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Title: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Buzz on July 30, 2020, 08:52:24 AM
First game is this afternoon.
Worth having a thread for this series.

Very disappointed that Hain hadn't been picked but a great opportunity for those picked who aren't first choice with 6 of the regular team in the test bubble.

I really want to see Banton do well. I suspect he will be given a slot at 5 or 6.

More opportunities for Vince at 3. Urgh.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Alvaro on July 30, 2020, 09:37:55 AM
This has the potential to be very one sided.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jimbo on July 30, 2020, 10:06:54 AM
Agree on Vince, he's had his chance in ODIs. I wouldn't mind seeing him in T20s though given his knack of hitting very quick and very pretty 30 odds.

Hain missing out is a huge disappointment and IMO a big oversight. Root has shown there's definitely a place for that type of player and Hain's record is phenomenal.

Hoping Banton goes well though, he has a bit of that KP arrogance on the field, just an outrageous natural talent.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: richyreed on July 30, 2020, 11:06:03 AM
Agree on Vince, he's had his chance in ODIs. I wouldn't mind seeing him in T20s though given his knack of hitting very quick and very pretty 30 odds.

Hain missing out is a huge disappointment and IMO a big oversight. Root has shown there's definitely a place for that type of player and Hain's record is phenomenal.

Hoping Banton goes well though, he has a bit of that KP arrogance on the field, just an outrageous natural talent.

Tbf to Vince he has only played 11 ODI innings, with 5 of them being in 2015/16. He had a very good one day campaign for Hants averaging 73 with a 110 s/r so he deserves to be there in my opinion.

I would have liked to see Hain there as well but it's hard to see where he would fit in. Probably in place of Denly or Dawson but they both provide another bowling option.

Isn't it nice to have such depth in our ODI squad though!? As mentioned in another thread, we could field a B team that would do well against most teams.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on July 30, 2020, 12:26:00 PM
Interested to see where this squad goes in temrs of evolution; batting depth is there for sure. Excited to see Banton given a good run, but would have liked one of the other lads to get a go over Denly
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Sivlar13 on July 30, 2020, 12:42:08 PM
I donít particularly rate Billings - hope he hits some runs in this series.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on July 30, 2020, 01:04:17 PM
Well, that's a good start
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 30, 2020, 01:22:53 PM
The more I see of Mahmood the more I question what the selectors see in him...

Edit: 14.28
You're welcome!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: six and out on July 30, 2020, 01:25:25 PM
I don't think I have seen anyone hold the bat that high up the handle as Delaney...... or is it just the camera angles?
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on July 30, 2020, 01:31:33 PM
I don't think I have seen anyone hold the bat that high up the handle as Delaney...... or is it just the camera angles?
More MLB than cricket but he gives it a decent whack
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on July 30, 2020, 01:33:23 PM
Men against boys
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Whispering Death on July 30, 2020, 01:36:53 PM
Apple crumble
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on July 30, 2020, 01:37:09 PM
No mercy
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: beaver5 on July 30, 2020, 01:37:34 PM
Gutted we didn't choose to bat, as I could see this coming!  :(
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: petehosk on July 30, 2020, 01:39:15 PM
Iteland do have good days and are often dangerous when their batting comes off.
Today doesn't look like a good day though!!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 30, 2020, 01:43:56 PM
Pretty poor this from Ireland brain dead cricket from some of them, good bowling from Willey but some very avg batting at international level and shows that they are some way off joining the mainstream elite of international cricket.

Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: petehosk on July 30, 2020, 01:44:25 PM
Get the impression that Willey is out to prove a point?  ;)
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: alexhilly1492 on July 30, 2020, 01:46:43 PM
Been out and about today and only just turned on! What the hell!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Gurujames on July 30, 2020, 01:47:06 PM
A bit disappointing to put it mildly. Nice day, flat pitch, where you are clearly the stronger side, shouldíve batted first.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: six and out on July 30, 2020, 01:54:28 PM
A bit disappointing to put it mildly. Nice day, flat pitch, where you are clearly the stronger side, shouldíve batted first.

Think Morgan just thought.... bowl them out, get on the beers early.... we've all done it   :D :D
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Kulli on July 30, 2020, 02:09:11 PM
A bit disappointing to put it mildly. Nice day, flat pitch, where you are clearly the stronger side, shouldíve batted first.
Get a victory in first up to avoid any series upsets and then can have some fun after that I guess.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: petehosk on July 30, 2020, 02:22:29 PM
It's never over until both sides have batted chaps - there may still be a few twist and turns!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: e4sby on July 30, 2020, 02:25:45 PM
A nice little repair job going on here by the Irish - as per KO'B at the centre of it

Is it me or has YJB keeping gone downhill a little?  Shelled a couple of regulation takes and never read Rash' googly, Jos' keeping seems way ahead of his at present
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: petehosk on July 30, 2020, 02:31:14 PM
To be fair, Jos is in the "Test team bubble" so there isn't that option there.
Looking forward to seeing the highligts although I'm guessing that they wouldn't show any poor glovework!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: e4sby on July 30, 2020, 02:37:17 PM
To be fair, Jos is in the "Test team bubble" so there isn't that option there.
Looking forward to seeing the highligts although I'm guessing that they wouldn't show any poor glovework!

