Aug 5, 2019 -- 6:43PM, SontaranStratagem wrote:
WD I will give him a chance, I thought he should have been in ahead of Woakes personally But is he good enough? I'm sure we'll find out soon enough
You haven't given him a chance because you've already said he doesn't look good enough for test cricket.
What is that actually based on?
He's been fantastic in white ball cricket for England.
His red ball record is exceptional and he himself has said he's a better red ball bowler than white ball
Aug 5, 2019 -- 6:03PM, Whisperingdeath wrote:
I think England are flat track bullies when batting and only bowl well in helpful conditions otherwise look pretty ordinary at times. Aussie got their selection right and we did not.Unfortunately Moen has to go for Leach. I like Moen but he needs to find some form and runs in County cricket. We could still play him and Leach in the same side with Root at 3.The answers unfortunately are not so obvious as the problems. Foakes is one of the answers. Get him in for Bstard or Butler.I like the look of Malan this year. Maybe he is ready for another crack. I have seen enough of Roy to know every gun fast bowler in Test Cricket would fancy him. It is a shame as I would like to see someone like him in the side but not Bstard, Butler and him.Too early to panic. Maybe Lords will return to a normal pitch and our batters might flourish I think only desperation will call for one of the young guns to open and then it will be too late.I am not a huge Broad fan, 1-91 in the second innings but he is now the leader of the line. Archer must come in at Lords. How does curran get in? I would rather play him than Denly. Move everybody else up.So for meBurnsRoyRootStokesButlerCurranFoakesWoakesArcherLeachBroadI wouldn't be averse to throwing in a youngster at the top instead of Roy but he ought to be given a chance. Test Cricket is a hard game. At the moment he does not look well adapted to it.
As much as I like Curran that batting order looks a batsman light to me, do we really need 6 bowling options at home.
They need to take the gloves off Jonny.
We don't need a wk batsman, we have plenty of those. We need some batsman capable of scoring runs and Jonny is capable of that if liberated from the gloves!
Aug 5, 2019 -- 4:53PM, SontaranStratagem wrote:
Failing that make Stokes captain? Someone with a bit of fire in their belly ffsRoot looks like the milky bar kids half brother
Sadly Joe Root's imagined resemblance to The Milky Bar Kid is an aesthetic one only.
He and his team are neither "strong" nor "tough" and clearly don't subscribe to the maxim of "only the best is good enough".
Aug 6, 2019 -- 1:16AM, SontaranStratagem wrote:
Smith was made to look better than he was I stand by that I find it hard to think a lad with his iffy technique can keep wracking up runs like he does. I remember South Africas trio of bowling machines Steyn, Morkel and Philander had his number a few years back, bowled with pace, line and length and he had no clue. You put those 3 in our team with our conditions and he'd been nicking to slips all series. In Australia they'd bounce him out in my opinion. His average is inflated with the poor bowling he's faced, which is odd because its much more bowler friendly today
Smithy is an all time great, he excelled in South Africa v Steyn, Morkel & Bilander in 2014 Steyn was still at his peak.........he's excelled in India & now he's excelling in England All Time Great Deal With It!
Aug 6, 2019 -- 1:24PM, mafeking wrote:
let's not overrate this australian team. minus smith and warner they were thrashed at home by india in the winter. their batting line up is full of holes too. head, wade and paine must one of weakest 5, 6 and 7s they've fielded in living memorymade to look much better than they are on sunday by an england attack down to about 2 proper bowlers without anderson, moeen totally out of sorts and woakes strangely hardly bowled
Aus won one of those 4 tests by 140+ runs, the 1st test was close and the last was a draw
Aug 6, 2019 -- 2:27PM, VardonVoo. wrote:
re: roggrain • August 5, 2019 7:53 PM BSTThis post sums it up for me, but on a more fundamental level. If you have no hope of winning you should know how to block out for a draw against all types of bowling - the basic premise of a Test match is to defend your wicket at all costs and score runs only as they arise naturally and if they improve your position. The opposite is often true when overs are limited, but professional cricketers should know the difference for the situation they are in.
He decided to go for a smash out the stadium shot and even if it comes off it doesn't improve our position in the slightest, we are still in defence mode and looking to bat out 90 overs for a draw, that was our position in the game ffs
He went for heave ho out the stadium like it was the final ball of a world cup final and we needed 6 to win it off the last ball ffs, todays players don't have it in them to dig a trench and block it, dumb as anything today but its the "brand" isn't it so sod the draw lets go down for less than 150 swinging it.
Archer deserves a crack and hopefully he can prove me wrong
Aug 6, 2019 -- 5:28PM, Injera wrote:
Archer is the most likely to bowler to dismiss Smith. Leach could follow Kesh and Herath in SLAs who have success against him.The selection of the shot to pieces Moeen was as bad a decision as we've seen. According to Aggers he was dropped TWICE in the WC. Roy's shot was a disgrace and Bairstow's 1st innings one was a close second.Archer got 6 wickets today at Blackstone for Sussex 2s and then a quick 50.He will have a big impact over the next month, on slightly larger grounds...
Roys shot should mean he's either dropped or demoted to 7, where his wham bam twa*it style is more needed by that point
Moeen has to be dropped, when Root is bowling himself and a part part timer in Denly over him its over surely?
Aug 10, 2019 -- 12:00PM, detraveller wrote:
draw just wrrecked me
I cannot work out for the life of me why your were laying the Draw at this point, given the forecast
Aug 12, 2019 -- 11:15AM, trader pj wrote:
Aug 10, 2019 -- 12:00PM, detraveller wrote:draw just wrrecked meI cannot work out for the life of me why your were laying the Draw at this point, given the forecast
I backed draw for 500 bucks at 4.8. Started laying 3.3 or so downwards and have layed till 1.96, with a couple back bets when it drifted.
I am still badly placed as i've also backed Eng which I haven't layed yet.
Not been trading this well i'll admit that. When mugs check the weather on Wednesday they'll back draw. Once TV coverage starts draw will shorten again. Happens every time. So yeah it doens't make much sense why I keep laying now when I will probably get much better odds on wed. But im doing what im doing.
Currently 500+ red overall.