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duggs
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   Old Thread  #17 10 Aug 2021 at 11.34am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #16
It tells them that the team needs a batsman more than a spinner
troutybrown
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   Old Thread  #16 10 Aug 2021 at 11.24am    Login    Register
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I see they have recalled Moeen Ali what's that say to Leach and Bess already in the squad.
KenTownley
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KenTownley
   Old Thread  #15 10 Aug 2021 at 11.08am    Login    Register
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To be honest, I'd rather stick red-hot pins in my eyes than watch The 100.
troutybrown
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   Old Thread  #14 9 Aug 2021 at 9.30am    Login    Register
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Thing is they have selected a squad for first two tests so barring injury can't see them bringing anyone in.

duggs
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   Old Thread  #13 9 Aug 2021 at 6.42am    Login    Register
Who watched the hundred last night?
Poor hales
match reduced to 65 balls, hales reduced to none
SPINBOWLER
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   Old Thread  #12 8 Aug 2021 at 10.35pm    Login    Register
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Butler isn't a test batsman.
duggs
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   Old Thread  #11 8 Aug 2021 at 10.28pm    Login    Register
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Foakes only started training again this week, can't see him getting a call for this series. Malan is being talked of as potential no3, personally I'd rather see vince get another crack, I feel he's improved a lot the past 2 years
KenTownley
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   Old Thread  #10 8 Aug 2021 at 3.57pm    Login    Register
So match has been abandoned...so I got that bit right! Bullet dodged IMHO. But take nothing away from the skipper's fantastic ton. Need to look at the batting (AGAIN!) as Crawley and maybe Sibley are not cutting it. Not sure about Dan Lawrence.

Malan and maybe Hameed to come in. Keep Bairstow at 5 and maybe drop Butler for a new face with the gloves. Ben Foakes, perhaps?
KenTownley
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   Old Thread  #9 6 Aug 2021 at 4.11pm    Login    Register
If only Rahan had not been run out by Bairstow we might have had two fifers there. Still, a bit sloppy to allow them to get such a big 1st innings lead!
KenTownley
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   Old Thread  #8 6 Aug 2021 at 7.41am    Login    Register
This one's hanging in the balance...Do yer stuff, Jimmy! Weather will be the deciding factor.
troutybrown
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   Old Thread  #7 5 Aug 2021 at 8.01pm    Login    Register
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I see Ansari is on the board of Cricket Equality.
duggs
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   Old Thread  #6 5 Aug 2021 at 5.05pm    Login    Register
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The stokes situation bought him to mind, I remember at the time he said something along the lines of "I looked at what stokes put himself through and knew I didn't want to do this anymore"

Decent afternoon session
troutybrown
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   Old Thread  #5 5 Aug 2021 at 9.41am    Login    Register
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Ansari was a great prospect i agree.
To me England players don't seem to have the same discipline in knowing which balls to leave.
As for Hameed agree it's too early but he is in the squad i would have left him playing in the 50 over or 2nd eleven to
get more time in the middle.
All the while these shorter formats are taking up most of the summer backed by the ECB then the test team will suffer.
duggs
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   Old Thread  #4 5 Aug 2021 at 6.36am    Login    Register
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I think it's a bit too soon to throw hameed back in there after a decent start to the season on the back of three dreadful ones.

You said it on the other thread, no red ball cricket for 2 months then going up against India.... Big mistake there! Burns was in great form but hasnt played in ages, sibley has hardly played at all this season, buttler isn't in great form...

Ive been meaning to see if zafir ansari has said anything recently re stokes, he was a really promising player, decided to give up the game after 1 cap. If you don't remember the story it's worth a google
SPINBOWLER
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   Old Thread  #3 4 Aug 2021 at 8.32pm    Login    Register
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Can't see us beating the Australians, can see us being Whitewashed in fact. We've good enough bowlers including spin. I think our batting line up is the worst its been in year's, no bottle and constant poor shot choice.
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