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Moeen and Jimmy out
Leach and Archer in


England squad: Joe Root (capt), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes

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By:
tomtimtum
When: 10 Aug 19 12:49
Have to think Curran will miss out although it's been noted he's been batting much higher for Surrey in recent times, has batted at no.3 for Surrey in the Blast and been at no.6 in the FC games.
Hopefully it's a sign of things to come and he sees his future as a batting allrounder because his technique is good and he looks like he has the mettle to bat much higher in the order for England.
We don't need another bowling all rounder batting at 7,8 or 9!

Likely XI

Burns
Roy
Root
Denly
Stokes
Buttler
Bairstow
Woakes
Archer
Broad
Leach
By:
detraveller
When: 10 Aug 19 13:55
Nice thread
By:
Cardinal Scott
When: 11 Aug 19 11:43
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBrr592WsAAUPEe?format=jpg&name=4096x4096
By:
trader pj
When: 11 Aug 19 11:53
weather affected day 1 and day 4 by the looks (met office https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gcpvj0v07#?date=2019-08-17 )
By:
Injera
When: 11 Aug 19 16:06
CS - thanks for this. Looks very dry. They'll have to get some water into it.
By:
Angoose
When: 11 Aug 19 16:56
Jack Leach is not just focusing on getting the wicket of Steve Smith as he prepares to make an expected Ashes debut in the second Test at Lord's.

Smith's average against left-arm spin is a much less impressive 34.9, but Leach insists he is not placing any extra importance on claiming the wicket of Australia's former captain.

"It feels like I've got nothing to lose and a lot to gain," Leach told BBC Radio 5 Live. "I just want to go and do my thing.

"There has been a focus on his [Smith's] supposed weakness against left-arm spin.

"I suppose those stats are there but, if I'm in the 11, I've just got to do my thing and bowl as well as I can and see what happens.

"It's the same for every batter. I want to get every batter out. Yes, there's Steve Smith but there's 10 other guys as well and I'll be focusing on all of them."
By:
tomtimtum
When: 11 Aug 19 19:43
Draw 3.55 Shocked
By:
Whisperingdeath
When: 11 Aug 19 20:52
I would like to know what Smith's average is against left arm spinners if Rangana Herath is excluded from the equation.
By:
tomtimtum
When: 11 Aug 19 20:54
Only one way to find out WD!
By:
Whisperingdeath
When: 11 Aug 19 20:57
I am not that smart, enlighten me please Tom!

Or better still tell me the answer!...............pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee
By:
tomtimtum
When: 11 Aug 19 21:03
Have a look at Howstat.com, see what you can find
By:
tomtimtum
When: 11 Aug 19 21:04

Aug 11, 2019 -- 9:03PM, tomtimtum wrote:


Have a look at Howstat.com, see what you can find


his record against Bangladesh is meagre, avg less than 30 with 3 of his 4 dismissals vs SLA... Laugh

By:
hunt lunt and cunningham
When: 11 Aug 19 21:31
Listening to Mike Gatting and when England won the Ashes under his captaincy in Australia,After they won the first game it was decided
with his back up guys to select which games just to draw and which games they will try and win.I think Australia will do the same and
will have Lords down as a test they will try to draw and not bother too much about winning.Hence the draw will be short and even shorter if Oz bat first.
By:
detraveller
When: 11 Aug 19 22:07
I am not sure I understand your reasoning there.

Why would draw shorten if Oz bat first?

They'll bat the same way irrespective of whether they are looking for a draw or not. The effort will be exactly the same. Draw will drift if Eng bowl well, which is likely given the weather.

I would rather say the draw shortens if Eng bat first because the aussies(assuming your theory of them playing for a draw) won't put to much effort in their bowling and would rather contain runs than take wickets. That will shorten the draw(also because Aus will make Eng bat again if they get within 200 of Eng total)
By:
Injera
When: 11 Aug 19 22:07
Wednesday could be a washout. Saturday not great.

Draw 3.4.

Lord's has the best drainage in the world and 98 overs can be bowled Days 2-5.

