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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4380 on: November 12, 2020, 10:58:18 PM »
Marlon Samuels is a bit of a tit isn’t he.

I thought he was a twat when he was a player. Now I think he's a twat who cannot string a sentence together.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4381 on: November 16, 2020, 03:55:45 PM »
Start of the BBL and Australia v India matches looking a bit dicey

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/54957969

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4382 on: November 17, 2020, 04:51:13 PM »
Start of the BBL and Australia v India matches looking a bit dicey

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/54957969

I hope not. What has helped keep me from the darkness was the cricket here and the IPL (I watched just about every game though the commentators were so wrapped up in a) the in-game advertising b) declaring every play.player as world class that I watched with the sound muted).


Offline Rory

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4383 on: November 17, 2020, 04:56:17 PM »
Start of the BBL and Australia v India matches looking a bit dicey

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/54957969

I hope not. What has helped keep me from the darkness was the cricket here and the IPL (I watched just about every game though the commentators were so wrapped up in a) the in-game advertising b) declaring every play.player as world class that I watched with the sound muted).

Same here, and I agree the marketing did seem a bit more shameless than usual.

"Great economy from Bumrah there...almost as great as the fuel economy on the Tata Altroz!"

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4384 on: November 17, 2020, 05:43:14 PM »
I've been watching Sky's re-run of the first Ashes Test of 2013...already it seems weird that Trent Bridge is full and people aren't Social Distancing.

I'd forgotten that the Broad incident (where he didn't walk) was in the second innings, and what a superlative 100 it was by Bell.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4385 on: November 17, 2020, 06:32:00 PM »
I've been watching Sky's re-run of the first Ashes Test of 2013...already it seems weird that Trent Bridge is full and people aren't Social Distancing.

I'd forgotten that the Broad incident (where he didn't walk) was in the second innings, and what a superlative 100 it was by Bell.

I still say Bell's legacy from that series has been undermined by the subsequent whitewash down under. He basically won us the 2013 series.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4386 on: November 17, 2020, 07:34:46 PM »
Yep Bell was magnificent in that series.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4387 on: November 18, 2020, 01:00:39 AM »
...and always the first to be dropped when he failed.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4388 on: November 18, 2020, 06:49:35 AM »
...and always the first to be dropped when he failed.

He still played in 118 tests though.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4389 on: November 18, 2020, 10:37:05 AM »
Provisional 2021 England international schedule released

https://www.ecb.co.uk/england/men/fixtures

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4390 on: November 18, 2020, 10:51:01 AM »
...and always the first to be dropped when he failed.

to be fair all batsmen go through a drought and when Belly went through his he probably desrved to be dropped, but he always came back stronger and that 109 vs the convicts at Trent Bridge is one of my favourite knocks from Ian.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4391 on: November 18, 2020, 11:03:46 AM »
If Bell had had Cook's mindset and determination, I'm convinced he would've finished up with 50+ Test hundreds.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4392 on: November 18, 2020, 01:36:31 PM »
Provisional 2021 England international schedule released

https://www.ecb.co.uk/england/men/fixtures

Disappointing that there’s possibly only one day of international cricket at Edgbaston next year.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4393 on: November 19, 2020, 01:15:24 AM »
If Bell had been as undroppable as Cook was -at one stage, I think he went eighteen months without a Test century -he would have had a chance of matching AC's figures.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4394 on: November 27, 2020, 08:08:40 PM »
Some knock from Bairstow to win the game.

 


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