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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4395 on: November 28, 2020, 12:16:23 AM »
...and always the first to be dropped when he failed.

He still played in 118 tests though.

For me, he was a test match number 5 and looked settled in that position.  His form only really started to suffer when they began moving him around the order when Trott and Pietersen left the scene.  Suppose as a senior player it was to be expected, but I don't think he was at his best at the top of the order.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4396 on: November 28, 2020, 12:24:58 AM »
Some knock from Bairstow to win the game.

Yep and a very good win.  Thought the decision to leave Ali out was a strange one given how the pitch played, but with Stokes not bowling they may have wanted an extra seamer.

Should be three good ODI series to follow over the coming weeks.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4397 on: December 04, 2020, 11:05:17 AM »
First ODI between SA and Eng called off about an hour before the scheduled start due to a positive test in the SA squad.

Games now planned to be on Sun, Mon and Wed


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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4398 on: December 04, 2020, 11:23:57 AM »
Bollocks

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4399 on: December 06, 2020, 12:42:52 PM »
Two members of the England hotel staff tested positive and now two members of the tour party have as well.

I can’t see any of the ODIs happening now

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4400 on: December 07, 2020, 04:20:58 PM »
Rest of the tour has been cancelled

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4401 on: December 09, 2020, 02:44:00 PM »
The postponed two tests in Sri Lanka have been confirmed for Jan 2021

Bairstow expected to replace Pope and Archer expected to be rested.

First Test: 14-18 January, Galle

Second Test: 22-26 January, Galle

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4402 on: December 09, 2020, 07:55:31 PM »
Bairstow is a good option in the sub-continent.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4403 on: December 10, 2020, 02:46:08 PM »
England in India

India v England schedule
Tests

5-9 Feb 2021: First Test, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

13-17 Feb: Second Test, Chennai

24-28 Feb: Third Test, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

4-8 Mar: Fourth Test, Ahmedabad

Twenty20s

12 Mar: First T20, Ahmedabad

14 Mar: Second T20, Ahmedabad

16 Mar: Third T20, Ahmedabad

18 Mar: Fourth T20, Ahmedabad

20 Mar: Fifth T20, Ahmedabad

ODIs

23 Mar: First ODI, MCA Stadium, Pune

26 Mar: Second ODI, Pune

28 Mar: Third ODI, Pune

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4404 on: December 10, 2020, 02:55:30 PM »
Add in the Sri Lanka matches....that's 6 tests, 5 T20s and 3 ODIs before the end of March  :o
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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4405 on: December 10, 2020, 03:53:49 PM »
Ah good. No rush with that vaccine, I'll have to soldier on "working" from home. 😁

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4406 on: December 11, 2020, 11:45:36 AM »
Ah good. No rush with that vaccine, I'll have to soldier on "working" from home. 😁

I think that I can keep on working from home until then as well.

However, post-vaccine, I have no intention to returning to the office for more than a couple a days each week. Just walking down the stairs is far better than the over ten hours per week that I spent commuting

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4407 on: December 11, 2020, 01:09:34 PM »
Squad for the Sri Lanka tests

As expected Archer is rested, as is Stokes. Bairstow is back, as is Moeen

Lawrence in for Burns, as the latter's wife is expecting.

James Bracey of 'The Shire' gets to hang out with the squad again.

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England squad: Joe Root (capt), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler (wk), Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Ben Foakes (wk), Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dom Sibley, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Reserves: James Bracey (wk), Mason Crane, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Robinson, Amar Virdi.
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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4408 on: December 11, 2020, 08:45:48 PM »
Spin remains a concern - there’s no one banging down the door to come in. Appreciate this year is a bit weird, but it dates back longer than that.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4409 on: December 19, 2020, 05:32:10 AM »
India in a collapse for the ages against Australia.  All out for 36. 27/9 in the day. India’s lowest ever total in Tests.

 


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