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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby steve209799 on Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:49 pm

What about taking Joe Denly, MVP for T20 and One Day but also had a good season for Kent although in Division 2. Leg spin bowling has come on leaps and bounds and would be a useful 3rd spinner who can bat and is also a safe pair of hands.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Chicken Run Supreme on Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:44 am

Denly would be a worthy pick and he'll be in Division 1 next season as Kent sealed promotion yesterday after trouncing Glamorgan. Next week sees Kent travel to Edgbaston for a title decider.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby jacko on Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:30 am

westham,eggyandchips wrote:
So he didn't want to get anyone in trouble then, but is happy to now.......and BTW, buy my book for the full story.

Nah. If your racially abused, get the ****ers there and then (Especially if they're Australian), and not wait to cash-in on a book to do it.


I understand what you're saying but he is a quiet and modest guy. I was surprised that he had a book out to be honest. But what he says is interesting because it just shows why everyone seems to hate the aussies so much.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby smuts on Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:36 pm

Burns and Denly called up.

Jennings keeps his place and likely to open with Burns. How jammy is he?
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby steps on Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:13 am

We’re on a hiding to nothing with Jennings, I can’t see him ever coming good in an England shirt, sadly.

Think I read Ed Smith’s sticking with him because he doesn’t want to start the Sri Lanka tour with two new openers. Not sure this is a great policy tbh.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Hemel Iron on Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:36 pm

It’s a poor policy. What I find quite ridiculous is that we have struggles in the Top 3, yet can afford to play Buttler as a specialist No 7 batsman. Is that even a thing?

This smacks of panic, we have so little faith in the top order that we have to bat down that low to bail us out.

It begs the question as to why we can’t encourage (or force) one of our 4-7 to move up for the good of the team, sure Root wants to bat 4 but as a captain in a difficult situation, he should lead from the front and open for a while. I know people will point to his average being better at 4 than it is at 3 or as an opener, but I feel that isn’t the point.

The point is not to compare Root against himself at other spots in the order, the point is that Root as an opener is still likely to be better than Jennings.

This is never going to happen, as it seems individuals egos are allowed to overrule what is best for the team as a whole, but it strikes me as ridiculous that on paper we have a strong 4-7 but they will often be under huge pressure because the weak Top 3 will often put us in 30-3 type situations.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby sendô on Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:46 pm

smuts wrote:Burns and Denly called up.

Jennings keeps his place and likely to open with Burns. How jammy is he?

100% if Chef hadn't have retired Jennings would not be going to Sri Lanka.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Tenbury on Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:02 pm

If Stokes is going, why not open with Hales ?....better than Jennings.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby NottingHammer6 on Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:39 pm

Tenbury wrote:If Stokes is going, why not open with Hales ?....better than Jennings.


He ended up dropping down the order last season and has signed a white ball only contract for Notts, he's not a 4/5 day cricketer
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Hemel Iron on Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:18 pm

Neither was Rashid.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby NottingHammer6 on Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:49 am

Hemel Iron wrote:Neither was Rashid.


Who also shouldn't be in the squad imo.

But batting even more so than bowling is different in t20/one day than it is Test match. You can't go from not playing the longer format for over a year to opening the batting for a test side overseas
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Bend it like Repka on Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:13 pm

Rain washing out play today for England.

In other news the Aussies are in disarray against Pakistan. Particularly funny is this stat:

Shaun and Mitch Marsh combined against Pakistan...

Innings played: Four

Runs scored: 19
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Slacking student on Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:03 pm

Bend it like Repka wrote:Rain washing out play today for England.

In other news the Aussies are in disarray against Pakistan. Particularly funny is this stat:

Shaun and Mitch Marsh combined against Pakistan...

Innings played: Four

Runs scored: 19


Makes it harder to accept them flogging us to all parts of the WACA last winter Headbanger
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Rio on Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:39 pm

Really liked the look of Olly Stone yesterday
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Tenbury on Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:36 pm

Me too, Jimmy's going to have a problem in the ODI side perhaps.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Hemel Iron on Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:12 am

Tenbury wrote:Me too, Jimmy's going to have a problem in the ODI side perhaps.


Huh?
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:06 am

Tenbury wrote:Me too, Jimmy's going to have a problem in the ODI side perhaps.

Jimmy Anderson?

He doesn't play ODI's anyway.....does he??
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Centre Half on Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:35 pm

Jimmy hasn't played any one day stuff in about three years
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Tenbury on Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:52 pm

Thought he would be back for the world cup.
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Re: England Cricket Thread 2018

Postby Slacking student on Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:37 pm

Tenbury wrote:Thought he would be back for the world cup.

No Jimmy is done as a white ball bowler which is good as he can just focus on playing in test matches
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