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Title: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: liscon12 on February 29, 2016, 10:19:54 AM
So I thought I'd kick this thread off with England's new T20 shirt, I'll probably get it but I'm still not 100% sold on England playing in Red.

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k126/Liam_Mulholland/England%20T20%202016_zpsehey9tnm.jpg) (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/Liam_Mulholland/media/England%20T20%202016_zpsehey9tnm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Mr_Orange on February 29, 2016, 10:25:51 AM
Pretty much the same as the one they've just finished with...

I don't mind red for T20s as long as the trousers aren't red too, much better with the blue ones.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Buzz on February 29, 2016, 10:26:18 AM
anyone know if you can buy tickets yet?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on February 29, 2016, 10:35:02 AM
A lot nicer than the other one if only because that awful lion thing has gone
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: liscon12 on February 29, 2016, 10:36:11 AM
anyone know if you can buy tickets yet?
9 days and counting, maybe they're planning on letting everyone in for free?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: windyroad on February 29, 2016, 10:37:35 AM
Meh.  Pleasant enough to look at but a bit safe.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on February 29, 2016, 10:44:06 AM
Also can we all just confirm that this really is India's to lose?

England don't have a chance, but it'll be fun to maybe beat Sri Lanka and other qualifying team. Losses to Saffers and Windies.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on February 29, 2016, 11:13:16 AM
I hate how cricket have followed football by changing their design every summer/world cup!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Buzz on February 29, 2016, 11:18:04 AM
just had a look at a different picture. These shirts are pink with studs in the back.

super macho.

Adidas have gone - this is the last shirt we are making for you so have a real minger...!

Bring on some New Balance sanity, please.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: liscon12 on February 29, 2016, 11:18:46 AM
Yes India should and probably will win this tournament but I kinda want Pakistan to win on Indian soil just because of the politics over there.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on February 29, 2016, 11:23:28 AM
Bring on some New Balance sanity, please.

Would be chuffed if we got the pink ODI shirts like they did one day
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on February 29, 2016, 12:53:41 PM
Pink? Where?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on February 29, 2016, 12:57:14 PM
Indias to lose but it's biff and tickle so any team can have a good/bad day and there is little to no room for recovery
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: tate035 on March 10, 2016, 12:47:38 PM
Team:

Hales
Roy
Root
Butler
Stokes
Morgan
Ali
Willey
Dawson
Rashid
Plunkett

The 1st 6 overs will be key for me. By all means attack in a positive manner especially as we bat down to number 11...
Keeping the scoreboard ticking over is very important and hopefully the players will use their feet to the spinners rather than trying to sweep or reverse sweep every spinner they face..

The batting order after Morgan at 6 will just be a case of who has been striking the ball far in practice should be next in.

Would also like Root not to feel he needs to compete against butler and stokes in hitting it out of the ground but to just play his own game playing his normal shots.

Also if the opening pair have got to 9 overs then I think butler should be next in and move Root down the order a bit.

Finally, I hope one of the bowlers has learnt to bowl a decent yorker.. But I have been saying that since Darren Gough retired.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Alvaro on March 10, 2016, 01:21:20 PM
9 days and counting, maybe they're planning on letting everyone in for free?

Today's match shows this to be palpably untrue.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Batbuddy99 on March 10, 2016, 07:42:04 PM
Joe Root the helmet whore has switched again!!!
(http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w484/benac1/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1457638228609_zps4avergzw.jpg) (http://s1078.photobucket.com/user/benac1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1457638228609_zps4avergzw.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 10, 2016, 07:49:24 PM
Anyone seen this? https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153239428825194&id=19390830193

Not using the new training kit, but posted today!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 11, 2016, 06:30:05 AM
Anyone seen this? https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153239428825194&id=19390830193

Not using the new training kit, but posted today!
That's in South Africa, old video posted for some reason.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: bk on March 11, 2016, 08:53:29 AM
Root used Shrey in the UAE before Xmas as well. Looks like he's got 2 deals. Shrey for Asia and Masuri for the Rest of World. Might have something to do with the difference in bounce of sub-continent pitches.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 11, 2016, 01:56:59 PM
A small sigh of relief as we now can't play the Netherlands...shame for them though, must be gutting...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 11, 2016, 03:10:12 PM
  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153242590155194&id=19390830193 (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153242590155194&id=19390830193)

A few remfry's, alex hales using remfry inner, morgans still using slaz inner thigh guard.

The best think i think is how Stokes has tried to cover his up with the NB logo!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 11, 2016, 07:13:41 PM
Haha the Dutch...

Haha the Irish...

So much for decent associate nations.. Pile of turd. Scotland sre weak as hell too
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RightArmLedge on March 11, 2016, 07:20:42 PM

  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153242590155194&id=19390830193 (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153242590155194&id=19390830193)

A few remfry's, alex hales using remfry inner, morgans still using slaz inner thigh guard.

The best think i think is how Stokes has tried to cover his up with the NB logo!

It looks like Stoke has taped another thigh guard on top too ? And then added the NB logo ?


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Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 11, 2016, 07:28:07 PM
It looks like Stoke has taped another thigh guard on top too ? And then added the NB logo ?


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Yeah? Like the remfrys arent enough! Not noticed dmthis during a match though
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 11, 2016, 08:10:31 PM
Haha the Dutch...

Haha the Irish...

So much for decent associate nations.. Pile of turd. Scotland sre weak as hell too

I think Mommsen summed it up rather despairingly with the associate nations; how they can improve when they play no cricket?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 12, 2016, 09:11:53 AM
So looks like none of the warm up games are being showing on tv. Rather watch nz vs England than some associate games played in front of empty stadiums!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 12, 2016, 01:57:49 PM
I think Mommsen summed it up rather despairingly with the associate nations; how they can improve when they play no cricket?

Is that the South African Scotsman ?!!???

I do feel for them but then why would I want to pay sky money to see Scotland get smashed vs a weak proper nation?? Bad enough currently with weak full nations!

Of course, if there were a divisional set up for the different formats they'd be playing in leagues and could progress up etc
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 12, 2016, 02:16:24 PM
I really like this pink shirt the Scottish are playing in.



And apart from the fielding(which was poor today at best) I'm quite impressed with Afghanistan.
Look a decent side on the rise.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Alvaro on March 12, 2016, 07:37:47 PM
Take that ICC! Cricket is the winner here.

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/fake_street_spirit/6a488b5958f9f95adbbe62da09b28f1d_zpsyilfyjas.jpg)

My fave pic in ages.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: beaver5 on March 13, 2016, 10:08:24 AM
This is so frustrating. Why, oh why are they playing World Cup matches in a part of India that has weather like Headingley in April!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 13, 2016, 01:25:22 PM
Ireland keep begging for Test status yet get embarrassed at the World T20 by two amateur sides...

If anyone deserves Test status it's Afghanistan not Ireland
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Alvaro on March 13, 2016, 01:33:38 PM
Rein it in Cameron
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 13, 2016, 01:35:03 PM
Ireland are a bunch of bang average players. Most of them tried their luck with England ang flopped. No first class structure should automatically mean no Test status.

Afghanistan went from the lowest group of the continental cup to league 1 with 5 consecutive promotions. That's a side that shows its capable of playing a higher standard
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Ridenmarke on March 13, 2016, 02:02:41 PM
And yet the same Afghanistan with its professional player system lost to the UAE in the Asia Cup Qualifiers
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 13, 2016, 02:07:49 PM
6 over game.. What a joke.

Afghan are probably the 'best' associate side currently but I feel for Ireland as they've probably begun the decline as their team peaked a few years ago. Still, there is a place for promotion and relegation in test cricket as zim, bang, wi are bang amateur too

Just look at bang avg burns/voges et all avg boosters recently as evidence
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 13, 2016, 03:38:46 PM
Well batted Tamim!


Don't care on numpties that will claim it's only Oman, a t20 ton is a good ton regardless!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 14, 2016, 10:43:05 AM
England playing, errr england in a warm up.


Willey abit expensive, but Rashid has took 2.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 14, 2016, 11:01:43 AM
Willey finishes the innings with a hat trick

"Root, Ali, Jordan. See you later!! And stop dropping em bayliss's I'm the man!!!"
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Buzz on March 14, 2016, 11:05:57 AM
Got to be some joke mileage around Willey taking a hatrick on steaknbjday
Cameron - that is steak day for you ;)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 14, 2016, 11:49:09 AM
57-1 off 6 overs  with a couple of local lads carting it around, bit embarrassing.
Jordan going at 10's - no surprise that
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 14, 2016, 11:53:50 AM
57-1 off 6 overs  with a couple of local lads carting it around, bit embarrassing.
Jordan going at 10's - no surprise that

Yet still beat NZ with Jordan in the side! Imagine that!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rich041187 on March 14, 2016, 12:57:05 PM
Interesting to see Root was wearing a shrey not his customary Masuri today. Bit of kit swapping going on or has he been shopping?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 15, 2016, 01:53:56 PM
No Southee, Boult, or McClenaghan for NZ, going in with 3 spinners!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Disco on March 15, 2016, 02:11:33 PM
Potential to be a really turgid affair if teams are going to set themselves up like this.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: bk on March 15, 2016, 03:47:32 PM
Root probably sponsored by Shrey on the sub-continent. Always goes back to Masuri in England, SA and ANZ. Would be interested to know if that's a personal decision based on perceived protection levels on faster pitches.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 15, 2016, 04:06:15 PM
Go on New Zealand! India 3 down before 3 overs are up, game on. Would love to see NZ spoil the party here.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 15, 2016, 04:06:46 PM
Who cares about helmets!!


It's a wicket fest at the wct20

India 3 down already. Spin is king!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 15, 2016, 04:16:37 PM
4down!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Mr_Orange on March 15, 2016, 04:35:10 PM
and Kholi's gone! Massive wicket. New Zealand trashing the party
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 15, 2016, 04:35:30 PM
Kohli gone! Playing all the spinners looks like it's paying off for NZ at the moment - if the pitches are like this I wonder if Liam Dawson will have a bigger role to play for England than many thought!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: FattusCattus on March 15, 2016, 04:36:05 PM
5 down!! 

Are there highlights for this on Sky tonight?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Mr_Orange on March 15, 2016, 04:38:04 PM
And now 6 down!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 15, 2016, 04:38:58 PM
Brilliant effort from NZ! 126 looks massive now
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: qasim_aziz99 on March 15, 2016, 04:39:17 PM
India must've thought this would be a walk in the park.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Mr_Orange on March 15, 2016, 04:42:08 PM
7 down! Can't believe it - 43/7. Dhoni must be fuming!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 15, 2016, 04:46:59 PM
Funny think is they could still win this...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 15, 2016, 04:47:03 PM
lolololololololololololol
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 15, 2016, 04:53:09 PM
Problem when you try and doctor conditions too much
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 15, 2016, 04:54:06 PM
Problem when you try and doctor conditions too much
NZ read it well though, thats why they picked the spinners
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: tommo256 on March 15, 2016, 05:11:14 PM
Game over now with Dhoni gone
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 15, 2016, 05:11:39 PM
Mitch Santner is in my fantasy team as well, STUD
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 15, 2016, 11:46:04 PM
Mitch Santner is in my fantasy team as well, STUD

he really has improved a lot. sodhi too. brilliant performance.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 15, 2016, 11:46:43 PM
suspect Ban will edge out Pak tomorrow....and that will set up the Ind-Pak game as yet another "do or die" match between the two sides.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 16, 2016, 11:00:34 AM
suspect Ban will edge out Pak tomorrow....and that will set up the Ind-Pak game as yet another "do or die" match between the two sides.

Hat, eat etc (probably)

Amazing catch to get rid of Hafeez though.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 16, 2016, 11:04:25 AM
Boom boom! Got to love some brutal slogging!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 16, 2016, 11:11:57 AM
Classic Boom Boom
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: qasim_aziz99 on March 16, 2016, 11:32:45 AM
Looks like we're in for a good game if Tamim can continue his form.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 16, 2016, 11:39:35 AM
Quite the ball from Amir
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 16, 2016, 02:13:30 PM
ROY
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 16, 2016, 02:23:06 PM
is russell not supposed to be banned for missing a drug test?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: liscon12 on March 16, 2016, 02:23:43 PM
That top does look pink on camera, bit of a nothing shot from Roy as well.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 16, 2016, 02:24:44 PM
Bring in billings for Roy for me open with rooty.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: alba caerulea on March 16, 2016, 02:56:08 PM
Any streaming options?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 16, 2016, 03:22:19 PM
Morgan's tape job isn't the greatest

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/3D548D5E-5355-4FF1-86D3-B0B295205DCB_zpsjibatepm.jpg) (http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/3D548D5E-5355-4FF1-86D3-B0B295205DCB_zpsjibatepm.jpg.html)


Serious indents on that bats edges!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SirScottiod on March 16, 2016, 03:32:22 PM
Morgan's tape job isn't the greatest

([url]http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/smilley792/3D548D5E-5355-4FF1-86D3-B0B295205DCB_zpsjibatepm.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s61.photobucket.com/user/smilley792/media/3D548D5E-5355-4FF1-86D3-B0B295205DCB_zpsjibatepm.jpg.html[/url])


Serious indents on that bats edges!


Theres a thread running about weather or not pros prep their own bats, morgs must not be one!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 16, 2016, 03:34:37 PM
182 isn't bad really, Stokes helped knock at few at the end. Just gotta hope the bowlers turn up.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Kulli on March 16, 2016, 03:47:16 PM
Theres a thread running about weather or not pros prep their own bats, morgs must not be one!!

Super soft pro press

They just don't want us to know it can be done  ;)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 16, 2016, 03:49:34 PM
Over dried can give the same appearance of soft pressed

Be a interesting run chase this 
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 16, 2016, 03:51:11 PM
is russell not supposed to be banned for missing a drug test?
I thought so, especially given he seemed to suddenly go from bowling military medium for years to bowling 95mph in the BBL with no change in action...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 16, 2016, 03:54:39 PM
BIG WILLEY
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 16, 2016, 04:13:24 PM
JORDANS ON.

Gayle is still in.

oh dear
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rich041187 on March 16, 2016, 04:16:26 PM
"YEAH but Jordan's our best fielder" ....*lets one through his legs for 4*
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Neon Cricket on March 16, 2016, 04:20:21 PM
Why the hell do they persist with Jordan? I'd rather have Jack Shantry bowling!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 16, 2016, 04:21:37 PM
Jordan afraid to land a legal ball to gayle here ;)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 16, 2016, 04:29:41 PM
Thank goodness for Rashid
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 16, 2016, 04:31:44 PM
I honestly think james vince should play and Root should bowl a couple instead of Jordan
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 16, 2016, 04:32:19 PM
I honestly think james vince should play and Root should bowl a couple instead of Jordan
Or plunkett? Just as capable
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 16, 2016, 04:33:01 PM
Roy out billings in for me

Root to move to open not impressed with Roy and feel Root should open and Billings brought in or Dawson
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 16, 2016, 04:35:06 PM
Massive!!!!


And again...... Ominous
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 16, 2016, 04:35:38 PM
If we lose this, you do realise they'll drop Willey and keep Jordan as that's the norm with this side
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 16, 2016, 04:38:27 PM
why is ramdin still in this team! Ramdin doing his best to get that rate back up
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 16, 2016, 04:50:57 PM
why is ramdin still in this team! Ramdin doing his best to get that rate back up

he doesn't need to do much except get Gayle on strike. All eggs in that basket. Gayle is just a monster he can destroy any bowling.

I can't think of a more destructive player in the modern game
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: FattusCattus on March 16, 2016, 04:56:14 PM
Perhaps we should just get everybody else out, and leave Gayle up one end?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 16, 2016, 05:03:20 PM
Can Ali go back to county cricket now??


It's definately a gayle show, not enjoying this one as much though.....
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 16, 2016, 05:04:48 PM
Gayle force! Time for Jordan to get some treatment too!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: FattusCattus on March 16, 2016, 05:11:19 PM
Oh! This is a bumming!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SRH on March 16, 2016, 05:13:42 PM
Get Jordan out of the side! Toothless! Plunkett in
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 16, 2016, 05:13:54 PM
What a load of drivel
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 16, 2016, 05:15:40 PM
I wonder if Gayle will hit on Ramiz Raja in the post-match interview and ask him out to a drink....
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 16, 2016, 05:22:08 PM
Surely 186 was only par on this ground with the dew and the flat wicket? seen plenty of scores of 200 plus chased here. Did hales and Roy bat too slow? 43 of 41 balls combined.
England's net RR has taken a pounding, same old story at WC's.

