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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #795 on: November 12, 2017, 01:33:34 PM »

As the first test draws closer had a look at the fixtures  And there's  five tests in seven weeks can the bowlers stay fit  maybe it will come down to the side with the fittest bowlers  will  have the best chance of winning.
 
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #796 on: November 12, 2017, 01:49:30 PM »

Jake ball now appears to be OK for the first test if needed.

Cummins, Hazlewood and Starc are the Aussies best seamers. After years of back problems Cummins seems to be fit now and he is very useful.

There has been injury issues with the Australian bowlers in the past, can they get theu most of the matches fully fit is the big question.

For us, we could be a batsman short going into the first game because we won't want too much work early for our two best bowlers.

Overton or ball in I reckon with Ali, woakes,Broad and Anderson.5 bowlers I think that means Bairstow bats 6 with Ali and woakes behind.

If stokes was to make a miracle appearance(!) we could play two spinners if we wanted.

That's the problem trying to replace a world class allrounder, Stokes gives the selectors options, without him we really need two players instead.
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #797 on: November 12, 2017, 03:04:11 PM »

That's the problem trying to replace a world class allrounder, Stokes gives the selectors options, without him we really need two players instead.

Simple - drop James Vince and get Joe Root up to no.3
He may get to the crease 3 or 4 balls earlier that way, but it gives space for the extra bowler...
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #798 on: November 12, 2017, 06:06:46 PM »

Broad , Anderson, woakes, Ali absolute nailed on so its a bit easier if the team is listed. We havnt had a Pete hosk team list for a while -Pete get on it-

Hi fella - ok, as I have discussed with a couple of others over the last week or two, I suspect it will be.......

Cook
Stoneman
Vince
Root
Malan
Stokes
Bairstow
Ali
Woakes
Broad
Anderson

With Overton jumping in for Broad or Anderson if they're feeling tired!  ;)

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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #799 on: November 12, 2017, 06:08:31 PM »

Hi fella - ok, as I have discussed with a couple of others over the last week or two, I suspect it will be.......

Cook
Stoneman
Vince
Root
Malan
Stokes
Bairstow
Ali
Woakes
Broad
Anderson

With Overton jumping in for Broad or Anderson if they're feeling tired!  ;)

Stokes?
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #800 on: November 12, 2017, 06:11:14 PM »

But if by some freak event Stokes doesn't make the first Test, then Overton in and move people up one.
I prefer Overton over Ball but I fear that the selectors may prefer Ball!
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #801 on: November 12, 2017, 06:14:19 PM »

Stokes?

The less we hear about it, and the lack of people coming forward may just indicate that they will have not charge him through lack of a case!
Plus there will be pressure on the Police too!
And I am an optimist beyond logic sometimes!  ;)
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #802 on: November 12, 2017, 08:33:23 PM »

The less we hear about it, and the lack of people coming forward may just indicate that they will have not charge him through lack of a case!
Plus there will be pressure on the Police too!
And I am an optimist beyond logic sometimes!  ;)

Based on what' we hear and read no.
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #803 on: November 12, 2017, 08:35:28 PM »

Great argument that, "no". Fantastic news.

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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #804 on: November 12, 2017, 08:41:16 PM »

Based on what' we hear and read no.

You got me! I can't compete with your logic!!  ;)
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #805 on: November 12, 2017, 08:43:36 PM »

Great argument that, "no". Fantastic news.

No rhyme nor reason whatsoever! Just hope and pray that he gets to Aus.
Plus I have just had a feeling in my water  :D
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #806 on: November 12, 2017, 09:37:30 PM »

The less we hear about it, and the lack of people coming forward may just indicate that they will have not charge him through lack of a case!
Plus there will be pressure on the Police too!
And I am an optimist beyond logic sometimes!  ;)

I like the optimism! I wish I could share it however this is england cricket!

Agree with what youre saying about Overton though!
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #807 on: November 12, 2017, 09:42:58 PM »

I have it on good authority from a good friend of mine who works for a certain police force,that Stokes is NOT, I repeat NOT, going to be charged.
This will be announced on Monday or Tuesday apparantly.
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #808 on: November 12, 2017, 09:43:53 PM »

Oh wait,sorry guys, that was a dream that I just made up!
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #809 on: November 12, 2017, 10:08:14 PM »

I have it on good authority from a good friend of mine who works for a certain police force,that Stokes is NOT, I repeat NOT, going to be charged.
This will be announced on Monday or Tuesday apparantly.

OMG! That would mean my water could be running true!
Hope it streams soon!! (The Stokes story...not my water)
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