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The England Cricket Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by robfosters, May 25, 2015.

  1. robfosters

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    fantastic start for England this summer. Winning from an abysmal start. hopefully this puts the belief back and we can forget about the Pietersen debacle once and for all.

    Stokes is awesome too. Magnificent all rounder.
     
  2. BRIGGBOY81

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    yeah absolutely. And well done to new zealand as that was one of the most gripping test there has been for awhile.
     
  3. rickjames

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    Had a wonderful day out at Lords for £20. What a place to watch cricket.
     
  4. robfosters

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    £20 is an absolute bargain to watch todays play. Thrilling stuff.

    Also, Moeen Ali's winning catch was an absolute belter!

     
  5. Jimbeam3678

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    He is when he is running hot, far too inconsistent at the moment to get really excited about.

    Although as you said he has been outstanding this test :)
     
  6. robfosters

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    Today was utterly awesome!

    Totally destroyed NZ's bowling attack. The records just tumbled. Over 400 runs in 50 overs is beyond immense!
     
  7. tom_nieto

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    That's probably the best England one day performance I've ever seen. Positive attitude with a good team absolutely crushed New Zealand.
     
  8. rickjames

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    Want to go Friday, wish it wasn't £60...
     
  9. Locky

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    England getting battered all over the park, at the rate NZ will smash England's own record lol.
     
  10. robfosters

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    Root and Morgan are just a delight to watch at times. Returned the battering with interest tonight.

    All setting up for a final decider!
     
  11. Dave

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    Been a very refreshing series - didn't mind the losses as at least the attitude was right. Hales/Roy could be a great partnership, they are very entertaining to watch and it's good that we have two openers that attack from the start.
     
  12. rickjames

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    Top order made a true mess of things today but bloody hell what a finish, didn't think we had any chance at 45-5

    It's fair to say that the ODI side has won back a lot of fans with this series, all five have been thoroughly enjoyable.

    So, onto our next opponents...
     
  13. robfosters

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    Top order went at it like the required run rate was 10+. A run a ball with a few boundaries would have won it, but the top order just went ridiculously reckless.
     
  14. rickjames

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    Praying tonight is THE JASON ROY SHOW
     
  15. Pighardia

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    Getting really psyched up for the Ashes now. Spent the last hour watching highlights of some of my favourite England innings of recent times:D
     
  16. Monkeymatt

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    It's very easy to play a match winning knock from your armchair.. Our top order is made up of players capable of scoring 8+ an over and they do that by taking risks. When it works you can end up demolishing teams as they did in the first test, when it doesn't pay off you can easily end up being 5 down with very few runs on the board.

    Ultimately if we had the likes of Cook, Bell etc. we would have chased that down far more comfortably but we sacrificed their risk free batting for the opportunity to make massive totals. And that is one very un-English sacrifice that we should never take for granted.

    As much as I like Jason Roy, I can't wait to see our ODI team with Hales and Ali opening the batting. Think we'd finally have a really good chance at a world cup then.
     
  17. rickjames

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    One week away. Rashid selected as well for the first test.
     
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  18. Pighardia

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    Was hoping beyond hope that they may let bygones be bygones and select KP
     
  19. Alibaba99

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    Any particular reason why?
     
  20. Pighardia

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    Because if I had to give you my top 10 favourite innings of the last ten years, KP would have at least half of them.
    Because, whilst I am a big fan of Ian Bell, he can't score a run to save his life at the moment. If he fails in the first test, his place must be up for grabs surely?(tbh though, Bell rarely lets England down in big series, so I am not expecting it!)
    Because he is one of the best batmsen in the world on his day.

    He has somewhat tarnished his reputation to say the least with antics and questionable comments over the last few years, but I am choosing not to let that ruin the great memories I have of him destroying some of the best bowlers in the world(the spell against Steyn was just incredible. Never forget it!), at crucial times over the years

    A full-strength team would have him in it imo.
     
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