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
9 months ago
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#285230
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.


Nail on the head...thoughts are exactly the same .too much focus on slogfest pyjama cricket.......its almost de-skilling themselves how to actually bat properly in test cricket.

May as well use a baseball bat for the whiteball game now...compared to test cricket.
9 months ago
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#285240
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.


Nail on the head...thoughts are exactly the same .too much focus on slogfest pyjama cricket.......its almost de-skilling themselves how to actually bat properly in test cricket.

May as well use a baseball bat for the whiteball game now...compared to test cricket.
9 months ago
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#285241
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.


Nail on the head...thoughts are exactly the same .too much focus on slogfest pyjama cricket.......its almost de-skilling themselves how to actually bat properly in test cricket.

May as well use a baseball bat for the whiteball game now...compared to test cricket.



What are people's opinions on Hundred cricket? I tried to watch it on the TV but I couldn't get along with all the graphics/statistics, along the top, bottom and sides. I'm probably to old to be it's target audience I guess.
9 months ago
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#285243
It’s T20 with a few less balls and weird overs. Zero point…
9 months ago
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#285248
We'll lose 5-0 in Australia
9 months ago
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#285249
The ECB should save their money and not bother going to Oz. It's got 5-0 written all over it. Root is the only true test batsman we have and he's getting dragged down by the rest.
9 months ago
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#285253
Less said about franchise cricket the better.

Not even entertained sitting down to watch the hundred nonesense..its a complete waste of time.

Test cricket is the only thing that interests me these days
9 months ago
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#285254
Archer confirmed out of T20 World Cup and the Ashes… :(
9 months ago
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#286572
Looking forward to Hameed!

Oh…

:(
9 months ago
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#286971
Good grief!

Burns and Sibley both with ducks…
9 months ago
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#286973
That should be the last of Burns and Sibley ffs. Totally shown up by 2 tail enders.
9 months ago
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#287013
What an absolute shambles of a day!

Some great bowling from India though!
9 months ago
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#287018
What an absolute shambles of a day!

Some great bowling from India though!


Aye on a wicket their tail thrived on. Piss poor.
9 months ago
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#287027
Great win for the Indians spoilt by the antics of their classless captain. What an awful individual he is. As for England there are at least three players who I’d hope we’ll not see for the rest of the summer. As long as the ECB keep chasing the money and not concentrating on legacy and squad progression we’ll keep getting worse. Oval Invincible’s FFS.
9 months ago
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#287029
Moylesey is absolutely spot on - the ECB chasing the money and appealing to the lowest common denominator of cricket fan with the pathetic hundred instead of cricket in it's purest and best form, test cricket.
Both captains poor in their own way. Root is a fantastic batsman but is not a great tactician, whilst Kohli is again a class batsmen but a complete a***.
9 months ago
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#287787
Well that was a little bit better!
8 months ago
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#288900
Not my favourite format but Mills deserves this 20/20 call up.
8 months ago
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#288953
Test off today. Very disappointing that. :(
8 months ago
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#288967
Well that’s my weekend buggered up.

Money talks I guess. Enjoy the IPL…
8 months ago
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#289653
No mini tour of Pakistan in the Autumn:
8 months ago
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#290056
Moeen Ali retired from Test Cricket. Prob realises this Ashes is going to be a shambles!
7 months ago
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#291233
Ashes Squad named:
7 months ago
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#291252
Ashes Squad named:



Desperately short of test quality batsmen Root excepted. Jimmy and Broad will not play every test. Worth money on a whitewash?

This could be the series that signals the death knell for 5 day tests.
7 months ago
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#291253
Australia are a pale shadow themselves, though the Home advantage will help them, especially with no Barmy Army etc…
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