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Eng v Pakistan ODI Series

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

  1. rentaghost

    rentaghost Striker

    I hope you are being sarcastic!
     
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  2. callum

    callum Central Defender

    I was, although his average is still better than Lyth, Jennings and only marginally beaten by Rocky :lol:
     
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  3. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    Good cricketer that’s why

    Some monster CC scores
     
  4. mikemanc

    mikemanc Winger

    At the moment Wood will be left out as he hasn't played a game to prove he's fit or in any kind of form
     
  5. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    Wood will be in the squad mate

    That’s why they are wrapping him in cotton wool
     
  6. Hope so. I think Denly is a pointless selection, I'd omit him.
     
  7. mikemanc

    mikemanc Winger

    I hope for his sake that's the approach they are taking.

    I agree with @The Breen Machine I'd leave out Denly, I don't see that his bowling is any better than Root's so if we really need 3 spinners we'll be covered. And he doesn't get in as a batsman.
     
  8. My thinking exactly, if we need a third spinner then he's no better than Root in that facet.
     
  9. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    We don’t need that many fast bowlers surely?

    Archer
    Wood
    Stokes
    Woakes
    Curran
    Plunkett
    Willey

    That’s too many like
     
  10. mikemanc

    mikemanc Winger

    Stokes' bowling got to the point that his IPL captain wouldn't bowl him, would you expect Wood to play every game, Willey and Woakes give you options if you think it will swing v requiring out and out pace. Plus Stokes is in as a batsman, if he bowls it's a bonus option.
     
  11. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    Not true at all that mate he wasn't fit to bowl and was ordered not to by the ECB

    Stokes will be bowling every game in the world cup, he is the vital balance to the side. Sorry like but we have been pretty consistent for 4 years and Stokes bowling has been massive part of that, not gonna suddenly stop him bowling like.


    Don't need 7 options out of 15, even 6 is too many like.

    If someone gets a serious injury you can call a replacement

    they will only pick that many as a cop out not to upset anyone, I suspect Denly has been a patsy to be dropped for Archer anyway.
     
  12. mikemanc

    mikemanc Winger

    Fair enough, I didn't know that, just saw him going around the park then bowling less and less.

    6 quicks plus Stokes plus Rashid and Ali gives you space for 6 batsmen so would you pick 5 quicks and 7 specialist batsmen? Or Denly or Dawson? Either way I think that 6th quick would be more likely to play than the 7th batsman or 3rd spinner. Probably a moot point as the 15th player won't play unless we have a dead rubber and it will be down to "who will the squad be least pissed off about being dropped for Archer?"
     
  13. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    Possibly

    I just think we need a reserve spinner, it wouldn't be Denly myself it would be Dawson but Denly is the man they have picked for that position so he should be in.

    If Wood is fit I can't see Curran playing like, he has last choice out of the right armers, Willey is unlikely to play but he is a good option, especially if there is cover.

    fuck sake no Archer today, wanted to see him bowl!

    Surely he has to play, he has never bowled more than 4 overs in a game for about a year, strange management unless injured
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2019
  14. I think Archer is already in the WC squad tbh.

    He’s been playing pretty much none stop since the Big Bash I think earlier this year so won’t hurt to miss a game.
     
  15. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    He is but they need to see him bowl 10 overs in a game I'd say, can't hurt
     
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  16. mikemanc

    mikemanc Winger

    Yeah, need to make sure he can come back for a third spell 2 hours after the first. Saw him in shorts at Malahide and there is nothing to him, possibly the skinniest legs I've seen on a professional athlete. He must have the most efficient style ever.
     
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  17. The Rat

    The Rat Striker

    Reckon Bairstow will eventually go down as our best ever ODI opener like, my prediction

    And out

    Thats some going even by my standards
     
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  18. Bri

    Bri Striker

    Going around the park could be part and parcel of only being 90%(say) fit.
     
  19. Buttler man! Playing a different game to the rest of us :lol:
     
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  20. BIG BAZ

    BIG BAZ Striker

    Buttler scoring 4s like tennis strokes :lol:

    Jos cutting loose here mind
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2019
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