But what a knock by Gayle! 100 up!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 16, 2016, 05:29:43 PM
His New England is awesome

Very much enjoyed seeing the absolute bumming they got
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Riddy on March 16, 2016, 05:30:13 PM
why would we expect anything else with that bowling line up?!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: liscon12 on March 16, 2016, 05:33:10 PM
4 samey bowlers in Jordan, Wiley, Topley and Stokes. Need either Plunkett or Finn for raw pace and height.

And Morgan has to trust and have faith in Rash to bowl and not hide him like he did tonight.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 16, 2016, 05:35:47 PM
Perhaps we should just get everybody else out, and leave Gayle up one end?

we can't get anyone else out !! at the top level we are cannon fodder for high class batsmen. even Hales and Morgan cannot compete with Gayle on the hitting front.. He is an absolutely brilliant player

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 16, 2016, 05:37:08 PM
4 samey bowlers in Jordan, Wiley, Topley and Stokes. Need either Plunkett or Finn for raw pace and height.

And Morgan has to trust and have faith in Rash to bowl and not hide him like he did tonight.

Enjoyed watching them hide the better spinner and Ali get treated as he should. Funny as.

Jordan, where are his defenders as normal?? 'Good fielder' or not, you need to offer more as fielding is the least required bit over batting or bowling
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ManHOOS on March 16, 2016, 06:02:00 PM
Poor bowling show by eng bowlers giving lollypops in his arc, why not bowl full lenght outside off stump take a slip let him reach for the ball instead of feeding him in his range lol
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 16, 2016, 09:28:58 PM
Chris Gayle some player. Looked like he was batting in 2nd gear and hammers a century in 40 odd balls.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: hanif on March 17, 2016, 12:28:31 AM
That was the most composed and focused innings I have seen from Gayle. He played very sensibly and got to 94 of 38-39 balls, he could have smashed the world record, but chose to bat the game out and not leave anything to chance.  He was a joy to watch, shame about the England bowling attack, but as many have said no great surprise. Inexperienced bowling attack mixed with not been good another at this level made this chase pretty comfortable for the Windies team. Ramdin and Bravo gave England a glimmer of hope half way through. Then Gayle dispatched Moen for 3 sixes in a row, which pretty much sealed England's fate in this match. Hopefully England can bounce back and find away to qualify.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on March 17, 2016, 07:01:03 AM
Just watched the highlights. WOW Gayle was on fire. Bowlers just poor really poor. Looks like qualifying is going to be a real struggle now
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Mr_Orange on March 17, 2016, 03:51:53 PM
Anyone watching today? Really hope Afghan pull off a shock. 153/7 might not be enough if Dilshan and Mathews get going though.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 17, 2016, 04:03:26 PM
Anyone watching today? Really hope Afghan pull off a shock. 153/7 might not be enough if Dilshan and Mathews get going though.

Sadly I'm watching :(

Afg are not out of this but they need wickets. Sl are relying on the old stagers as expected
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 18, 2016, 08:01:45 AM
Massive game today lads...do we need another batter in(vince) drop jordan and get root to bowl a few?
Or hope to just spin them out? The problem with that is Ali goes the distance every time.
I think we gotta hope theres a bit of swing when we bowl otherwise the seamers will go all over the place

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 18, 2016, 08:13:29 AM
Playing Vince would just result in pointlessly pushing Buttler/Morgan down the order, he's there as backup for Root/openers. Don't need 9 batsmen anyway tbh, it's only 20 overs! Think the batsmen did fine last game, 182 is a decent score - if someone had put a really significant innings in we'd have made 200. I'd still want Plunkett in for Jordan, but as Jordan had pretty good figures that's not gonna change. Dawson could come into contention but not at Mumbai again.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 18, 2016, 08:31:38 AM
Here's where our World Cup ends today, wahey!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 18, 2016, 08:47:42 AM
Here's where our World Cup ends today, wahey!

chin up....If we do go out it's Gayle world class innings that done us and I don't believe anyone can bowl to him in that mood unless you pin him underneath the arm pit with genuine pace.

India lose to Pakistan tomorrow and the world champions are out so the qualification is cut throat.

if we get 180 again we could bank on SA bottling it?
 :) :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 18, 2016, 09:32:29 AM
Odd selections from the aussies dropping Finch and 2 their best bowlers (hazlewood or Hastings)
They continue to rate village player agar! Nothing special with the ball or bat.

Win here for NZ should see them all but through to the semi's
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 09:42:37 AM
Odd selections from the aussies dropping Finch and 2 their best bowlers (hazlewood or Hastings)
They continue to rate village player agar! Nothing special with the ball or bat.

Win here for NZ should see them all but through to the semi's

Not sure why you think that........lol.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 18, 2016, 09:50:23 AM
Not sure why you think that........lol.

Hope agar keeps those juicy full tosses coming, NZ certainly don't mind that :D
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SirScottiod on March 18, 2016, 11:57:17 AM
A stunning ground these guys are playing at!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 18, 2016, 12:17:18 PM
Maxwell looking like he's considering just playing as a left hander, particularly enjoyed the switch hit forward defensive. Not as good as Colin Munro's right handed late cut for 4 in the first innings though. And he's gone! Aus in trouble... *tries to hide grin*
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 18, 2016, 12:30:04 PM
Some top quality bowling from sodhi
Massive wicket getting rid of Marsh! Got to love a low scoring game in difficult conditions
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: gaurav23 on March 18, 2016, 12:39:02 PM
So I think we have our first team qualifying to the semis !!
Great show Black caps !!!!


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Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SirScottiod on March 18, 2016, 12:41:48 PM
Theyre doing BMac proud after his retirement!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Kulli on March 18, 2016, 12:44:38 PM
Aussies fair shat their pants there.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: gaurav23 on March 18, 2016, 01:13:32 PM
Williamson seems like he's got it all figured. The scores NZ are defending, teams are jittery already I am sure.


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Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 18, 2016, 01:31:48 PM
I reckon AB will do the damage today!
But on the bright side, if Gayle and AB both end up doing the damage for England, at least it's the two best that will put us out.
Our boys look mainly too inexperienced and not seasoned T20 heads on their shoulders!
I'd be surprised if we win more than 1 match to be honest.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 18, 2016, 01:36:35 PM
AB loves this ground! SA finally have their strongest line up playing

England win a massive toss though! Can't use the dew as an excuse if they lose now. Reckon too much has been made of the dew.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: northernboy1987 on March 18, 2016, 01:45:04 PM
Should I be the first to whinge that Jordan is playing?.............
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 18, 2016, 01:45:49 PM
SA look like they have a very strong and extremely well balanced side!
Their bowling attack looks pretty decent!!!! Our bowling attack needs to be amended until we find the attack that best balances our side.
Well, it'll be entertaining at least. It'll be a total shock if we beat this impressive looking SA team   :o
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 18, 2016, 01:48:00 PM
I think the dog will have the day and England will win today
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 18, 2016, 01:56:39 PM
I would personally have Plunkett in the starting line-up. If it was up to me, then I would also have Broad!
Replace Topley with Broad and Jordan with Plunkett!
I'm sure people will disagree with me but I think that would be a more balanced team.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 18, 2016, 02:05:51 PM
I would personally have Plunkett in the starting line-up. If it was up to me, then I would also have Broad!
Replace Topley with Broad and Jordan with Plunkett!
I'm sure people will disagree with me but I think that would be a more balanced team.

I would play Broad too, for his experience..... anyone to replace Jordan, Fattus Cattus even.

strap yourselves in here we go !
 :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 18, 2016, 02:13:06 PM
Not sure why we are opening with TWO left arm bowlers?
Surely open with right arm from one end and left arm from the other?

I would love to see England win but the bowlers will not bowl tight enough! Therefore SA will end up with 197-5 and England will go for it and end up 45 or 50 runs short all out.
Any more predictions out there?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: FattusCattus on March 18, 2016, 02:14:57 PM
Oh dear - we don't seem to be quite up to snuff with other countries at the sh*ts and giggles stuff!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SirScottiod on March 18, 2016, 02:15:06 PM
At this rate, 260+ is on the cards!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 18, 2016, 02:16:04 PM
De Kock Spanking Willey around! Some hitting so far - who needs AB!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 18, 2016, 02:16:37 PM
At this rate, 260+ is on the cards!!

True!!!  :(
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: kdale6 on March 18, 2016, 02:17:07 PM
this is utterly woeful
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: it's_a_pudding on March 18, 2016, 02:17:27 PM
I think England have a good case for playing Dawson now looking at new Zealand's success replace one of the 3 seamers. Then looking at bringing plunkett in but too many changes won't be good for the side. Playing 3 spinners is very foreign for England and if they aren't gonna use root like New Zealand do with Williamson then they should have a third spinner it has been proven to work so far. England should experiment bowling the first over with Ali or someone like that something different to bring to the table it's all very predictable and I bet most teams know what England bowling order will be.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 18, 2016, 02:18:37 PM
This is an absolute mauling
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 18, 2016, 02:18:51 PM
I think the dog will have the day and England will win today

Can I take this back look like dogs gone to vets for the long sleep
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: gaurav23 on March 18, 2016, 02:19:49 PM
Worst power play bowling ever. Spraying everywhere


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Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Neon Cricket on March 18, 2016, 02:20:40 PM
This is actually comical, at least it's brightening up our afternoon in the office lol
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: liscon12 on March 18, 2016, 02:20:41 PM
Jordan's first two balls......4 and another 4

Blood is boiling!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 18, 2016, 02:21:30 PM
Please just sack Chris Jordan
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: liscon12 on March 18, 2016, 02:21:36 PM
And another one
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 18, 2016, 02:22:14 PM
Now it dead

Time to back England I feel can Roy and Hales do this will they bowl this poor
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SirScottiod on March 18, 2016, 02:22:58 PM
True!!!  :(

Ball bags, think SA will be close 300 if this carries on!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 18, 2016, 02:24:02 PM
Jordan... what are the worst ever figures in t20? He'll beat them tonight. Jason Roy had better score the first ever t20 double ton.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 18, 2016, 02:24:23 PM
I think looking back at my comments to replace Topley with Broad and replace Jordan with Plunkett wasn't a bad shout!
But we just won't learn!!!!  >:(
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: it's_a_pudding on March 18, 2016, 02:27:29 PM
I don't understand the thought process that's going on that pitch right now. They're seems to be no plans. I'm not so sure Morgan is a strong enough captain either.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 18, 2016, 02:28:39 PM
 We following a bowl wide half volley plan with no cover
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: FattusCattus on March 18, 2016, 02:28:52 PM
It's a shame - but it seems that England's brave new world has fallen apart here rather quickly.

Makes you yearn for the 50 over stuff doesn't it?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 18, 2016, 02:29:25 PM
Seems the forum servers can't cope with Jordan's bowling! "Temporarily unavailable"
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 18, 2016, 02:33:58 PM
Can't blame the dew tonight! good luck chasing 250+ with the wet ball

Broad must be somewhere laughing. That's what happens when you come to india with none of the bowlers having any international experience in these conditions. Morgan might want a ball at this rate

Least the sky commentators have finally dropped the "new england" line

AB's in! time to get on with it!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: christianpurchase99 on March 18, 2016, 02:40:01 PM
Can someone tell me why we continue to pick Chris Jordan when there's plenty of other better death bowlers in England.....
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 18, 2016, 02:48:33 PM
Saffer choke incoming!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SRH on March 18, 2016, 02:52:25 PM
Awful decision to keep Jordan in the side the man doesn't have a plan just runs up and bowls in the slot, Plunkett would offer some real pace. Good luck taking Tahir for 10+ an over he will go through the middle order!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: northernboy1987 on March 18, 2016, 02:53:16 PM
Bring back Dernbach!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 18, 2016, 02:53:48 PM
god it's torture being an England fan.

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 02:58:08 PM
Root bowling suggest they should have picked dawsonninsead of one of the three pacers! On current topley or Reece.


Fielding is poor to. Dam you hales!


As per England will be there usual late reaction selfs. They had a plan, didn't work but stick to it, not worked again.
Oh we are knxoked out? We will make the changes we should have done initially now then.



Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 18, 2016, 03:14:13 PM
Jordan on to get the run rate back up!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 03:22:25 PM
Can we call people up to squad? Or do we need to shoot..... I mean have injuries for current ones?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: liscon12 on March 18, 2016, 03:34:06 PM
..........so that just happened  :( :( :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: wilkie113 on March 18, 2016, 03:36:27 PM
Be a good chase mind......
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Buzz on March 18, 2016, 03:44:32 PM
Do you think anyone watched the two games the Kiwi's won with about 15 spinners playing and only extreme pace?
Plunkett should be our pace bowler plus stokes a load of spinners - this is India!!

In the mean time, Hales and Roy have got this, no problem.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: wilkie113 on March 18, 2016, 03:47:51 PM
Topleys head is up his (No Swearing Please) now, he can't play the next game surely, Jordans yorkers may ell be the best in the squad but he can't be going for 40 odd off three overs.

Plunkett, Stokes and the spinners in the next game as Buzz says!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Neon Cricket on March 18, 2016, 03:53:16 PM
Here we go! Easy - don't know what we were all worrying about
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: wilkie113 on March 18, 2016, 03:53:21 PM
Exactly the start they wanted, cheers now Mr Roy
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: jjohns on March 18, 2016, 03:54:10 PM
pfft South Africa could only manage 2 of the first over, this ones in the bag.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 18, 2016, 03:54:32 PM
Easy win here at this rate with 9 overs to spare!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 18, 2016, 03:54:54 PM
Exactly the start they wanted, cheers now Mr Roy

Good start but we all know that it won't last!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SirScottiod on March 18, 2016, 03:54:59 PM
Wait, what?!?! 21 off the first?? Roy on for the first double ton someone called earlier?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: gaurav23 on March 18, 2016, 03:55:53 PM
Good god !!! What the hell is on ??!! England seen in a hurry here


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Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 18, 2016, 03:56:59 PM
Hales and Roy obviously worrying about the net run rate as well as the obvious win  ;) What is going on today!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 03:58:32 PM
Jordan > steyn........
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 18, 2016, 03:59:17 PM
Only need 10RPO now, this should be easy on this ground!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: jjohns on March 18, 2016, 04:02:32 PM
the beginning of the end :(
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Kulli on March 18, 2016, 04:03:21 PM
Who was it that was screaming for Roy's head after the last game?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 18, 2016, 04:04:21 PM
Don't care what Hawkeye says, that was a shocking lbw decision. Second one from the same ump after Miller.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rich041187 on March 18, 2016, 04:06:10 PM
56 off 3...Jordans spell now accounted for
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 18, 2016, 04:08:12 PM
ROY
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 18, 2016, 04:08:34 PM
This games fun 🙈🙈🙈

England's coming home, they're coming home..they're coming..England are coming home
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 04:09:12 PM
Note to England bowlers, look how successful Yorkers can be!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 04:11:33 PM
Great innings from roy, Abbott won that battle, scoop should have been put away for abit.

Root in, thought buttler might have come in?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 18, 2016, 04:12:06 PM
This games fun 🙈🙈🙈

England's coming home, they're coming home..they're coming..England are coming home
I can almost hear you shouting at the TV from Bristol! What a shot (first time round) from Roy, didn't need to do it again.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 18, 2016, 04:15:57 PM
I can almost hear you shouting at the TV from Bristol! What a shot (first time round) from Roy, didn't need to do it again.

Great slogging by Roy tbf
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 18, 2016, 04:27:09 PM
Great innings from roy, Abbott won that battle, scoop should have been put away for abit.

Root in, thought buttler might have come in?

still don't get why ppl play that shot! just keep smashing 'em like Gayle did! he was so comfortable whacking it around...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 04:27:11 PM
That's the difference between England and other sides.


Bad ball go into the stadium.

3 drag downs from SA and England took 5 runs in total from them.....
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 18, 2016, 04:28:50 PM
Spinners on and predictably Root/Morgan can't find the big shots. Dare I say it, send Willey in for some old fashioned clear the front leg.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 18, 2016, 04:29:53 PM
That's the difference between England and other sides.


Bad ball go into the stadium.

3 drag downs from SA and England took 5 runs in total from them.....

Agreed, big difference. Root didn't find the boundary
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rawpace on March 18, 2016, 04:34:44 PM
Duminy is dropping short almost every ball, yet Morgan and Root struggling to hit the boundary. Getting contained by the spinners, rather predictable.

