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Re: England v New Zealand
« Reply #270 on: June 26, 2022, 07:51:51 PM »

The problem is that Crawley definitely fits the brand of cricket they want to play. Just doesn't seem switched on at the moment. That runout was kind of brilliant from Williamson and Boult, but at the same time he absolutely stuffed him
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Re: England v New Zealand
« Reply #271 on: June 26, 2022, 07:52:15 PM »

Also that shot for six from Root was absolutely sensational. What on Earth!
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« Reply #272 on: June 26, 2022, 09:43:18 PM »

Shout out to Ollie Pope for going a long way to proving himself in this series.
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« Reply #273 on: June 27, 2022, 09:27:17 AM »

Shout out to Ollie Pope for going a long way to proving himself in this series.

And for proving everyone on here wrong.
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« Reply #274 on: June 27, 2022, 10:31:12 AM »

And for proving everyone on here wrong.

More than happy to be proved wrong about Pope! And he can still improve too! Quite exciting really
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Re: England v New Zealand
« Reply #275 on: June 27, 2022, 10:41:13 AM »

Shout out to Ollie Pope for going a long way to proving himself in this series.

Have to be honest, I thought he was lucky to be given the chance (I think he only survived because Root doesn't want to bat three) but he has done a lot to grab it - there have been a couple of concerning dismissals, but he has also batted with more authority and a less chaotic tempo - which is an odd thing to say in the era of Bazball - than he did previously.  More important, it looks like he is working hard to correct some of the technical flaws which had crept in to his game. 
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Re: England v New Zealand
« Reply #276 on: June 27, 2022, 11:20:41 AM »

Watched at Trent Bridge and Pope looked very awkward for the first hour or so, but absolutely superb once he got in. Definitely added to the impression that getting started is his biggest problem in tests vs county cricket, with any luck that will improve with runs and confidence.
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Re: England v New Zealand
« Reply #277 on: June 27, 2022, 04:08:55 PM »

I think a lot of us said Pope is a bit lucky to be picked but never doubted he has the talent.

Looks to be playing straighter I saw one the full face of the bat came thru on the shot.

Might also have benefitted from the new injection of management positivity.

The less aggressive players interest me far more, Leach has been our best for a while but is clearly backed to the hilt and thats worked too.

Stokes seems to have a more natural feel for it, 3-0 against NZ is not a score line I thought would happen, if fact I had us down to lose
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Re: England v New Zealand
« Reply #278 on: June 28, 2022, 03:11:22 PM »

Watching Ben Compton for the first time. Seems he's a proper front foot pointing at the bowler merchant!
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Re: England v New Zealand
« Reply #279 on: October 18, 2022, 11:29:14 PM »

You heard it here first fellas.

Buttler will definitely be back in the test side under McCullum (He loves him). Livingstone will also play soon. You'll be scratching your heads as to who will miss out but Baz wont care too much for specialist openers etc he'll just put the best guys who'll bat this new way in there.

JB is going to bat like this from now on and that wouldn't change wherever you put him in the lineup, Stokes the same.

I reckon the Aussie side are sitting down preparing for the next Ashes and thinking what the hell are they going to do. England have always been so predictable but now no one knows what's going to happen which is McCullum to a tee.

If you're still sitting there thinking there wont be some crazy selections and plans under the new regime you've got your head in the sand. I love it and I'd imagine there are quite a few new fans that have popped up over the last month.

Called it. Livingstone in Red ball cricket
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