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Post by Captain Hobo » Tue Feb 13, 2024 3:14 am

thegentle wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:28 am I think Baz and Stokes will be safe as long as we put up an improved showing Down Under. Say if we lose 4-1, so what? Can we be reasonably expected to beat you lot in your back yard when we've not even got close since 2011?
Michael Vaughan setting slightly more optimistic goals for the next Ashes.

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Post by Randall » Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:05 am

It's an ageing 11 who were never great by aussie standards anyway
They were clearly rattled last summer as well
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Post by tungsten tossers » Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:59 am

Saffers 220-6 at close on day 1 v Kiwis

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Post by Randall » Tue Feb 13, 2024 8:29 am

Must be tough playing a match knowing its because the first 11 isn't available
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Post by HalloweenJack » Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:43 pm

Randall wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:05 am It's an ageing 11 who were never great by aussie standards anyway
They were clearly rattled last summer as well
The Aussies got very very lucky last ashes and they know it. The last two home series have ended 2-2 The 2019 series Australia were the better team. Last year England clearly were and got dicked by the rain.
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Post by HalloweenJack » Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:46 pm

Captain Hobo wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:33 am
KingBinglin wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:26 am
Captain Hobo wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 12:14 am

There has to be a balance between attack and defence though, and you must pick the right moment to attack.

I don't think Joe Root's effort in the 2nd innings just gone was the right moment for instance.

The fact is that a cricket coach will be judged by results. England under McCullum failed to win a Home Ashes. The rest of this Series will be very important for the future of Baz I believe.
If it was football, Baz would be under huge scrutiny, but I also think Southgate, he has his distractors (less of) and an calm the national blood for now. Also, it's India! Who wins there!

First point, totally. At the moment, I think they have it 'better' with the bowlers but the batting is ?? I like Duckett but Root has is lost. Pope is a modern Hick/ Ramps.
I'm surprised he's not under more pressure already. I just looked up what's ahead and 3 Tests at home against the Windies and Sri Lanka should bump up the win rate and have HJ creaming his pants about Bazball again.

The Ashes is less than 2 years away so that will be D-Day for him.
Why would Baz be under any pressure? Look at the win ratio since Stokes took over. You know as well as everybody else that England were very unlucky not to win the last ashes. For most part the cricket has been a great watch. Look how your lot completely changed tactics in the field rather than play your own game. India have done it also.
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Post by Captain Hobo » Wed Feb 14, 2024 5:01 am

HalloweenJack wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:43 pm
Randall wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 7:05 am It's an ageing 11 who were never great by aussie standards anyway
They were clearly rattled last summer as well
The Aussies got very very lucky last ashes and they know it. The last two home series have ended 2-2 The 2019 series Australia were the better team. Last year England clearly were and got dicked by the rain.
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Post by sennafan24 » Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:10 am

:D
HalloweenJack wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 10:16 am Duff has picked up a couple of titles since his worlds win. He is currently topping the modus league for the win. He is hitting his stride.

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Post by Captain Hobo » Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:10 am

India's famed top 6 struggled a bit early but recovered to 93/3 at lunch.
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Post by Randall » Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:27 am

When I said in the 1st test it was the worst India top 6 in the last 40 years I may have been wrong
This is worse
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Re: cricket thread

Post by tungsten tossers » Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:39 am

Randall wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:27 am When I said in the 1st test it was the worst India top 6 in the last 40 years I may have been wrong
This is worse
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Post by Randall » Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:40 am

tungsten tossers wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:39 am
Randall wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:27 am When I said in the 1st test it was the worst India top 6 in the last 40 years I may have been wrong
This is worse
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The top 2 are OK
The rest wouldn't get in England's worst teams over the years
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Post by HalloweenJack » Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:30 am

World class Sharma and Jadeja holding the fort currently.
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Post by sennafan24 » Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:39 am

More excellent points raised by Randall in this thread.

Concise and accurate.
HalloweenJack wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 10:16 am Duff has picked up a couple of titles since his worlds win. He is currently topping the modus league for the win. He is hitting his stride.

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HalloweenJack wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:30 am World class Sharma and Jadeja holding the fort currently.
Just a shame their other world class mates let them down today.
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Post by HalloweenJack » Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:06 am

Captain Hobo wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:39 am
HalloweenJack wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:30 am World class Sharma and Jadeja holding the fort currently.
Just a shame their other world class mates let them down today.
Not really. It’s a shame for them they came up against a world class bowler in Mark Wood and emerging talent Tom Hartley.
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Re: cricket thread

Post by tungsten tossers » Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:21 am

195-3 off 55

Rohit 106*
Jadeja 69*

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Post by Randall » Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:58 am

They will no doubt slump and be all out today
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Post by HalloweenJack » Thu Feb 15, 2024 11:07 am

Randall wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:58 am They will no doubt slump and be all out today
I really hope you are right but I think all out is stretching it today.
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Re: cricket thread

Post by Randall » Thu Feb 15, 2024 12:18 pm

Sarfraz made me think of the old Pakistani quick sarfraz nawaz
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