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Post by skully on Sat 10 Nov 2018, 07:56

Can the Lankans regroup?
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Re: Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Kandy, 14-18 November, 2018

Post by Nath on Sat 10 Nov 2018, 08:28

who is the next Herath?
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Re: Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Kandy, 14-18 November, 2018

Post by beamer on Sat 10 Nov 2018, 09:48

How do we get all our wicketkeepers into the team?

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Post by Henry on Sun 11 Nov 2018, 00:42

As I posted in the first test thread- surely they’ll go with Foakes as the test keeper for the foreseeable future.

Bairstow to bat at three?
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Post by beamer on Sun 11 Nov 2018, 09:37

We have to drop someone to get him in though, so who? Can we really go in with only two seamers? Do we have enough spin options without Rashid? Is Buttler dispensable, or more likely to score substantial runs than Bairstow anyway?

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Post by Basil on Sun 11 Nov 2018, 13:40

My hunch is that it will be the same team for England. Chandimal is out of the remaining tests.
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Post by beamer on Sun 11 Nov 2018, 17:10

So, they’ve lost their best two players, team manager has resigned, and spinner Dananjaya is being investigated for possible chucking (though free to play for now). All set up for a complacent England to capitulate to an innings defeat...

I would go with same team for England. Bairstow’s red ball form has been crap this year, he has to earn his place back.

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Post by whitburn on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 21:12

Stokesy at 3 who saw that coming?

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Post by skully on Tue 13 Nov 2018, 21:56

He'll probably make a hundred. Laughing
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Post by taipan on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 06:28

whitburn wrote:Stokesy at 3 who saw that coming?

Didn't work
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Post by skully on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 08:02

England in a bit of bother at 5-156.

Looking to the 2 keepers to save them again.
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Post by skully on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 08:31

Deary me. There's only one thing more infuriating to a supporter than seeing a batsman get out to the reverse sweep in Test. That's getting out in a Test when your team is in trouble.

Terrible premediated shot by Buttler.
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Post by taipan on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 10:25

Top knock by Curran
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Post by skully on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 10:29

What an impressive young cricketer Curran is. Heart of a lion.
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Post by krikri on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 18:40

Since when did Ian Ward become so high up in Sky's cricket hierarchy that he become a fully fledged commentator? What the actual ******.
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Post by skully on Wed 14 Nov 2018, 19:42

Hehehe, I did ponder that point myself. Laughing Laughing
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Post by PeterCS on Thu 15 Nov 2018, 01:52

Sri Lanka were looking good to come out on top from their maelstrom in the last Test.

Then along came a strong Curran and dragged them under again.


Still, not much in it.
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Post by whitburn on Thu 15 Nov 2018, 08:17

Nowt to choose between the teams 1st innings by the looks of it.

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Post by JGK on Thu 15 Nov 2018, 08:44

{snigger}


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Re: Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Kandy, 14-18 November, 2018

Post by skully on Thu 15 Nov 2018, 11:02

Roshen Silva batting well with the tail to get the Lankans a lead.
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Post by whitburn on Thu 15 Nov 2018, 12:14

50-ish lead, where's your money then?

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Post by PeterCS on Thu 15 Nov 2018, 17:46

Weird five penalty runs, at that point.


Good for the game (in both senses) that Sri Lanka came back and showed better fight this time around, the tail in particular wagging strongly.

Might be good for England too, beyond this Test. The newcomers breezing in and breezing along will do well to realise it's rarely that easy for long, and keep improving effort, application, performance as they will certainly need to.

SL have their noses in front, but batting last, who knows?
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Re: Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Kandy, 14-18 November, 2018

Post by beamer on Thu 15 Nov 2018, 18:18

I think that’s a winning lead, on this pitch. Beaten at our own game, in terms of tailend runs... we need a supreme batting effort to set them a testing target.

Interesting to see Leach come out as nightwatchman... it’s rare for a team to employ a Jon Snow in place of an opener, given it’s the opener’s job to survive the new ball in testing conditions - and for just one over? Still, flexible batting orders and all that...

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Post by whitburn on Fri 16 Nov 2018, 07:19

Lead looking very very fragile with half the team gone.

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Re: Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Kandy, 14-18 November, 2018

Post by JGK on Fri 16 Nov 2018, 08:10

whitburn wrote:Lead looking very very fragile with half the team gone.


Another 100 runs and England are faves.

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