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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7470 on: August 20, 2022, 12:22:56 AM »
Well that was horrible. Just played badly in all facets. It doesn’t how aggressive you are, or aren’t, if you play that badly you’ll lose. The bowling is too samey too.

It's been coming though really hasn't it? For all the fun of the recent run chases, sooner or later if they want to be a top test nation again they're going to have play consistently well in all areas of the game. You can't rely on swashbuckling centuries from Bairstow and Stokes to save you every match.

Agree.  As good as the victories against New Zealand and India were earlier in the summer, we were heavily reliant on runs from Root and Bairstow who were both in golden patches of form. 

Without those runs in this test, we have been skittled twice for well under two hundred, albeit against a quality attack.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7471 on: August 20, 2022, 01:15:08 AM »
Nobody can be as pathetic with the bat as England.

West Indies: "hold my beer".

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7472 on: August 20, 2022, 11:56:22 AM »
Well that was horrible. Just played badly in all facets. It doesn’t how aggressive you are, or aren’t, if you play that badly you’ll lose. The bowling is too samey too.

It's been coming though really hasn't it? For all the fun of the recent run chases, sooner or later if they want to be a top test nation again they're going to have play consistently well in all areas of the game. You can't rely on swashbuckling centuries from Bairstow and Stokes to save you every match.

Exactly this….openers still look beyond ropey, Pope is doing ok but lots of room to improve, Root is the man,.Bairstow has had a rich vein but you know he’ll go back to walking wicket as quickly, Stokes is Stokes, Foakes will def be under the pump to get a Billings etc in the side to bolster batting & bowlers beyond the old guard looks pretty thin.

Far too many players are promising not necessarily achieving….can see Jimmy & Broad still being in there next summer at this rate

Agreed. If we had decent, reliable openers, then the likes of Root, Bairstow and Stokes would be capable of batting the opposition out of the match. Also, Archer being injured for the last 18 months doesn't help I suppose.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7473 on: August 20, 2022, 01:21:25 PM »
I think we will have to continue suffering Crawley until Sibley rejoins Surrey ,then of course the mere fact he plays for Surrey will see him back in the England squad

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7474 on: August 24, 2022, 11:09:42 AM »
Batters look woefully below the required standard - juggle right arm seamers that should sort it.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7475 on: August 25, 2022, 11:45:20 AM »
What a fantastic catch to get rid of Elgar…..off a no ball. So frustrating!

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« Reply #7476 on: August 25, 2022, 12:59:40 PM »
Saffers five down at lunch, you have to question why they won the toss and batted. Their attack is world class and with our brittle batting line up they had the chance to put us out of the series before lunch on day one of the second test.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7477 on: August 25, 2022, 04:41:47 PM »
Good bowling from England today, hopefully they make use of the better batting conditions.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7478 on: August 25, 2022, 06:34:32 PM »
Bloody well done Crawley.

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« Reply #7479 on: August 25, 2022, 07:45:44 PM »
Bloody well done Crawley.

Yes and we really do need him to build on that start tomorrow.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7480 on: August 25, 2022, 09:04:06 PM »
Bloody well done Crawley.

Indeed, wasn’t sure it was fair on him to not take him out of the firing line…hope he builds in the morning

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7481 on: August 25, 2022, 10:14:38 PM »
The review by Harmer might be the worst decision I've ever seen. Hit plum in front, under the knee roll and was going on to hit 3/4s up middle stump.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7482 on: August 26, 2022, 02:12:17 PM »
Perfectly poised test match at this point.  Every run important now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7483 on: August 26, 2022, 02:40:54 PM »
That Crawley knock was really important, even though it was only 38, it was crucial in setting a platform.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #7484 on: August 26, 2022, 03:08:32 PM »
Foakes has turned into a pretty useful lower-order bat, hasn't he?

 


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