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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5385 on: August 04, 2021, 05:05:51 PM »
England are very poor. Constantly getting the selections wrong too. No backbone whatsoever.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5386 on: August 04, 2021, 05:06:02 PM »
Abysmal batting again

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5387 on: August 04, 2021, 05:42:27 PM »
Constant dreadful batting displays.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5388 on: August 04, 2021, 05:47:26 PM »
I fear for this series and the Ashes, itís getting back to 1990ís levels of ineptitude. As memorable as the World Cup win was, itís clearly come at the expense of test cricket.
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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5389 on: August 04, 2021, 07:34:24 PM »
Yep Iím getting pretty fed up with the sub par Test side. The top 3 is consistently failing. The middle order rarely produces and the selection is always off. Failing to pick a spinner is a mistake we keep making. Also Iíve come to the point where it doesnít make sense to me to select Jimmy and Broad in the same side.

Weíre a mess.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5390 on: August 04, 2021, 07:53:56 PM »
The 100 will help of course...

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5391 on: August 04, 2021, 08:05:49 PM »
Just got back. Very poor. Not a fan of an lbw umpires call on height in the first over of a match to be honest. Batting woeful though notwithstanding that. When was the last time Buttler hit a red ball before today ? And a few others. Four 0ís in the top 9  !

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5392 on: August 04, 2021, 08:22:03 PM »
Butler's last red ball match was February (5live)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5393 on: August 04, 2021, 10:35:53 PM »
Yep Iím getting pretty fed up with the sub par Test side. The top 3 is consistently failing. The middle order rarely produces and the selection is always off. Failing to pick a spinner is a mistake we keep making. Also Iíve come to the point where it doesnít make sense to me to select Jimmy and Broad in the same side.

Weíre a mess.

The broad/Anderson partnership has been brilliant.  Time for England to be brave now though and drop one of them for Wood, Stones, Woakes and move us forward.  Curren can swing it but is too slow for test cricket.  Archer can't come back quickly enough.  Not sure what to make of Robinson yet. The Aussies are going to rip us to pieces with the weak minded filth we are serving up currently.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5394 on: August 05, 2021, 09:27:27 AM »
Oh yes fully agree the combination has been brilliant, but I think the time has come to move on from them both playing. Itís one or other for me. I thought that decision had already been made as well.

The batting and muddled selection is the biggest worry.

 Sibley - I just donít see it, he might get the occasional score but heís too one paced. Good bowlers will always get him out and he doesnít pose a counter threat.

Crawley - one brilliant innings aside has shown very little. He has talent, but needs to understand his game more. Test cricket is not the place to learn.

Lawrence - again talented, but another one who doesnít seem to understand his game.

Pope - probably the most talented. But his change in technique of moving to the off stump to counter playing at wide balls seems to have caused damage to his game as a whole.

Selection - stop failing to pick a spinner, it doesnít work. Not saying itíll change any results at the moment, because if we get no runs itís largely academic. But it speaks to poor thinking in selection, which is illustrated by the wider issues in the team.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5395 on: August 05, 2021, 12:48:58 PM »
Just got back. Very poor. Not a fan of an lbw umpires call on height in the first over of a match to be honest. Batting woeful though notwithstanding that. When was the last time Buttler hit a red ball before today ? And a few others. Four 0ís in the top 9  !

Two of our starting xi havent played any red ball cricket whatsoever this season and many of the others at start of season in April when devoid of any hard wickets.
The Hundred has interefered too much with the county game. Just playing on green tops in April & September not gonna help any wannabe test batsman.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5396 on: August 05, 2021, 01:12:06 PM »
Jofra out of the Ashes.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5397 on: August 05, 2021, 02:04:37 PM »
Big over from Jimmy getting Pujara and Kohli.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5398 on: August 05, 2021, 04:18:26 PM »
Back on for one ball, then it starts raining again.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #5399 on: August 06, 2021, 03:20:22 PM »
The way this is going, I am hoping for a very soggy couple of days.

 


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