Eng v Pakistan ODI Series

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by Mainze, May 8, 2019.

  1. Weather looks like it’s going to scupper any chance of a decent game today.
     
  2. ChicagoCat

    ChicagoCat Midfield

    Someone call the ICC. Archer is in the World Cup squad.
     
  3. scotch

    scotch Winger

    Archer for the ashes
     
  4. TheRey

    TheRey Central Defender

    I've been really sceptical of building Archer up too much, but he's been very impressive.
     
  5. Dexter

    Dexter Striker

    What’s going on with Wood? Hasn’t played for Durham and isn’t playing today. Crocked again?
     
  6. Bri

    Bri Striker

    I think he was slated to play against Notts and also against Yorks - but weather stopped it happening.
     
  7. TheRey

    TheRey Central Defender

    I think (and there will be more enlightened posters than me who can confirm) England wanted him to play for Durham to prove his fitness, and Durham's last 50 over game was washed out on Monday - hence he's been unable to prove his fitness.
     
  8. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    Archer looking good

    Just taking it as it comes though, small steps

    As a red ball enthusiast I’m excited by test match possibilities although he wasn’t amazing against Durham
     
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  9. TheRey

    TheRey Central Defender

    Has to be in the Ashes squad IMO (as long as he doesn't totally feck up in the WC). Gives us an option of genuine pace - can obviously move the ball, too

    Also can't see him being overawed by the occasion or got to by the Aussies sledging.
     
  10. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    For first test?

    He won't have played any red ball cricket though. I don't think he would be overawed at all, its just maybe needs a game or 2 too adjust

    See how Wood comes up injury wise, he was unreal in that last test

    Some decent options though

    Woakes n Curran too, not sure what happens with them!

    Some great options though, excited.
     
  11. TheRey

    TheRey Central Defender

    Definitely play him against Ireland, see how he feels in the Test arena. Not saying I'd start him at Edgbaston, but definitely want him around the squad!

    We've definitely got a few options though, which are gonna be very handy.
     
  12. Disappointing being rained off but enjoyed listening to Athers, Strauss and Nasser. Nice look back at 92 World Cup as well. What an opportunity that was. Bucknor was taking the piss out of Pringle with those lbw’s.
     
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  13. ChicagoCat

    ChicagoCat Midfield

    Hopefully today wasn’t a preview of the World Cup.

    Also got a feeling some semi-final places may be determined by rained out shared spoils.
     
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  14. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    Yeah agree with that probs, its still a big jump 5 days in the field possibly on a flat pitch against Smith or whatever, not saying he doesn't have the quality mind, but don't wanna rush him

    We have 2 problems in the team, top order runs and taking wickets on flat pitches abroad, a fit Wood and Archer would solve half of that I'd say, along witj a quality spinner in Leach


    Just find 2 top order batsman man! So frustrating as we close to being world class

    Agreed, unlikely will get a summer like last year.

    Why does it have to rain so much here, it puts a lot of people off cricket
     
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  15. Silly Point

    Silly Point Midfield

    Forgot how depressing rained off cricket matches are. I know they're unreliable but I daren't look at the long range forecasts for June...
     
  16. Dexter

    Dexter Striker

    People said the same about Buttler and red ball cricket and look how that turned out.
     
  17. brandon

    brandon Striker

    Grim down South like :rolleyes:
     
  18. callum

    callum Central Defender

    And Hales
     
  19. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    Yeah I didn't really mean it like that mate

    He will play test cricket and I have no doubt will do it well

    Just meant going from 18 months non stop of ODI and T20 cricket, maybe let him have a few games first before a call up

    Who is everyone leaving out for the final 15 for Archer then

    Its between Denly, Curran and Willey for me. Denly gets in as covers 3 positions

    Probably leave Curran out as just can't see where he plays, behind Wood, Archer and Woakes.

    Willey is just a completely different option who can swing the new ball.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2019
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  20. Carteron

    Carteron Midfield

    Denly for me. Would have Dawson on standby ahead of him too.
     

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