And now Morgan's gone...Butler to the rescue?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: jjohns on March 18, 2016, 04:34:49 PM
the way root and morgan were going kind of glad the wicket fell.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 18, 2016, 04:36:01 PM
Big players step up.. Let's see if anyone is worthy of the adulation some people give them
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 04:36:35 PM
All momentum lost and nobody can say SA are bowling well, PUT THE BAD BALL AWAY.


But like buttler just did, why wasn't he in earlier?


Edit: that was root, got confused by it going upwards!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 18, 2016, 04:41:16 PM
Morgan's 12 of 15 was criminal! Probably cost England any chance they had of chasing this
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 18, 2016, 04:45:27 PM
Still game on tbh, England aren't out of it by any means
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 04:49:36 PM
Joe root kicking on abit after morgs dismissal. Wonder if morgs was in his ear "don't get out"
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: wilkie113 on March 18, 2016, 05:00:30 PM
Root has just played the best shot I think I've ever seen aha
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 05:03:47 PM
Joe root magic fifty! Awesome reverse scoop and is now the top runs scored at This years World Cup......
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: qasim_aziz99 on March 18, 2016, 05:04:32 PM
Someone's given them a kick up the asre that's for sure
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 18, 2016, 05:07:27 PM
Well, at least root and Roy showed/ing fight
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Neon Cricket on March 18, 2016, 05:10:57 PM
This is just mad, such class from Root - will easily become England's best ever if he keeps producing like this
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 05:11:04 PM
Pretty sure if a dig up the "World Cup squad thread" there was a few here that wouldn't even pick Root in the t20 said!!!


Making mockery of that, massive six
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 05:13:00 PM
Fastest 200 in t20 history! By ENGLAND!!!!!!! What
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: beaver5 on March 18, 2016, 05:13:38 PM
Stupid by Buttler, just don't get out of Tahir and see it through against the other bowlers. Also he was stumped off a wide. Yet the ball was knocked off ythe number of balls left to face! Surely he needs to re-bowl it, unless I don't know the laws correctly?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 18, 2016, 05:13:52 PM
Pretty sure if a dig up the "World Cup squad thread" there was a few here that wouldn't even pick Root in the t20 said!!!


Making mockery of that, massive six

Tbf, he isn't usually much cop unless England collapse.

Still, England bowled terribly but SA doing their best to be worse. Horrendous standards of bowling on display
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 18, 2016, 05:16:01 PM
Stupid by Buttler, just don't get out of Tahir and see it through against the other bowlers. Also he was stumped off a wide. Yet the ball was knocked off ythe number of balls left to face! Surely he needs to re-bowl it, unless I don't know the laws correctly?
Buttler hit it.

Getting nervous with Ali in, can't quite believe we might get this.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 05:16:37 PM
Stupid by Buttler, just don't get out of Tahir and see it through against the other bowlers. Also he was stumped off a wide. Yet the ball was knocked off ythe number of balls left to face! Surely he needs to re-bowl it, unless I don't know the laws correctly?

Definately hit something on the way through. Can see it on replay.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 18, 2016, 05:17:24 PM
I think I might cry watching this. JOE.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Cublingtoncc on March 18, 2016, 05:18:54 PM
Give that man a Knighthood
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 18, 2016, 05:24:04 PM
(NO SWEARING PLEASE)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 05:24:41 PM
Jordan and Ali in. Hmmmm not my chose of a partnership. But!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: qasim_aziz99 on March 18, 2016, 05:27:23 PM
Brilliant batting both sides but absolutely (No Swearing Please) bowling
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 18, 2016, 05:28:42 PM
THE POWER OF PUMA
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 05:30:00 PM
Jordan. Waste of space! 1 to win. 1!!! Let's have a big swipe and sky one.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 05:32:04 PM
Super over?


Gone to tits after roots gone. No idea. Lol
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 18, 2016, 05:33:05 PM
Jordan. Waste of space! 1 to win. 1!!! Let's have a big swipe and sky one.

You know it's what you'd do ! 🙈🙈🙈😜😜😜
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 18, 2016, 05:34:12 PM
Nelson Mandela, Jonty Rhodes, Desmond Tutu, Charlie Theron, Jacob Zuma, all the Pollocks, Elon Musk, can you hear me? Your boys took one hell of a beating!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on March 18, 2016, 05:36:37 PM
Nelson Mandela, Jonty Rhodes, Desmond Tutu, Charlie Theron, Jacob Zuma, all the Pollocks, Elon Musk, can you hear me? Your boys took one hell of a beating!

Haha
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Neon Cricket on March 18, 2016, 05:36:53 PM
Crikey.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: springbok45 on March 18, 2016, 05:37:10 PM
Who's this Extras chap we've found, handy little knock from him :D
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 18, 2016, 05:37:22 PM
THE BULLDOG IS ALIVE

THE DOG IS RUNNING

EVERY DOG WILL HAVE IT DAY

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 18, 2016, 05:37:31 PM
Ok - hats off to B3 Dave as he called it! Although after the SA batting, even Dave was doubtful!!
I was wrong about the result!

But still think that one or two changes to the bowling needs to happen! Although after a win, they will probably stick to the sae team unfortunately!!  ???
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 18, 2016, 05:37:42 PM
I LOVE ENGLAND CRICKET SO MUCH.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 18, 2016, 05:38:07 PM
@ProCricketer1982

this t20 game pal is more than giggles pal....
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: springbok45 on March 18, 2016, 05:39:17 PM
THE BULLDOG IS ALIVE

THE DOG IS RUNNING

EVERY DOG WILL HAVE IT DAY

It was an epic game of fetch all round
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Buzz on March 18, 2016, 05:40:58 PM
Do you think anyone watched the two games the Kiwi's won with about 15 spinners playing and only extreme pace?
Plunkett should be our pace bowler plus stokes a load of spinners - this is India!!

In the mean time, Hales and Roy have got this, no problem.

As I said, no problem.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: e4sby on March 18, 2016, 05:43:07 PM
Joe Root's knock was simply immense! That lad will break all records over all 3 formats.

Great run chase under a fair amount of pressure, good to see Morgan giving the Saffies a chance with his run a ball knock.....
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: northernboy1987 on March 18, 2016, 05:52:03 PM
To quote a certain Rotund Feline member of the forum that was, in fact, MOST INVIGORATING!!!

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Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: CrickFreak on March 18, 2016, 05:52:08 PM
As I said, no problem.

I doubt spinners would have made much difference. Both teams played their best spinners and even they went for runs. I guess The pitch was just meant for scores like that.
I think it was more of aggressive batting approach  from both teams and doubt if the same can be repeated on the same pitch.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Kulli on March 18, 2016, 05:55:05 PM
Made back my Cheltenham losses with a cheeky 50 on England just after the break :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 18, 2016, 05:55:18 PM
Where's our resident Aussie to offer his opinion?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 18, 2016, 05:57:15 PM
Where's our resident Aussie to offer his opinion?

Probably sulking under his bridge...  ;)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 18, 2016, 05:57:46 PM
Probably sulking under his bridge...  ;)

I would be to after there choke earlier!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 18, 2016, 05:59:44 PM
What a chase! Shocking bowling from both sides though.

Surely topley or Jordan will be dropped next game
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: wilkie113 on March 18, 2016, 06:00:39 PM
Made back my Cheltenham losses with a cheeky 50 on England just after the break :)

What we're the odds on that? Must have been fairly favourable at the beginning of the innings
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 18, 2016, 06:01:37 PM
What we're the odds on that? Must have been fairly favourable at the beginning of the innings

Most were around 10/1
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: JB on March 18, 2016, 06:02:03 PM
Don't think I've ever been as tense watching a cricket match, excellent batting from England
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 18, 2016, 06:03:38 PM
Where's our resident Aussie to offer his opinion?
Hehehe
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 18, 2016, 06:11:49 PM
IM SO HAPPY IM GOING TO PAY OFF EVERYONE ON THE FORUMS MORTGAGES!!!!

where are you England haters!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: kaartman on March 18, 2016, 06:15:34 PM
 England... :o :o
Seriously, I never though England or as a matter of  fact another team can actually pull it off  :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: northernboy1987 on March 18, 2016, 06:24:44 PM
IM SO HAPPY IM GOING TO PAY OFF EVERYONE ON THE FORUMS MORTGAGES!!!!

where are you England haters!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
PM me immediately.

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 18, 2016, 06:26:33 PM
Got home and still weirdly high off it all. I need to either lie down or have a beer and watch the highlights again...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 18, 2016, 06:41:27 PM
Got home and still weirdly high off it all. I need to either lie down or have a beer and watch the highlights again...
Lie down and have a beer while watching the highlights? I'd skip to just the England innings mind...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Kulli on March 18, 2016, 07:14:26 PM
What we're the odds on that? Must have been fairly favourable at the beginning of the innings

Dunno, I got 4.5 just after the first over.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: GoodLeave on March 18, 2016, 07:20:07 PM
I guess I'm going to have to be the boring, sensible one...

"Hit and giggle" perhaps, but crickey, will this game get kids playing the game...

Amazing stuff.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SRH on March 18, 2016, 08:35:50 PM
Amazing chase, hats off to Root, just hope we haven't papered over the cracks and do actually mix up our bowling attack.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 23, 2016, 09:21:35 AM
Few interesting results - Afghanistan put up a good fight against SA. Pakistan lose to both NZ and Aus.
Who would have thought NZ would be the first team into the semi's.

England Win the toss and bat - hales out, vince to open and topley dropped for plunkett
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 23, 2016, 09:28:10 AM
About time we picked Plunkett. David Willey the best England no11 ever? Can't believe a bloke with a 40 ball domestic ton is propping up the order ha. Entire team have first class tons I think too, that can't have happened often. Edit - no Chris Jordan's best is 92, does he ruin everything?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SirScottiod on March 23, 2016, 09:39:54 AM
Edit - no Chris Jordan's best is 92, does he ruin everything?

:D :D :D
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 09:49:14 AM
About time we picked Plunkett. David Willey the best England no11 ever? Can't believe a bloke with a 40 ball domestic ton is propping up the order ha. Entire team have first class tons I think too, that can't have happened often. Edit - no Chris Jordan's best is 92, does he ruin everything?

surely people have learnt by now our domestic stats mean nothing at this level! willey hasn't looked anywhere close to good enough and he's a 'star' in domestic cricket sadly.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 23, 2016, 09:58:39 AM
3 down, coming undone against spin again. Another failure for morgan
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 23, 2016, 09:59:50 AM
Anyone remember when Morgan was constantly touted as England's best player of spin? 🙈
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 23, 2016, 10:03:57 AM
Anyone remember when Morgan was constantly touted as England's best player of spin? 🙈

must be all that ipl experience of warming up the bench!

Root run out. Going to need wiley's batting at number 11 at this rate
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: beaver5 on March 23, 2016, 10:05:16 AM
Sadly showing why we won't win the World Cup. We've been poor against spin for a long time and don't seem to know how to attack or defend correctly against it.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Riddy on March 23, 2016, 10:07:30 AM
morgan and stokes pahahahahhahaha
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 23, 2016, 10:09:09 AM
Absolutely pathetic
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 23, 2016, 10:11:39 AM
This is brilliant from Afghanistan! The young leggy is still to come on.
better hope Ali gets some runs now ;).

That lad KP in the studio is in good form :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Buzz on March 23, 2016, 10:16:17 AM
57-6

oh dear god. Well done England - why did we bat first - you always bowl first at this ground.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Neon Cricket on March 23, 2016, 10:16:42 AM
We are just the worst at times
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SirScottiod on March 23, 2016, 10:17:06 AM
Well, Jordan needs his first ton now, and sharpish!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 23, 2016, 10:18:09 AM
seen a few people out like that in sunday cricket!
Better hope jordan gets some runs

Thought baylsis and morgan had ipl experience - everyone knows you bat second on this ground
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: liscon12 on March 23, 2016, 10:18:27 AM
Looks like the forum is back up in time for us all to say how poor England are, I hope it doesn't crash the server again  :(
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 23, 2016, 10:19:12 AM
Well, Jordan needs his first ton now, and sharpish!!
Yeah right... Of all times now, why is he in ahead of Rashid?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SirScottiod on March 23, 2016, 10:20:17 AM
You never know, we could bowl like demons............................................................................maybe
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 10:26:48 AM
Anyone remember when Morgan was constantly touted as England's best player of spin? 🙈

remember recently people saying this team is world class
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: beaver5 on March 23, 2016, 10:27:41 AM
The whole world, except English fans want the Afghans to win. Yet if the ICC has it's way this won't be happening in future World Cups. England once again making a brave stand on behalf of the smaller nations!  ;)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: tate035 on March 23, 2016, 10:29:12 AM
57-6

oh dear god. Well done England - why did we bat first - you always bowl first at this ground.

Good point Buzz. Also history suggests it's a pitch for spinners so why we not playing 3? Morgan bangs on about how talented this side is YET we constantly struggle to set a target so surely in a major tournament you play to your strengths (and that would be chasing)  especially in a must win game.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Maverick79 on March 23, 2016, 10:36:32 AM
Is that 3 leading edges against spin now? We just don't learn or play with a brain....
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 10:37:08 AM
Good point Buzz. Also history suggests it's a pitch for spinners so why we not playing 3? Morgan bangs on about how talented this side is YET we constantly struggle to set a target so surely in a major tournament you play to your strengths (and that would be chasing)  especially in a must win game.

maybe they believe their hype and think they are awesome?


Relax, it's 2020.. It's cricket just to watch and enjoy regardless as it's so hot and cold. ENgland scored 200+ the other day and people were quick to say how great they were.. this just proves that this type of format is simply hit and miss and we have a lot of hit and miss players so have to expect as many collapses as 'great' performances

Oh look.. super super Jordan gone now playing a crap shot -- shock.

Afghan AO for <100
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 10:49:33 AM
umpire feels sorry for ENgland.. not giving Ali out now when stone dead
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 10:55:00 AM
oohh, a few sixes..

fair play willey.. actually hitting straight!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 23, 2016, 10:56:00 AM
Praise Mo and Willey
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 23, 2016, 10:59:55 AM
140 odd is probably a good score now but given england's bowling and only playing 2 spinners
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: beaver5 on March 23, 2016, 11:03:32 AM
140 odd is probably a good score now but given england's bowling and only playing 2 spinners
What about Root?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 23, 2016, 11:05:38 AM
God knows how we dug ourselves out of that
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 11:07:51 AM
as I said, I doubt Afg will chase this BUT it does show up the ENgland team even if they win.. unless we blindly just go on hype?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 23, 2016, 11:12:36 AM
Fatty will just pound us like he did to the Saffers on Saturday
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SirScottiod on March 23, 2016, 11:14:45 AM
Fatty

I prefer the term, cuddly :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: it's_a_pudding on March 23, 2016, 11:19:17 AM
Shame they weren't patient waiting for Steven Finn to be fit. As he would of been handy for the remainder of World Cup.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 23, 2016, 11:24:09 AM
BIG WILLEY
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 11:26:00 AM
oh dear umpires..

How was ALi not given but that was... oh dear

still, still stick by afg won't chase this
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 23, 2016, 11:32:04 AM
PRAISE JORDAN
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 23, 2016, 12:59:04 PM
How have we pulled that off?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 23, 2016, 01:07:34 PM
That was a little close!!  :(
Lucky to get away with that very below standard performance.
We have to learn from these scrapes at some point. I reckon Sri Lanka may be ensuring that their team are loaded with spinners after that!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rawpace on March 23, 2016, 02:37:34 PM
Haven't been too impressed with Ben Stokes so far, not really produced with either bat or ball and would have been punished by a better team today. Hope there's some improvement in the next few games.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 23, 2016, 02:41:43 PM
When stokes got out earlier. I did think, is he doing anything in side currently?


As a great allrounder on the test stage, could t20s be a time to rest him?




England won't, we've always liked allrounder, with hales bowling I tests there's days.......... I count our t20 side as 11 batsmen 8 bowlers and a stumper.
Only hales and Roy don't do two things!!

Even billings stumps and bats....
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 02:43:02 PM
When stokes got out earlier. I did think, is he doing anything in side currently?


As a great allrounder on the test stage, could t20s be a time to rest him?




England won't, we've always liked allrounder, with hales bowling I tests there's days.......... I count our t20 side as 11 batsmen 8 bowlers and a stumper.
Only hales and Roy don't do two things!!

Even billings stumps and bats....

