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The Cricket Thread

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Mulletperm, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Terry Venables

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    England were poor, no doubt. The team selection makes you think Eng really weren’t expecting another turner. Basically 3 front line bowlers became irrelevant.
     
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  2. Diamond Lights

    Diamond Lights Naybet

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    3 top seam bowlers picked, questions need to be asked.
     
  3. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Pat van den Hauwe

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    No lovely pitch I could see that the way the Indian batsmen amassed their total against that demon spinner Root.
     
  4. Diamond Lights

    Diamond Lights Naybet

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    not saying the pitch was fantastic, yet India managed to hit 49 without loss in the last session too?
     
  5. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Pat van den Hauwe

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    Cricket is a pressure game, remove the pressure it's easy peasy. Not a popular view but 20 over and 100 will starve England of test batsmen as players earn more playing hit and run than learning how to bat in differing conditions.
     
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  6. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Terry Venables

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    I’d have had Bess in for Broad regardless, we had an extremely long tail in this test. I keep hearing how Archer can bat but I’m yet to see it even once! He must average about 5 for England?
     
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  7. StephenH

    StephenH Gary Stevens

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    Silly game.
    The pitch was the same for both sides. But it was a stupid move for India, they where at home but the pitch turned it into a lottery.
     
  8. MKSpur

    MKSpur Frederic Kanoute

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    Pitch ruined the game but having batted first on it the defeat is still comprehensive. It seems if Root doesn’t score we don’t build a decent total and of Sibley doesn’t last no one else has the application to stay out. As @K.D.D.D.D.Soc says the gulf usually seems wider when a side can bat under no pressure and we haven’t put them under any pressure at all into the last two tests.
    I know there is method in rotation but maybe winning the first test lulled us into a false sense of security, it’s not often a winning team would change against the same opponents?
     
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  9. Diamond Lights

    Diamond Lights Naybet

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    its also the level of rotation, England picking and dropping players game in game out, no rythm. It's like Jose picking our CBs...
     
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  10. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Les Medley

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    P.D. Vedran Corluka

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    I don't think the pitch was as bad as people made out, not great but it's not a 100 all out type pitch at all. Most of the wickets were straight balls, it seems like on a dusty pitch the extra lacquer on the night ball gets it to skid on and the extra shine on it makes it harder to pick the arm ball.

    Terrible spin playing, I've always though the best way to play spin either when it's turning a lot or when you don't trust the pitch is to move your feet and get to the pitch but I didn't see anyone moving their feet.
     
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    glad Root's come out and said the facts, team selection was wrong.

    England chose 3 fast bowlers, India chose 3 spinners.
     
  13. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Terry Venables

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    Root said the fans inside the stadium "had been robbed" but stopped short of saying the surface was unfit for Test cricket.

    "Let's not hide away from the fact we've been outplayed again - we have to accept that," Root said.

    "It's a real shame because it's a fantastic stadium, there's 60,000 people come to watch a brilliant iconic Test match. I feel for them.

    "They've come to watch Virat Kohli face Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad or Jack Leach and watch Ashwin against our top batters. And I almost feel like they've been robbed.

    "Instead they've had to watch me get wickets on there, which shouldn't be the case."




    think the pitches are getting universally slated outside of India to be fair!
     
  14. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Pat van den Hauwe

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    Oh dear just read on BBC site two non Male (women, not sure its PC to call them that) university graduates are complaining it's not right non Male should have to hunt around for cricket teams to play for. My heart bleeds for them, when I left school in the early 60s there was only one team in my area and that was the British rail team, I had to travel out to Mill Hill to find a club, but I was only a sec mod working class yob so it didnt matter to the BBC.
     
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  15. Aldo

    Aldo Steed Malbranque

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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    awesome dawson Jermaine Jenas

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    Here we go again. Getting a draw out of this series would seem unlikely but I live in hope.
     
  18. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Terry Venables

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    Why is the ground empty, It was almost half full last week I thought?

    come on Lawrence, I’m a big fan, hopefully he gets a half here to settle in to the team again?
     
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    awesome dawson Jermaine Jenas

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    We are pathetic at batting in this series.
     
  20. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    The ball is spinning but we're missing straight ball after straight ball
     

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