Iím aware Jos is in the Test team bubble and unable to play here was just making an observation after seeing both keep, albeit in differing formats
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on July 30, 2020, 02:38:32 PM
That was village
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: csnew on July 30, 2020, 04:52:15 PM
Great review that
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on July 30, 2020, 04:53:17 PM
Another failure for YJB 🙈🙈 certainly didnít look his usual self there
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: ppccopener on July 30, 2020, 05:01:19 PM
James Vince...a frustrating player so far..heís got all the shots

Iíd like to see a healthy contribution - loads of time to play himself in
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on July 30, 2020, 05:18:35 PM
James Vince hits a pretty 25 and snicks off
Who saw that coming?!  :o
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on July 30, 2020, 05:18:42 PM
Typical Vince !!!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: alexhilly1492 on July 30, 2020, 05:21:55 PM
James Vince 101
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: ppccopener on July 30, 2020, 05:29:24 PM
A glorious 20 odd. Glorious.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Manormanic on July 30, 2020, 06:13:39 PM
Having said Billings has not convinced, the lad has been really solid today.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on July 30, 2020, 06:15:25 PM
Very good innings
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 30, 2020, 06:24:45 PM
Having said Billings has not convinced, the lad has been really solid today.

Very good player think we spend so much time on the world class players like Root, Stokes, Williamson, Kohli etc we forget or bypass the very good players of which i personally think he is. His glove work when ever Iv seen him for Kent or very occasionally for England is always very tidy and is a modern 360 degree player.

YJB really does seem to have had a torrid time with the bat since the World Cup last year
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: richyreed on July 30, 2020, 06:34:53 PM
Nice for Billings to have a chance to bat some time rather than have to biff it at the end. His technique looks very tidy to me, seems quite Kohli-esque

Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: ppccopener on July 30, 2020, 07:22:11 PM
Billings did play well, I suppose we are building somewhat to 2023- donít think Morgan have committed to that maybe not all the current players would play in 3 years time.
Itís solely in India as well which will be very tough to win for a team outside of the sub continent

You would think whoever plays spin well would have a good chance
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 30, 2020, 07:52:38 PM
Billings did play well, I suppose we are building somewhat to 2023- donít think Morgan have committed to that maybe not all the current players would play in 3 years time.
Itís solely in India as well which will be very tough to win for a team outside of the sub continent

You would think whoever plays spin well would have a good chance

Could make sense as Billings has played in a lot of IPL games so knows the country and conditions well
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on July 31, 2020, 12:28:01 AM
IMO Billings is a fantastic limited overs batsman, his list a record is up there with pretty much anyone else - averages almost 45 with a strike rate over 105.

Billings is just unfortunate that England has plenty of middle order batsmen ahead of him.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 01, 2020, 01:55:16 PM
JAMES VINCE DIBBLY DOBBLERS
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 01, 2020, 02:01:58 PM
James Vince strikes by banging them in
He is the next Liam Plunkett!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 01, 2020, 02:31:50 PM
Vince isnít all that bad, against this kind of modest opposition
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 01, 2020, 04:16:28 PM
Campher looks a good prospect for the Irish. Very composed for a youngest
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 01, 2020, 05:03:40 PM
Again, make an easy score look difficult by throwing it away
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 01, 2020, 05:05:31 PM
Irish might fancy their chances tbh. Used pitch might offer their spinners an opportunity
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 01, 2020, 05:30:35 PM
Oh my word Jonny
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: jonny77 on August 01, 2020, 05:35:13 PM
Not sure how anyone can not rate Bairstow!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 01, 2020, 05:35:47 PM
Joint Fastest 50 in ODIs for England.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 01, 2020, 05:39:35 PM
Think itís time to put a line through Vinceís name
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jimbo on August 01, 2020, 06:12:06 PM
Not sure how anyone can not rate Bairstow!

