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detraveller
26 Jan 19 22:38
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Expert Opinion: Eng win because Root says we are a better team than we showed.

Pro Tip: Back Nadal to win 3-0 against Djokovic and pile on the winnings on England.
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Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 6:55 PM GMT

Feb 2, 2019 -- 6:53PM, Fatslogger wrote:


Done okay for someone shafted by bad luck, CS.


Karunaratne injury changed everything Lanka were safe as houses until then, doubtful he bats again....Joe Root was that legit dismaissal?

Report peckerdunne February 2, 2019 6:57 PM GMT
At this rate 120 lead and England will be 13/8.............Grin
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 6:59 PM GMT
Eng are once again well skinny relying on a useful stand here primarily..in fact imho the price they are now is reflecting a forward position of about 30 runs and then expecting contributions from others

the market still has a hard-on for Eng believing that if they could somehow muster a lead of 100 they'd prevail

i remain to be convinced that they could get such a lead and more so that they would dismiss WI for a low enough score to win
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 7:00 PM GMT
magical Messi again
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 7:04 PM GMT
when i saw Ire were 1.38 b4 k/off..pecker..i thought..whoa they're well skinny
much prefer NFL to rugby but watched it alongside the cricket..good game..Eng no mugs on their day
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:08 PM GMT
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Report mafeking February 2, 2019 7:11 PM GMT
johnny bairstow what the hell was he doing ? must have been bowled half a dozen times in the last year having a massive whoosh leaving a huge gap between bat and pad. windies have just batted with way more discipline. loads of terrible dismissals for england
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:12 PM GMT
Oh my counter attack is on with the 2 most suitable bats to  carry it out!
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 7:13 PM GMT
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Report detraveller February 2, 2019 7:13 PM GMT
Eng cruising here
Report peckerdunne February 2, 2019 7:15 PM GMT
12 and 11 runs, yeah cruising...........
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:15 PM GMT
Next man in Moeen he is a counter attack merchant too.    Withdrawal of gsm call.
Report peckerdunne February 2, 2019 7:16 PM GMT
price in freefall, no idea why.......
Report peckerdunne February 2, 2019 7:16 PM GMT
fcuk me all on the acid Laugh
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 7:17 PM GMT
200 partnership incoming
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 7:18 PM GMT
hmm
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:18 PM GMT
Sad
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 7:18 PM GMT
cruising to defeat
Report mafeking February 2, 2019 7:20 PM GMT
no point blocking. someone's gotta give it a whack
Report peckerdunne February 2, 2019 7:22 PM GMT
200 should the draw price................gotta love test cricket............Laugh
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 7:25 PM GMT
lol at draw price
Report mafeking February 2, 2019 7:25 PM GMT
not absolutely impossible this could be done today
Report Injera February 2, 2019 7:26 PM GMT
They go so hard at the ball. It's as if they've learnt nothing.

Really is poor.
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:27 PM GMT
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Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:30 PM GMT
Terrible!  Eng fans who travel over there deserve better than these wasters.
Report Injera February 2, 2019 7:30 PM GMT
Again, look at his hands. Why not block it and rely on timing. Were they not watching Bravo?
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 7:30 PM GMT
Eng still a crazy price
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 7:31 PM GMT
SO what price England next test? Laugh
Report mafeking February 2, 2019 7:33 PM GMT
it's a saturday night but think england players will struggle to find somewhere to go out without running into furious england fans. antigua is not a big place
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 7:33 PM GMT
1.5 obviouslyGrin
Report VardonVoo. February 2, 2019 7:34 PM GMT
How do Eng so often manage to be such utter kvnts?
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 7:35 PM GMT
Their batsmen have failed them. SImple as that. You can't win tests when you can't even bat out a day!
Report Injera February 2, 2019 7:36 PM GMT
It comes from the skipper. He talks of being bold, aggressive and positive. No appreciation of the history of the game, conditions and what is required in different situations. Root is a one size fits all captain.

Bayliss is a bystander. I doubt he has any influence at all.
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 7:42 PM GMT
So it was Moeen that was holding the draw price down to sub 50. Confused
Report peckerdunne February 2, 2019 7:44 PM GMT
I'd get Bell on board, not to play obviously, they discarded him too early for course.

I'd also make chess playing a must, and get a head shrink
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:46 PM GMT
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Report Injera February 2, 2019 7:49 PM GMT
Decent nut.

