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Offline joeyt

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« Reply #20075 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 11:40:19 AM »
Roy out of the Afghanistan and Sri Lanka games

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« Reply #20076 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 11:54:06 AM »
Roy out of the Afghanistan and Sri Lanka games

Wonder how Eng will line up tomorrow - I would rest Wood and Rashid given both are carrying knocks - plus I doubt it if Morgan will make it either

I'd go with

Vince
Bairstow
Root
Stokes
Buttler
Ali
Dawson
Woakes
T Curran
Plunkett
Archer

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« Reply #20077 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 12:30:50 PM »
The biggest mistake Pakistan made yesterday was the farcical decision to put India in.
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« Reply #20078 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 04:34:12 PM »
What a game, it was probably meh for a neutral but India-Pakistan in a World Cup is just special for both sets of fans, regardless of how the games turn out. Rohit was fabulous, and I’m really happy with Rahul’s steady innings as a first time opener. Both played some gorgeous shots.

Pakistan, as has been discussed above, need an overhaul. My Pakistani mates strongly believe that corruption / political issues in the PCB have regressed or stagnated the team after the highs they experienced in the 90s. Here’s hoping they sort that s*** out. I also don’t know how strong their domestic leagues are, but I’ve been looking forward to the day when Pakistani cricketers are allowed back into the IPL. (No political discussions necessary, just hope both countries go back to a more peaceable moment in their histories.)

That ball by Yadav though 😍



As much as it pain me - well done! better team (stating the obvious here) won - I wonder if it would have been different (or a lot closer) had Rohit been run out

The big difference is this WC may be the Indian spinners - its where they have the edge on Eng, but Eng have the better pace attack (could be more evident if Bhuvi is ruled out)

RE Pakistani cricket - domestically, the level is very poor - they don't have the infrastructure or the standard of coaching that's required - I suppose all of this costs money, which given the current debt levels the country has, just isn't there. One of the reasons why they always produce good quicks is the "tape ball" phenomenon in Pak - I reckon nearly everyone plays it - batting is seen as the poorer relation, everyone just wants to bowl

It's always baffled me how the two countries have excelled in producing world-class talents in opposing skills: Pakistan's always had legendary pacers, and India has been the same with batsmen. Must be just the way the cricketing cultures matured separately, with each side giving more importance to only one of the skills. Unfortunately for Pakistan, India recognized this around 6-10 years ago and made strides to find and nurture bowlers, but since Inzi and the whole Salman Butt debacle, you're going through a very lean phase in finding top quality batsmen. It'll need to change at the scouting level, I think.

And every single time I look at Amir, I think of what could have been. Could've been one of the best bowlers in the history of the game, Butt & Asif should be locked in eternity forever. Ruined the kid's career. 


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« Reply #20079 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 05:41:53 PM »
Shakib is such a brilliant player and has been for a good number of years now

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« Reply #20080 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 05:53:07 PM »
Shakib is such a brilliant player and has been for a good number of years now

Sure hes been number 1 all rounder for a few years. Yet he is still underrated cos he plays for the bangs. Hes class tho

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« Reply #20081 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 05:59:23 PM »
Boom 3 6es in a row. Absolutely smashed the windies these

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« Reply #20082 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 06:12:03 PM »
The way it’s going the top 4 might not need to do much more to secure a SF slot.

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« Reply #20083 on: Monday 17 June 2019, 08:25:42 PM »
The way it’s going the top 4 might not need to do much more to secure a SF slot.

Bangs are about the only threat the way its going

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« Reply #20084 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 01:31:10 PM »
Morgan gone mental  :lol:

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« Reply #20085 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 01:31:32 PM »
what bad back Morgan !

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« Reply #20086 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 01:32:55 PM »
I have only ever seen Rashid Khan suffer this level of punishment once - Gayle in the IPL - other than that he is/was the best spinner on the planet

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« Reply #20087 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 01:36:31 PM »
He's gone absolutely batshit mental

Offline Corrigan

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« Reply #20088 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 01:39:53 PM »
15 sixes so far from Morgan . Wowza !!

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« Reply #20089 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 01:40:33 PM »
Two in two

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« Reply #20090 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 01:43:55 PM »
Well Played Morgan lad !

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« Reply #20091 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 01:45:52 PM »
World record for sixes in an ODI

SEVENTEEN

Offline Disco

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« Reply #20092 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 01:56:41 PM »
A century from 6's alone. Insane.

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« Reply #20093 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 02:06:06 PM »
143-4 off last 10 overs, absolute madness.

Offline jack j

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« Reply #20094 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 02:06:14 PM »
Unreal by Morgan. One day our batting line up will score 500

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« Reply #20095 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 03:51:13 PM »
So maybe you English fans can enlighten me, when did England become so freaking good? Where did you find all these modern, high-tempo hitters who seem to hit clean sixes for fun? Was it a coaching or focus change, or is this the result of these players coming through the T20 tournaments over the last 5-ish years?

Even Moeen Ali was hitting beautiful sixes today, so it must be a particular skill everyone in the team focuses on.

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« Reply #20096 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 04:42:19 PM »
There was definitely a focus change after the disastrous 2015 World Cup, led by Morgan and Strauss.
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« Reply #20097 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 05:08:37 PM »
I got my bat from the same guy who makes Morgan's bats, but I'm yet to hit 100 from 50 balls with mine! The bats he makes are brilliant though.

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« Reply #20098 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 07:37:55 PM »

Impressive

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« Reply #20099 on: Tuesday 18 June 2019, 10:35:20 PM »
Honestly think a partnership of Root and Morgan is up there with one of favourites.