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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020  (Read 173685 times)

Offline Risso

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3540 on: November 24, 2019, 11:04:42 PM »
Deary me, timid doesn't even begin to describe that dismissal.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3541 on: November 24, 2019, 11:06:12 PM »
Sorry, but that ground doesn't look like a proper Test Match arena.
Please explain why?

It's like a school playing field with people sat on the banks on deck chairs!  I've seen village greens with more facilities than that.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3542 on: November 24, 2019, 11:12:52 PM »
Cock Piss from Root again.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3543 on: November 24, 2019, 11:20:23 PM »
Someone needs to get Root out of his misery. I suggest replace him as captain with one of senior players for the rest of the series.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3544 on: November 24, 2019, 11:51:44 PM »
Root could really do with an 'injury' for the 2nd test.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3545 on: November 25, 2019, 04:08:45 AM »
The most typical England away test match performance ends typically.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3546 on: November 25, 2019, 05:40:41 AM »
Sorry, but that ground doesn't look like a proper Test Match arena.
Please explain why?

It's like a school playing field with people sat on the banks on deck chairs!  I've seen village greens with more facilities than that.
Full bar and catering facilities with zero queues for 5 days. A live band and big screen in the food court area for those wishing to escape another England batting collapse. Clean and plentiful toilets. Access to the pitch every lunchtime to stroll around and get a close up of the wicket. Kids allowed on the outfield with bat and ball. Allowed to walk on the pitch itself post match. Free sunscreen at any time. 15 per day and free today. Give me that over a soulless concrete stadium / pissed up groups throwing beer to make snakes / queuing for a drink of over-priced lager any day of the week.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3547 on: November 25, 2019, 06:09:59 AM »
Agree, Lsvilla, the New Zealand grounds are brilliant to watch cricket.
I often go to Hagley Oval to watch games and have been to international in Wellington (The Basin), Nelson and Queenstown. All great grounds, as is the Bay Oval and McLean Park in Napier. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3548 on: November 25, 2019, 06:33:04 AM »
Dismal.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3549 on: November 25, 2019, 08:50:42 AM »
Spineless performance again.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3550 on: November 25, 2019, 10:13:26 AM »
Sorry, but that ground doesn't look like a proper Test Match arena.
Please explain why?

It's like a school playing field with people sat on the banks on deck chairs!  I've seen village greens with more facilities than that.
Full bar and catering facilities with zero queues for 5 days. A live band and big screen in the food court area for those wishing to escape another England batting collapse. Clean and plentiful toilets. Access to the pitch every lunchtime to stroll around and get a close up of the wicket. Kids allowed on the outfield with bat and ball. Allowed to walk on the pitch itself post match. Free sunscreen at any time. 15 per day and free today. Give me that over a soulless concrete stadium / pissed up groups throwing beer to make snakes / queuing for a drink of over-priced lager any day of the week.

It looked fine to me on the TV.

The thing that puts me off watching international cricket in person is the inane chanting of the very annoying Barmy Army types (even more noticeable in smaller crowds) and mostly Billy* and his fecking trumpet

* I assume that it was Billy, or is there more than one annoying trumpet player ?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3551 on: November 25, 2019, 10:39:31 AM »
It might be harsh but I think the blame for that one lies squarely on Root. His approach on the morning of day 3 was a disgrace and then he spent the next 4 sessions looking totally lost. Even after that a half decent performance with the bat could've saved a draw and given us a chance to still win the series but instead he had a decent 50 minutes before, once more, turning bunny and giving away his wicket in the most pathetic of ways. Right now he's not working as a captain or a batsman, for a while it was easy to give him a bit of leeway because of failings at the top but the top 3 did a decent (but not great) job in both innings and meant he came in to face a ball that was 25-30 overs old and the same mistakes were still there.


As I said, a mystery injury so they can rest him for the next game would really help the team right now I think.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3552 on: November 28, 2019, 12:56:56 PM »
Buttler doubtful for the 2nd Test

Pope to keep wicket if necessary

Crawley or Woakes would probably play

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3553 on: November 28, 2019, 02:20:33 PM »
Buttler doubtful for the 2nd Test

Pope to keep wicket if necessary

Crawley or Woakes would probably play

I'd bring Crawley in and then bring Woakes in for either Broad or Leach, depending on how likely there is to be spin, both of them were desperately poor in the first test but I'm not sure we can justify 6 bowlers to 'hide' them. Root needs to learn how to use Archer better as well.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3554 on: November 28, 2019, 02:59:45 PM »
Foakes, Bairstow and Buttler all keepers of international class who have scored Test match 100's yet we are going into a test match with a keeper that hat has never taken a first class stumping. Not a brilliant piece of planning by England management I suggest. Good job the pitch is unlikely to turn.

Crawley in for Buttler makes sense and i would probably drop either Broad or Curran playing Woakes instead.  Leach might at least offer some semblance of control .... did I really say that!

 


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