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?
Feb 2, 2019 -- 7:56PM, detraveller wrote:
I lost 800 on this test.
Feb 2, 2019 -- 7:59PM, Cardinal Scott wrote:
Final desperate task
Feb 2, 2019 -- 8:08PM, detraveller wrote:
Layed 150 at 4.8 for some peanuts
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
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
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!
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