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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3765 on: January 20, 2020, 10:11:04 AM »
made hard work of that last wicket, that is for sure...

well played England

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3766 on: January 20, 2020, 10:23:07 AM »
Joe Root unbelievably greedy and selfish this morning in the Trumpesque style.

To be fair to him, with that many runs to spare and the game pretty much in the bag I'm ok with him giving himself a chance for his fifth, I think he earned that yesterday.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3767 on: January 20, 2020, 11:48:07 AM »
I could agree Paul e in my weakest sentimental moment but it was not professional. Canít see an Aussie skipper doing that specially as threat of rain was there.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3768 on: January 20, 2020, 11:54:17 AM »
made hard work of that last wicket, that is for sure...

well played England

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It was brilliant entertainment though specially Joeís 28 runs over.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3769 on: January 20, 2020, 01:55:35 PM »
I could agree Paul e in my weakest sentimental moment but it was not professional. Canít see an Aussie skipper doing that specially as threat of rain was there.

If there was no chance of him taking a wicket I'd agree but he'd bene very dangerous in the previous session so I can forgive him for giving it a go, especially when it happened during one of our most impressive away performances in years.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3770 on: January 23, 2020, 07:19:39 PM »
Iím guessing someone has had a word with Root about being a bit more positive about Jof.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3771 on: January 23, 2020, 10:04:24 PM »
if Archer comes in, who is left out?  Not Wood, surely?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3772 on: January 23, 2020, 10:58:32 PM »
if Archer comes in, who is left out?  Not Wood, surely?

Joberg is probably the fastest pitch in SA, I think they will sacrifice spin so as well as Bess bowled in the first innings of the last test, Archer will come in for him. An attack of Wood, Archer, Broad, Curran & Stokes will be handy on a fast pitch. Root and Crawley will offer any slow bowling options to use up overs.

Itís horses for courses really, we are in Sri Lanka in March where we will play three or four spinners at the expense of the quicker bowlers.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3773 on: January 24, 2020, 10:40:04 AM »
Looks like Archer has injured himself warming up.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3774 on: January 24, 2020, 12:45:39 PM »
After the rain delay it's a decent start with the bat for England, 54 - 0.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3775 on: January 24, 2020, 12:52:57 PM »
The comment about the pace and conditions was insightful I think. Suggesting this is almost exactly the same bowling that Sibley and Crawley would face in the county game. If it carries on like this I think Woakes might have a big part to play.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3776 on: January 24, 2020, 12:55:34 PM »
Aside from that I really like this opening pair, along with Burns we seem to finally have found some proper openers who are able to consistently deal with the new ball. With Denly looking more settled at 3 (and offering a decent bowling option) we're actually facing a big decision of 3 from 4 at the top now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3777 on: January 24, 2020, 02:11:07 PM »
Aside from that I really like this opening pair, along with Burns we seem to finally have found some proper openers who are able to consistently deal with the new ball. With Denly looking more settled at 3 (and offering a decent bowling option) we're actually facing a big decision of 3 from 4 at the top now.

Agree Paul.  Been possibly the most positive part of the tour so far.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3778 on: January 24, 2020, 06:36:56 PM »
Ben Stokes:



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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #3779 on: January 25, 2020, 09:52:44 AM »
This is a big innings for Buttler.