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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #945 on: November 18, 2017, 10:44:14 PM »

Howd England bowlers do yesterday?  ;)
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #946 on: November 18, 2017, 10:54:43 PM »

Howd England bowlers do yesterday?  ;)

Deliberate ploy to confuse the Aussie selectors. Those 2 lads that had runs will be batting 4&5 in Adelaide. Paul Reiffel also called up as back up to Hazlewood after taking a 4fer in 1998
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #947 on: November 18, 2017, 11:17:16 PM »

If you add everything into the mix incl the Aussie selections which seem to be odd for a lot of us over here, Home conditions , Starc Cummins Hazlewood Warner and smith

Cook root bairstow and our bowlers and a more settled team than Australia ......

On paper it looks a close series, I don't think either side can say they are real favourites to win

It might not be real quality but it could be close, and if it's close its exciting

First test can't come soon enough...it's dark damp and cold over here! Not cricket weather at all.  :)
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #948 on: November 18, 2017, 11:35:50 PM »


On paper it looks a close series, I don't think either side can say they are real favourites to win


I think you are kidding yourself if you dont make Australia large favorites. They are in the eyes of all bookies

Whilst they might lack intellect, they do have a bloody good pace attack



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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #949 on: November 18, 2017, 11:43:40 PM »

I think we (England) are going to really struggle to take wickets,can see the Aussies piling on the runs. I also think the extra pace that the Aussies have will make all the difference.Fear we will struggle...hope in wrong!
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #950 on: November 19, 2017, 12:12:18 AM »

Maybe too much is being made of the aussie pace attack. Yeah, on a whole itll be quicker than the poms but thats not really the measure of how successful they'll be. The bowling comparison doesn't reflect the ability of your batting lineup to play pace. Which im assuming you can. And i can't imagine (as much as i hope) that Broad and Anderson have all of a sudden forgotten how to take wickets. So for me thats not a factor either. Itll be a tight series. Oh and Ecb and the plod will hurry stokes over as soon as they think any backlash will have subsided to a managable level. Likely in time for the second test. And that makes things even tighter. Can not wait for Thursday!!!
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #951 on: November 19, 2017, 09:47:35 AM »

If you add everything into the mix incl the Aussie selections which seem to be odd for a lot of us over here, Home conditions , Starc Cummins Hazlewood Warner and smith

Cook root bairstow and our bowlers and a more settled team than Australia ......
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On paper it looks a close series, I don't think either side can say they are real favourites to win

It might not be real quality but it could be close, and if it's close its exciting

First test can't come soon enough...it's dark damp and cold over here! Not cricket weather at all.  :)

Agree  it  could be close Aussies bang on about home advantage and  what there  bowling attack is going to do  but if the ball doesn't swing  do England have the bowlers to take 20 wickets each test
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #952 on: November 19, 2017, 10:41:40 AM »

Yes could be. I think England will seriously think about playing Mason Crane for variety, but he cannot get in the team at the expense of a seamer that leaves us too short in Aussie conditions.

If Stokes was in the side it makes it easier to play another spinner(Crane), as it is now can't see how 2 spinners get in to the team.

Announcement on whether Stokes is charged by police this week. If he is not charged I'm sure he will play a part from second test onwards.

If he is charged there's no way he will take part in the tour at all

In my view anyway.
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #953 on: November 20, 2017, 12:28:54 PM »

Couple of interesting articles that seem to have slipped under the radar:

Police likely to make Ben Stokes assault incident decision this week

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2017/11/18/police-likely-make-ben-stokes-assault-incident-decision-week/

Ben Stokes investigation nears conclusion after England all-rounder  gives final statement to police

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2017/11/20/ben-stokesinvestigation-nears-conclusion-england-all-rounder/
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #954 on: November 20, 2017, 12:41:30 PM »

Just to add The expectations are Stokes will be available for the third test.
He also has to face the ECB disciplinary commitee
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #955 on: November 20, 2017, 12:52:27 PM »

I don't think anything will happen to him - there is not enough evidence for police charge and any tests he misses will be enough for the retrospective ban for bringing hte ECB into disrepute.
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #956 on: November 20, 2017, 01:00:25 PM »

Agree  should  have  written Ben needs to be cleared by the  disciplinary commitee
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #957 on: November 20, 2017, 01:05:59 PM »

Don't need him, Moeen and Woakes will have torn the Aussies apart before Stokes can get on the plane.
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #958 on: November 20, 2017, 01:10:36 PM »

Don't need him, Moeen and Woakes will have torn the Aussies apart before Stokes can get on the plane.

Hope your right bring on Wednesday night.
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #959 on: November 20, 2017, 03:40:18 PM »

Just watched Stokes training session on his Instagram page. Unless he's expecting a barrage of short balls in County Durham in the near future I would say he knows he will be travelling to Australia soon
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