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Offline simon ward 50

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8235 on: May 16, 2023, 01:25:57 PM »
Maybe I have an old school approach but I really think that you should play your best keeper in every test, but that's not Bazzball is it?

Jack Russell says the same in today's I paper.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8236 on: May 16, 2023, 01:52:41 PM »
I donít even think itís just about being the best keeper. Itís also about chipping away at what made Bairstow brilliant last year - he was focussed on his batting. It might work out, but I worry it loses Foakes and diminishes Bairstow.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8237 on: May 17, 2023, 06:33:40 PM »
Think it is incredibly harsh on Ben Foakes.  It's not like he hasnt scored runs, on the contrary he's actually played some pretty vital innings over the past year. 


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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8238 on: May 20, 2023, 10:14:11 PM »
Really hope Robinsonís ankle scan doesnít indicate anything serious. Heís arguably our most important bowler this summer.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8239 on: May 21, 2023, 07:52:35 AM »
Really hope Robinsonís ankle scan doesnít indicate anything serious. Heís arguably our most important bowler this summer.

The injuries in the bowling attack are mounting up; Jimmy, Archer, Robinson, Stone and who knows if Stokes will bowl a ball in anger again? Itís concerning with the Ashes just a month away. I hope that they have Mark Wood on light duties at Durham!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8240 on: May 24, 2023, 11:34:14 AM »
Pear young seamer Josh Tongue been called up for Ireland test.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8241 on: May 24, 2023, 11:46:18 AM »
Pear young seamer Josh Tongue been called up for Ireland test.

Hope he gives them a good licking.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8242 on: May 24, 2023, 12:31:03 PM »
He'll lap it up.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8243 on: May 30, 2023, 06:40:47 PM »
Josh Tongue will make his test debut against Ireland on Thursday

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8244 on: May 30, 2023, 07:02:10 PM »
Can the Bears now have Woaksie back now then please

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8245 on: May 30, 2023, 11:34:16 PM »
Can the Bears now have Woaksie back now then please

Wonít see Woakes in a Bears shirt again this season

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8246 on: May 31, 2023, 09:38:26 AM »
Can the Bears now have Woaksie back now then please

Wonít see Woakes in a Bears shirt again this season

Nor an England shirt is my concern. Hope he doesn't become a permanent 12th man as that's a waste of his season.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8247 on: May 31, 2023, 09:42:00 AM »
He'll lap it up.
Good luck to the lad but I hope he doesn't give us a good licking.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8248 on: May 31, 2023, 09:44:23 AM »
Can the Bears now have Woaksie back now then please

Wonít see Woakes in a Bears shirt again this season

Nor an England shirt is my concern. Hope he doesn't become a permanent 12th man as that's a waste of his season.
Honestly if they are not going to include him in the XI he should be released. At this stage in his career he needs to play cricket rather than be 12th man. 12th man should be up and coming youngster who's just missed out on selection.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #8249 on: May 31, 2023, 07:19:51 PM »
Can the Bears now have Woaksie back now then please

Wonít see Woakes in a Bears shirt again this season

Nor an England shirt is my concern. Hope he doesn't become a permanent 12th man as that's a waste of his season.
Honestly if they are not going to include him in the XI he should be released. At this stage in his career he needs to play cricket rather than be 12th man. 12th man should be up and coming youngster who's just missed out on selection.

I imagine that theyíre resting Woakes to preserve his fitness for the Ashes in case Jimmy or Robinson arenít fit. They also get to see how Tongue gets on in test cricket. He has the ability to be a surprise package against the Aussies, heís pretty quick.

 


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