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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019+2020  (Read 173727 times)

Offline tomd2103

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3555 on: November 28, 2019, 03:25:54 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!

Do not understand the decision not to take a reserve keeper, especially as we have plenty of quality options who could also probably play as batsmen if needed. 

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3556 on: November 28, 2019, 06:31:44 PM »
I donít get why Foakes isnít there.

Offline tricky59

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3557 on: November 28, 2019, 06:57:02 PM »
I donít get why Foakes isnít there.
As he is clearly our best keeper/batsman it must be something else.
May I suggest his teeth are so white that they dazzle our fielders.
It can't be for normal cricketing reasons.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3558 on: November 28, 2019, 07:33:46 PM »
To be fair I get picking Buttler (or Bairstow) ahead of Foakes on batting ability or potential. What I havenít understood is why neither Foakes or Bairstow are in the original touring party.

If the aim of this series was to blood some of those fringe players or get them used to touring then Foakes was an ideal pick. One for the future. If they are planning for the future and to win the Ashes down under itís not an auspicious start.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3559 on: November 28, 2019, 09:35:11 PM »
5 seamers. It might work here I donít know, but I donít think itís a long term solution away from home.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3560 on: November 28, 2019, 09:38:46 PM »
Also itís bonkers that Pope has to take the gloves. He needs to make his way with the bat, having the gloves doesnít help that. We might win, but itís a nuts selection.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3561 on: November 28, 2019, 09:44:42 PM »
Good luck Crawley.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3562 on: November 28, 2019, 09:52:10 PM »
Brave call to bowl first here. Really need 3/4 wickets in the first session.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3563 on: November 28, 2019, 10:19:34 PM »
Very early, but looking an ace toss to lose for NZ.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3564 on: November 28, 2019, 10:57:21 PM »
Flat pitch, ordinary bowling (Archer with yet another spell in second gear. Whatís the point?) one wicket, donated by a rotten shot.

Iím off to bed in the hope I reverse jinx things and Woakes rips them apart.

Offline Villan For Life

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3565 on: November 28, 2019, 11:10:56 PM »
Flat pitch, ordinary bowling (Archer with yet another spell in second gear. Whatís the point?) one wicket, donated by a rotten shot.

Iím off to bed in the hope I reverse jinx things and Woakes rips them apart.

Within minutes Woakesy produced a beautiful ball to get Williamson, a great catch from Root too.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3566 on: November 28, 2019, 11:14:16 PM »
Flat pitch, ordinary bowling (Archer with yet another spell in second gear. Whatís the point?) one wicket, donated by a rotten shot.

Iím off to bed in the hope I reverse jinx things and Woakes rips them apart.
You need to go to bed again and again tonight.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3567 on: November 29, 2019, 04:54:39 AM »
Well that went well didn't it.  Root really is a complete disaster as skipper.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3568 on: November 29, 2019, 07:31:59 AM »
Not looking good. What is going on with Jof?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3569 on: November 29, 2019, 08:58:13 AM »
Not looking good. What is going on with Jof?

He's caught the Broad (and Anderson) bug. If there's no help in the pitch then the bowling unit collectively gives up.

 


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