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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4530 on: January 21, 2021, 07:33:11 PM »
They’ve announced the team already - Jimmy is the only change.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4531 on: January 22, 2021, 01:32:49 AM »
I'd like to see Olly Stone given a chance on this tour, Woakes back in the side too.  Moeen in for Curran, Stone and Woakes in for Broad and Wood.  Gives us some more pace and energy and deepens the batting line up too.  I like to look of Dan Lawrence.

I couldn’t disagree more. Sri Lanka is a quick bowlers graveyard.

Wood should play, Jimmy will replace Broad on a rotation basis. Moeen will be well short of match fitness and as recently as Friday Woakes was self-isolating so he will also be short Of match fitness too. I’d keep Curran in the starting XI, he is a special talent.

Not the friendliest conditions for fast bowlers, but from recollection didn't Stone bowl well the last time we were over there?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4532 on: January 22, 2021, 07:41:36 AM »
Jimmy has done a hell of a job so far.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4533 on: January 22, 2021, 08:28:29 AM »
Jimmy has done a hell of a job so far.

The word 'evergreen' comes to mind. I love the bloke.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4534 on: January 22, 2021, 08:38:38 AM »
Yeah incredible - we need someone to back him up.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4535 on: January 22, 2021, 10:30:01 AM »
"Two men there at long leg. One of them beats the other."

Aggers at his finest :)

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4536 on: January 22, 2021, 11:18:02 AM »
Need another couple of wickets here.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4537 on: January 22, 2021, 12:10:58 PM »
Far better from Sri Lanka today

Mathews left a few runs out there with his reluctance to push for three at times.
However, it was hot and he's a big unit, so somewhat understandable

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4538 on: January 23, 2021, 08:26:05 AM »
Think we might be in a spot of bother here.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4539 on: January 23, 2021, 10:03:51 AM »
Sibley is really struggling against left arm spin.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4540 on: January 23, 2021, 10:05:39 AM »
He is - does not look good.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4541 on: January 23, 2021, 10:33:46 AM »
The current opening pair are a liability on a spinning track.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4542 on: January 23, 2021, 11:03:34 AM »
Yep the openers need to learn fast. This isn’t good enough from them.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4543 on: January 23, 2021, 11:35:53 AM »
Root seems to be in a good place with the bat. With the year we have ahead, Root being back to his best and putting himself firmly back in with Smith, Kohli and Williamson would be brilliant.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4544 on: January 23, 2021, 11:57:24 AM »
Root seems to be in a good place with the bat. With the year we have ahead, Root being back to his best and putting himself firmly back in with Smith, Kohli and Williamson would be brilliant.

Definitely.

 


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