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« Reply #90 on: Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 19:09:22 »

I went today. England were poor with the bat, but Murtagh was very good and there was a sense that this could happen. Look at the Aussies yesterday - these guys canít - instinctively - play red ball cricket anymore. Their heads says go at the ball when it should be a case of shutting up shop. Iím still convinced weíll end the summer having won the World Cup and the Ashes, so letís hope the papers donít go for them.
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« Reply #91 on: Thursday, August 1, 2019, 10:35:27 »

Two of the Ďsandpaper 3Ē gone.  One more to go.  Smiley
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« Reply #92 on: Thursday, August 1, 2019, 13:49:50 »

Well, this is pleasant.

Not that there's any score where I'd be absolutely confident in our batting overhauling it. But better this than 400.
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« Reply #93 on: Thursday, August 1, 2019, 14:00:56 »

This is how it will be all summer I reckon. A battle to see whose top 6 is the worst.
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« Reply #94 on: Thursday, August 1, 2019, 18:17:33 »

not sure there'll be a better top 6 than Smith
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« Reply #95 on: Thursday, August 1, 2019, 19:14:49 »

Surely we can all just apply the Reg school of thought and reason that because the Aussies haven't won a series on English soil for 14 years that it is now impossible that they can ever do so again?
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« Reply #96 on: Thursday, August 1, 2019, 19:17:05 »

Conversely we could apply the school of thought he has that we're England and obviously will always lack the bottle to win anything.
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« Reply #97 on: Saturday, August 3, 2019, 14:48:13 »

Warner gone again Smiley
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« Reply #98 on: Monday, August 5, 2019, 15:20:52 »

Conversely we could apply the school of thought he has that we're England and obviously will always lack the bottle to win anything.

Or you could just look at the fact our batting isn't very good, and so see it being a bit of a struggle.
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« Reply #99 on: Monday, August 5, 2019, 16:21:08 »

Both sides have some decent but flawed players, but Smith is a class above and was the single handed difference in this test. Gotta hope he does a McGrath in 2005 really, or we discover some hitherto unknown major weakness in the next week.
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« Reply #100 on: Friday, August 23, 2019, 11:53:41 »

Reg, statistically speaking, is this the worst England batting line-up ever?

It's amazing how we can top the world in one format and be rank useless at the other.  There is nobody n the team who I watch and think they command the crease, they all look like a wicket walking.  Stokes maybe, usually, has a bit about him, the rest look streaky at best.
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« Reply #101 on: Friday, August 23, 2019, 13:04:32 »

Reg, statistically speaking, is this the worst England batting line-up ever?

It's amazing how we can top the world in one format and be rank useless at the other.  There is nobody n the team who I watch and think they command the crease, they all look like a wicket walking.  Stokes maybe, usually, has a bit about him, the rest look streaky at best.

Only Root averages in the 40's which is pretty low for a top player by current standards.  This was a disaster waiting to happen, and totally predictable despite what some on here said.

The ECB have put their eggs in the one day basket, we're decent at that.  The Convicts are pretty poor also, but do have these quicks.... their rotation policy has been sound, in fact I thought it would be Starc who'd do the damage but he hasn't played yet.

There's no easy solution to this, as with the Abomination starting next year, 4 day and Test cricket will become even more under threat as a format.

Poor old Jofra, at the close yesterday, he said he was knackered and just happy to  get off and rest up today, assuming the batsmen would enjoy a day in the sun.... I thought it might prove a bit of wishful thinking.

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« Reply #102 on: Friday, August 23, 2019, 13:09:45 »

We could be on for one of the lowest scoring 4 innings tests here.  Absolutely shambolic batting - the problem is we can't even drop the top 6, because we already know most of the replacements are worse or just as bad.  May take a number of years to turn this around, it's clearly a systemic issue because we've been collapsing off and on for too long now, and now it's occurring more often than not.  ON the batting side, there can't have been a single player who has come in an improves the position they have taken for several years now.  How you can fall so quickly in a sport is interesting, and we know you get cycles of talent, but this seems completely structural - the complete opposite of the One day approach!
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« Reply #103 on: Friday, August 23, 2019, 13:19:15 »

We could be on for one of the lowest scoring 4 innings tests here.  Absolutely shambolic batting - the problem is we can't even drop the top 6, because we already know most of the replacements are worse or just as bad.  May take a number of years to turn this around, it's clearly a systemic issue because we've been collapsing off and on for too long now, and now it's occurring more often than not.  ON that be batting side, there can't have been a single player who has come in an improves the position they have taken for several years now.  How you can fall so quickly in a sport is interesting, and we know you get cycles of talent, but this seems completely structural - the complete opposite of the One day approach!

Labuschagne showed the way.... remember he's been playing CC cricket for Glamorgan this summer, locate your off pole, and leave anything beyond there, wait for the bowler to go straighter and knock it way on the leg side. Smith does the same.

We know Bayliss is going, and he has done what they got him in for.... but was never a Test coach. I think Root should go, for his own sake.  The new coach should be looking to build towards the return Ashes, trying to make it at least a bit competitive has to be the aim
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« Reply #104 on: Friday, August 23, 2019, 13:39:32 »

If this was Pakistan playing.... they would be accused of taking bribes and cheating. Smiley

And possibly rightly so..............!!!

Bloody England and a wee bit on the nose especially against Australia.

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