Author Topic: Cricket 2017  (Read 45412 times)

Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1260 on: November 24, 2018, 08:05:12 AM »
I know very little about the old cricket lark but had the radio on in the car on the way home this morning and they mentioned the idea of rotating the keepers between sessions during a test match, especially seeing as we have three half decent ones apparently.

So I obviously came here to see what you lot thought of the idea?

Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1261 on: November 24, 2018, 10:20:38 AM »
Foakes might have injured his finger. If he needs replacing I can't begin to describe how much I'd laugh if Root gave the gloves to Buttler.

Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1262 on: November 24, 2018, 12:38:41 PM »
Impressive there from Sri Lanka, that was England levels of collapse. Well done.

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« Reply #1263 on: November 24, 2018, 07:10:28 PM »
From what he has said both before and after the match, the anger seems very much to do with the gloves. I don't know why it's such a big deal for him to wicket keep, seems an ego thing which is why it is annoying.

Glib answer would be "because his father was a wicket-keeper", and the fact that he committed suicide might make it a bigger deal.

Shoulders?-Stomach!

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Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1264 on: November 25, 2018, 12:01:27 PM »
Must be in the bag now. Have to say Sri Lanka have been crap but our game plan has worked consistently.

Would have been interesting to see Sri Lanka bat first in this test though to see how we responded.


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Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1265 on: November 26, 2018, 09:41:14 AM »
Surprisingly tense finish!

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« Reply #1266 on: November 26, 2018, 09:42:49 AM »
Yeah they've made a great go at this. Can't see them getting the remaining runs but it's a lot closer than I thought it would be.

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« Reply #1267 on: November 26, 2018, 10:07:42 AM »
The NZ collapse is pretty amusing.

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Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1268 on: November 26, 2018, 10:43:06 AM »
Yes... although what's going on there?

Pakistan 418/5 is a reasonable declaration, I suppose... it's a lot of runs - but how did they know NZ wouldn't get close to it? I mean, they won the first test, didn't they?

Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1269 on: November 26, 2018, 11:13:40 AM »
Yes... although what's going on there?

Pakistan 418/5 is a reasonable declaration, I suppose... it's a lot of runs - but how did they know NZ wouldn't get close to it? I mean, they won the first test, didn't they?
Slow scoring match, only 207 runs scored on the first day.

gilbertharding

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Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1270 on: November 26, 2018, 11:33:51 AM »
I see - they were going for the draw, but NZ shit the bed?

It's a funny old game, Saint.

Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1271 on: January 06, 2019, 08:33:25 PM »
Just a quick bump to say how much I am enjoying Australia getting battered at home, following-on, and doing a rain dance to avoid the inevitable 3-1 bully-ramming the cheating cunts deserve.

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Re: Cricket 2017
« Reply #1272 on: January 06, 2019, 08:43:13 PM »
Shame those responsible aren't involved in the losing but hey ho - get to fuck Australia

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« Reply #1273 on: January 06, 2019, 09:14:25 PM »
70+ year old unbeaten streak at home against India as well.

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« Reply #1274 on: January 07, 2019, 12:21:53 AM »
If England were not so erratic its possible they could 5-0 this shower of shite in the Ashes. Smith returning helps obviously, but Warner dunno and Bancroft is nothing special. They are still waiting for Khawaja to get some consistency, while the Marshes hang about doing fuck all. Paine is nowhere as good as Haddin either as a wicket keeper although obviously a better bloke.

Bowlers never seem to be able to keep fit either, expect one of the main guys to go down and tried and er tested Petter Siddle to spearhead the attack.