on: November 12, 2023, 08:24:13 AM »
Harsh on Malan to be dropped completely.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11173 on: November 12, 2023, 10:02:35 AM »
So Key says World Cup was his fault for prioritising tests over 50 overÖ.completely ignores the other reason!  I know turkeys donít vote for Christmas but at least acknowledge that the shit and giggles nonsense ruining August prep played a part as well.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #11174 on: November 12, 2023, 10:40:10 AM »
Sri Lanka suspended by the ICC due to government interference in the running of the sport.

However, the ICC continues to allow Afghanistan to compete even though they Taliban have banned the women's team.
The view of the ICC is that as long as Afghanistan are acting within the laws of the country, that's fine. Even if said laws are misogynistic.

Both stories covered in this Beeb article

  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/67384199

It's a good job the cricket world didn't take the same approach to apartheid in SA and just continue playing against them.
I accept your point on SA  but there the apartheid regime was proud of its sporting prowess and particularly ďpurityĒ however its slightly different in Afghanistan. There we have a government who will hand you 20 lashes for taking part in idle stuff  playing football or cricket. So we have a duty to nourish Afghan cricket wherever we can and in whatever way.

 


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