In white ball cricket there's no argument he's up there with anybody in the world.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 01, 2020, 06:16:21 PM
Imagine getting carted at nearly 10 an over then giving a send off, ah
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 01, 2020, 06:22:37 PM
Could get a bit twitchy this...
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 01, 2020, 06:22:45 PM
Morgan showing great sportsmanship to make a game off it...
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 01, 2020, 06:25:30 PM
Oh Jesus Christ
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 01, 2020, 06:25:34 PM
Moeen doing his bit to make it an exciting finish

The length of this tail is suddenly quite scary
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 01, 2020, 06:25:40 PM
Moeenís Batting has diminished greatly
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: brokenbat on August 01, 2020, 06:27:26 PM
Moeenís Batting has diminished greatly

On a totally unrelated note, how come you changed your CBF login name?
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 01, 2020, 06:29:51 PM
On a totally unrelated note, how come you changed your CBF login name?
Think youíve mistaken me for someone else
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 01, 2020, 06:44:43 PM
On a totally unrelated note, how come you changed your CBF login name?

Because the three previous aliases have all been banned! 🤣😂
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jimbo on August 01, 2020, 06:58:30 PM
Imagine getting carted at nearly 10 an hour then giving a send off, ah

Massively alpha move. Credit where it's due.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 01, 2020, 07:06:04 PM
Hats off to Billings and Willey who have played a bit of a tricky situation pretty well
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on August 01, 2020, 07:32:44 PM
Good knock again from Billings
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 04, 2020, 02:09:49 PM
I do love me so Morgs
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Buzz on August 04, 2020, 02:34:01 PM
This ought to be the last we see of Vince in an England shirt
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 04, 2020, 02:47:12 PM
Great to see Banton showing what he's capable of
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 04, 2020, 02:51:39 PM
OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: richyreed on August 04, 2020, 03:13:28 PM
Mo is such a confidence player, looks a million dollars when he is on but an absolute bunny when he isn't, there isn't really a middle ground ....
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: richyreed on August 04, 2020, 03:24:01 PM
Nice for Billings to have a chance to bat some time rather than have to biff it at the end. His technique looks very tidy to me, seems quite Kohli-esque

According to Rob Key he did change his technique and modelled it on Kohli!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 04, 2020, 03:30:54 PM
Good innings by Morgan and decent showing by Banton. Moeen probably edging towards the exit from international cricket tbh.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Buzz on August 04, 2020, 03:58:36 PM
According to Rob Key he did change his technique and modelled it on Kohli!
There was an interview before the match and that is what Sam said he had done.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 04, 2020, 04:02:46 PM
Willey giving it some welly, if heís given more opportunities hopefully he can do it against the better sides as well
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Mtown Don on August 04, 2020, 04:05:41 PM
This ought to be the last we see of Vince in an England shirt
Agreed, waste of a spot.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 04, 2020, 04:09:26 PM
Rapid fire fifty for Willey
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 04, 2020, 04:14:35 PM
Think 400+ couldíve been possible today if one other top order batter wouldíve gotten in.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Buzz on August 04, 2020, 05:09:43 PM
Eng have enough here, it has also been good time at the crease for the lower order.
Moeen looks a shadow of the player he can be.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: ppccopener on August 04, 2020, 05:33:56 PM
England will do everything to help Mo get back that is for sure.

I think the one day format is really where he will be.

Good to see a new guy in Banton spend time at the wicket and a superb knock by Morgan.

I actually like Vince a lot, he has all the shots and sublime timing-but no concentration.

He has had quite a few chances now, time for a younger player to compete for a spot-perhaps Banton could do it
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 04, 2020, 06:05:31 PM
England will do everything to help Mo get back that is for sure.

I think the one day format is really where he will be.

Good to see a new guy in Banton spend time at the wicket and a superb knock by Morgan.

I actually like Vince a lot, he has all the shots and sublime timing-but no concentration.

He has had quite a few chances now, time for a younger player to compete for a spot-perhaps Banton could do it
Moeenís Test record is considerably better than his limited overs record.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 04, 2020, 06:24:42 PM
This is village
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: ppccopener on August 04, 2020, 06:50:23 PM
Moeenís Test record is considerably better than his limited overs record.

Iím sure you are right but....I think Mo has had a tough time in tests and I canít see a way back there
If we do tour the subcontinent yes with 2 or 3 spinners.

England make a lot of noise they want him back but maybe he does not really fit the team anymore.
Could well be wrong, have been before  :)
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 04, 2020, 06:54:56 PM
God this is some dire stuff
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on August 04, 2020, 07:00:22 PM
Itís a bit second rate this series
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 04, 2020, 07:02:17 PM
Is this Mahmood chap really one of the better prospects? Looks fairly average
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 04, 2020, 07:08:22 PM
Good knock by Stirling - maybe Irelandís best ever ODI batsman
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: pablomarmite on August 04, 2020, 07:36:48 PM
Good knock by Stirling - maybe Irelandís best ever ODI batsman

Not often you see two tons from Irish players in the same ODI.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jimbo on August 04, 2020, 07:38:44 PM
Might see a third if Balbirnie keeps going.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 04, 2020, 07:46:52 PM
And this is why they didn't take Willey last year
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: ppccopener on August 04, 2020, 07:48:34 PM
I think Sterling done this to us before, or maybe it was OíBrien.
Solid blokes who give it a right bunt.
Well played, top effort this chase
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: pablomarmite on August 04, 2020, 08:00:34 PM
Stirlo is a seriously good bat and had he been as driven as Morgs could easily have played for England.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 04, 2020, 08:05:42 PM
Awful drop

This is a shambles
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Kulli on August 04, 2020, 08:06:33 PM
And this is why they didn't take Willey last year
Yup, heís a seriously good cricketer but he probably needs to play as one of 6 bowlers and only bowl with the new nut.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: cricketbadger on August 04, 2020, 08:07:34 PM
Stirlo is a seriously good bat and had he been as driven as Morgs could easily have played for England.

