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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2019, 08:30:01 PM »
Sam Curran absolutely is ready, hes proven that. Hes just not a number one or two seamer.

The key thing with him is you need to be able to pull him out of the attack quickly if batsmen get after him. He's not quick enough to push through that, especially early in the innings. This is why I'd go with a 4th seamer ahead of Rashid unless the wicket is a dust bowl.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2019, 08:30:40 PM »
Theres no chance that we will score the necessary runs to win this test.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #47 on: January 24, 2019, 08:35:37 PM »
Theres no chance that we will score the necessary runs to win this test.

probably not but fair play to the bowlers for giving us an outside chance with that spell. Still need to skittle them and then have all the batsmen find form from almost nothing.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2019, 09:27:22 PM »
Glad Curran has got on the board there, he's not bowled badly, he's just not quick enough to be a big threat on this pitch, decent delivery but a pretty lazy shot to be honest.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2019, 12:10:12 AM »
I think a lot of people have under-estimated the Windies and bigged us up too much. Its no fluke weve only won one series here in 50 years and preparation has simply been inadequate - as is the case with most tours - which makes winning away even harder.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2019, 12:59:46 AM »
If I had shelled out a lot of money to go out there I'd be absolutely seething with that performance today and the preparation (or lack of it) that has gone into the tour.  There has been something wrong in the set up fof some time now and it is almost as if they need to reach almost crisis point and receive the criticism that comes with it to find any kind of motivation.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2019, 04:13:05 PM »
Blimey were in for an absolute hammering here.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2019, 04:34:15 PM »
Blimey were in for an absolute hammering here.

Two days to get somewhere around 600. No problem, that's why they packed the batting lineup ;)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2019, 05:18:15 PM »
If I had shelled out a lot of money to go out there I'd be absolutely seething with that performance today and the preparation (or lack of it) that has gone into the tour.  There has been something wrong in the set up fof some time now and it is almost as if they need to reach almost crisis point and receive the criticism that comes with it to find any kind of motivation.

If I'd have shelled out a ton of money to go out there, I'd have binned the cricket by now and be chilling out on the beach. The Windies batting today is making our effort yesterday look even more feeble.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #54 on: January 25, 2019, 05:36:28 PM »
If I had shelled out a lot of money to go out there I'd be absolutely seething with that performance today and the preparation (or lack of it) that has gone into the tour.  There has been something wrong in the set up fof some time now and it is almost as if they need to reach almost crisis point and receive the criticism that comes with it to find any kind of motivation.

If I'd have shelled out a ton of money to go out there, I'd have binned the cricket by now and be chilling out on the beach. The Windies batting today is making our effort yesterday look even more feeble.

I wonder if our former manager has binned the cricket to go in search of an authentic Bajan fish kebab?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2019, 05:55:01 PM »
Well get less than 180 in response to whatever target is set.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2019, 06:47:39 PM »
Its excellent by Holder and Dowrich, but bloody hell its a poor all round display from England.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2019, 06:55:37 PM »
Also running Anderson and Stokes into the ground is a real problem.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2019, 08:07:01 PM »
Root bowled more overs than Rashid, kinda sums up why he was such a poor selection for this match, Woakes or Broad instead would've given us much more threat. It wouldn't have made a difference because the first innings batting was abysmal but it'd have been nice to get 20 wickets.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #59 on: January 25, 2019, 09:02:41 PM »
It's spells like this that make me worry with Jennings. He gets bogged down too easily and can be tempted to play silly shots, when you add that to his tendency to throw his hands when he drives and it just always feels really nervy.

 


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