'great all rounder' ???? 

really?  is he 'great'.. Kallis was great and I hardly think stokes is anything close to kallis
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 23, 2016, 02:47:00 PM
'great all rounder' ???? 

really?  is he 'great'.. Kallis was great and I hardly think stokes is anything close to kallis

In my opinion great would be under selling Kallis, but then I'd be getting hung up on the chose of word. And although it's what cbf is good at. I'll avoid a petty argumen this time. .

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: GoodLeave on March 23, 2016, 02:51:21 PM
And although it's what cbf is good at. I'll avoid a petty argumen this time. .

Boo.  :D

I think we're all a little agitated after being starved of Cricket chat for a few days.

Back on to the game though. "Doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile"

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 23, 2016, 02:59:52 PM
As stated in Jordan puma thread currently Jordan is a better t20 all rounder than stokes
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SirScottiod on March 23, 2016, 03:02:23 PM
.
 "Doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile"

It might matter if it comes down to net run rate :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 03:03:09 PM
As stated in Jordan puma thread currently Jordan is a better t20 all rounder than stokes

who is englands 'best' slap and tickle all rounder??

ali??

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 03:03:59 PM
"Doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile"

depends if you purely want to win or want performaces
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rich041187 on March 23, 2016, 03:12:44 PM
who is englands 'best' slap and tickle all rounder??

ali??

Probably could argue Wright or Bopara - ooooops
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 03:14:14 PM
Probably could argue Wright or Bopara - ooooops

I was assuming dave had been looking up stats so would know a rough stats driven order

ali
willey
stokes
jordan
bopara
wright

who else have england played in the last year or three??
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 23, 2016, 03:16:48 PM
I was assuming dave had been looking up stats so would know a rough stats driven order

ali
willey
stokes
jordan
bopara
wright



who else have england played in the last year or three??

Rashid??
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 23, 2016, 03:17:35 PM
In my opinion great would be under selling Kallis, but then I'd be getting hung up on the chose of word. And although it's what cbf is good at. I'll avoid a petty argumen this time. .
Well if you really want to go there, Kallis doesn't belong in the 'great allrounder' category ;) Not that that's a slight on him mind, there's only been about 3 of those.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 23, 2016, 03:18:26 PM
Probably could argue Wright or Bopara - ooooops
Don't see Luke Wright bowling much these days... or scoring any international runs!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 23, 2016, 03:18:54 PM
David Willey
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 23, 2016, 03:20:18 PM
I was assuming dave had been looking up stats so would know a rough stats driven order

ali
willey
stokes
jordan
bopara
wright

who else have england played in the last year or three??

No pal not looking up much not a stat driven man just thought stokes doesn't do much in t20 and thought Jordan get grief so did look at them too.

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 03:21:46 PM
I'll post in this order

Batting avg:
Batting SR:

Bowling Econ:

rashid

Batting avg: 8
Batting SR:72.72

Bowling Econ: 7.80

WIlley

Batting avg: 13.33
Batting SR: 121.21

Bowling Econ: 9.00

ali

Batting avg: 15.50
Batting SR: 118.47

Bowling Econ: 7.96

jordan

Batting avg: 14.50
Batting SR: 119.58

Bowling Econ: 8.91

stokes

Batting avg: 13.66
Batting SR: 143.02

Bowling Econ: 9.63

bopara

Batting avg: 28.44
Batting SR: 118.69

Bowling Econ: 7.21

wright

Batting avg: 18.97
Batting SR: 137

Bowling Econ: 8.45
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 23, 2016, 03:23:22 PM
Ben Stokes isn't anyway near great in any format of cricket. His Test record is of a middling all rounder. Average 33 with bat and 38 with ball. Nothing to sing and dance about. His limited overs record is pants in both ODI and T20. Stokes' batting is fine on flat true batting pitches. He has got a clue how to bat when he can't just put his foot down the wicket and slog across the line relentlessly. Had it not been for his brittle back Corey Anderson would be the premier all rounder in all formats.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 03:24:10 PM
Well if you really want to go there, Kallis doesn't belong in the 'great allrounder' category ;) Not that that's a slight on him mind, there's only been about 3 of those.

whose your 3 then?

Kallis is up there
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: northernboy1987 on March 23, 2016, 03:26:26 PM
whose your 3 then?

Kallis is up there

Presuming he's going for the 3 classic 80's all rounders, Botham, Hadlee and Dev?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 23, 2016, 03:26:31 PM
what about wickets Adrian that tells me more than runs per over
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 23, 2016, 03:27:03 PM
Presuming he's going for the 3 classic 80's all rounders, Botham, Hadlee and Imran?

Kapil would not like that
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: northernboy1987 on March 23, 2016, 03:28:05 PM
Kapil would not like that

Getting myself confused pal, I meant Dev! Have altered the post! Although Imran Kahn would be in with a shout as well like, top player!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 23, 2016, 03:32:49 PM
whose your 3 then?

Kallis is up there
Great allrounder has to make the team for either batting or bowling and wim matches with either, Kallis never bowled enough to be a serious bowling proposition. Probably the best batsman who could bowl, but if he's an all-round great then Akram or Shaun Pollock are too, for example.

Only 3 genuines who had decent length careers and enough success to be considered great - Sobers, Botham, Khan. All would still have got picked if they miraculously lost their ability to either bat or bowl overnight.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 23, 2016, 03:34:22 PM
Getting myself confused pal, I meant Dev! Have altered the post! Although Imran Kahn would be in with a shout as well like, top player!
Honorable mention to Dev, but I'd say it's fairly universally agreed he wasn't quite up there with the others.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 03:35:45 PM
what about wickets Adrian that tells me more than runs per over

RPO is pretty key in 2020 and white ball cricket so I put that in.. could put wickets and SR I suppose
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 23, 2016, 03:40:56 PM
RPO is pretty key in 2020 and white ball cricket so I put that in.. could put wickets and SR I suppose

Mate no disrespect but wickets tend to win games and wickets early I have quite a bit of experience at a decent level at it cheers.

I have played quite a bit of white ball cricket cheers
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: northernboy1987 on March 23, 2016, 03:41:19 PM
Great allrounder has to make the team for either batting or bowling and wim matches with either, Kallis never bowled enough to be a serious bowling proposition. Probably the best batsman who could bowl, but if he's an all-round great then Akram or Shaun Pollock are too, for example.

Only 3 genuines who had decent length careers and enough success to be considered great - Sobers, Botham, Khan. All would still have got picked if they miraculously lost their ability to either bat or bowl overnight.

Nigh on 300 test wickets at 30 and 13,000+ runs at 55! I don't understand why Kallis isn't exalted as a legend, his stats more than back it up imo. Is it because he wasn't as "exciting" to watch as Botham et al?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 23, 2016, 03:42:13 PM
Richard Hadlee was probably the 'weakest' of the 4 all rounders in the 1980s. Hadlee was by far the best bowler but his batting was considerably below the other three. Khan started off as a rapid pace bowler. Then a back injury made him develop his batting. IIRC he averaged over 50 in the second half of his Test career with the bat. Dev was the only world class fast bowler the Indians had during his career. His stats don't look as impressive as the others but there was a time when India played 3 spinners in any conditions and that left Dev breaking his shoulder carrying the fast bowling burden. Botham was probably the best in true of all rounder but he suffered the most when his powers slid.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 23, 2016, 03:45:45 PM
Nigh on 300 test wickets! I don't understand why Kallis isn't exalted as a legend, his stats more than back it up imo. Is it because he wasn't as "exciting" to watch as Botham et al?
Partly because he was bloody boring, yep. Batting I think he's well recognised, but he really didn't bowl that much and would never have got picked as a bowler alone. 290 wickets yes, but in almost 170 tests and only 5 fivefers. Imagine how many someone like Botham would have taken if he'd played that many!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: northernboy1987 on March 23, 2016, 03:55:55 PM
Partly because he was bloody boring, yep. Batting I think he's well recognised, but he really didn't bowl that much and would never have got picked as a bowler alone. 290 wickets yes, but in almost 170 tests and only 5 fivefers. Imagine how many someone like Botham would have taken if he'd played that many!

By the way, hope you didn't think my use of "exciting" was sarcasm, Kallis was a bit boring! But he got results! You do make a fair point about number of games played, but surely that's part of the charm? He was good enough to play 160odd tests and hit a century in his last test, Botham's (although great and in my opinion the better all rounder) powers waned a bit before his 100th test and he didn't hit over 51 after '86 or more than 3 wickets after '87.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Buzz on March 23, 2016, 04:55:47 PM
The Indian fielding is beyond awful.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 23, 2016, 04:56:48 PM
looks like india are heading out at this rate - bit embarrassing at home
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 23, 2016, 05:01:43 PM
It's a tad quiet in the ground.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 23, 2016, 05:17:11 PM
Whilst this isn't necessarily an upset as Bangladesh are no mugs, I'm happy to let India take what was inevitably England's job of being humiliated.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 23, 2016, 05:17:30 PM
By the way, hope you didn't think my use of "exciting" was sarcasm, Kallis was a bit boring! But he got results! You do make a fair point about number of games played, but surely that's part of the charm? He was good enough to play 160odd tests and hit a century in his last test, Botham's (although great and in my opinion the better all rounder) powers waned a bit before his 100th test and he didn't hit over 51 after '86 or more than 3 wickets after '87.
Ha no, I don't think anyone would call him exciting! True, that many tests is a hell of a good stint for someone who bowls pace, but if he'd been a better bowler and so bowled more overs I don't think he'd have played nearly as many. Not sure what the most tests played by a front line seamer is but there aren't many who've played over a hundred and it's probably even lower for allrounders. Legend of the game for sure, but the great allrounder group will always be a tiny one. Stokes at present is the only player in the world who's even close, if he gets the consistency he'll go down as at least an English great I think.

Excellent. India are losing. Hopefully if they go out then we'll hear a lot less rubbish talked about how wonderful the IPL is!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 23, 2016, 05:28:28 PM
The disparity of pitches between India games, and non-india games is shocking. Fair to say we know what the "I" in ICC stands for!

Also...this has backfired. I think making slow turners has actually hurt India, as most teams (minus Pakistan) have spinners good enough to exploit those conditions - the bcci has basically been neutralizing india's own batting power.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 23, 2016, 05:42:26 PM
Again, thank God we're not in Group B
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 23, 2016, 05:46:55 PM
This is too much
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 23, 2016, 05:47:22 PM
Conspiracy theory making the rounds
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 23, 2016, 05:47:32 PM
Bangladesh doing there best to let India win having got to within a certainty of winning with 3 balls left!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 23, 2016, 05:50:24 PM
Well!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 23, 2016, 05:50:35 PM
Just braindead batting, no need to sky it like they did
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 23, 2016, 05:50:42 PM
Oh dear what a joke rubbish lost faith in cricket watching that last 3 balls
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 23, 2016, 05:51:28 PM
Wow they've bottled that! Positively South African.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: beaver5 on March 23, 2016, 05:57:04 PM
Gutted, so wanted the arrogant Indians to get knocked out of their own tournament.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 23, 2016, 05:57:17 PM
Epic choke from Bangladesh! That was a shocking last over
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 23, 2016, 05:58:25 PM
3 balls left and it was theirs to lose!
India had nothing to do with that win in the end. That's just crazy thought process of finishing it in a single ball and paying the price for it!
If Bangladesh had of simply taken a single into a gap then even with a single needed off the last 2 balls.
Was good viewing though - nice close game  :D
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 23, 2016, 06:04:08 PM
Massive wire transfer from BCCI to BCB ;)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 23, 2016, 06:10:49 PM
Ha no, I don't think anyone would call him exciting! True, that many tests is a hell of a good stint for someone who bowls pace, but if he'd been a better bowler and so bowled more overs I don't think he'd have played nearly as many. Not sure what the most tests played by a front line seamer is but there aren't many who've played over a hundred and it's probably even lower for allrounders. Legend of the game for sure, but the great allrounder group will always be a tiny one. Stokes at present is the only player in the world who's even close, if he gets the consistency he'll go down as at least an English great I think.

Excellent. India are losing. Hopefully if they go out then we'll hear a lot less rubbish talked about how wonderful the IPL is!
There was nothing wrong with Kallis' bowling, South Africa's attack simply got better to the point where Kallis' bowling went from necessary to luxury. Steyn, Philander and Morkel destroyed opponents for fun, why would Kallis need to bowl?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 06:41:44 PM
Mate no disrespect but wickets tend to win games and wickets early I have quite a bit of experience at a decent level at it cheers.

I have played quite a bit of white ball cricket cheers

No point taking 5 wickets at a RPO of 20.  I left wickets out because so,done playing 20 games will have more wickets than so,done playingn2 so RPO and maybe Sr are he only way to assess against each other

Sigh,mthe 'I've played higher than you so are better than you so know more' method ....
Cheers

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 06:44:52 PM
Partly because he was bloody boring, yep. Batting I think he's well recognised, but he really didn't bowl that much and would never have got picked as a bowler alone. 290 wickets yes, but in almost 170 tests and only 5 fivefers. Imagine how many someone like Botham would have taken if he'd played that many!

Boring ?? He wasn't Boring at all. The guy was told to play a certain way for the team and was bloody good. He could score as fast as most when he wanted too (one of his last 100's was 'fast' for example).. Ok, he wasn't a hitter but hitters aren't greater batsmen generally.. Otherwise buttler would be legendary !!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 06:48:31 PM
Massive wire transfer from BCCI to BCB ;)

That's what about 10 people said at work immediately!! 'Something fishy about it as that looked intentional'

I didn't see the game so can't say personally until I watch it later after more nets.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 23, 2016, 06:49:32 PM
No point taking 5 wickets at a RPO of 20.  I left wickets out because so,done playing 20 games will have more wickets than so,done playingn2 so RPO and maybe Sr are he only way to assess against each other

Sigh,mthe 'I've played higher than you so are better than you so know more' method ....
Cheers

Shut up you mug. you been looking for a argument all day.

i would rather have 5 wickets early on like so the 20 runs a over.

Stokes has taken 5 wickets in 12 games hardly creates pressure like...

Runs will flow in T20 cricket best way to stop them is take wickets and earlier the better...

And no we are all not driven by our own importance or average pal unlike some!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 23, 2016, 06:54:29 PM
Shut up you mug. you been looking for a argument all day i would rather have 5 wickets early on like so the 20 runs a over.

Stokes has taken 5 wickets in 12 games hardly creates pressure like...

And no we are all not driven by our own importance or average pal unlike some!!!

Haha, last time I checked I didn't give a crap about lvl etc. Played enough high up in other sports to know crap players can be carried and good players can play 'low' etc.  Seen enough in cricket to know there are plenty being carried and some talent low down who just enjoy the game.

Hence unless someone is pro it's a pinch of salt level wise.still, if you want to be smarter/better be my guest. Im not that fussed as it won't affect me one bit.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 23, 2016, 06:55:35 PM
Massive wire transfer from BCCI to BCB ;)


Are we suggesting with 3 balls left the 12th man ran out and said "wire transfered throw the game"


Or are we suggesting it was rigged from he begining and both sides are that good at cricket they can get it so close without trying??


What if dhawan had dropped either cAtch? Batsmen had crossed so a draw, would the wire transfer be sent back??





Yes fixing is in this sport, but it's only gonna go downhill if players are accused everytime it doesn't go  perfectly!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 23, 2016, 06:58:15 PM
Haha, last time I checked I didn't give a crap about lvl etc. Played enough high up in other sports to know crap players can be carried and good players can play 'low' etc.  Seen enough in cricket to know there are plenty being carried and some talent low down who just enjoy the game.

Hence unless someone is pro it's a pinch of salt level wise.still, if you want to be smarter/better be my guest. Im not that fussed as it won't affect me one bit.

No mate i want to just be me thanks

wickets stop people scoring would rather take early wicket than anything in t20 but thats just me...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 23, 2016, 07:17:23 PM

Are we suggesting with 3 balls left the 12th man ran out and said "wire transfered throw the game"


Or are we suggesting it was rigged from he begining and both sides are that good at cricket they can get it so close without trying??


What if dhawan had dropped either cAtch? Batsmen had crossed so a draw, would the wire transfer be sent back??





Yes fixing is in this sport, but it's only gonna go downhill if players are accused everytime it doesn't go  perfectly!

was tongue in cheek mate
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 23, 2016, 07:25:30 PM
was tongue in cheek mate

Not just you saying it though, Twitter is alive with it, you just gave me a post to quote for a little rant on here.