England undone by the Duke ball. Who would have thunk it.
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:49 PM GMT
The devil on my shoulder won out I now have £36 of green on Windies. SICKENING!
Report geordie1956 February 2, 2019 7:52 PM GMT
Very ordinary batting
The sooner Bayliss goes the better; trouble is it will be after the Ashes series -(
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:54 PM GMT
Worst green I have ever had this!
Report Injera February 2, 2019 7:54 PM GMT
3 day game.
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 7:54 PM GMT
call me crazy but just got a gut feeling Windies might nick this
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:55 PM GMT
I need a break, reaching burn out levels.
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 7:56 PM GMT
CS, i've got something that'll make you feel better
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 7:56 PM GMT
I lost 800 on this test.
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 7:56 PM GMT
So don't worry too much about squandering 300 green
Report Injera February 2, 2019 7:57 PM GMT
Prescient Johnny..

Curran at 9 really is pointless.
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:58 PM GMT

Feb 2, 2019 -- 7:56PM, detraveller wrote:


I lost 800 on this test.


Sad

Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:59 PM GMT
Final desperate task       trying to get matched at 1.01 Windies with 1.8K just to take my return over £50
Report Hamlin February 2, 2019 7:59 PM GMT
Cant believe Eng came close to favourites again only a couple hours ago
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 7:59 PM GMT
My dad always used to say, if your top 6 aren't doing the job, an extra batsman won't help. That is probably in today's cricket not as true as it used to be, but this England side is a perfect example. Bat till 10 but can't survive a whole day's play!
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 7:59 PM GMT

Feb 2, 2019 -- 7:59PM, Cardinal Scott wrote:


Final desperate task

Report peckerdunne February 2, 2019 7:59 PM GMT
Can't wait to hear Bob to ballistic
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 8:00 PM GMT
Was a great game to lay runlines.
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 8:01 PM GMT
Now I've double spaced myself  Angry
Report Injera February 2, 2019 8:01 PM GMT
Remains true DT. Having a long lineup engenders complacency.

Root before the test: 'it doesn't matter who gets the runs'.
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 8:01 PM GMT
who's that mental sweaty in the crowd?Grin
Report peckerdunne February 2, 2019 8:02 PM GMT
Might get evens England next test ha
Report peckerdunne February 2, 2019 8:02 PM GMT
He's doing one all day
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 8:03 PM GMT
yeah,they've homed in on him 3/4 times..away with the fairiesGrin
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 8:07 PM GMT
are u better than u've showed this time around ,Joe,u little pr1ck?Angry
Report roache February 2, 2019 8:07 PM GMT
Of the top 6 the only batting spot nailed down is the captains at number 4, the openers are on trial as no one knows if they are good enough, Johnny is batting at 3 because there isn't anyone else and he should be at 5 or 6, the whole batting line up and mentality is a total mess
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 8:08 PM GMT
Layed 150 at 4.8 for some peanuts
Report Injera February 2, 2019 8:10 PM GMT
Layed 300 at evens Shocked

England have 5 number 7s.

Even Burns feels the need to flash at everything. The whole mantality needs to change. Ship Bayliss out and get Cook in to teach them how to bat.
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 8:12 PM GMT
WI gonna be facing a formidable total
Report sageform February 2, 2019 8:13 PM GMT
Are Windies favourite for this one yet?Excited Hoping to get my winnings before stumps tonight. I see no reason why the same result will not occur in St Lucia unless Windies decide to field a second eleven.
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 8:14 PM GMT

Feb 2, 2019 -- 8:08PM, detraveller wrote:


Layed 150 at 4.8 for some peanuts


Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Report Injera February 2, 2019 8:14 PM GMT
Was Jake Ball and Toby RJ fit?
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 8:14 PM GMT
150 runs was 1.03

peeps v quick to diss Eng

personally i think they have excelled themselves in avoiding an inns defeat!
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 8:15 PM GMT
42.1 overs.
Report Cardinal Scott February 2, 2019 8:16 PM GMT
Send out Alazari Joseph as opener.
Report detraveller February 2, 2019 8:18 PM GMT
They won't be able to celebrate it. But they've earned it.
Report roache February 2, 2019 8:19 PM GMT
Cant wait to hear what Geoffrey has to say
Report Richie_Burnett February 2, 2019 8:32 PM GMT
Barmy Army song (KOD remix)

EVERYHERE WE GOOOOOOOOOO
EVERYBODY KNOWSSSSSSSS
WHO WE ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE
WHERE WE COME FROM
WE ARE england
THE GUTLESS, GUTLESS englandddd
LaughLaughLaughLaughCry
Report johnnythebull February 2, 2019 8:35 PM GMT
just scraped home..well played WI..applied themselves as one should in tests

as for Eng..not enough expletives to describe yet another abject capitulation
Report sageform February 2, 2019 8:37 PM GMT
Like picking up money in the street.
Report Fatslogger February 2, 2019 9:21 PM GMT