Ermmmmm no, I really dont think so
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on August 04, 2020, 08:12:07 PM
If this does turn out to be Vince's last time in an England shirt, he's well and truly justified it today! :(
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: pablomarmite on August 04, 2020, 08:15:13 PM
Ermmmmm no, I really dont think so

Have to agree to disagree. When I told people Morgan would play for England I got laughed at too. The guy has just got 142 against England go check out his stats and strike rate in T20s. I'm talking as a T20 player.

A few worse players than Stirling have played for England in my life time.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: ppccopener on August 04, 2020, 08:17:33 PM
It might be a bit 1990ís but can no one bowl a piggin Yorker!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 04, 2020, 08:31:08 PM
Willey throwing it away
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jeff Navarro on August 04, 2020, 08:39:25 PM
Fielding has been pretty abysmal
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: alexhilly1492 on August 04, 2020, 08:44:08 PM
Tector playing a great little cameo at the end here!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: alexhilly1492 on August 04, 2020, 08:47:16 PM
And KOB

 6 off 5 needed

Been a great game even if we have been poor
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: rickjames on August 04, 2020, 08:49:20 PM
Really bad with trying to nail some of these yorkers
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jimbo on August 04, 2020, 08:54:41 PM
Dire from Willey to give away that many runs and poor from Mahmood too.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: brokenbat on August 04, 2020, 09:03:57 PM
Good publicity for CA - two hundreds from non Asian players
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jimbo on August 04, 2020, 10:48:41 PM
Watching these highlights it really shows that England missed someone to anchor their innings.

Root and Stokes both do it well in ODI cricket, not convinced that Banton, Morgan, Vince are capable of it in the same way.

Possibly a poor decision not to bat Billings higher as he has done a good job up the order this series but it makes the decision not to select Hain look very daft. Wouldn't take many injuries and England's ODI side are missing a key component of their success.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: billyb on August 04, 2020, 11:10:58 PM
I really wish they had blooded Hain in this game instead of another go for Vince. 

If Vince keeps getting picked, then Ballance should be in the Test side. Ridiculous selection.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Wozaboxa on August 05, 2020, 08:14:59 AM
I really wish they had blooded Hain in this game instead of another go for Vince. 

If Vince keeps getting picked, then Ballance should be in the Test side. Ridiculous selection.

THIS!!! We all know Vince is one of those players who is too good for domestic cricket but not good enough for International, he's had countless opportunities but he's hardly covered himself in glory.
Hain, Livingstone and Salt must be looking through Vince's kit bag to find that flash drive with the naughty pictures of the selectors on!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: petehosk on August 05, 2020, 05:31:27 PM
As England had already won the series, I really would have loved to have seen Hain and Salt have a blast! Definitely replacing Vince and maybe Roy?
Roy would have been a temporary rest but Vince must surely now be sent back to Hampshire as there are far too many younger players knocking on the door!
I know Vince wouldn't have got near if the missing players (Stokes, Root, etc) had been in the ODI bubble. But surely it's way past time to give others a go?
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: petehosk on August 05, 2020, 05:33:35 PM
And I was born in Hampshire - but even I am asking why the &@#£ we are still playing Vince?
He is fantastic at County level but has proved to everyone that he is a 15 and out batsman at higher level!
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: Jimbo on August 05, 2020, 06:01:33 PM
And I was born in Hampshire - but even I am asking why the &@#£ we are still playing Vince?
He is fantastic at County level but has proved to everyone that he is a 15 and out batsman at higher level!

Playing him at the expense of Hain is criminal.

Looking into the future, England need to look at who will replace Morgan in the batting order before too long. Similarly, if Root gets injured, who plays his role at 3 in the ODI side? Hain's LA average along should make him the first name on the selector's mind when Morgan eventually packs it in and, shorter term, if Root is injured or unavailable.
Title: Re: Eng vs Ireland odi's
Post by: ScottParko on August 05, 2020, 07:46:31 PM
Must do Hain/Livingstoneís heads in seeing Vince get those 3 games there. Hopefully come the t20 games v Pakistan thereís some fresh names in there and not players that have had countless amount of chances already.