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England in New Zealand
« on: February 16, 2023, 06:24:27 AM »

Not going to pretend I've stayed up and watched it all, but Harry Brook just keeps going. You did warn us @Manormanic ! Inevitably as I type this he gets pinned hard by Wagner... :(

On a CBF note, I'm pretty sure he's used the same bat for all of this purple patch, it has an amazing amount of tape on it.
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2023, 06:35:43 AM »

Balls. My bad. On the bright side, looks like the Broad Nighthawk thing is actually on.
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2023, 06:47:05 AM »

Argh, I turn the radio on and we loose a load of wickets. Have turned it off now!
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2023, 07:03:11 AM »

I'm not sure the Bazball thing is the strongest tactic with the tailenders. Maybe they just fancy bowling under lights?
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2023, 07:46:40 AM »

Looks like it. Early declaration to give Broad, Anderson and Robinson a dart under lights.
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2023, 08:28:08 AM »

Three down. The magic touch appears to be continuing.
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2023, 08:32:04 AM »

Neil Wagner is underrated. Rattled the Aussies with his pinpoint bouncers and has done the same to England.
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2023, 08:46:32 AM »

Good bowler.
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2023, 08:54:49 AM »

Not convinced Root needs to go quite so hard as he has done, plenty room for him to go at his old ODI pace and let Brook, Stokes, Duckett, etc do the snacking it about.
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2023, 09:03:38 AM »

Just read an incredible stat. Anderson has taken a test wicket every year for the past 21 years.

I will think about that as my creaking body recovers from one net... 🤣

Adding Test Match Special twitter thread of pics:

https://twitter.com/bbctms/status/1626146236360273920?t=XiRiIYyoFSWa1ynjK3O-cQ&s=19
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2023, 09:19:51 AM »

Mental, his last 100 wickets have come at an average of 20.
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2023, 09:49:22 AM »

Absolute machine. Truly incredible that he is still easily performing at test level.
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2023, 11:22:55 AM »

Robinson seems to be getting better every series as well, clearly learning a lot being around the likes of Anderson.
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2023, 04:17:42 PM »

Robinson seems to be getting better every series as well, clearly learning a lot being around the likes of Anderson.
Yes. Also he looks considerably stronger and fitter than 18months ago and is bowling better for it.
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Re: England in New Zealand
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2023, 07:27:39 PM »

The penny has dropped with Robinson, I thought it odd when Strauss gave Root his perceived freedom leaving both Anderson and Broad at home for the Windies tour- watching a forty year old train as he does to stay fit must be an inspiration.
Andersons record recently is remarkable as he shows no signs of performance dropping if anything he is getting better.

Dom Sibley seemed to be motivated to lose weight after presuming he was fit enough then seeing Buttler and Stokes train close up.
Its was Stuart Law I think who said when he hit 30 he has to train twice as hard just to keep up. I look at someone like Anderson and just think the level he maintains is so unusual he can only motive others around him.
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