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Postby Hellbound81 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:21 pm

Despite the commanding position India is in, it is encouraging to see another major contest reach the 5th day of the match with a lot still to play for.

Hopefully the Australian bats will pull themselves together to play with the necessary patience and composure to drag out the day and save the match for the series to be decided in the last match...

India will need to bowl attacking and accurate to win this.
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Postby Smiddie » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:35 am

There isnt another test game after this. India have won the series. This game is just for pride now.
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Postby Hellbound81 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:32 am

I honestly have no idea why I thought there was another match... Probably because the series between the big players often involve 5 Tests...

I never expected the day to be lost through rain! It is a pity, it would have been nice to see the under pressure Aussie bats put up a fight, but at the same time it also saves them from possible humiliation.
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Postby wolfberries » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:01 pm

Rashid over Leach in the first Test :lol: utterly ridiculous decision, nearly as bad as when they picked Tredwell over Rashid in the last West Indies tour!
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Postby Hellbound81 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:15 pm

I am just absolutely shocked that golden boy Broad is not playing!

The fact that the Windies have gone with 4 frontline seamers and a batting allrounder with offspin tells you something, though the debutant Campbell seems to bowl very decent offbreaks as well.
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Postby TheWizard » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:42 pm

Hellbound81 wrote:I am just absolutely shocked that golden boy Broad is not playing!


I'm quite pleased about that. Curran's first spell has been pretty poor so far though.
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Postby wolfberries » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:26 pm

Hellbound81 wrote:I am just absolutely shocked that golden boy Broad is not playing!

The fact that the Windies have gone with 4 frontline seamers and a batting allrounder with offspin tells you something, though the debutant Campbell seems to bowl very decent offbreaks as well.


I think England have done their usual of trying to pick a
long batting line up, yet seriously Rashid at 10 is just silly!

One front line bowler and four all-rounders is a bit over the top! Curran is no more than a 4th seamer at the moment and then not even picking your best spinner is a bit silly in my opinion!
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Postby Chepu » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:39 pm

wolfberries wrote:
Hellbound81 wrote:I am just absolutely shocked that golden boy Broad is not playing!

The fact that the Windies have gone with 4 frontline seamers and a batting allrounder with offspin tells you something, though the debutant Campbell seems to bowl very decent offbreaks as well.


I think England have done their usual of trying to pick a
long batting line up, yet seriously Rashid at 10 is just silly!

One front line bowler and four all-rounders is a bit over the top! Curran is no more than a 4th seamer at the moment and then not even picking your best spinner is a bit silly in my opinion!

yes Rashid can bat but lets not get carried away by calling him an AR
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Postby wolfberries » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:25 pm

Rashid has a FC batting average of 32.73 and has scored 10 FC centuries :think
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Postby Hellbound81 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:40 pm

The point is still that the Windies have not bothered to go in with a specialist spinner, so why would England need one when Ali is already there to do the job?

But once again England have missed the opportunity to play a specialist pure pace bowler who can establish himself in the team.
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Postby lesvosace » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:11 pm

Don't need more than 1 frontline bowler when his name is Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Anderson and hes the GOAT!

Stokes would be in the team as a bat or as a bowler so he's a genuine AR probably the best around right now. The other 3 aren't quite as his level but Sam Curran is a great prospect I love the way he bats and when it swings he's in the game.

Deirdrie Is an all rounder but he hasn't really shown it with that bat at test level. Moeen blows hot and cold which i guess you have to expect from an all rounder. Plus Root isn't too shabby with the ball. Shame for Broad who is unplayable when he finds his rhythm but I'm sure he'll play a big part in beating the ball scratchers in the summer! Probably score another 50 against them which seems to really get on their nerves I can't think what they have against him? :think :lol: :lol:
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Postby wolfberries » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:16 pm

I totally agree with you Hellbound as one of the teams have misread the pitch terribly badly, from the look of how Stokes and Anderson bowled it appears shockingly it's England :lol:

England once again went with the safe option picking Wood as Stones replacement on tour, Wood is a decent injury prone bowler who can reach late 80mph but has proved mediocre as a Test bowler, would have been ideal to bring in Jamie Overton who is a tall quick , something England need .
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Postby Hellbound81 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:52 am

The issue with Wood, regardless of his injury problems, is that he has never gotten the opportunity to settle in the team and establish himself due to England's long obsession with Anderson and Broad despite them being very similar.

I am sure his "reduced" pace is merely a result of to an approach for injury prevention and to ensure longevity, but at the same time there is also very little wrong with 87mph, just consider Olivier and Rabada or even Cummins for that matter who bowls around there most of the time.

It would be shattering if Olly Stone ends up in the same boat as Wood and Finn after he eventually gets his chance with England's senseless selections.
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Postby wolfberries » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:00 am

Wood would have been a regular in the Test team if he hadn't been injured so often.
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