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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020  (Read 164471 times)

Offline Villan For Life

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3825 on: February 12, 2020, 07:48:59 PM »
Totally threw that away

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3826 on: February 12, 2020, 07:51:42 PM »
Yeah I mean thereís a common sense point. When you need 5 from 5 why are you trying to smash it out of the park with a load of players on the fence. With all that space hit it for a couple. Thatís the lesson they need to learn. You donít need to win it in one ball at that point.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3827 on: February 12, 2020, 07:57:32 PM »
Losing 6 for 24 in the death overs was particularly poor.

They are all attacking players so they will always go for the glory shot in white ball cricket. When it works, and to be fair it usually does work, it looks fantastic. On the odd occasion it doesnít work we look pretty stupid.

It needed someone with a cricket brain to see that out but we didnít have that player today.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3828 on: February 12, 2020, 07:57:59 PM »
I also donít like Buttler as an opener. Itís much better having him coming in in the pressure situation.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3829 on: February 12, 2020, 08:00:04 PM »
I also donít like Buttler as an opener. Itís much better having him coming in in the pressure situation.

Iíd have Hales back, he must have served his punishment by now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3830 on: February 12, 2020, 11:25:47 PM »
I also donít like Buttler as an opener. Itís much better having him coming in in the pressure situation.

Iíd have Hales back, he must have served his punishment by now.

I wouldn't. Malan in for Denly, push Bairstow to open, Malan to 3 and then Buttler coming in next any time after about the 12th over, Other than that Woakes for Curran and Archer for Wood and I'd be happy.

As above, we lost today because Curran and Moeen weren't calm enough to realise that they just needed to get bat to ball and keep it on the ground. With how wide he'd pushed the field there were 1s and 2s everywhere but the nerves got to them. The knock from Roy was exceptional though and despite coming to an end with a bizarre shot it really should've been enough to see us over the line.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3831 on: February 14, 2020, 09:26:59 AM »
Forgot to set up a new thread for 2020, so I've just amended the title of this one

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3832 on: February 14, 2020, 05:59:06 PM »
Incredible knock from Moen today, 39 off 10 balls shifted the momentum England's way.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3833 on: February 14, 2020, 07:52:21 PM »
Fair play to Curran to pull that back and win it after the start of that over took some doing.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3834 on: February 15, 2020, 06:37:22 AM »
I still think Roy and Hales are the best openers in this format. Buttler is better at 5 or 6. Why the continued omission of Hales?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3835 on: February 15, 2020, 07:18:58 AM »
I still think Roy and Hales are the best openers in this format. Buttler is better at 5 or 6. Why the continued omission of Hales?

I think he should be in the team but I imagine that Morgan doesnít want him to be selected due to his past misdemeanours. To be fair, we havenít really missed him.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3836 on: February 15, 2020, 05:00:02 PM »
To be honest Iíd be looking at Banton as an option in the top 3.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3837 on: February 15, 2020, 11:34:47 PM »
To be honest Iíd be looking at Banton as an option in the top 3.

Didn't realise he was a local lad in his teens Paul and had been in the Warwicksire set up at one point. 

Unlike the test side over the past couple of years, we have an abundance of choices in limited overs cricket. Despite that, I think Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan, Stokes, Buttler, Ali, Woakes, Rashid, Archer and Wood is our best side in both formats of ODIs.  You could argue that we might need a bigger hitter than Root at three in T20s, but I still think there is a place for that type of player. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3838 on: February 16, 2020, 03:18:18 AM »
To be honest Iíd be looking at Banton as an option in the top 3.

Didn't realise he was a local lad in his teens Paul and had been in the Warwicksire set up at one point. 

Unlike the test side over the past couple of years, we have an abundance of choices in limited overs cricket. Despite that, I think Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan, Stokes, Buttler, Ali, Woakes, Rashid, Archer and Wood is our best side in both formats of ODIs.  You could argue that we might need a bigger hitter than Root at three in T20s, but I still think there is a place for that type of player.

I'd swap Root out to give him a break more than anything. Malan or Banton for me.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020
« Reply #3839 on: February 16, 2020, 12:44:28 PM »
Blimey S.A. Off to a flier.