Was same with Pakistanis loss, first time amir went for a few runs and thousands of Twitter user proclaiming he'd thrown the game. It gets ridicolous after abit.


Easy to bowl a no ball, only you involved. Throwing a game, you need the batsmen to put it away, and like Bangladesh today, I bad ball doesn't always go for six. Sometimes it goes to hand.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 23, 2016, 08:13:49 PM
Not just you saying it though, Twitter is alive with it, you just gave me a post to quote for a little rant on here.


Was same with Pakistanis loss, first time amir went for a few runs and thousands of Twitter user proclaiming he'd thrown the game. It gets ridicolous after abit.


Easy to bowl a no ball, only you involved. Throwing a game, you need the batsmen to put it away, and like Bangladesh today, I bad ball doesn't always go for six. Sometimes it goes to hand.

The irony would be if the true story was that the Indian bowler had fixed it to LOSE...did his best to lose (some crap balls in that over), and STILL ended up on the winning side. That would be one unlucky mafia boss.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: kaartman on March 23, 2016, 08:36:04 PM
Gutted, so wanted the arrogant Indians to get knocked out of their own tournament.

Arrogant BCCI may be.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 25, 2016, 09:11:23 AM
Hales' excuse for missing the last match must be one of the worst I've heard. Back spasms caused by a soft mattress! Modern cricketers

Finch and hazlewood recalled. This looks like Aussies strongest line up. Warner has to open
Steve smith seems to be the problem by insisting to bat at 3, should be batting at 4 and allow Warner, finch and khawaja in the top 3
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 25, 2016, 09:13:55 AM
Hales' excuse for missing the last match must be one of the worst I've heard. Back spasms caused by a soft mattress! Modern cricketers

To be fair to him i suffer from it too and im unable to move!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: JB on March 25, 2016, 09:29:15 AM
I would have like to see Lynn or Head in the squad after their BBL performances
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 25, 2016, 09:31:29 AM
They tried in the few t20s they had before the tournament, wasntas outstanding as Usman
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 25, 2016, 09:46:17 AM
But Wierd Australia prep.


They picked a squad. Chopped and changed it for 3 games with many batting out of position.

They they announced a completely different squad. Again eh men out of position.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 25, 2016, 11:02:51 AM
So the aussies get their batting line up finally and rack up 193.
No chance for Pak chasing this
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 25, 2016, 11:08:52 AM
Yet another belter of a pitch in a game not involving India. Wanna guess what it will be like in the Aus Ind game?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 25, 2016, 11:11:33 AM
Dreadful fielding from Pakistan
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 25, 2016, 12:17:48 PM
Classic Boom Boom innings
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 25, 2016, 12:19:30 PM
His last international knock by the sounds of it
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 25, 2016, 02:11:49 PM
Saffers choking early
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 25, 2016, 02:17:13 PM
20 for 3??

And we abused England for posting 180 and losing.....
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 25, 2016, 02:20:54 PM
looks like they might be relying on QDK again
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 25, 2016, 02:37:09 PM
Fair to say de villiers did not pick that!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 25, 2016, 02:37:26 PM
This is all too much, I'm laughing
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 25, 2016, 02:42:51 PM
WHAT A BALL FROM GAYLE!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 25, 2016, 02:43:07 PM
One more wicket and tail yes??
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 25, 2016, 02:43:36 PM
Best possible result for England. South Africa heading home from another world tournament
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 25, 2016, 02:46:05 PM
Wow.. Poor cricket by SA. Awful techniques on show
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 25, 2016, 03:11:44 PM
I was thinking how much a sensible mature innings de kock was playing.


But then!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 25, 2016, 03:13:16 PM
I was thinking how much a sensible mature innings de kock was playing.


But then!

He needed to make 80+ for SA to post anything decent, we will see how well WI bat first though
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 25, 2016, 03:16:43 PM
Morris's all white kook gloves look lovely with that white ghost stock!


And I hate all white softs.....
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 25, 2016, 03:38:19 PM
I was thinking how much a sensible mature innings de kock was playing.


But then!

He was playing well then gave it away
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 25, 2016, 03:39:43 PM
Saffers choking early

how is this a choke? were they on the verge of winning and then lost? Novotna losing to S. Graff at wimbledon was a choke - this is just sh*tty cricket.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 25, 2016, 05:00:23 PM
how is this a choke? were they on the verge of winning and then lost? Novotna losing to S. Graff at wimbledon was a choke - this is just sh*tty cricket.

Defo choking again 🙈🙈🙈🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 25, 2016, 05:14:38 PM
can the windies pull a bangladesh?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 25, 2016, 05:32:17 PM
Win and we're in!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 10:19:15 AM
What is it with these poor umpiring decisions? That LBW shout couldn't have been more plumb...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Sam on March 26, 2016, 10:21:12 AM
What is it with these poor umpiring decisions? That LBW shout couldn't have been more plumb...

Wasn't Cloete the same umpire who was dreadful during the limited overs games of our SA tour?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 11:21:41 AM
That's how you deal with a hat trick ball!! Row zz


Mustafizar with 5 for 22 which included that six! Top figures.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 26, 2016, 11:23:43 AM
Bangladesh have been a nearly team some good signs for the future for them
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SRH on March 26, 2016, 11:30:11 AM
Every game I have seen Cloete umpire he has had a stinker!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 26, 2016, 12:04:42 PM
Bangladesh have been a nearly team some good signs for the future for them

the leftie seamer looks like a decent prospect.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 26, 2016, 12:10:41 PM
NZ showing they had plenty on the board. Spinners turning the screw now
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 12:27:29 PM
Bangladesh hoping the lights don't come back on!!


So England. How many spinners will Sri Lanka pick? 4? 5? 11?

I wouldn't be surprised if no seam is bowled today......
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 26, 2016, 12:29:23 PM
Bangladesh hoping the lights don't come back on!!


So England. How many spinners will Sri Lanka pick? 4? 5? 11?

I wouldn't be surprised if no seam is bowled today......

IF SL are sensible then agreed.. spin all the way. Wickets take turn and England are hopeless against it.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 02:00:25 PM
Right, let us pray to the Gods...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 02:07:15 PM
Turn!!!!! Arregghhhh
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Batbuddy99 on March 26, 2016, 02:08:12 PM
Oh no Alex!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 26, 2016, 02:08:21 PM
Boom! As soon as it turns!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rawpace on March 26, 2016, 02:10:52 PM
Wicket maiden second over. Only when England are batting...

Should england have played a third spinner?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 26, 2016, 02:14:21 PM
I think Hales was unlucky to be given out if im honest, was only just hitting inline, he pretty much got triggered too.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 02:24:19 PM
I'm glad I'm not married or with someone because I'd be having affair every time I fall in love with Joe Root
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 02:40:11 PM
Crap balls get wickets again!!

Dam you root
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 02:51:48 PM
Umpires are on the trigger here!

That seemed thigh pad and high to me.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 26, 2016, 02:54:43 PM
Crouched and tennis ball bounce. Impact call worrying me with Rob Tucker though! Twice they've been on field calls...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 02:57:45 PM
I'm starting to feel worried here
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 26, 2016, 03:05:08 PM
Feast or famine with morgan-needs to stay in!
Come on boys
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: raza147 on March 26, 2016, 03:07:30 PM
if they manage to get 160, i think it will be a winning score
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 26, 2016, 03:11:35 PM
How on earth was that given a no ball! The umpiring standard has been so poor recently
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 03:17:04 PM
Jesus Christ Jos, that was MASSIVE
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 03:19:32 PM
That was massive too!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 26, 2016, 03:20:09 PM
Buttler is something else
Gonna try these shots on the mud heaps of april
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 03:20:12 PM
Oh my word
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 26, 2016, 03:21:34 PM
By the looks of things, Buttler had at least 3 Weetabix for his breakfast!  ;)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 03:22:46 PM
Owwwwwwww!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 03:24:17 PM
We be passed par, how many off last over?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 03:28:44 PM
600 strike rate from stokes there........



Is 171 enough?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 03:29:04 PM
Great from Stokes there, getting us over 170 really can mess them up mentally
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 26, 2016, 03:32:41 PM
Is it enough?
All depends on how England bowl and if SL are up for the challenge?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 26, 2016, 03:33:54 PM
Wicket looks sticky
170 is a great score
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 26, 2016, 03:36:51 PM
170 looks plenty! Probably the worst Sri Lanka batting line up for some time
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 26, 2016, 03:37:36 PM
From what the commentary was saying, the wicket isn't easy to play on!
If they are right about the wicket, then 150 would have been a decent score and 170 is a excellent one!
But as we saw again SA, you can only see what the wicket is like once both teams have batted!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 03:40:11 PM
Kumar thinks it's too much!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 03:50:38 PM
BIG WILLEY UNIT
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 26, 2016, 03:51:53 PM
From what the commentary was saying, the wicket isn't easy to play on!
If they are right about the wicket, then 150 would have been a decent score and 170 is a excellent one!
But as we saw again SA, you can only see what the wicket is like once both teams have batted!

It's not a easy wicket and Roy/Morgan and buttler played really well. Dilshan gone slogging medium plod and that's the game over in the first over
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on March 26, 2016, 03:55:15 PM
Should have been 2 down by now ... Not sure what Siriwadana was trying to do ... Ball on half stump, dance at the crease, ball beats the batsman and just missed the off-stump !
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 03:55:33 PM
GIVE CHRIS JORDAN A CENTRAL CONTRACT
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on March 26, 2016, 03:56:19 PM
Jordan takes Chandimal ... Well its actually 2 down now  :D
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 04:05:47 PM
They missed the memo about Ben Stokes being a really good fielder then
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Buzz on March 26, 2016, 04:12:51 PM
Why can't our seam bowlers bowl straight?
I know this is splitting hairs, but their radars are shocking
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on March 26, 2016, 04:17:16 PM
I think they missed the memo about this being a world cup game ! Poor fielding, ineffective bowling attack and lackluster batting has been their story of this tournament. Eng are giving a nice thrashing here to SL .. Revenge for 2015 WC loss to SL perhaps ? If so its a bloody good one ! 
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 26, 2016, 04:17:28 PM
Plunkett should be in every limited overs team unless he is injured
He is doing them for pace
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 26, 2016, 04:20:37 PM
As most of us said earlier, why is Plunkett not playing?
He's doing a great job of making a case for himself!
SL already need over 10 runs per over on this wicket. As long as England bowl half decent, SL shouldn't get anywhere close!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SRH on March 26, 2016, 04:20:45 PM
Plus Plunkett can hit a long ball! Much better choice that Topley. Anybody know who "Josh" Butler is?!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on March 26, 2016, 04:21:04 PM
Stokes bowling is spot on ... he is bowling wicket to wicket and the odd bouncer to keep the batsman in check !
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 26, 2016, 04:30:09 PM
Plus Plunkett can hit a long ball! Much better choice that Topley. Anybody know who "Josh" Butler is?!

Plunkett was 11 in todays team!! Willey is no mug either with the bat(he was 10).
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SRH on March 26, 2016, 04:47:31 PM
With that depth of batting we can should be able to tee off earlier.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 04:47:49 PM
Matthews going for the win. Rashid taking the brunt!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 04:48:51 PM
Thank God for that
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SRH on March 26, 2016, 04:50:28 PM
Phewww needed that Wicket! Perera can hammer it though.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SRH on March 26, 2016, 04:54:37 PM
Do not let Ali bowl another ball was lucky to get away with 11!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 05:02:19 PM
Who'd a funked it, England a seamer light!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on March 26, 2016, 05:06:35 PM
21 runs of Moeen's over .. Matthews hamstring problem is forcing him to go into attack mode. Eng need to take Matthews out now !
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 05:08:29 PM
CLINICAL CHRIS JORDAN
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on March 26, 2016, 05:09:01 PM
Perera is gone .... Still need to get Matthews out !
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 26, 2016, 05:09:49 PM
Our spinners are going from delhi to mumbai
Jesus ping the thing in!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 26, 2016, 05:10:29 PM
Exactly why toss it up?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 26, 2016, 05:18:46 PM
See - everyone was writing SL off but looks like they will do it now.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 05:19:48 PM
ROOOOOOOOOT
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Sivlar13 on March 26, 2016, 05:20:39 PM
Swear the main reason Alex Hales is in the team is so the cameras can show his reaction when a wicket goes down!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: simonmay5 on March 26, 2016, 05:20:45 PM
See - everyone was writing SL off but looks like they will do it now.

Our spinners have been terrible today gone round the park
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: cheese on March 26, 2016, 05:22:58 PM
Jordan proving his worth just when he needs to!
15 to win from the last over!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: raza147 on March 26, 2016, 05:23:16 PM
surely they cant loose it from here
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 26, 2016, 05:24:24 PM
surely they cant loose it from here

You haven't watched England before, have you?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: raza147 on March 26, 2016, 05:26:52 PM
You haven't watched England before, have you?

haha, top stuff from stokes here
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 05:26:57 PM
Be still my beating heart
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 26, 2016, 05:28:33 PM
well done the lads...

well done Stokes and Jordan and Buttler

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 26, 2016, 05:29:16 PM
Think I jinxed SL! Phew!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 26, 2016, 05:29:50 PM
Is Rashid that poor a fielder that last effort made me laugh
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 05:31:20 PM
Thank god for that! Spent last 20mins pacing around tk maxx with Sky go in my hand! Come on England.

Well batted matthews though.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: raza147 on March 26, 2016, 05:31:49 PM
amazing innings by buttler, great last over from stokes
england favourites to win it now, surely?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 26, 2016, 05:31:50 PM
Thank God
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SRH on March 26, 2016, 05:38:01 PM
Never easy is it! Quality from Stokes and Buttler! Can't wait to see how he goes in the IPL.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 26, 2016, 05:50:39 PM
Does that mean we get landed against the in-form Kiwis in our Semi?
And WI play either Aus or India?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 26, 2016, 05:54:48 PM
We beat New Zealand easy in warm ups Pete. We got this...........
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 26, 2016, 06:04:09 PM
V well bowled Jordan and stokes. Enjoyable game in the end.. Proved me wrong as I thought it was game over when Dilshan went.

Decent wicket for 2020, prefer it to roads
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 26, 2016, 06:06:48 PM
We beat New Zealand easy in warm ups Pete. We got this...........

I wish it were that easy! NZ are just as unpredictable as us and on their day are capable of brilliant cricket.
Nothing will be easy  :(

So we know the Kiwis, WI and Eng are all through......who will make up the 4th team?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 26, 2016, 06:23:50 PM
Either aussies or india who play tommorow...a cracker that could be
We should be at delhi for tge NZ game and they have never played there

But...our spinners are getting hammered and NZ are very decent
50 50 i reckon
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 26, 2016, 06:27:33 PM
Either aussies or india who play tommorow...a cracker that could be

Kind of realised who it was between! Was hoping for opinions as to which team would complete the semis?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 26, 2016, 06:33:25 PM
Ah right haha!! Well the aussies are just starting to play well but a lot of us cheering on the Indians against the enemy

If its a spinning track India i think will edge it myself
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Post by: JB on March 26, 2016, 06:38:32 PM
Had to keep off here as I was out with the kids earlier and just finished watching it! Good to be through to the semis, well bowled by stokes at the end!

I'd like to see India knock the Aussies out tomorrow but I think it will be close
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 26, 2016, 06:40:00 PM
Track will be a Bunsen

Aus are about as bad at playing spin as England

India are poor at playing spin too!!

Zampa doing well but I suspect India will have more depth in spin. Still, only needs one batsmen to come off and anything can happen
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on March 26, 2016, 06:57:15 PM
Most likely Eng will face NZ in the semis. They should make sure to bowl Rashid and Moeen sparingly or in the next few days Rashid & Moeen have to learn tricks of spin bowling. NZ has been most clinical in the tournament. Didn't lose even a single game and their bowling/batting/fielding has looked pretty good. It should be a cracker of a game ...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 27, 2016, 01:24:17 AM
If India lose, all four semi finalists will be non Asian countries. So much for "Asian" conditions - all teams have good spinners now.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 27, 2016, 02:32:05 AM
I imagine that the groundsmen will do all they can to ensure that the wicket suits India as much as possible - this is understandable and I would hope that any other team would expect the same in their home grounds. But Aus team have been good at playing in most conditions in the past.
I would like to see India go though as it's their home competition! But suspect that Australia will be a little too strong on this occasion. But it's T20 so anything is possible!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on March 27, 2016, 09:52:47 AM
Got to say it's great to watch Shahzad bat.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on March 27, 2016, 09:57:03 AM
Damn, put the curse on him
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 27, 2016, 10:18:29 AM
If India lose, all four semi finalists will be non Asian countries. So much for "Asian" conditions - all teams have good spinners now.
England's spinners are bang average
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Gurujames on March 27, 2016, 10:20:54 AM
England's spinners are bang average
You are too generous. In comparison to the other nations England spinners are woeful.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 27, 2016, 10:28:41 AM
England's spinners are bang average

Australia's are the best the world has ever and I mean ever seem.

