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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020  (Read 173677 times)

Online olaftab

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3585 on: December 01, 2019, 11:01:41 PM »
Could there be a decent lead here?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3586 on: December 02, 2019, 05:37:22 PM »
Very good from Root. More of that please.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3587 on: December 02, 2019, 06:03:30 PM »
Its clearly a completely dead pitch (as was the one in the 1st test btw where we inexplicably got bowled out cheaply), but hopefully the confidence gained for Root, Burns, Pope etc will be important heading into the South Africa series.

I think Sibley has to be given at least the 1st couple of tests in SA, but the opener position is becoming something that looks unsolvable at the moment.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3588 on: December 02, 2019, 07:45:52 PM »
It is a dead pitch, but Iím totally baffled by Archerís lack of pace. I reckon he bowled one ball over 140k (141, so just) when the situation cried out for something other than Chris Woakes pace without the skill.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3589 on: December 02, 2019, 08:02:05 PM »
I said similar earlier Nick.  Usually with young fast bowlers, their inexperience manifests itself in lack of line and length.  Not dropping 20% in pace and bowling pies.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3590 on: December 02, 2019, 08:06:38 PM »
This is where Root and Silverwood need to really give him a rocket. It's pointless Archer being in the team if he's only going to bowl at 82/83 mph.

Much rather have 3, 5 over spells of 90mph+ than 7/8 over spells of him just putting the ball there. Maybe he is a Devon Malcolm type who you need to get angry?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3591 on: December 02, 2019, 09:46:54 PM »
Urgh thatís a bad drop from Pope. Williamson should be gone.

Not really blaming Pope, itís poor selection to expose him as a keeper at this level.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3592 on: December 03, 2019, 01:17:48 AM »
Shit today,pure shit. Again.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3593 on: December 03, 2019, 04:30:14 PM »
Shit today,pure shit. Again.

Yep that drop by Denly summed up the performance, shocking.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3594 on: December 03, 2019, 11:43:28 PM »
The whole tour has been a bit of a non-event. Iíve struggled to find any enthusiasm for it.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3595 on: December 04, 2019, 12:22:33 AM »
The whole tour has been a bit of a non-event. Iíve struggled to find any enthusiasm for it.

The modern day scheduling is a joke, so we are going to get series like this I suppose where it all just feels a bit underwhelming. 

It has been a big of a disappointing tour on the whole, but I am a bit more hopeful that the semblance of a balanced side is starting to emerge (although selection in this last test was questionable).  In the short term, I would be looking at a fairly settled pool of players of:

Top three - Burns, Sibley, Denly Crawley
4,5,6 - Root, Pope, Stokes, Bairstow, Vince (worth a go a bit lower)
7 (wk) - Buttler, Foakes
8 - Curran, Woakes, Ali
9, 10, 11 - Archer, Broad, Anderson, Leach, Wood

That will be trimmed down for the South Africa tour, but the Lions are going to Australia this winter so I would be looking at sending a pretty strong side down there.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3596 on: December 04, 2019, 11:59:56 AM »
Richard Dawson from Glos is going to be coaching the Lions, with Tresco assisting for the One Dayers and Trott for the Four Dayers


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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3597 on: December 20, 2019, 11:19:25 AM »
From what I understand there's a bit of a bug going around the camp, the result of which means England are playing a really bizarre line up:


Burns, Sibley, Denly, Root, Stokes, Pope, Buttler, Bairstow, Crawley, Curran, Woakes.


Currently 120/2 with Sibley(22) and Burns(56) gone and Denly(28*) and Root(9*) at the crease.


Another one where Sibley hasn'y got a big score but has seen out the first 20 overs (well nearly). Personally I'm happy with that but I do worry that England will look to replace him for not getting a big score if it doesn't come in the next few matches which I think would be a mistake.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3598 on: December 20, 2019, 03:04:08 PM »
Looks like it's Broad, Archer and Leach who are worst affected

Overton and Bess are on their way as cover.


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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3599 on: December 20, 2019, 08:24:14 PM »
From what I understand there's a bit of a bug going around the camp, the result of which means England are playing a really bizarre line up:


Burns, Sibley, Denly, Root, Stokes, Pope, Buttler, Bairstow, Crawley, Curran, Woakes.


Currently 120/2 with Sibley(22) and Burns(56) gone and Denly(28*) and Root(9*) at the crease.


Another one where Sibley hasn'y got a big score but has seen out the first 20 overs (well nearly). Personally I'm happy with that but I do worry that England will look to replace him for not getting a big score if it doesn't come in the next few matches which I think would be a mistake.

It's actually a 14 per side game the line up above is just for when we are batting.

 


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