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iamcoop

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Cricket 2019
« on: May 14, 2019, 08:29:50 PM »
Thought I’d start a new thread for this bonanza summer ahead.

So, it seems we’re still pretty good at ODI’s. Do we thinks there’s a chance of actually winning a trophy this year? Should Jofra Archer be included in the final XI? Should the BBC have sacked Aggers after he had a meltdown and repeatedly called the chief sports writer for the Independent a cunt on Twitter? Lots to discuss.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 09:03:36 PM »
Chasing down a target of 350+ with ease.

I really feel for the bowlers in 50-overs cricket these days. The balance between bat and ball is nonexistent.

Still think when the pressure is on in the WC’s later stages we’ll crumble.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 09:03:42 PM »
Think England will do really well but one-off ODIs like a final don't always throw up two teams on their day. Predict finalists.

I am okay with Archer playing for England. People should play for who they want to play for, but you only get one choice. Most people would default to their home nation and the migrants would be relatively few. Archer merits selection for his pace and fielding.

iamcoop

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Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 09:28:41 PM »
It will be interesting to see what they do with Bayliss if England don’t win the World Cup given he was brought on board with the sole intention of winning it at the expense of every other format.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 09:43:56 PM »
The format certainly allows for an off day since there are only two sudden death matches if you get through the group. It also allows sides to gather momentum a la Pakistan in 1992. I like the full round robin format but it's a disgrace that Ireland and others miss out. What other World Cup reduces its participants? I've got tickets for the three Saturday games in Cardiff including England v Bangladesh (though I can't go to SA v Afg on Sat 15th June - anyone want the ticket please PM). I'm sure we will find a way to stuff things up though and I'm not convinced about our seamers. Please not Australia though.

Anyone playing cricket this summer? I've managed one match (took two catches but bowled dreck and made a duck) and had two cancelled due to lack of numbers and venue respectively. Finally the season starts for me this week with two back to back games.

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It will be interesting to see what they do with Bayliss if England don’t win the World Cup given he was brought on board with the sole intention of winning it at the expense of every other format.

He's going anyway isn't he?

iamcoop

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Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 10:08:22 PM »
Oh yeah you’re right. Ignore me as usual

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Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 07:31:11 AM »
I'm going to Headingley today with my family to see the dead rubber. Bet it's the one where one side are bowled out for 200 and take 48 overs to do it.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2019, 11:09:47 AM »
I'm going to Headingley today with my family to see the dead rubber. Bet it's the one where one side are bowled out for 200 and take 48 overs to do it.

proper creekit lad

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2019, 11:14:39 AM »
This 350+ ODI bollocks is gerrin on my tit.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2019, 12:07:13 PM »
England getting a lesson out there right now. We need Stokes or Morgan to go big here or for Jos to go full HAM. Run rate is decent enough but nothing spectacular. Very chaseable at this point.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2019, 01:04:55 PM »
Been a good one so far actually. SAF got some skilled bowlers, ENG assertive. The tournament format will reward consistency so ENG can just play without pressure.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2019, 01:08:37 PM »
What’s the format this year? Super eights or straight to semis?

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2019, 01:16:23 PM »
What’s the format this year? Super eights or straight to semis?

10 team round robin, semis, final.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2019, 01:26:18 PM »
FFS Buttler out.

Needed him to go berserk and get this total up.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2019, 01:39:32 PM »
Losers

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2019, 01:40:34 PM »
Moeen’s been a clown with the bat for a while now.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2019, 01:41:14 PM »
I fuckin hate these loser cunts.

Norton Canes

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Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2019, 02:07:56 PM »
"Good levers", is that the cricket equivalent of 'top bins'?

PowerButchi

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Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2019, 02:16:48 PM »
Defendable total, if England get a couple of early wickets. I'm not too convinced by our seamn options out of Archer though. Bowling first would have suited the likes of Woakes more with that morning moist air.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2019, 02:17:38 PM »
Not bad considering Bairstow and Buttler were out for nothing. Good innings from Stokes really but maybe a match losing innings too. Fuck all boundaries in the last fifteen overs. Saffers played great to be honest.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2019, 02:19:54 PM »
Thug Stokes should be nowhere near cricket

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2019, 03:06:38 PM »
Hope Amla is OK.

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Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2019, 03:43:15 PM »
Yeah hope he is OK, at least I hope he doesn't return to the crease. 51/3 effectively is a good comeback after that slightly tepid batting display.

The wicket looks a bit hard in terms of timing shots and the overcast conditions are just creating that nervy quiet atmosphere.

Morgan and Root need to knuckle down so they can explode later on, that double wicket really dropped us in it. The end of the innings had that depressing 'Get to 250 then collapse in a heap' feel of old England one day sides.

Mind you back then we'd have taken 310 in England gladly.

mikeyg27

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Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2019, 05:19:20 PM »
So just walked in the front room as Stokes taking that catch came on the TV and suddenly I'm erect?

iamcoop

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Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2019, 05:21:04 PM »
That might be the greatest catch I’ve ever seen.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2019, 05:39:47 PM »
That might be the greatest catch I’ve ever seen.

Davis for the Blue Jays in the first yesterday

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Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2019, 05:49:56 PM »
Except for Tahir opening the bowling with spin, which I expect to see a lot of against Roy and Bairstow now it's worked once, SA were like watching old England. They fielded well but other than relying on a De Kock special it wasn't obvious what the game plan was.

My friend has been cynically saying how it's all about batting but today we saw the difference a raw pace bowler can add, and superstar fielding.

I'm really glad we won this won so comfortably, lot s of confidence that if we are below par with the bat we can still win.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2019, 09:17:10 PM »
This was a drubbing. Awesome performance really considering the second ball wobble. England seem almost unflappable at the moment. Not a big ODI fan but this is the World Cup innit, and it feels like it’s gonna be an interesting and entertaining competition.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2019, 09:19:54 PM »
And looking forward to a summer of Archer vs Warner.

Re: Cricket 2019
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2019, 09:43:38 PM »
I love that Archer's first ball to Amla after he woke from the coma was another brain ball. Gonna be bare cabbages at the end of the cup at this rate.

Also showed how boss our batsman are when they scored fifties without anyone noticing.