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Re: Cricket season

Post by Bart S » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:18 am

Very true Bobbi!

Pleasantly surprised as was not expecting them to do so well.

India will be a tougher test but they'll gain confidence from this.

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Re: Cricket season

Post by Bobbievee » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:05 am

Oh I know!
I am nowhere no as confident as I sound.
I feel a pasting coming on

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Re: Cricket season

Post by justinr73 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:41 pm

England will need Archer and Jimmy/Broady to take wickets with the new cherry.

There’s a case to play the two old boys together because, at the very least, they don’t go for runs and Root could do a job with the ball.

Pope sounds like he’ll be available but who’s going to bat at 3? The skipper seems so much happier at 4.

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Re: Cricket season

Post by big mervyn » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:21 am

India at home since 2013:

Pld 34
Won 28
Drawn 5
Lost 1
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Re: Cricket season

Post by justinr73 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:17 am

Which Australian bowler took 6 for 35 in BOTH innings of the solitary defeat?

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Re: Cricket season

Post by big mervyn » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:29 am

justinr73 wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:17 am
Which Australian bowler took 6 for 35 in BOTH innings of the solitary defeat?
.. and was possibly the biggest "one Test wonder" since Bob Massie!
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Re: Cricket season

Post by justinr73 » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:37 am

Very possibly.

I’ve seen SOK bowl at the SCG in the Sheffield Shield.

About 200 in the ground.

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Re: Cricket season

Post by Bart S » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:05 pm

Cricket back on terrrrrrrestrial TV with Channel 4 showing the India vs England series. Very surprised at that but hopefully good in terms of getting people watching.
Now all we need is England to put up a decent performance!

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Re: Cricket season

Post by justinr73 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:06 pm

Poor old Sibley.

Outstanding knock by Root.

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Re: Cricket season

Post by Bart S » Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:27 pm

Root has certainly found his form again. As you say, an outstanding knock. Too many 50’s not converted to 100’s in the last couple of years was where he fell down compared to Kohli, Smith and Williamson.

Game still well poised - England need to post well over 400. Less than that then if India bat well England England could still find themselves under pressure in their 2nd innings.

A good 1st day if the series for them though.

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Re: Cricket season

Post by justinr73 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:07 pm

I have often wondered if England will last two sessions, but two days is certainly some going.

It will be very interesting to see how the bowlers get on.

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Re: Cricket season

Post by Bart S » Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:30 pm

England in a very decent position. Issue will be bowling india out twice as I reckon bowlers will be tired. May not enforce follow on even if they can to give bowlers some rest but realistically batting even a session would only give 4 to bowl india out and they won't want to give the indian batting line up too tempting a target

Draw I reckon

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Re: Cricket season

Post by big mervyn » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:25 am

big mervyn wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:11 pm
Anybody know who has to do what to make the Test Cricket World Final?
Does Neill do cricket?
England need to win 2 of the last 3 tests to make the final according to the Beeb.

Jimmy sensational again the day.
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Re: Cricket season

Post by justinr73 » Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:17 pm

Great effort but the toss was crucial and will be all series.

Not even many draws in India these days.

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Re: Cricket season

Post by Bart S » Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:45 pm

Yep, toss was crucial but England then had to deliver in the 1st innings to build some pressure which they did. The fact that most players contributed in some way will be good for them.
India will come back fighting and are a very good side. Should be a great rest of the series but for now England should rightly bask in the glory of an excellent and comprehensive victory.

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