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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4965 on: March 04, 2021, 09:41:04 AM »
Weíll be batting tonight. Most of the batting has been poor, but bloody hell the top order (Root excepted) has really let us down this winter.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4966 on: March 04, 2021, 09:48:14 AM »
India will run up a big first innings here, 400+ I'd wager.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4967 on: March 04, 2021, 06:05:29 PM »
That was a really really poor effort. Can't blame the pitch for that at all as 350 should have been easily achievable

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4968 on: March 04, 2021, 06:49:42 PM »
Iíve been so unimpressed with our top 3 this winter. Whatever version itís been itís failed every time. Crawley and Sibley have about 3 reasonable scores between them. Thatís not good enough.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4969 on: March 05, 2021, 12:44:54 AM »
Iíve been so unimpressed with our top 3 this winter. Whatever version itís been itís failed every time. Crawley and Sibley have about 3 reasonable scores between them. Thatís not good enough.

I watched the Melbourne test from '10/'11 earlier. Christ, we had a batting lineup back then. Once you got beyond Strauss, Cook & Trott, you still had Bell, KP, Collingwood, Prior.

Not as strong, obviously, but reminiscent of the great Australian side in the sense that you'd take a wicket, celebrate, then see the next batsman in and think 'oh no, not him'. And that would go all the way down to Warne & Lee at 8 & 9.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4970 on: March 05, 2021, 09:26:22 AM »
Bess is letting us down a bit today in what has otherwise been a good bowling display, Root is a better bowler than him right now, both in terms of wickets/threat and control.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4971 on: March 05, 2021, 10:43:00 AM »
Bored of the home Indian commentary, TBH.

Plenty of cheerleading and very little insight.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4972 on: March 05, 2021, 11:05:19 AM »
The impact of how poor Bess has been has really hit home in this session, Stokes is getting smashed all over the park because he's fucked from bowling far too many overs in the day. This was always the risk of going in with 4 bowlers when 1 of them is badly out of form.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4973 on: March 05, 2021, 11:06:44 AM »
Sadly selection looks wrong again. We needed another seamer, Bess is unbowlable at the moment.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4974 on: March 05, 2021, 11:08:35 AM »
Bored of the home Indian commentary, TBH.

Plenty of cheerleading and very little insight.
They are worse than Australians. I find ex Kiwi players are the best commentators and pundits.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4975 on: March 05, 2021, 11:16:20 AM »
I like Graham Swanns commentry - had some good anecdotes yesterday

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4976 on: March 05, 2021, 11:17:59 AM »
Whatís the betting that when we bat weíre about 60 - 5.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4977 on: March 05, 2021, 11:18:41 AM »
Bored of the home Indian commentary, TBH.

Plenty of cheerleading and very little insight.
They are worse than Australians. I find ex Kiwi players are the best commentators and pundits.

I agree on the commentary, it's been my biggest issue with this series and is probably why I've found the coverage so much worse than we usually get on sky. I do still think the graphics and overlays are shit though.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4978 on: March 05, 2021, 12:49:12 PM »
Bess is not a front line spinner. 5th choice bowler capable of filling an end for a bit. Leach and Bess are a million miles from Swann and Panesar.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4979 on: March 05, 2021, 03:11:52 PM »
Bored of the home Indian commentary, TBH.

Plenty of cheerleading and very little insight.
They are worse than Australians. I find ex Kiwi players are the best commentators and pundits.

Apart from Danny Morrison, who has me heading straight for the mute button

 


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