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Re: Cricket season

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:55 am
by Russ
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Re: Cricket season

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:49 pm
by justinr73
Ireland can win it - Pakistan 3 down.

It's got more than a hint of Leeds in '81 about the game at the moment.

KOB was always going to be the first guy to get a ton for Ireland.

Whilst it's arguably worked out in Ireland's favour, I've not convinced about the follow-on rule in these circumstances.

If just one delivery been sent down on the first day (or even if the 'Play' had been called), the follow on wouldn't have been an option.

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:43 pm
by justinr73
Us Lionels are worth watching at the minute.

That’s 11 ODI wins out of 13 against the Aussies.

Waiting to hear my World Cup allocation. Could be in for 2 grand but i’m sure I could entice a client or two to join me .....

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:00 pm
by 222toHounslow
Your previous about sending Bayliss home with EJ was nonsense. His remit was ODI’s and he has delivered in spade fulls.

Test cricket is a different game and requires a different coach.

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:50 pm
by justinr73
222toHounslow wrote:Your previous about sending Bayliss home with EJ was nonsense. His remit was ODI’s and he has delivered in spade fulls.

Test cricket is a different game and requires a different coach.
Was it?

Presumably his remit wasn’t to make us worse at a Test cricket and we don’t have a different coach.

I could coach our ODI team and we wouldn’t have bottled the Champions Trophy either.

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:22 pm
by big mervyn
justinr73 wrote:Us Lionels are worth watching at the minute.

That’s 11 ODI wins out of 13 against the Aussies.

Waiting to hear my World Cup allocation. Could be in for 2 grand but i’m sure I could entice a client or two to join me .....
Ach. ODIs are the equivalent of Rugby 7s. Stopped watching them years ago,

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:26 pm
by justinr73
That’s T20 these days Merv.

481 off 50 overs In the previous game. Incredible really. Pure batting. Proper shots.

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:36 pm
by Dave
It's all shyte

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:45 pm
by big mervyn
Nobody ever remembers who won ODI series beyond the most recent one.

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:26 am
by justinr73
That’s only cos the bloody Aussies have won most of them, although I very much remember watching India turn over the West Indies in ‘83.

I reckon England winning one on home turf next year would pique the nation’s interest if the tournament is properly managed, although live coverage is on Sky of course.

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:43 am
by 222toHounslow
justinr73 wrote:
222toHounslow wrote:Your previous about sending Bayliss home with EJ was nonsense. His remit was ODI’s and he has delivered in spade fulls.

Test cricket is a different game and requires a different coach.
Was it?

Presumably his remit wasn’t to make us worse at a Test cricket and we don’t have a different coach.

I could coach our ODI team and we wouldn’t have bottled the Champions Trophy either.
When he took over, Cook was still captain and playing a 1980’s style of cricket. Cook and Trott in the top three FFS. England had been humiliated in the World Cup and ranked lower than Bangladesh. You have to give Bayliss credit for turning them into the top ODI side in the world.

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:06 am
by justinr73
That’s incorrect.

He was appointed in May 2015.

Cook played his last ODI in December 2014 and Trott (who was actually very effective) in September 2013 (av 51 at 77 compared to Root’s 50 at 86).

He is benefitting from a golden generation and I imagine the team talk, if there is one, would go something along the lines of :

“Jason mate, you just go out there and Ashton it. Same for you Jonny, Alex, Morgs, Stokesy and Jos. Rooty, just give ‘em the strike OK.”

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:09 am
by Cap'n Grumpy
222toHounslow wrote:You have to give Bayliss credit for turning them into the top ODI side in the world.
Nah - I give credit for that to their Irish captain. :lol: :duck:

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:14 am
by justinr73
Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
222toHounslow wrote:You have to give Bayliss credit for turning them into the top ODI side in the world.
Nah - I give credit for that to their Irish captain. :lol: :duck:
He’s led the team extremely well and has scored more runs for England in ODI cricket than anyone.

The only decent idea Trevor Bayliss has ever had was the wind-up radio.

Re: Cricket season

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:45 pm
by WeeWorld
What a first test between England and India, lasted not much beyond 3 days yet it swung one way then the other even this morning.
I don't follow cricket too closely but I did this for this game.