Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby wolfberries » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:37 pm

GM-crowfan65 wrote:absolutely 5 days play, 9 days off rinse and repeat


:thumbsup

It should be fully rested and fit players giving their best,not absolutely knackered guys struggling through the games!
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby GM-crowfan65 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:43 am

5 tests in 9 weeks, or 3 in 5 weeks, seems logical to everyone except those in charge of scheduling
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby cleanprophet » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:50 am

Weather for today looks very wet. There's a high probability of no play at all.
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby Hellbound81 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:59 am

Good luck!
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby cleanprophet » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:28 am

Another Lords 4 day Test match :thumbsup
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby cleanprophet » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:41 pm

They're having an inspecting at 2.30pm for some reason :?

It has stopped raining, but the rain will be back within 15mins of the inspection and sticking around for a few hours. Just call it and be done.
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby Maddin » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:31 am

Aussies make England bat. Don't panic!
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby Maddin » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:32 am

:o No Starc.
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby Maddin » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:33 am

Get that ball off Glenn McGrath :whip
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby wolfberries » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:19 am

Maddin wrote:Get that ball off Glenn McGrath :whip


I'm surprised Roy got out like that :roll:
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby Hellbound81 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:38 am

wolfberries wrote:I'm surprised Roy got out like that :roll:

Are you really ?

Have T20 batsmen ever known how to play Test cricket ?
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby wolfberries » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:39 am

Hellbound81 wrote:
wolfberries wrote:I'm surprised Roy got out like that :roll:

Are you really ?

Have T20 batsmen ever known how to play Test cricket ?


Apart from Warner that would be a no!
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby Hellbound81 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:23 am

And Kohli, and ABDV when he was still around, but we are not talking about the special breed of players here.

Warner is also a completely different player now than what he was when he was a little younger.
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby wolfberries » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:30 am

But Kohli and ABDV weren't just T20 players as they were all round greats!

Warner started International T20's before he even played a FC game, Roy will have to change if he is to make a Test batsman
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Re: Cricket Discussion - WC and Beyond

Postby cleanprophet » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:31 am

Warner developed as a batter playing on Australian pitches. Usually flat, with no lateral movement. You learn quickly that you have to make full use of good batting conditions and can't give your wicket away playing flashy, overly-aggressive shots. He's always been an attacking/aggressive batter but not too loose or sloppy in his technique. Roy averages 38 (and that's playing a lot of games at the Oval). Warner averages 48. Interestingly, Warner has a strike rate of 74 and Roy is 81. Might not seem much, but over 100 games or so, that is a significant difference.

In a nutshell, Roy is not a Test match opener. Any Test bowler would be licking his lips at the prospect of bowling to him.

Root, who has always insisted on batting at 4, has gone from batting at 4 to being a de facto opener. The fact that he has become increasingly prone to LBW makes that a move that is quite likely to result in more and more batting fails for Root.

What is interesting to see is that the ball has spun a few times off the pitch. It's looking really dry, which is a surprise given all the rain that's been around.
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