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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4980 on: March 05, 2021, 03:23:41 PM »
I feel sorry for Bess. Dropping him in the way the did buried him. He wasnít ready anyway, but that made the situation worse. Then to bring him back in essentially a 4 man attack was asking for trouble.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4981 on: March 06, 2021, 06:57:11 AM »
England won't get near to the 160-odd they need to make India bat again.  As for Jonny Bairstow, that will be the end of his England test career.  Tough place to go but not many of them can hold their heads up from this series. 

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4982 on: March 06, 2021, 07:21:17 AM »
Yes I think itís time to draw a line under Bairstow now. Crawley and Sibley have had fucking dreadful winters.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4983 on: March 06, 2021, 07:26:53 AM »
Bairstow batted like a rabbit in the headlights, truly woeful from England again. Sibley was unlucky but it's now 33-4 and they can't blame the state of the pitch for this pathetic display.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4984 on: March 06, 2021, 07:37:23 AM »
I was generous at 60-5. Appreciate thereís some contributing factors but the batting in the last 3 Tests is some of the worst Iíve seen. Like Iíve said time to call time of Jonny, but Crawley and Sibley have serious work to do.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4985 on: March 06, 2021, 08:08:43 AM »
Whatís the betting that when we bat weíre about 60 - 5.
Not bad - 65-5. Edit. Now 65-6. This is going to end quickly and be very ugly I suspect.
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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4986 on: March 06, 2021, 08:13:21 AM »
The last 3 Tests have been some of the worst cricket Iíve seen from England in a long time. Dreadful.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4987 on: March 06, 2021, 08:43:32 AM »
So we're going to lose this by an innings. Aside from a terrific Root innings in the first test this has been an absolute shit show. Honestly if Bangladesh turned up and batted like us people would be saying they shouldn't be a test team.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4988 on: March 06, 2021, 09:56:19 AM »
The batting - apart from Root in the first Test - has been abysmal.  Yes, there have been some extenuating circumstances: unfamiliar conditions, a woefully prepared track in the third rubber and not forgetting India's record at home and the high they were on after winning in Australia, but still...  Every Test top order batsman will go for a duck or single figures; every team will have an innings when they're bowled out for not many, but you expect a reaction next time round, not innings after innings.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4989 on: March 06, 2021, 10:08:46 AM »
Lawrence is the one positive here.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4990 on: March 06, 2021, 10:18:20 AM »
I've thought for a while there's a bit of a batting crisis coming. Hopefully by the next tour of India Pope and Crawley will have made it and will be ready to prove themselves in the conditions again.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4991 on: March 06, 2021, 12:04:28 PM »
I'm totally confused by all the players flying in and flying out of this tour? Was there some kind of rota? If so, why did we hamstring our selections in this way?

Side note: I much prefer Talkport's ball by ball coverage to TMS these days. Mark Nicholas is much better when he's not being so sycophantic to  Aussies on Channel 9.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4992 on: March 06, 2021, 12:05:38 PM »
Bairstow, 2 50's in 28 innings, bye bye.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4993 on: March 06, 2021, 02:49:30 PM »
Bairstow, 2 50's in 28 innings, bye bye.

Bairstow hasn't produced in Test cricket in years, but I will say that having been selected for Sri Lanka, then looking in decent touch, to then send him home for the 1st 2 tests of the India series only to bring him back was a ridiculous decision. Sending Buttler home after the 1st test was also a ridiculous decision.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4994 on: March 06, 2021, 03:29:13 PM »
There have been some very confusing selections just lately. Pack a side with seamers in India then next test go with two seamers, one of who had bowled 16 overs all tour. It comes down to the selection panel which on tour is the captain and coach, with input via zoom etc by the likes of Ed Smith and Taylor.

I wasnít impressed with the appointment of Silverwood in the first place and so far Iíve seen nothing to change that view. Root should continue but Silverwood should be replaced.

 


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