It why you win the ashes and why there rated number 1 and 2 in the world in every format

Oh hold on !!!!! :D

Zamoa and Maxwell I mean we are talking about the bang average spinner who got in your bbl team of the year I presume
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 27, 2016, 10:32:33 AM
England's spinners are bang average


Ashton agar. That is all.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 27, 2016, 10:35:09 AM
He's a good bat though !!!!

that good I forgot about his bowling
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 27, 2016, 10:47:20 AM
Whether Zampa, Agar or Maxwell are rubbish or not is a secondary matter. Guys like Faulkner and Watson have the requisite skill set to account for a weak spin attack.

Rashid and Ali are pie chuckers.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 27, 2016, 10:49:37 AM
England's spinners are bang average

zampa seems decent but nothing above avg really, rashid trumps him but isn't great.  Maxwell + agar = moeen? Nah, those two are substandard bowlers, and moeen is at least bang average

I know it's hard to be honest about your own team but it's quite refreshing not to always over rate players.mimknow it's not a common trait for anyone though, let alone Aussies
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 27, 2016, 10:53:04 AM
England's spinners are bang average

Do you have anything constructive to add to this forum apart from slating England? As far as I recall, England won the last Series as well as 4 of the last 6. In a series head to head Australia have won 32 lost 32.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 27, 2016, 10:57:04 AM
Do you have anything constructive to add to this forum apart from slating England? As far as I recall, England won the last Series as well as 4 of the last 6. In a series head to head Australia have won 32 lost 32.
Last series of what? I'm pretty sure Australia haven't played 64 t20i series...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 27, 2016, 11:00:43 AM
Whether Zampa, Agar or Maxwell are rubbish or not is a secondary matter. Guys like Faulkner and Watson have the requisite skill set to account for a weak spin attack.

Rashid and Ali are pie chuckers.

And England's seam attack of Willey, Jordan, Stokes & Plunkett have said skills to account for an average spin attack.
Then we also have our other spin bowling options of Root, Hales so if one bowler doesn't hit their lines there are plenty of back up options  ;)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 27, 2016, 11:06:21 AM
Hales spin was exceptional against the ordinary South Africans. Suprised he's not had a chance yet here!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 27, 2016, 11:10:50 AM
Last series of what?

I'll give you one guess, no prizes for winning though!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 27, 2016, 12:22:06 PM
Come on Afghanistan!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 27, 2016, 12:28:32 PM
Umpires having a mare again, no ball for a full toss when it's hit the batsman in the (No Swearing Please) *backside...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 27, 2016, 12:35:07 PM
What on Earth was Russell doing? Great throw from keeper but Sammy made it clear he didn't want a second
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 27, 2016, 12:36:55 PM
Did i hear West Indies need 101 to stay top, if they dont get they... england go top?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SteffanLangholz on March 27, 2016, 12:37:26 PM
Whos brathwaites bat sponsor?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 27, 2016, 12:38:27 PM
Did i hear West Indies need 101 to stay top, if they dont get they... england go top?

Yeah. Eng v NZ semi final confirmed
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 27, 2016, 12:44:01 PM
SCENES!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 27, 2016, 12:44:58 PM
YES AFGHANS! So happy about this, what a team.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 27, 2016, 12:48:01 PM
Afghanistan are my team of this tournament.

Had England in trouble with the ball.
Scared the crap out of South Africa in there run chase.
And now beaten the windies!!



Well done boys. Well done!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: raza147 on March 27, 2016, 12:49:02 PM
defending 124 against inform windies, even if it is without gayle,  fantastic effort
really happy for the afghans and big Inzi
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 27, 2016, 01:44:25 PM
So it's Australia to bat first.

Both teams unchanged, which means no room for the brilliant agar.....
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: raza147 on March 27, 2016, 02:16:53 PM
great start by the aussies here, 200+ on the cards
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 27, 2016, 02:16:54 PM
Hello bad India
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 27, 2016, 02:40:30 PM
hope Smith is fined for dissent on the pitch!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 27, 2016, 02:41:50 PM
Aussies coming undone against spin again.
Smith chucking the toys out of the pram not for the first time.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 27, 2016, 02:42:06 PM
To be fair it looks like he didn't touch it
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on March 27, 2016, 02:44:42 PM
And...thus begins AUS meltdown .
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on March 27, 2016, 02:45:18 PM
My prediction: AUS all out for 155.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Wills on March 27, 2016, 02:46:25 PM
Doesn't really surprise me for an India side which were heavily considering the mankad against Bangladesh a few days ago
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 27, 2016, 02:48:42 PM
Also trust this to be hosted by the only nation that doesn't approve of DRS
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 27, 2016, 03:06:36 PM
hope Smith is fined for dissent on the pitch!!!

Seconded, big hefty fine (in relation to what he earns of course, not just s few % of one match fee)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 27, 2016, 03:09:04 PM
Ive not seen his outrage but im guessing he launched his bat 15 yards?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: GoodLeave on March 27, 2016, 03:17:10 PM
Ive not seen his outrage but im guessing he launched his bat 15 yards?

Not really sure you can fine someone for furious head shaking? Think I'd do the same if i knew someone had just bought my wicket in the most important game of the tournament so far.

Don't really like sticking up for the Aussies, but I don't think his reaction warrants a reprimand.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 27, 2016, 03:37:00 PM
Peter Nevill's strike rate was only 500, poor man's Ben Stokes... 
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 27, 2016, 03:41:22 PM
http://www.skysports.com/cricket/ICC-World-T20/news/27117/10219926/england-duo-lose-part-of-their-match-fees-after-win-over-sri-lanka (http://www.skysports.com/cricket/ICC-World-T20/news/27117/10219926/england-duo-lose-part-of-their-match-fees-after-win-over-sri-lanka)

If they get fined so should smith
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 27, 2016, 04:30:05 PM
Really don't know who i want to win.

Would love India to go out as they've tried to doctor the pitches for victory and it backfired abit.


But it's Australia isn't it! Arghhh
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 27, 2016, 05:15:03 PM
Kohli is so clutch
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 27, 2016, 05:16:52 PM
Kohli smashing his good old friend Faulkner.

Another masterclass in chasing! Surely the best chaser ever to play the game
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 27, 2016, 05:17:42 PM
Unless it was in england.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: raza147 on March 27, 2016, 05:18:24 PM
cant stand kohli, but wat an unbelievable player
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 27, 2016, 05:19:16 PM
Kholi is my favourite batter to watch great player

In this format he and root and Williamson with Guptil
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 27, 2016, 05:23:00 PM
He just makes it look so easy.

Think our resident Aussie might be quiet for a few days
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 27, 2016, 05:24:01 PM
Proper cricketing shots! No slogging!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 27, 2016, 05:24:24 PM
Kholi is the number 1 in the world in this format bar nobody

However I had a dream England to beat India in the final Jordan taking 4 wickets in the final

Come on England

Special mention to Shane watson thanks for the memories like or hate him a good player in all formats and with bat and ball
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 27, 2016, 05:26:55 PM
I would still say Gayle/AB are better, but he's much more easier on the eye to watch and doesn't rely on sheer power, much like Root...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rawpace on March 27, 2016, 05:27:58 PM
Kohli! Master of taking the chase deep!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 27, 2016, 05:29:41 PM
I would still say Gayle/AB are better, but he's much more easier on the eye to watch and doesn't rely on sheer power, much like Root...

What in t20 I would put root closest not the other two but each to there own
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: raza147 on March 27, 2016, 05:32:41 PM
kohli averages 51 in t20, de villers 23 and gayle 36 i think, kohli the best by far
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Wills on March 27, 2016, 05:33:50 PM
Feel Smith missed a trick or two by not bowling out Zampa considering how India's difficulties against spin have been well-documented. No disrespect to West Indies, but I expect India to breeze into the final.

Re:Kohli
I'd say he's comfortably the best batsman in the second innings, but isn't quite there with the others you named in the first.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: CrickFreak on March 27, 2016, 05:34:21 PM
GOD IS REBORN!!!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 27, 2016, 05:37:48 PM
Kohli averages 92 chasing a total
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: it's_a_pudding on March 27, 2016, 05:39:45 PM
I get their is a lot of pressure etc but it seems to me on a lot of these slower pitches players forget about the basics and Kohli for me has proven that face look how he hits through the v in comparison to other players and when the ball is over pitches he uses the pace to guide down to 3rd man or backward point. And anything short worked into leg side or the gaps. Simple but effective cricket. And completely agree about Watson sometimes it's a pleasure sitting back watching him drive a cricket ball. De Villiers is a gun and I think we would have seen more of him if he had been skipper and Gayle is too hot and miss for my liking. Root has potential to be great in all 3 formats but in 20/20s the quicker he realises that he doesn't have to overhit the ball he will go well. He needs to be the Williamson of the team.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 27, 2016, 06:42:02 PM
He just makes it look so easy.

Think our resident Aussie might be quiet for a few days
Got nothing to be quiet about. We got beaten, by imo, the greatest limited overs batsman of all time.

Tip my hat to him and say different class fella
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on March 27, 2016, 10:46:36 PM
Great batting by Kohli and fantastic running between the wickets in the last few overs.

Feel sorry for Shane Watson, his warcry after getting Rohit Sharma's wicket was pretty inspiring. Taking Yuvi's catch and troubling Raina with a bouncer, this man brought his entire IPL experience into play and ensures aussie got break throughs. Unfortunately other bowlers couldn't get any wickets. Last match and this man gave his best for the team.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on March 27, 2016, 10:51:32 PM
However I had a dream England to beat India in the final Jordan taking 4 wickets in the final

Irony is that both the teams actually slammed their opponents in warm up games. Eng beat NZ and India beat WI. However i think it would be NZ vs WI in the finals. Lets see ....
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 28, 2016, 12:01:04 AM
Got nothing to be quiet about. We got beaten, by imo, the greatest limited overs batsman of all time.

Tip my hat to him and say different class fella

Fair play! Consider me wrong, ha.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 28, 2016, 12:39:11 AM
Shocked that smith underbowled the spinners.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smokem on March 28, 2016, 12:39:38 AM
Not bowling out Zampa out and not using him in those final overs were costly errors in my opinion. Coulter-Nile is just too 2-dimensional for that situation (and in T20), bowling either too short or too full (but no yorkers). The Indian bowlers bowled a much better length - just short of the length - and let the pitch do the rest. The Aussie bowlers failed to find that length in those closing overs.

Australia needs to embrace spin in T20. This has been one of their downfalls in the T20 format. Smith's lack of experience in the T20 format may also have been a factor in those final overs.

But take nothing away from Kohli. What an awesome knock.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: i12breakfree on March 28, 2016, 12:47:58 AM
Boundaries apart, the way kohli ran doubles, specially the 16th over, what an effort. This guy is class apart.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smokem on March 28, 2016, 12:56:30 AM
Boundaries apart, the way kohli ran doubles, specially the 16th over, what an effort. This guy is class apart.
That's very true. Yuvrav probably made the game more challenging for the Indians with his bad ankle and hanging around the crease for as long as he did!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on March 28, 2016, 02:35:02 AM
That's very true. Yuvrav probably made the game more challenging for the Indians with his bad ankle and hanging around the crease for as long as he did!

It was frustrating to watch Yuvi score 1s when 2s were possible. However when i look back at the innings now, if Yuvraj had got out trying to attack then India would have had a mountain to climb with just Virat & MS. Jadeja & Ashwin are seasonal batsman and i don't think there in any kind of form to pull a big finish. Yuvi scored little better than run a ball. So it might just have been the right thing to do ...

Real culprit for India is Rohit, Dhawan and Raina. Despite starting off decently, these three gifted their wickets trying to play ridiculous shots. Dhoni should come back to his senses and replace Dhawan with Rahane.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 28, 2016, 01:44:57 PM
I love hearing Sanga doing analysis on Sky, so dreamy
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 29, 2016, 09:49:50 PM
Love this video

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155035465128539&id=517683538
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 30, 2016, 08:13:32 AM
Today's Google Doodle is rather nice...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Mr_Orange on March 30, 2016, 08:52:15 AM
Today's Google Doodle is rather nice...

I quite agree!

(https://www.google.co.uk/logos/doodles/2016/icc-mens-semi-final-new-zealand-v-england-5678423504584704.2-hp.jpg)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 30, 2016, 11:35:45 AM
I see the women are trying to grab defeat from the jaws of victory!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on March 30, 2016, 11:58:06 AM
I see the women are trying to grab defeat from the jaws of victory!
1st time I've watched them and can't believe how many times they've played the scoop or sweep and its cost them
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 30, 2016, 12:04:24 PM
BLOWN IT!!

the girls really did get into a winning position and let it slip.

I still think conventional shots will bring runs, the little scoops and sweeps are hard to get spot on under pressure
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 30, 2016, 01:39:03 PM
BIG WILLEY
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 30, 2016, 01:42:34 PM
It's time Munro comes to the party - could be carnage if he does.
First ball down the wicket
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 30, 2016, 01:44:36 PM
If you've watched the girls for the last year or two you'd see that outside 2/3 players.. The rest aren't good enough and keep collapsing time after time. Coach is blaming fitness so a few more runs will sort that issue 🤔
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 30, 2016, 01:45:11 PM
Guptil just gifted his wicket away to a bang avg ball, shame
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 30, 2016, 02:06:11 PM
Beautiful shot by Williamson! no slogging there.
Time to go some now
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 30, 2016, 02:28:52 PM
Plan to Munroe finally worked
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 30, 2016, 02:44:20 PM
Chris Jordan the death bowler!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 30, 2016, 02:52:00 PM
FULL TOSS WICKETS
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 30, 2016, 03:05:22 PM
Excellent work from the bowlers at the end and Moeen. Time for BAT DEEP philosophy to shine through.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 30, 2016, 03:05:33 PM
START THE CAR   :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 30, 2016, 03:07:02 PM
oops sorry lads getting excited
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: raza147 on March 30, 2016, 03:07:25 PM
outstanding effort to restrict them to 153, stokes and jordan impressive
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 30, 2016, 03:07:30 PM
Ben Stokes! <3
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 30, 2016, 03:08:44 PM
Good last four overs from England in terms of runs!

NZ gotta be disappointed with not putting the full bungers and length balls away mind!

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Wills on March 30, 2016, 03:09:14 PM
Has the full toss genuinely become a wicket taking delivery?
Thinking back to that final over between India and Bangladesh
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Alvaro on March 30, 2016, 03:20:33 PM
Chris Jordan is fast becoming England's player of the tournament.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 30, 2016, 03:21:10 PM
Has the full toss genuinely become a wicket taking delivery?
Thinking back to that final over between India and Bangladesh

Do you not play?
Full tosses and half trackers are genuine wicket taking deliveries at any level! ;)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 30, 2016, 03:24:53 PM
England should chase this down but we are experts at making a chase look like hard work. And it wouldn't be the first time we have had a collapse!
I would rather be in England's position and more so with all 11 players able to bat and hit boundaries! But should be interesting!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 30, 2016, 03:25:44 PM
Making predictions like that, I assume Dernbach has qualified as a New Zealand resident and will be bowling 4 overs...

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/Screenshot_2016-03-30-16-22-22_zpsc8lghf2x.png) (http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/Screenshot_2016-03-30-16-22-22_zpsc8lghf2x.png.html)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 30, 2016, 03:34:15 PM
by the start we just got Jade is bowling

COME ON!!! :) :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on March 30, 2016, 03:42:13 PM
Lots of doubters drifting back into the woods

The dog is more than having his dog so far woof woof
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 30, 2016, 03:43:31 PM
God I love Roy
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 30, 2016, 03:46:01 PM
START THE CAR

 :) :) :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 30, 2016, 04:16:45 PM
Well batted Roy, wonderful innings, shame to get out to a drag down.


