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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3525 on: November 23, 2019, 09:34:37 AM »
Iím jealous LS, watching a Test in NZ is on my bucket list. That ground looks just lovely.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3526 on: November 23, 2019, 09:38:28 AM »
More crap leadership from Root. How is he still captain?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3527 on: November 23, 2019, 07:29:20 PM »
I guess he is till there because there in no one else.  Burns would be ideal if he can secure the opener slot for himself. Last night was cringingly embarrassing  watching Root fiddle and squirm cluelessly to make decisions. Once again he threw away a position of strength, like he did many times this summer, at 127-4 by being too defensive. He is not inspiring anyone through his batting or leadership.
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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3528 on: November 23, 2019, 11:45:31 PM »
Thereís not a lot here, but equally why isnít Archer bowling the new ball first up? Thereís no excuse for England to get rolled here.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3529 on: November 23, 2019, 11:59:05 PM »
Thereís not a lot here, but equally why isnít Archer bowling the new ball first up? Thereís no excuse for England to get rolled here.

Is he going to be an opener though Paul?  Broad and Anderson will be the opening partnership when the latter is fit again and the likes of Curran and Woakes are going to have to open in away conditions to get whatever swing there may be early up. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3530 on: November 24, 2019, 08:39:00 AM »
Fair play to NZ theyíve done really well, but since midway through day 2 England have been dross.

Poor captaincy, careless with the bat, lacking intensity, average fielding and flat bowling. Really really poor.

On the Archer point Tom, Iím a firm believer that you give your best bowlers the best opportunity with the ball. Now thereís a caveat there, that we need Archer to bowl quick and I feel Root is using him badly at the moment. But basically, and I like them both, but if Woakes and Curran canít find a way to be a useful 3rd/4th seamer abroad without using the new ball then they shouldnít play.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3531 on: November 24, 2019, 09:03:02 AM »
Iím jealous LS, watching a Test in NZ is on my bucket list. That ground looks just lovely.
Sorry only just seen this - it is an impressive set up and they seem to do most stuff right here eg: free in tomorrow / hardly any queues for beer or food and players happy to stop and chat.
Although the rest of my post hasnít aged well ! Do well to avoid a loss tomorrow.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3532 on: November 24, 2019, 09:32:56 AM »
I love seeing cricket grounds in New Zealand on television. It's a bygone era from England. Planning to be there next time England play a Test series. This time it is a bit close to tour of South Africa.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3533 on: November 24, 2019, 09:35:42 AM »
On cricket another poor day however time for Root to  save this Test match tomorrow. If he can't do that on a still  fairly flat wicket than there is no point in him carrying on in either capacity.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3534 on: November 24, 2019, 09:42:30 AM »
On cricket another poor day however time for Root to  save this Test match tomorrow. If he can't do that on a still  fairly flat wicket than there is no point in him carrying on in either capacity.

How many times has this happened in recent years - we bat first and struggle to get a modest total.  The opposition then get a massive score on what looks like a road of a pitch, only for us to then get rolled out for a low total on the 4th / 5th day on the exact same pitch that looked dead when we were bowling on it. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3535 on: November 24, 2019, 10:43:53 AM »
Sorry, but that ground doesn't look like a proper Test Match arena.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3536 on: November 24, 2019, 01:43:43 PM »
Iím not sure whatís happened to Root in the last few years. I look at the way Smith, Williamson, and Kohli, whoís just gone to 41 centuries, have kicked on and Joe has gone backwards if anything. Itís strange.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3537 on: November 24, 2019, 04:17:50 PM »
Sorry, but that ground doesn't look like a proper Test Match arena.
Please explain why?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3538 on: November 24, 2019, 09:32:17 PM »
Iím not sure whatís happened to Root in the last few years. I look at the way Smith, Williamson, and Kohli, whoís just gone to 41 centuries, have kicked on and Joe has gone backwards if anything. Itís strange.

Kohli and Williamson are the two best batsmen in the world by far, for me. I enjoy watching them bat and they are pure class and technique all the way.

Smith is a more interesting one and I absolutely agree that there is no reason Root should be lagging so far behind him. The only thing I can think is it's a question of grit and desire. I don't think he's as good as we like to think he is, but he is a far more accomplished batsman than Smith.

For me, he doesn't bring much as captain (as, say, Strauss or Vaughan did once their batting dropped off) so he needs to perform with the bat. He's much more important to the team as a bat than a leader, and we really need his runs more than anything.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3539 on: November 24, 2019, 10:56:21 PM »
Root's problems are summed up with the way he's just got out. Awful shot after looking comfortable for nearly an hour.

 


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