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Offline neesy111

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« Reply #19825 on: Sunday 5 May 2019, 09:19:56 pm »
Good start by Archer, has to be picked for the World Cup.  The strength of depth we have is excellent in ODI, complete opposite in Test side mind.

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« Reply #19826 on: Monday 6 May 2019, 07:01:27 pm »
So Durham have lost out on the final qualifying spot by virtue of having two games washed out to Lancs none. For some reason the ECB have changed the rule this year so it goes off games won instead of net run rate.

Lancs won 5 of 8 with 0.344 net r/r
Durham won 4 of 6 with 0.472 net r/r

Lancs go through. Absolutely ludicrous.

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« Reply #19827 on: Monday 6 May 2019, 07:23:31 pm »
So Durham have lost out on the final qualifying spot by virtue of having two games washed out to Lancs none. For some reason the ECB have changed the rule this year so it goes off games won instead of net run rate.

Lancs won 5 of 8 with 0.344 net r/r
Durham won 4 of 6 with 0.472 net r/r

Lancs go through. Absolutely ludicrous.

That's ridiculous.

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« Reply #19828 on: Monday 6 May 2019, 08:46:41 pm »
If it went on the head to head that would be fair(er) but purely games won is madness

Offline neesy111

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« Reply #19829 on: Monday 6 May 2019, 08:54:35 pm »
If it went on the head to head that would be fair(er) but purely games won is madness

Advantage south.

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« Reply #19830 on: Saturday 11 May 2019, 05:02:28 pm »
This Eng attack really is powder puff - they need to include both Archer and Curran in place of Willey and Plunkett

I’ll give Woakes a few weeks - looks undercooked

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« Reply #19831 on: Sunday 12 May 2019, 07:03:51 pm »
Superb end to the IPL.

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« Reply #19832 on: Sunday 12 May 2019, 07:06:25 pm »
Great finish. Bumrah did so well.

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« Reply #19833 on: Tuesday 14 May 2019, 05:04:00 pm »
This Eng attack really is powder puff - they need to include both Archer and Curran in place of Willey and Plunkett

I’ll give Woakes a few weeks - looks undercooked

This bowling unit is a bit of a worry

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« Reply #19834 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10:03:51 am »
Archer makes the squad along with Wood.

Dawson also gets in, Denly and Willey miss out. Think I would have liked to have Willey’s left arm swing although he can be very wayward at times.

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« Reply #19835 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10:08:53 am »
Archer makes the squad along with Wood.

Dawson also gets in, Denly and Willey miss out. Think I would have liked to have Willey’s left arm swing although he can be very wayward at times.

For me it was between Plunkett and Willey for the final spot - would have gone for Plunkett

Don’t disagree with the rest of the squad - Dawson is a sensible choice given that either Moeen or Rashid could pull up on the morning of a match - so he’s a wise pick

Shame Vince hasn’t made a big knock - he’s so frustrating - has all the talent

All in all this is the best squad Eng have ever had - it’s now or never

Offline neesy111

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« Reply #19836 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10:31:39 am »
Absolute right squad, never been impressed with Willey.

Offline Andymc1

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« Reply #19837 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10:32:52 am »
Absolute right squad, never been impressed with Willey.

Agreed :thup: He's always been a bits and pieces cricketer who doesn't do enough nowadays to warrant selection in the worlds best ODI team.

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« Reply #19838 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10:42:29 am »
Yep - glad they've been ruthless and gone with the correct squad.

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« Reply #19839 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 12:18:04 pm »
Relieved and also slightly amazed that they've chosen the right squad. If Archer hadn't got in it would have been an absolute disgrace, the guy just has that something extra and is probably the only thing this ODI squad didn't have - genuine quality fast bowling.

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« Reply #19840 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 12:31:34 pm »
Durham are absolutely s**** again, I see.

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« Reply #19841 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 12:36:05 pm »
Durham are absolutely s**** again, I see.

Yeap, going to be like this for quite a few years.

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« Reply #19842 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 01:02:56 pm »
Relieved and also slightly amazed that they've chosen the right squad. If Archer hadn't got in it would have been an absolute disgrace, the guy just has that something extra and is probably the only thing this ODI squad didn't have - genuine quality fast bowling.

Still amazed at how effortlessly he manages to bowl 90+.  When you compare the amount of effort he needs to put in compared to someone like Wood, it looks so easy to him.  I think someone (Mike Selvey perhaps?) was saying he could easily get even quicker with a few tweaks.

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« Reply #19843 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 01:57:30 pm »
Relieved and also slightly amazed that they've chosen the right squad. If Archer hadn't got in it would have been an absolute disgrace, the guy just has that something extra and is probably the only thing this ODI squad didn't have - genuine quality fast bowling.

Still amazed at how effortlessly he manages to bowl 90+.  When you compare the amount of effort he needs to put in compared to someone like Wood, it looks so easy to him.  I think someone (Mike Selvey perhaps?) was saying he could easily get even quicker with a few tweaks.

They reckon he'll be 95+ regularly soon, reckon he's taken a few mph off for England to improve accuracy.

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« Reply #19844 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 02:22:48 pm »
I'd have picked Willey just for variation. Despite being a Wood fanboy,  I probably would have left him out.
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Offline Hughesy

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« Reply #19845 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 02:36:14 pm »
Relieved and also slightly amazed that they've chosen the right squad. If Archer hadn't got in it would have been an absolute disgrace, the guy just has that something extra and is probably the only thing this ODI squad didn't have - genuine quality fast bowling.

Still amazed at how effortlessly he manages to bowl 90+.  When you compare the amount of effort he needs to put in compared to someone like Wood, it looks so easy to him.  I think someone (Mike Selvey perhaps?) was saying he could easily get even quicker with a few tweaks.

They reckon he'll be 95+ regularly soon, reckon he's taken a few mph off for England to improve accuracy.

Insane when you think about it.  Would love to read an article that breaks down the biomechanics of his action.

Offline neesy111

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« Reply #19846 on: Tuesday 21 May 2019, 03:15:48 pm »
Relieved and also slightly amazed that they've chosen the right squad. If Archer hadn't got in it would have been an absolute disgrace, the guy just has that something extra and is probably the only thing this ODI squad didn't have - genuine quality fast bowling.

Still amazed at how effortlessly he manages to bowl 90+.  When you compare the amount of effort he needs to put in compared to someone like Wood, it looks so easy to him.  I think someone (Mike Selvey perhaps?) was saying he could easily get even quicker with a few tweaks.

They reckon he'll be 95+ regularly soon, reckon he's taken a few mph off for England to improve accuracy.

Insane when you think about it.  Would love to read an article that breaks down the biomechanics of his action.

They reckon it's all about how he use's his shoulder which allows him to get the pace without looking like he's breaking sweat usually.  I'll dig out what I was reading yesterday.

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« Reply #19847 on: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 04:31:28 pm »
Getting giddy with excitement about the World Cup now, as it approaches. As usual, feeling typically pessimistic about India's chances, we always do terribly in English conditions where the ball genuinely swings. Our top order needs to hold their nerve. Bumrah should be great, though.

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« Reply #19848 on: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 05:24:05 pm »
Same, just realised I'm off for the West Indies game as well :)

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« Reply #19849 on: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 07:44:27 pm »
I'm p*ssed coz I'm working on many of the days. Gotta see if I can get a backup to cover me during some of the games. Wish I'd had enough hindsight to book the days off. Especially the India - Pakistan game, I'm scheduled to work that day! FML.