Looks gloomy for much of the test. Gloom = floodlights = swing.

When do we lay the draw like men? Cool
By:
detraveller
When: 11 Aug 19 22:10
I am in some early trouble so still now laying too much.

First day rain doesn't make too big of a difference. early starts the next 4 day will make up for a third of the day lost.
By:
detraveller
When: 11 Aug 19 22:10
*not
By:
hunt lunt and cunningham
When: 11 Aug 19 22:49
D/T I think that in the second innings Australia will be much more likely to keep batting than to set England a target a bit like
when England failed to set Australia a target during their ashes win in 86/87
By:
detraveller
When: 11 Aug 19 23:45
I've started laying draw 3.35 and below. Still think they get more than 4 days of play.
By:
trader pj
When: 11 Aug 19 23:48

Aug 11, 2019 -- 11:45PM, detraveller wrote:


I've started laying draw 3.35 and below. Still think they get more than 4 days of play.


"never catch a falling knife"

By:
detraveller
When: 11 Aug 19 23:51
That's one way to look at it.
But I backed at 4.8. So i'm bleeding green Grin
By:
detraveller
When: 11 Aug 19 23:52
but overall im still red, but nothing too alrming for now as my draw red is quite manageable, even if its a train.
By:
mafeking
When: 12 Aug 19 00:35
150 follow on too if day 1 is completely washed out which looks possible. in any case new groundsman seems to be struggling to produce pitches good for batting if the world cup was any guide and any dampness or cloud cover will just make it hoop around more
By:
Cardinal Scott
When: 12 Aug 19 00:42
WOW draw has penetrated 3s with very little resistance.
By:
Cardinal Scott
When: 12 Aug 19 01:11
Oh my some frantic draw activity back up to 3.3 from 2.92 not long ago.
By:
jucel69
When: 12 Aug 19 09:12
Looks like we will lose 60 overs max, Going to start nibbling at the draw now.
Lords dries in seconds.
By:
jucel69
When: 12 Aug 19 09:13
I was on the lash for 3 days so I missed all the weekend actionCry
By:
tomtimtum
When: 12 Aug 19 09:15
These 2 teams could easily play out a sub 3 day test if the pitch is offering assistance to the bowlers.
By:
jucel69
When: 12 Aug 19 09:22
Smith was the obvious difference between the two sides but if it moves about he can look very dicey.
The last Ashes game where it moved a lot was in Adelaide and I seem to remember he was all over the opera
They need to go back to boring him out.
Just bowl wide of off and test his patience, it's worked before.

62.1 bowled 'im, Smith plays on! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!! Overton has his maiden Test wicket and it's a yuge one... England's plan to bore Smith out bears fruit, attempting to block yet another length ball outside off, it maybe nibbled back a touch, there was a gap between bat and pad, and the ball sneaked through to nudge Smudge's timbers

The rest of Aus's batting is shaky so it's worth using that tactic
By:
jucel69
When: 12 Aug 19 10:38
huge moves on Eng and Aus
By:
trader pj
When: 12 Aug 19 10:53

Aug 12, 2019 -- 1:11AM, Cardinal Scott wrote:


Oh my some frantic draw activity back up to 3.3 from 2.92 not long ago.


its just bots running the price up and down a few ticks

By:
trader pj
When: 12 Aug 19 11:04
I make the Draw Even money looking at Wednesday, Friday and Saturday's forecast
By:
jucel69
When: 12 Aug 19 11:27
met office doesn't look too bad, I never trust the BBC's weather site, it's utter dross
By:
jucel69
When: 12 Aug 19 11:40
Forecast improving rapidly!!
By:
detraveller
When: 12 Aug 19 11:42
where?
By:
jucel69
When: 12 Aug 19 11:42
met office
By:
jucel69
When: 12 Aug 19 11:42
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gcpvj0v07#?date=2019-08-14
By:
jucel69
When: 12 Aug 19 11:43
even has a few hours of play on Wedns
By:
jucel69
When: 12 Aug 19 11:44
pitches have been awful at Lords this season too.
The whole square has fungus running through it
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