Feb 2, 2019 -- 8:07PM, roache wrote:


Of the top 6 the only batting spot nailed down is the captains at number 4, the openers are on trial as no one knows if they are good enough, Johnny is batting at 3 because there isn't anyone else and he should be at 5 or 6, the whole batting line up and mentality is a total mess


If anything, this is generous to the England batting line up:

Burns - I’d stick with him for now but overall he’s been rubbish
Denly - joke pick to tour SL because he bowls some leg spin, inexplicably retained for this tour, not a test batsman in a million years, let alone as opener
Bairstow - agree with you
Root - class, I get he’s not scored runs this tour but anyone can get a few very decent balls in a row
Buttler - I remain unconvinced, as although he’s actually been pretty decent since recall, could easily regress to his mean
Stokes - not actually very good. I know this is a bit heretical but his batting has been outright bad for a while and his overall record is not that of a test number 6
Ali - okay at 7
Foakes - early days. One of our better players, probably
Curran - err, a very good number 9, good number 8, not a very good bowler
Broad - doesn’t bat any more. Should be best test number 10 ever
Anderson - a number 11

Report mafeking February 2, 2019 10:12 PM GMT
seems incredible to think i might actually have seen england play better than this in that absolute shambles of a performance in bridgetown. feel sorry for the poor sods who had to endure both. for some of them may be a once in a lifetime experience
Report jucel69 February 2, 2019 10:49 PM GMT
just woke up and seen the score. WALOFS, send them all home on a banana boat.
Beyond pathetic; wretched weasels
Report Fatslogger February 2, 2019 11:08 PM GMT
WI played better than anyone expected this series, I think. Credit to them but obviously England’s batting has been awful. But then it is pretty awful.
Report mafeking February 3, 2019 1:22 AM GMT
easier to recover from 50 for 3 at home and 300 in england certainly in recent years is a match winning score. still expect to demolish australia in the summer. england are formidable at home despite the odd lapse and australia's batting is much worse than england's certainly away from home like most sides
Report detraveller February 3, 2019 1:30 AM GMT
Hopefully no one followed my pro tip at the top of the thread
Report jucel69 February 3, 2019 2:21 AM GMT

Feb 3, 2019 -- 1:30AM, detraveller wrote:


Hopefully no one followed my pro tip at the top of the thread


you couldn't have got that more wrong! Laugh

Report onthejim February 3, 2019 11:48 AM GMT
I didn't see Foakes get out in second innings but from  what I've seen so far he has a good a technique against the quicks as any one and better than most.
stick with Burns for a bit, Denley- not good enough, Bairstow a must but out of position, Root- as someone said is class but looks like a rabbit in headlamps , Buttler -show pony one day slogger, Moen-mod bowler, gets a score every 12 innings,(bit like scenario with I Bell),Sam Curran- send him home, Stokes - disagree with earlier opinions, is a must for me, . What has Woakes ever done wrong?, decent bat as well, must have upset selectors at some stage!
Report DAN1974 February 3, 2019 12:04 PM GMT
pathetic
Report detraveller February 3, 2019 12:43 PM GMT
Buttler -show pony one day slogger.
That's quite harsh. He showed a few tests ago, don't know which, where he scored a hundred under pressure. I do rate him slightly above your rating since then.
Report mafeking February 3, 2019 4:26 PM GMT
buttler has scored the most runs since he got back in the team. root's not been in the best form of late
Report roache February 3, 2019 10:30 PM GMT
They need to go back to basics with a balanced team at the very least the top 5 specialist batsmen and 3 specialist bowlers at 9,10,11 with 6,7 and 8 being all rounders no 6 batting/bowling like Stokes/ Woakes  no 7 wicketkeeper/batsman choice of 3 and finally no 8 spin bowler/batsman currently Moeen as we are unlikely to require 2 spinners for quite a while then Roots cavalier attitude needs drastic moderation to play the conditions and not we play attacking cricket whatever.
Report Fatslogger February 4, 2019 12:19 AM GMT
That’s largely the side we’re playing, apart from the fact that we are approaching batting stupidly aggressively. Bairstow and Buttler are playing as batsmen in the top 5 and probably justifiably, even though both would be better suited to lower down the order. Currans is the only one not following that pattern and I’d replace him with Woakes, who’s just as good a batsman but is also a better bowler.
Report Injera February 4, 2019 8:29 AM GMT
Root is trying to redefine test match batting and make it more akin to the 50 over stuff. JB, Root, Stokes, Buttler and Mo all play both formats.