Come on England!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 30, 2016, 04:17:27 PM
Oh God, not again
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 30, 2016, 04:17:55 PM
Hat's off to roy, taken this game away from NZ
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 30, 2016, 04:18:55 PM
The collapse is on........ Just need a sensible head like buttler or stokes to settle it.......
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on March 30, 2016, 04:22:32 PM
Collapse has started

How much longer can Morgan stay in the side? His form of late has been awful...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 30, 2016, 04:35:29 PM
Collapse has started

How much longer can Morgan stay in the side? His form of late has been awful...

Kept cook on for ages so got to do the same for the Irishman, show consistency
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 30, 2016, 04:37:17 PM
As much as we have played brilliant and what not.


This game is a non event compared to the SA game and the Sri game. Easy
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 30, 2016, 04:39:04 PM
WE ARE IN A WORLD CUP FINAL
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Ridenmarke on March 30, 2016, 04:39:55 PM
Making predictions like that, I assume Dernbach has qualified as a New Zealand resident and will be bowling 4 overs...

([url]http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/CPye061194/Screenshot_2016-03-30-16-22-22_zpsc8lghf2x.png[/url]) ([url]http://s1206.photobucket.com/user/CPye061194/media/Screenshot_2016-03-30-16-22-22_zpsc8lghf2x.png.html[/url])


Guess Dernbach was pretty close on point
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Jogetnz on March 30, 2016, 04:43:41 PM
Outplayed for sure, well done and all the best vs India in the final
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on March 30, 2016, 04:45:15 PM
Prediction: England will win the 2016 T201 WC.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on March 30, 2016, 04:46:39 PM
England are controlling the death overs and also opening well. Team has depth and is brimming with talent. All around great team!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: GoodLeave on March 30, 2016, 05:13:54 PM
Chris Jordan can't have 3 good games on the bounce... Surely?

In other news, Yuvi out of the tournament. Shame.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Alvaro on March 30, 2016, 05:31:28 PM
Thing is, Eoin Morgan is the best captain England have had for years. Seriously. And when you bat to eleven, it's worth keeping him about.

In terms of limited overs hundreds, he's pretty much up there in England terms too. There's always got to be a bloody scapegoat even when England win a semi final!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: mp07 on March 30, 2016, 07:02:29 PM
One of the better opening pair for England in a while, Hale needs to turn those 20s into 40s, 50s
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 31, 2016, 02:11:57 PM
How many run outs do west indies want to miss! 3 chances to run kohli out in 2 balls
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on March 31, 2016, 02:12:25 PM
Seriously unbelievable
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 31, 2016, 02:42:57 PM
Don't think west indies would mind chasing 180. think they've done well so far to restrict them
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 31, 2016, 02:51:43 PM
I suspect it'll be more like 200!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 31, 2016, 02:56:37 PM
When T20 was made an international format around 8-9 years ago What odds would you have given for Virat Kohli averaging nearly 60 after nearly scoring 2000 runs?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Wills on March 31, 2016, 02:59:41 PM
Nothing will give me greater pleasure than Kohli getting out first ball to a very dubious lbw decision in the final
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 31, 2016, 03:02:31 PM
Another masterclass from kolhi...some player! again proper cricket shots! Can he get a 100?
You know when luck is running your way with those near run outs! Massive misses from West Indies.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 31, 2016, 03:09:13 PM
Yes - he had his chances given to him but he also certainly made the most of them!
The Windies will be kicking themselves as I'm sure they'd be chasing a few less if they had of taken their chances.
It's nowhere near a safe score either as England proved against SA on the same ground. Anyone's game!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Wills on March 31, 2016, 03:09:41 PM
Bravo has been desperately unlucky though.
Kohli was given plenty of lives but fair enough for making the most of them.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 31, 2016, 03:17:04 PM
Nothing will give me greater pleasure than Kohli getting out first ball to a very dubious lbw decision in the final
Think you need to get a life TBH. ..

The mastery Kohli has shown in his t20 batting is up there with the mastery Lara and Tendulkar used to display in limited overs cricket

Perhaps appreciating Kohli's genius would be better advised then praying for his misfortune
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on March 31, 2016, 03:26:00 PM
Think you need to get a life TBH. ..

The mastery Kohli has shown in his t20 batting is up there with the mastery Lara and Tendulkar used to display in limited overs cricket

Perhaps appreciating Kohli's genius would be better advised then praying for his misfortune

Aussie you are right.Kholi is a class act, no doubt. If he could be any better he would be Joe Root.... ROOOOOOOOOOOOOT.     :) :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on March 31, 2016, 03:33:57 PM
And that's the game right there! No chance for West Indies now
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 31, 2016, 03:36:21 PM
Think you need to get a life TBH. ..

The mastery Kohli has shown in his t20 batting is up there with the mastery Lara and Tendulkar used to display in limited overs cricket

Perhaps appreciating Kohli's genius would be better advised then praying for his misfortune

hypocritical post is hypocritical.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: edge on March 31, 2016, 03:44:41 PM
The awkward moment when everyone remembers the West Indies are actually a pretty poor international side...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 31, 2016, 03:47:57 PM
The awkward moment when everyone remembers the West Indies are actually a pretty poor international side...

or maybe a bit richer now than before......kidding. I am just kidding!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 31, 2016, 04:28:56 PM
It's still game on! The fat lady hasn't sung yet.
I would say that India are faves but it's close!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 31, 2016, 04:56:05 PM
Lendl Simmons would be well advised to purchase a lottery ticket tonight. Lady Luck is on his side tonight and he's powering the Windies into the final
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 31, 2016, 05:01:16 PM
Surely it's almost time for......

(http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii471/petehosk/0111A457-6DF8-4930-91B8-E11B1E013BF5_zpsnh9uuuz6.jpg)

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 31, 2016, 05:02:05 PM
Kholi to bowl....can he pull something out?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: cheese on March 31, 2016, 05:02:33 PM
If Kohli pulls this off, it's either fixed or he is a god!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on March 31, 2016, 05:04:40 PM
The silence is amazing!!

You can hear every step the windies are taking running around!!




Kohli gamble did not pay off!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: petehosk on March 31, 2016, 05:05:34 PM
Blimey! When Gayle went I wasn't optimistic!! But India bowling 2 no balls at the wrong time undid them!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 31, 2016, 05:05:37 PM
The West Indies finally get their revenge for the 1983 ICC World Cup final. Simmons and Russell hammered the Indians all over the park!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Woodyspin on March 31, 2016, 05:09:01 PM
hypocritical post is hypocritical.

 :D :D
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on March 31, 2016, 05:09:58 PM
hypocritical post is hypocritical.
Yawn
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Wills on March 31, 2016, 05:14:11 PM
Feel a bit sorry for Kohli.
He obviously saw how successful the rank full toss was a wicket taking option and then appeared in utter disbelief when he got cleared out the park.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Wills on March 31, 2016, 05:17:13 PM
Think you need to get a life TBH. ..

The mastery Kohli has shown in his t20 batting is up there with the mastery Lara and Tendulkar used to display in limited overs cricket

Perhaps appreciating Kohli's genius would be better advised then praying for his misfortune

Never said he wasn't a great batsman. It'll take a travesty like that for India to finally accept DRS. Thought as a sel-proclaimed Aussie you'd have felt a bit hard done by the method of Smith's dismissal. Hey-ho
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 31, 2016, 05:18:25 PM
The two best batting units in the final. Should be fun
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: simonmay5 on March 31, 2016, 05:20:18 PM
Can't wait to see the final there will be fireworks that's for sure money is on England to come out on top
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on March 31, 2016, 06:47:24 PM
i suspect the entire Eden Gardens will be backing WI... "home ground" advantage to windies.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 01, 2016, 12:54:28 AM
Gayle never performs when it matters. Virat Kohli on the other hand always performs when his team is in trouble. Amazing cricketer this Kohli fella!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 01, 2016, 01:10:12 AM
Saw WI celebration video after their semi-f victory...a bit over the top.

England has the same or better depth than the windies but do they have the mental stamina for two big games in a row?

My money is still on England.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on April 01, 2016, 05:11:47 PM
I beg to disagree...more of this please :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnSPdYQuWXw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnSPdYQuWXw)

and then at the hotel... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvqgJJqeh6g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvqgJJqeh6g)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Seniorplayer on April 01, 2016, 07:34:21 PM
Get gayle out cheaply England to win.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on April 01, 2016, 09:33:18 PM
Get gayle out cheaply England to win.

Wouldn't worry about Gayle, as far as I can remember he doesn't score in pressure games. Can't ever recall him scoring much for any of his many franchises/West Indies in semi's or finals
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 01, 2016, 10:54:28 PM
I beg to disagree...more of this please :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnSPdYQuWXw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnSPdYQuWXw)

and then at the hotel... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvqgJJqeh6g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvqgJJqeh6g)

I am not sure what's your point. They are celebrating like they won the final. I hope they continue drinking, partying, and staying up all hours of the day and night celebrating their victory. England will kick their behinds and do their own version of "chump-yawns chump-yawns".
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: FattusCattus on April 03, 2016, 11:00:49 AM
This is a remarkably quite thread considering what is going to happen later today.

What are peoples hopes, wishes, dreams - predictions.


As much as I like to watch him, I hope England get Gayle early, and then chase down a healthy score, to win in the nick of time.

I think we will see mighty performance from Sammy and Bravo, Roy, Stokes and Rashid today,
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on April 03, 2016, 11:16:49 AM
I would like to see Windies bat first, Gayle hitting some big 6's, setting us a 180-200 target and England chasing it down with a few balls to spare
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on April 03, 2016, 11:19:35 AM
Don't care how, just an England win.

Also just realised how unbearable as a cricketing nation we're probably to be if we also win, ha.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on April 03, 2016, 11:33:28 AM
West Indies will win the world cup! The women of course ;). Hammering the aussies right now
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on April 03, 2016, 11:37:56 AM
I'm just happy we are in a final. Rewind 12 months to the last World Cup and the way we play has totally changed for the better.

Windies are favourites, they just have more big hitters than we do...

But you never know  :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Clarky75 on April 03, 2016, 12:09:37 PM
Come on England
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on April 03, 2016, 01:07:03 PM
Lose toss, lose game. Eurgh...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on April 03, 2016, 01:49:18 PM
3 down!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 02:10:52 PM
As long as roots there England are fine, I'm sure a few here will find an excuse for hales, Roy and Morgan though
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on April 03, 2016, 02:12:24 PM
Relying on these two drag us out
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 02:24:25 PM
Why does root try running down track when he plays shots like that
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 02:31:04 PM
What a horrible shot, Benji!!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 02:31:19 PM
Someone care to defend stokes ? Even buttler could have kept it down :(

Root still there so 180 still on which won't be an easy chase
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 02:33:13 PM
Well I guess there is a reason we have plunkett at 11

We will need him today

Root is just looking round saying ffs just stay with me boys
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 02:33:19 PM
Defend that god awful shot by Ali!! And some say he's a test batsmen !!

Clueless by England.

Root fella, bat all 20 now and screw them. 180 still on which is defendable


🙈🙈🙈
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on April 03, 2016, 02:35:54 PM
All over!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on April 03, 2016, 02:35:59 PM
Game over
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 03, 2016, 02:37:28 PM
Root gone, game gone

It was fun while the run to the final lasted, better than anyone was expecting from England
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 02:40:15 PM
Root got animated when leaving. Who was the idiot that riley Root up? Unbelievable!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 02:41:03 PM
Root.. Wtf was that..Brain fart and yiu were batting properly and supremely too.. One brain fart and you're gone..

Now I'm worried it's game over
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 02:41:57 PM
Root gone, game gone

It was fun while the run to the final lasted, better than anyone was expecting from England

Well, might surprise you all but I had my 5 on England to win .. Thought they had the most balanced side tbh
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 02:43:21 PM
It is not over. Windies will bat too and they can also collapse. I don't think I can listen to that song if they win.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on April 03, 2016, 02:43:30 PM
Root gone, game gone

It was fun while the run to the final lasted, better than anyone was expecting from England

Exactly...the wheels are coming off but theres a lot of other nations knocking out before today..
Good captaincy from Sammy opening with spin
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Marc28 on April 03, 2016, 02:46:00 PM
Two words

No chance
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 02:47:03 PM
I suppose this is when we remember it's only 2020 and this format is very hit and miss
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 03, 2016, 02:54:15 PM
When did Plunkett go from GN to New Balance? 
Are they signing everyone they can?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 02:54:41 PM
Good man Willey!

Time to use them muscles Chris Jordan.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 02:55:45 PM
Benji NB had big edges, similar shape to Finch.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 03:02:41 PM
Go Jordan

Greatest all rounder since sobers
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 03:28:56 PM
Oh my... Root the all rounder
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 03:29:31 PM
Roooooot ....  :D
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 03:29:40 PM
Hmmmmmmm

Is there nothing the man can't do

Copying Dhoni tactic with if a guy having a good day let him loose as virat got a wicket as well
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 03:31:16 PM
Ian Bishop just spoke about WI pressing the self destruct button and Charles seems to have certainly done that ... An easy single or two was there on offer, he had to go for the big one ...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 03:31:47 PM
Unbelievable Jeff !!

Absolute pies and getting out at long on.. Village but this is funny
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rawpace on April 03, 2016, 03:32:09 PM
Joe Root is unreal!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 03:32:18 PM
Gayle is gone now !!! 2 down and Root is the man !!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 03:32:21 PM
Rooooooooooooooooooooooooooooottttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt


If I was him I'd stay away from the Mrs tonight as he will knock her up at this rate
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 03:32:31 PM
ROOOOOOOTTT!!!!!


Hahahaha! That's awesome!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 03:33:13 PM
Unbelievable Jeff !!

Absolute pies and getting out at long on.. Village but this is funny

Watch your language young man

That's the only way some of us get wickets
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 03:36:18 PM
Watch your language young man

That's the only way some of us get wickets

Wish I could bowl well enough to even be village :)

Get Morgan turning his arm.. Anyone that pies it!! Found wi's weakness!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on April 03, 2016, 03:38:04 PM
THIS IS HAPPENING
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 03:38:34 PM
Willey sticks it in em now
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 03:38:50 PM
Simmons is gone !! 3 down and WI are staring to fall apart ...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on April 03, 2016, 03:40:47 PM
It is rather funny. This is exactly the strategy we would use at the club level when coming across big WI hitters...bring on the slowest pie chucker (I am one of them). Great gamble, and its paying off.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 03:40:56 PM
Wish I could bowl well enough to even be village :)

Get Morgan turning his arm.. Anyone that pies it!! Found wi's weakness!!

Where is Ali cook with his Bob Willis impersonations as we need him
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 03:41:19 PM
Wondering why all WI right hand batsman are trying to play across the line against Willey ... Can they not play with a straight bat like Marlon Samuels ???

Game is down to Samuels and Bravo now.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 03:42:02 PM
Where is Ali cook with his Bob Willis impersonations as we need him

KP's tweakers!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 03:43:01 PM
So, samuals now has to play and out score root for wi to win.. He goes before over 15 and it's game over
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on April 03, 2016, 03:43:26 PM
Wondering why all WI right hand batsman are trying to play across the line against Willey ... Can they not play with a straight bat like Marlon Samuels ???

Game is down to Samuels and Bravo now.

have a sneaky suspicion the danger man will be Sammy.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 03:57:22 PM
Grass for me
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 03:58:08 PM
Samuels is gone now !! Unless Dharmasena's checking for a clean catch !!

WI has pressed self destruct and England's 155 is looking like a mountain hill now !!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on April 03, 2016, 03:58:24 PM
Balls
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on April 03, 2016, 03:59:05 PM
That did look like grass...but WHY have green colored keeping gloves????????
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 03:59:45 PM
Wow ... Not out ... Samuels is back in.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 04:00:08 PM
That did look like grass...but WHY have green colored keeping gloves????????

Aussie company trying to screw us
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 04:00:44 PM
gas from plunkett though
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 04:02:35 PM
Tut tut buttler, he knew he didn't take it clean. Cheating is becoming to prevalent just like football. Sad to see
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: jchokshi on April 03, 2016, 04:03:02 PM
I think WI will fold up hereinafter. Congrats ENG!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 03, 2016, 04:09:46 PM
Tut tut buttler, he knew he didn't take it clean. Cheating is becoming to prevalent just like football. Sad to see

Have you ever kept wicket?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on April 03, 2016, 04:10:34 PM
Bum clench time. Bowling well though...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 04:16:13 PM
What is up with Benji?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 04:17:21 PM
Tut tut buttler, he knew he didn't take it clean. Cheating is becoming to prevalent just like football. Sad to see

Difficult to say if Jos was indeed cheating. It looked like he collected the ball with the tip of fingers. With the keeper gloves, i wouldn't be able to differentiate if that was a clean catch or not. If you had noticed, Jos didn't go up as soon as he collected the ball. He seemed to throw up the ball and join the bowlers appeal. If i were in that position, i would just appeal to support my bowler ...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 04:19:39 PM
What is up with Benji?

