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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6030 on: December 08, 2021, 07:15:10 AM »
Well pretty clear that we’ll probably end up having the normal post Ashes review where everything gets torn up and started again.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6031 on: December 08, 2021, 07:25:58 AM »
The cricket itself was worse the BT' coverage which is quite something.

Back to TMS for me.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6032 on: December 08, 2021, 07:49:47 AM »
The frustration is that Australia aren’t all that. They’ve got some excellent players, and a very good attack, but they’re vulnerable. But if you get skittled for nothing then there’s just no opportunity to expose those vulnerabilities.

Got to say the management and preparation of the Test side, and the first class game, has been piss poor for a few years now.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6033 on: December 08, 2021, 08:00:39 AM »
Had to switch from tv to radio after about an hour, the commentators were appalling, think they forgot it was a test match not one of those Big Bash shit & giggles games and spent the whole time talking over each other for air time….nearly as bad as the England top order

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6034 on: December 08, 2021, 08:03:01 AM »
Hameed actually showed the way - he tried to dig in.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6035 on: December 08, 2021, 08:22:20 AM »
Most annoying thing is that anyone with even the most passing interest in English cricket could have told you that this would be the case 6 months ago, a year ago, even longer before that.

I fully expected to wake up to a headline of "Woeful England crumble against Australia" and here we are... It's just boring at this point.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6036 on: December 08, 2021, 10:08:06 AM »
The frustration is that Australia aren’t all that. They’ve got some excellent players, and a very good attack, but they’re vulnerable. But if you get skittled for nothing then there’s just no opportunity to expose those vulnerabilities.

Got to say the management and preparation of the Test side, and the first class game, has been piss poor for a few years now.

It's alright, we've got two Yorkshiremen in charge of the test team, what could go wrong?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6037 on: December 08, 2021, 10:36:24 AM »
Sky commentators are miles better. BT coverage is rubbish. Aussie commentators are irritating.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6038 on: December 08, 2021, 12:41:27 PM »
One thing I will say is that this was predictable. There have been no warm up games at all, how anyone can get their eye in is anyone's guess.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6039 on: December 08, 2021, 01:06:43 PM »
Well let's see what the bowlers can do, very strange decision to leave Broad out, last time both him and Anderson didn't take part in an Ashes test was 2006.
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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6040 on: December 08, 2021, 01:13:31 PM »
When BT have cricket TV coverage (as with when TalkSport have radio) it makes it clear just how good TMS and Sky's commentators are

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6041 on: December 08, 2021, 01:41:04 PM »
Listened to it on the radio, i kept falling asleep and waking up to different batsmen at the crease. I was thinking I would be waking up to a disastrous first inning ls score, but 147 is a pretty good score for this England team isn't it? It's more than they usually get.

Yep, gave up on it when Stokes got out and was fully expecting to wake up to the news that we had been bowled out for 70 or 80 odd. 

Still can't quite understand the decision to bat first when conditions were so favourable for bowlers and our batting line up is as fragile as it is.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6042 on: December 08, 2021, 02:05:51 PM »
It's something like the 9th time this year that England have been 60-5 apparently ... and there I was saying that the English bowling was rank average.  We have the delights of the ball disappearing to all corners of the ground tomorrow.

The decision to drop Broad is strange and may have influenced the decision to bat first? Clearly Stokes isn't up to bowling 15 overs in a day or I suspect Robinson or Woakes would have missed out. Surely they cannot be playing Robinson for his ability to bat better than Broad?? Be interesting to see when Leach bowls.

Does anyone have an idea what Burns was doing?




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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6043 on: December 08, 2021, 02:20:21 PM »
Yeah it was a calamitous batting display and you just know our bowlers won’t get the length right.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #6044 on: December 08, 2021, 04:53:48 PM »
When BT have cricket TV coverage (as with when TalkSport have radio) it makes it clear just how good TMS and Sky's commentators are

Hard disagree on TalkSport as far as their cricket coverage goes. I thought they were much better than what TMS has now become (a pastiche of its old self).

Can't speak for this series as the only audio stream i can find that broadcasts here is ABC Grandstand. Even more Jim Maxwell than you guys have to put up with on TMS.

 


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