The unwillingness to see the need to adapt styles for test cricket has to change.

It's quite ignorant really.
Report mafeking February 4, 2019 12:39 PM GMT
apparently bairstow has the worst percentage of bowled dismissals this century. saturday's latest beggared belief. no top order batsman should ever get out like that
Report Whisperingdeath February 4, 2019 3:32 PM GMT
Had another good match betting wise or did I?

Was patient and jumped on Windies above evens. Went 1660 green Windies but always expected a fight back and was also a bit nervous with Windies batting against The Magician and the Enforcer on this wicket.

I think I listened too much or was corrupted by perceived wisdom. Maybe I was right to be cautious. I walked away with 675 which I was not unhappy about tbh. Could have been 4 figures if I had layed back the draw around 10 or 11 but I was greedy.
Report Whisperingdeath February 4, 2019 3:55 PM GMT
I think you have to say fair play West Indies and well done. Largely imho Journeymen Internationals, Has been's, could be's and some little talent.

I thought they were well marshalled and had good game plans as I said before and executed.

The batters lost the game again let us be clear. My initial focus is on the bowling. Our 3 seamers without doubt are better than theirs......except of course of the evidence of what we saw.

I had a running row with Slogger I think, about The Enforcer. He did look fantastic and did bowl well but imho handsome is and handsome does.

The batting, where to start? We are at sixes and sevens because we have too many sixes and sevens simples. My solution is to say

Foakes is the best keeper and he bats 7

Stokes is THE all rounder and he bats 6

Bstard must fight with Butler for no. 5

If Root wants to bat 4 let him but the argument for him at 3 is strong.

As a stop gap for The Ashes I might place Bell at 3 if he can show he still has it.

Burns has shown enough to continue.

My other opener would be Roy or Hales again for the summer and eventually give way to Haseeb Hameed. I have said this before, the boy has it! Get Giles back on him and persevere even if it just with the Lions. He is half the answer, the question is when and maybe how!

With regard to the bowling I think Moen at 8

Archer at 9

Woakes, Broad, Curran at 10 ( Leach ).

and the Burnley Lara at 11

Not the best XL in the World but good enough to challenge South Africa or India and Australia
Report Cardinal Scott February 4, 2019 4:47 PM GMT
Got back on Eng at 1.90 with £500 not taking 1 or 2 ticks with this one as I reckon Eng are heading shorter, dead rubber Holder out.
Report Cardinal Scott February 4, 2019 4:48 PM GMT
Oh and I have used the wrong thread Blush
Report Fatslogger February 4, 2019 8:55 PM GMT
WD, Broad could have bowled them out for 150 almost on his own, with competent catching and a bit more luck. Also, Hasib Hameed is a lot more likely to give up cricket in the next couple of years than get back into the England side, in my view. Three tests of decent batting on flat wickets doesn’t outweigh a couple of county seasons of not being nearly good enough for the FC game.
Report roache February 4, 2019 9:05 PM GMT
If Hameed has another season like the last one i cannot see Lancs giving him another contract.
Report Whisperingdeath February 4, 2019 10:03 PM GMT
I heard that too but I also heard he had his good season with Giles so am just hopeful.

Coulda shoulda woulda. Cummins and Starc bowled a similar length as Broad and kept beating Indian batsmen and the point of that is? Indian bowlers bowled fuller, risked getting driven and won the series.
Report Fatslogger February 10, 2019 11:56 AM GMT
Have you tried the politics forum with that blind refusal to see the obvious, WD? Okay, I know that you have and that actually you’re fairly sensible on there but your case here would have a lot more to recommend it if Broad has actually bowled too short. He didn’t. His pitch map was mostly good length and lots of the approximately a million times he beat the bat were from full balls, as were the two drops, neither of which were especially difficult. So he’d have taken five wickets just from the catching being adequate, without even needing to postulate that he was very unlucky not to get more edges, although he clearly was.
Report jucel69 February 10, 2019 11:21 PM GMT

Feb 10, 2019 -- 11:56AM, Fatslogger wrote:


Have you tried the politics forum with that blind refusal to see the obvious, WD? Okay, I know that you have and that actually you’re fairly sensible on there but your case here would have a lot more to recommend it if Broad has actually bowled too short. He didn’t. His pitch map was mostly good length and lots of the approximately a million times he beat the bat were from full balls, as were the two drops, neither of which were especially difficult. So he’d have taken five wickets just from the catching being adequate, without even needing to postulate that he was very unlucky not to get more edges, although he clearly was.


And then Wood gets 4 caught in the cordon in 6 overs today.
Funny old game

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