WI seem to have more trouble facing Rashid. Morgan should give Root another over. If Samuels or Bravo try to attack then there is an opportunity for wickets ...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 04:23:15 PM
Have you ever kept wicket?

Yes. He knew, look at his reaction. I sure you'll say he can't know let claim anything though.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 04:24:51 PM
WI seem to have more trouble facing Rashid. Morgan should give Root another over. If Samuels or Bravo try to attack then there is an opportunity for wickets ...

Yes. Benji is struggling.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 04:25:03 PM
Difficult to say if Jos was indeed cheating. It looked like he collected the ball with the tip of fingers. With the keeper gloves, i wouldn't be able to differentiate if that was a clean catch or not. If you had noticed, Jos didn't go up as soon as he collected the ball. He seemed to throw up the ball and join the bowlers appeal. If i were in that position, i would just appeal to support my bowler ...

When a keeper takes a genuine catch you just know as they are first to go up. He looked sheepish if yiu watch. Live I couldn't tell but the key and the replays and his face give it away
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 04:25:48 PM
Oh Billings!!! No "Angry Willow" for you!!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 04:27:31 PM
Butler didn't celebrate the catch. Something was off.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on April 03, 2016, 04:28:20 PM
If it means keeping Bravo in and not doing much I'm all for it...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 04:28:38 PM
Required run rate has crept up to 11 ... No wonder Bravo is trying to whack the ball ...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on April 03, 2016, 04:29:39 PM
Keep sammy and Russell in the shed is the plan right?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on April 03, 2016, 04:31:45 PM
DJ BRAVO...IS A CHAMPION
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 04:32:22 PM
DJ BRAVO...IS A CHAMPION

Champion just got whacked ! Root is pulling another heist here with bat, ball and fielding as well ??
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 04:32:42 PM
Bravo sacrificed himself to get the big hitters in.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 04:38:39 PM
2 back to back sixes ... Samuels is getting a move on ...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on April 03, 2016, 04:39:34 PM
DAVID WILLEY...IS A CHAMPION
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on April 03, 2016, 04:40:53 PM
Catch!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 04:41:00 PM
Willey is good!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on April 03, 2016, 04:41:21 PM
West Indies big hitting brain fade!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 04:41:38 PM
These Caribbean lads don't like Willey up them
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 04:42:03 PM
Willey!!!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 04:42:22 PM
WI is giving catching practice .. Sammy gone ...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 05:01:05 PM
Jordan has set it up nicely for the last over ...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Jogetnz on April 03, 2016, 05:03:47 PM
Whoops
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on April 03, 2016, 05:03:59 PM
Well that's now over.



Well batt Samuels, great innings in a final.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on April 03, 2016, 05:04:03 PM
I hate cricket
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 05:04:09 PM
C'mon Benji!!!! He is bowling to a big guy who can hit. Horrified!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on April 03, 2016, 05:04:14 PM
Stokes has chocked!! What hitting!

Couldn't happen to a nicer bloke
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 05:04:22 PM
Three sixes !!! WI is killing it ...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 05:05:28 PM
That @#$%$## song!!!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on April 03, 2016, 05:05:55 PM
Wiley feeling a bit embarrassed now doing the champion dance. Leave it to the West Indies boys!

4 x 6 to end! Some hitting
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on April 03, 2016, 05:06:10 PM
the dog has gone home well done Braithwaite
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 05:06:47 PM
Not gonna lie, I enjoyed that game. Well bowled stokes 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on April 03, 2016, 05:07:17 PM
Samules always saves his best for England!!! Man for the finals
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on April 03, 2016, 05:07:41 PM
he makes his own bats too does Braithwaite
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 05:07:56 PM
4 sixes to win a final .. however fragmented WI was .. they have absolutely killed the chase.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 05:09:17 PM
Great day for WI .. Both mens and womens team have been crowned champions. Here comes the champion dance on the pitch ...  ;)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on April 03, 2016, 05:11:23 PM
West Indies you legends! Congrats to the Kings of T20

Ben Stokes...couldn't happen to a bigger nobhead. Choker
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 05:11:58 PM
Are Samuels and Shane Warne still feuding?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: rickjames on April 03, 2016, 05:12:30 PM
West Indies you legends! Congrats to the Kings of T20

Ben Stokes...couldn't happen to a bigger nobhead. Choker

How many T20 World Cups have Australia won, mate?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on April 03, 2016, 05:14:54 PM
West Indies you legends! Congrats to the Kings of T20

Ben Stokes...couldn't happen to a bigger nobhead. Choker

Haha here he is back at it showing your true mongrel colours oh well great game still we hold the ashes we did well beaten by a better side on the day no shame really!!!!

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on April 03, 2016, 05:15:22 PM
How many T20 World Cups have Australia won, mate?
How many limited over world championships England got? 1?

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: 19reading87 on April 03, 2016, 05:15:28 PM
So the guy who used to be on this forum has just won the World Cup!! Well played Carlos Brathwaite @TridentSports
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Ridenmarke on April 03, 2016, 05:16:12 PM
Yeah Warne was still slagging him off during the test series during the summer and in the India game as well
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 05:17:07 PM
So the guy who used to be on this forum has just won the World Cup!! Well played Carlos Brathwaite @TridentSports

Really ?? He used to be here ??  Wow !!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: GarrettJ on April 03, 2016, 05:17:28 PM
Brathwaite was on this forum in 2013, I pointed him in this direction with his brand trident sports

You clowns banned him
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 05:18:59 PM
he makes his own bats too does Braithwaite

Really? Legend
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 05:19:21 PM
Brathwaite was on this forum in 2013, I pointed him in this direction with his brand trident sports

You clowns banned him


Oh my
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on April 03, 2016, 05:20:51 PM
The girl from earlier too smoked it in the Womans final using one
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 05:24:53 PM
The girl from earlier too smoked it in the Womans final using one

Who?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: gaurav23 on April 03, 2016, 05:25:54 PM
Those balls were very hard to get under but this brute could & slog 4 on a trott. Not fair to blame Stokes. He got em as full as he could I believe apart from the first 6
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: GeorgeB93 on April 03, 2016, 05:26:23 PM
And that kids, is not how to bowl at the death.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: gaurav23 on April 03, 2016, 05:26:53 PM
Brute-waite 😜😁
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: roco on April 03, 2016, 05:27:23 PM
Who?

Marshall the 18 yr old opener I think
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: gaurav23 on April 03, 2016, 05:28:32 PM
Marshall the 18 yr old opener I think
Matthews
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on April 03, 2016, 05:28:43 PM
They were not great deliveries. Keep in mind how tall Braith is - for a normal batsman, they would have been proper length balls. But still, to call Stokes a choker is unfair. Full marks to England for making a game out of a well below par total.

As a neutral, coud not have asked for a more exciting final.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SRH on April 03, 2016, 05:28:48 PM
Ben Stokes jusy cost me a coffee table and a bollocking from the Mrs!
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Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 05:29:53 PM
^LOL
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 05:30:26 PM
Shane Warne just got a serious case of BURN. Samuels MOM.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on April 03, 2016, 05:30:55 PM
Think Shane warned got served there! Classy stuff from Samuels! Got to love him!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 05:31:12 PM
Samules dedicates his win to Warne!!!! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA LOVE IT!!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 05:31:42 PM
V. Kohli man of the tourney!!! Rightfully so!!!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on April 03, 2016, 05:32:21 PM
Serious case of 'chat sh!t, get banged' for Warney...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: JB on April 03, 2016, 05:33:22 PM
Brathwaite was on this forum in 2013, I pointed him in this direction with his brand trident sports

You clowns banned him

Haven't seen you on here for a while John, how you getting on? You still playing or have you retired?
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on April 03, 2016, 05:34:18 PM
On this night Darren Sammy can say he's as good as Clive Lloyd as West Indies skipper. Two World Cup wins a piece 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: gaurav23 on April 03, 2016, 05:36:09 PM
Great times for WI Cricket. Men's T20,Women's T20 & U-19 World Cup. Good for world cricket. They can do with better application in tests now hopefully.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on April 03, 2016, 05:36:33 PM
gonna get the our Barbadian pro to bring one over for me like the stickers look abit Instinct but i like em
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on April 03, 2016, 05:37:33 PM
Massive shot taken at the West Indies board by sammy! Doubt he'll play again
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 05:38:39 PM
Oh boy, Darren Sammy skewered the WICB. Sheesh.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on April 03, 2016, 05:39:03 PM
Massive shot taken at the West Indies board by sammy! Doubt he'll play again

I think he's just turned all of WI against the board.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on April 03, 2016, 05:39:50 PM
Darren Sammy seems to have announced his retirement with that speech...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Giraffe208 on April 03, 2016, 05:41:09 PM
Great advert for the game. Would have been much better if it was on terrestrial TV so more people could have watched a fantastic spectacle and maybe drummed up more players for the summer!
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Post by: sanredrose on April 03, 2016, 06:14:39 PM
WICB might take a dim view of Sammy's response. However Sammy had the right to express his thoughts and i believe he made a lot of sense. He paused for a few seconds when Nasser asked him to compare the victory from 2012 versus 2016. It goes on to show that a lot of stuff happen in the background. I am quite sure teams like India and England wouldn't have struggled to get their uniforms made until the last minute of a world championship tournament. Given all the odds, WI came out slinging their bats like cannons and made it through to the title.

This series might be the last one to feature Gayle, Sammy, Bravo, Samuels, Fletcher etc as WI players. Good that they got a nice send off ...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Marc28 on April 03, 2016, 06:15:46 PM
I was almost so wrong
Feel for stokes as he's been a a constant all tournament
But what hitting from the huge lad
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: ppccopener on April 03, 2016, 06:28:16 PM
Heartbreaking at the end but that's the way the game goes.We were brilliant and fought all the way
Well done windies worthy winners

I hope the England team get absolutely smashed tonight together.the old fashioned way to cope with losing is still the best
 :)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: procricket on April 03, 2016, 06:59:57 PM
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=25738.msg403832#msg403832 (http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=25738.msg403832#msg403832)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: JB on April 03, 2016, 07:14:11 PM
Feel for stokes but you can't bowl 4 half volleys in the arc of a player like brathwaite
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: tim2000s on April 03, 2016, 07:15:13 PM
Brathwaite was on this forum in 2013, I pointed him in this direction with his brand trident sports

You clowns banned him
He wasn't banned. He was politely explained about how the forum worked and never posted again!
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on April 03, 2016, 07:33:11 PM
He wasn't banned. He was politely explained about how the forum worked and never posted again!

I'm fully expecting to see him again and posting in the Sales section: "USED TRIDENT BAT...just used in one brief t20 innings. scored about 35 runs with it. pings really well. 150 posted"

Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: InternalTraining on April 03, 2016, 07:52:07 PM
[url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=25738.msg403832#msg403832[/url] ([url]http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=25738.msg403832#msg403832[/url])


Lesson: Encourage FC cricketers to post regularly in the forum as they may go on and win world cups for their national sides.

Just sayin'  :D
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smilley792 on April 03, 2016, 08:08:12 PM
Brathwaite was on this forum in 2013, I pointed him in this direction with his brand trident sports

You clowns banned him

Seriously? You haven't posted since novemeber 2015. Yet your initial reaction after West Indies win the World Cup is!

"Yes, I can get one over on them forum admin, where's  me log in"


You need to see a shrink about that grudge issue mate. Take Samuels with you.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: csnew on April 03, 2016, 08:44:08 PM
'My face is real, Warne's is not' - Samuels. amazing quote!
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Post by: FattusCattus on April 03, 2016, 08:44:43 PM
Well I don't care what all the doomsayers and fair-weather fans post, as well as the trolling antipodeans.

I'm proud of England getting to the final - a bloody good effort for a young, re-building team who are not yet the finished article.
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Post by: Northern monkey on April 03, 2016, 09:02:29 PM
Cracking game of cricket
Fair play to the winners and well done to the England boys in getting to the final
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Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on April 03, 2016, 09:15:29 PM
Sammy and Marlon Samuels post match interviews were amusing too.. Sounds like mr stokes needs to button it in the middle. Still, it was entertaining so for 2020 that's good.

I can only assume the older players will speak out like they have because that's their time finished
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Post by: hanif on April 03, 2016, 09:31:35 PM
what an excellent game of cricket, it had everything. Braithwaite what a player. Makes his own bats I wonder how many international players can say that. You got a feel for Stokes, always felt he was a little arrogant for my liking but an excellent player none the less. It is a shame Braithwaite did not become a part of the forum, would have been a great addition. He handled the pressure like a true legend. Talking of Legends batcrazy was banned from the forum for taking the side of a customer. I believe a few of the admin team didn't take a liking to this and decided to ban him. Seems a shame that certain people can say what ever they like no matter how offensive it maybe, but when some one has a valid point they find themselves getting banned.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: SRH on April 03, 2016, 09:35:45 PM
Got to agree with you Hanif, some people seem to be able to say what they like. Others get banned and posts deleted.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on April 04, 2016, 12:02:35 AM
Still remarkable how the Windies really are everybody's second team. They got a great reception even after beating India in the semis. And I don't think any other team (other than India of course) would be welcomed like this after winning it all:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23UbGLSj-SM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23UbGLSj-SM)
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Wills on April 04, 2016, 04:58:26 AM
Long story short, we costed England the match and tournament.
Had Braithwaite stuck around this forum, he no doubt would've been to-ing and fro-ing between all his bats and wouldn't have performed anywhere near that calibre of innings.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on April 04, 2016, 05:03:23 AM
Long story short, we costed England the match and tournament.
Had Braithwaite stuck around this forum, he no doubt would've been to-ing and fro-ing between all his bats and wouldn't have performed anywhere near that calibre of innings.

haha, exactly.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Wills on April 04, 2016, 08:25:57 AM
I probably couldn't control myself if Brathwaite said something along the lines of
"I read something petehosk said about me..."
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: smokem on April 04, 2016, 11:52:56 AM
He wasn't banned. He was politely explained about how the forum worked and never posted again!
According to his stats, he never returned after his first post! Not with that login anyway...  :D
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: trypewriter on April 04, 2016, 12:49:36 PM
You've got to feel for Stokes - any bowler at that level will be thinking 'I'm backing against him hitting four consecutive sixes off me'. In fact, after the first one you'd be thinking he's more likely to screw one up now, then we've got a wicket and a dot ball.
It was fantastic hitting and fair play to the bloke.
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Post by: ElPerro on April 04, 2016, 08:02:51 PM
You've got to feel for Stokes - any bowler at that level will be thinking 'I'm backing against him hitting four consecutive sixes off me'. In fact, after the first one you'd be thinking he's more likely to screw one up now, then we've got a wicket and a dot ball.
It was fantastic hitting and fair play to the bloke.

You would have thought he wouldn't have bowled four balls in around about the same area though...
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Aussie In England on April 04, 2016, 08:44:54 PM
Still remarkable how the Windies really are everybody's second team. They got a great reception even after beating India in the semis. And I don't think any other team (other than India of course) would be welcomed like this after winning it all:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23UbGLSj-SM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23UbGLSj-SM)
Always found most Indians had the Windies as their second side as there have been plenty of players with East Indians roots playing for the Windies. For example Chanderpaul, Sarwan, Ramdin, Ganga, Narine, Rampaul etc
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: brokenbat on April 05, 2016, 12:43:31 AM
Always found most Indians had the Windies as their second side as there have been plenty of players with East Indians roots playing for the Windies. For example Chanderpaul, Sarwan, Ramdin, Ganga, Narine, Rampaul etc

that is not really the reason. its because of the way the Windies play the game (and celebrate). They've always won people over. Most people from the Sub Continent will list Viv Richards, Sobers, Marshall, Ambrose, Lara, Gayle etc as their favorite players.... East Indian decent players don't really feature in that favorites list.
Title: Re: 2016 ICC World Twenty20
Post by: Churchy1989 on April 06, 2016, 12:53:06 PM
West Indies are just dissapointing! Yes they won the WCT20. Yes they have Talent!

But they dont want to play Test games, only want to play in the T20 Cups for the Monies!