Monday, 23 September 2019
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May as well have a dedicated Thread for future use for those of us with an interest!

NZ Squad just announced, headline is Bairstow is dropped...

https://twitter.com/englandcricket/status/1176130960158576641?s=21
2 years ago
A few new names however gutted for Foakes he is a fantastic keeper and great to watch
2 years ago
Yep, Foakes has to be in for me too. Forget he’s not done much with bat this Season, his keeping is better than Buttler and Bairstow combined...
2 years ago
Silverwood gets the gig.

I’d personally split Test from ODI/T20 but nevermind...

https://twitter.com/englandcricket/status/1181136330094333953?s=21
2 years ago
On the plus side, Silverwood is an English coach, has a good relationship with the players and has had success as bowling coach and at county level with Essex.

On the other hand, it sounds almost as if he was 3rd choice after Alec Stewart withdrew his application and Gary Kirsten got cold feet over the travel commitments (and also apparently gave a boring presentation at interview.)

Personally, I would have preferred someone from outside the current set up as I think Root & co are complacent and get too defensive over justified criticism of our Test match batting.
2 years ago
Ben Stokes eh?! What a Player!

Good to see Sibley come good, him and Burns could be a solid opening partnership the next couple of years, with young Crawley as a back-up...
2 years ago
He's at it again this morning after yesterday's solid proper test match cricket Stokes and Pope going through the gears this morning
2 years ago
Fantastic morning! Anything over 350 here is a good knock...
2 years ago
Is that 350 for England or Ben.
1 year ago
Time for the Management to admit that Buttler is for the white ball game (Bairstow too!).

Foakes in please...
11 months ago
India series. Very excited about this starting this week and just how good is it that it's on Channel 4?
Can't remember the last time a test series was live on regular telly
Listening to TMS on the radio has been one of the things that's helped keep me sane during recent times.
11 months ago
Time for the Management to admit that Buttler is for the white ball game (Bairstow too!).


Jury still out for me. Hammering a below par Sri Lanka isn’t enough IMO...
11 months ago
Talksport has the radio rights.to the India games..its.just not the same as TMS...the recent middle of the night commentaries from their own bedrooms,attics,sheds and studios was superbly done and put together...a right laugh along the way,
11 months ago
Thought I'd take the plunge and listen to the Talk Sport radio commentary.
Maybe it's an age thing but I find it unbearable.
It's like listening to football commentary on the cricket which, well, is just not cricket.
There's barely a moment of silence.
I know change is supposed to be a good thing, different voices and all that kind of thing but I have to turn it off after 5 minutes.
Give me cakes and dear old things any day.
11 months ago
Had it on myself this morning after waking at 5am....it just didnt have that same feel at all compared to TMS....the crack and entertainment just wasnt there..all a bit flat really so its a tough listen..

Having said after getting up it was nice to see the test match back on channel 4 tv
11 months ago
In all the thousands upon thousands of overs Jimmy Anderson has bowled in his career, he may have never bowled a better one than the one served up at around 0500 this morning.

A couple of balls to blow the cobwebs off and first Gill's and then Rahane's off poles taken out of the ground with Rahane incredibly lucky to survive an LBW shout that was crashing into middle the ball before. All this at 38.
11 months ago
Ben Foakes father Peter was the referee for our Wembley match against Birmingham back in 95
11 months ago
Thats a classic one for the stattos amang us Taffy...good quiz question too.

India back in the test series by looks of it, firmly in the driving seat, will take an incredible defensive effort from Englands batting to get an unlikely draw..
11 months ago
Draw? 100 a session and we’ll piss it ;)
11 months ago
And very next delivery we lose a wicket ffs.
11 months ago
Don't know why they bother actually playing. You win the toss, bat first, game won. Saves wasting the 3 or 4 days after that.
Kohli, what a diva!
5 months ago
Bairstow is still not a Test Player. White ball only…
5 months ago
Ditto Buttler, still…
5 months ago
Have we got 11 red ball players?
5 months ago
Sadly no surprise given the ECB’s neglect of red ball and Test cricket in favour of shorter formats and this Hundred bollocks.

All of that has a very hollow feel to it when the Test team is on its arse.
5 months ago
Really poor test team at the moment, Burns has his moments but Sibley, Crawley,Lawrence not test level, Pope not consistent would rather have Foakes wicketkeeper than Buttler...but apart from that 🙄
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