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England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by beamer on Mon 14 May 2018, 19:17

England squad to be named tomorrow. Did Vinceís big score today save his place? Who will open? Will Ed Smith have any surprises in store?

Looks like our first three spinners in the pecking order are all unavailable. So itís take a punt on someone or go with an all-seam attack. In May the latter option probably makes sense. Though they will probably dredge up some 35-year-old slow bowler we had all forgotten about in the tradition of Udal, Blackwell, Batty etc.

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Re: England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by beamer on Tue 15 May 2018, 18:28

Well, they went for the raw young spinner. Probably wonít play.

Vince gets the chop and is replaced by a T20 specialist who will bat at 7. Figure that one out.

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Re: England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by beamer on Fri 18 May 2018, 18:45

Come on, thereís some proper cricket coming up. Where is everyone? Wink

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Re: England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by skully on Sat 19 May 2018, 00:38

What's a Dom Bess?

So the England NSP has finally given up on the Moeen experiment?
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Re: England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by horace on Sat 19 May 2018, 01:41

skully wrote:What's a Dom Bess?

So the England NSP has finally given up on the Moeen experiment?

Moeen is slaying them in the IPL, whatever that means.
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Post by PeterCS on Sat 19 May 2018, 01:47

Maybe Bream Steammill will be England's next spinner.

Meanwhile, bizarre throw of the dice, as beamer indicates, to bring in a wicketkeeper - as a batsman only - at Number 7 - who hasn't played red ball cricket for months.

Maybe it's inspired madness.

Maybe Smith (Ed) is too new to this game of rational selection, and just stuck in a pin. A sort of green needle, you could say. But sounds like a bit of a brainstorm.
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Post by skully on Sat 19 May 2018, 02:08

horace wrote:
skully wrote:What's a Dom Bess?

So the England NSP has finally given up on the Moeen experiment?

Moeen is slaying them in the IPL, whatever that means.

As opposed to NoShow, whose last 5 innings have been 6, 5, 2, 9, 5. In all he's made 147 in 11 innings @ 13.36 with a top score of 47, meanings he's made an even 100 in the other 10 innings. Shite on a stick.

Hmmm, value for money for Delhi. columbo
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Post by skully on Sat 19 May 2018, 02:10

PeterCS wrote:Meanwhile, bizarre throw of the dice, as beamer indicates, to bring in a wicketkeeper - as a batsman only - at Number 7 - who hasn't played red ball cricket for months.

Maybe it's inspired madness.

And I'm sure Rajasthan will be well chuffed at losing their best bat to this "inspired madness".
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Re: England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by horace on Sat 19 May 2018, 03:01

skully wrote:
horace wrote:
skully wrote:What's a Dom Bess?

So the England NSP has finally given up on the Moeen experiment?

Moeen is slaying them in the IPL, whatever that means.

As opposed to NoShow, whose last 5 innings have been 6, 5, 2, 9, 5. In all he's made 147 in 11 innings @ 13.36 with a top score of 47, meanings he's made an even 100 in the other 10 innings. Shite on a stick.

Hmmm, value for money for Delhi. columbo

Golly ... that is indeed dire ... expect No Show to be arrested for fraud before he leaves Banindia.
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Re: England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by lardbucket on Sat 19 May 2018, 09:01

PeterCS wrote:Maybe Bream Steammill will be England's next spinner.

Meanwhile, bizarre throw of the dice, as beamer indicates, to bring in a wicketkeeper - as a batsman only - at Number 7 - who hasn't played red ball cricket for months.

Maybe it's inspired madness.

Maybe Smith (Ed) is too new to this game of rational selection, and just stuck in a pin. A sort of green needle, you could say. But sounds like a bit of a brainstorm.

Reminiscent of Ted Dexter, who allegedly selected based on the distribution of his tea leaves.

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Post by beamer on Sat 19 May 2018, 15:48

PeterCS wrote:Maybe Bream Steammill will be England's next spinner.

Meanwhile, bizarre throw of the dice, as beamer indicates, to bring in a wicketkeeper - as a batsman only - at Number 7 - who hasn't played red ball cricket for months.

Maybe it's inspired madness.

Maybe Smith (Ed) is too new to this game of rational selection, and just stuck in a pin. A sort of green needle, you could say. But sounds like a bit of a brainstorm.
Not resting on their laurels though...

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Re: England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by taipan on Thu 24 May 2018, 07:46

Not much interest in this?
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Re: England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by Big Dog on Thu 24 May 2018, 07:55

taipan wrote:Not much interest in this?

Fox is showing it live so i'll have a look
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Re: England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by taipan on Thu 24 May 2018, 08:13

Big Dog wrote:
taipan wrote:Not much interest in this?

Fox is showing it live so i'll have a look

I'm at work
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Re: England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by lardbucket on Thu 24 May 2018, 08:44

Starting tonight at 8 pm our time?

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Post by taipan on Thu 24 May 2018, 10:38

England win toss and bat.

Will Cook get into double figures?
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Post by vilkrang on Thu 24 May 2018, 12:29

taipan wrote:England win toss and bat.

Will Cook get into double figures?
Not sure who else will at this rate...

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Post by vilkrang on Thu 24 May 2018, 12:30

Incidentally I'm a bit sad that Pakistan are only getting two tests.

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Post by lardbucket on Thu 24 May 2018, 12:34

I'm a bit sad that Stokes is playing ... has he been exonerated already?

It does seem just a little weird that three players are banned for a year when one of them rubs sandpaper on a ball, while Stokes' career is barely interrupted after perpetrating GBH.

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Post by vilkrang on Thu 24 May 2018, 12:46

No arguments from me on that, was disgraceful and it leaves a sour taste in the mouth seeing him play.

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Post by taipan on Thu 24 May 2018, 13:04

lardbucket wrote:I'm a bit sad that Stokes is playing ... has he been exonerated already?

It does seem just a little weird that three players are banned for a year when one of them rubs sandpaper on a ball, while Stokes' career is barely interrupted after perpetrating GBH.

He has been charged with affray. The trial date has been set for 6 August.
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Post by lardbucket on Thu 24 May 2018, 14:03

Young Cook seems to be one for the future.

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Post by vilkrang on Thu 24 May 2018, 14:08

lardbucket wrote:Young Cook seems to be one for the future.
I doubt I can find it and I might have made it on the C4 forum (although I think it was on here) but I remember pretty early in his career saying he'd be opening our batting for the next decade. Didn't think he'd not miss a test in that time though!

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Re: England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by PeterCS on Thu 24 May 2018, 16:07

Boyks is confidently forecasting an England win!
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Re: England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lordís, 24-28 May, 2018

Post by PeterCS on Thu 24 May 2018, 16:09

beamer wrote:Well, they went for the raw young spinner. Probably wonít play.

Vince gets the chop and is replaced by a T20 specialist who will bat at 7. Figure that one out.


Fair play to the selectors, they've put his neck on the block.
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