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Offline UK Redsox

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3570 on: November 29, 2019, 09:36:20 AM »
Stokes now injured.

If they were worried about his fitness ahead of the match, I guess that's another reason for playing Woakes

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3571 on: November 29, 2019, 12:45:47 PM »
We donít really need Jof to be bowling mid 80s, particularly on flat decks. Weíve got loads of players who can do that.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3572 on: November 29, 2019, 01:15:10 PM »
I know he's relatively young, but I struggle to remember a fast bowler who's as inconsistent as Archer.  Capable of fizzing it down at 90mph+ and putting the fear of god into bouncers, but also bowling 80mph help-yourself balls.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3573 on: November 29, 2019, 02:36:07 PM »
It's still very early in his test career but I agree he's been inconsistent. However I'd like to see Root using him in 3-4 over spells and telling him to go 100% on every delivery before I blame him for it. He's been asked to bowl 7-8 over spells a few times so far and that's just not how you use someone with his pace.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3574 on: November 29, 2019, 10:12:33 PM »
Wickets for Broad and Curran early on day 2 makes for a healthier looking scoreboard.

191/5

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3575 on: November 29, 2019, 11:34:14 PM »
Body language is crap with this new ball. Come on Jof letís have some fucking pace.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3576 on: November 30, 2019, 01:06:59 AM »
Not sure Root is subtle enough with his field settings. Every tactic is signposted. Feels like we're trying too hard, but after putting them in, the onus is on us.

Once again we just look a bit flat. Incapable of taking 20 wickets unless several are gifted to us.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3577 on: November 30, 2019, 01:41:00 AM »
Is it obligatory that, Woakes aside, we bowl down leg side?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3578 on: November 30, 2019, 07:42:41 AM »
Well that didn't end well with two wickets gone already. Still think England should've batted first having won the toss and got runs on the board. Already looking like a 2-0 defeat in this mini-series.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3579 on: November 30, 2019, 08:35:26 AM »
Blimey this is turning into a bit of a horror tour at the moment.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3580 on: November 30, 2019, 10:58:52 PM »
Burns and Root have been good so far.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3581 on: December 01, 2019, 08:12:58 AM »
Well done Burns and Root, that was a properly good effort. We need to try and go past them and hope rain doesnít ruin it.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3582 on: December 01, 2019, 09:51:58 AM »
Well done Burns and Root, that was a properly good effort. We need to try and go past them and hope rain doesnít ruin it.

Rain looks likely on the last day according to the forecasts.  Burns and Root were looking completely in control until the former was needlessly run out after just getting his hundred.  Stayed up to watch a bit of it last night and couldn't quite believe it as there was just no need for it at all.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3583 on: December 01, 2019, 10:29:58 PM »
We batted to try not to lose. Desperately dull stuff against bowling in the high 70s, low 80s that was accurate but not swinging, not moving off the pitch, and barely spinning. Not a moment when we tried to assert ourselves against a County drone like Mitchell.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3584 on: December 01, 2019, 10:47:46 PM »
Semi-hysterical attempt by a Kiwi commentator to justify producing slow flat pitches in that they encourage great bowlers. Athers tried to diplomatically suggest spectators might enjoy it more otherwise...

Mind you, the ICB should do us all a favour by encouraging the adoption of a ball that isn't the current Kookaburra.

 


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