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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #315 on: November 08, 2018, 10:42:34 AM »

we are pumping it into the stands

think its fair to say Faokes is doing his absolute best not to be dropped for the second test   :)
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #316 on: November 08, 2018, 10:58:18 AM »

Ouch  anyone who's had there  thumb  pushed back trying to take a catch a full drive off the bat knows that's hurt
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #317 on: November 08, 2018, 11:03:44 AM »

Think Root needs to work out how to declare properly
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #318 on: November 08, 2018, 11:12:33 AM »

With an eye on the weather and 7 overs left to bat today it's a good declaration.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #319 on: November 08, 2018, 11:34:12 AM »

Foakes very slick again with the gloves.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #320 on: November 08, 2018, 11:52:40 AM »

Foakes very slick again with the gloves.

Support county cricket, people!  ;)

Will be a straight Buttler/ Bairstow decision for the next Test, unless there is reason to play another seamer (unlikely).

Stokes and Ali could possibly swap positions in the batting order, but I don't think that will happen yet.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #321 on: November 08, 2018, 12:46:06 PM »

Wouldn't be all that surprised if Bairstow replaces Burns tbh
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #322 on: November 08, 2018, 01:16:47 PM »

I dont think theyll drop foakes especially after they dropped Curran after he performed well came back and won man of the series!
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #323 on: November 08, 2018, 03:16:03 PM »

Leach or Rashid will get dropped for the next game so Bairstow doesn't have a tantrum
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #324 on: November 08, 2018, 03:23:23 PM »

It would be a shame - I thought that Rashid bowing leggies, Ali bowling offies and Leach bowling left arm worked well together and covered all options.
But I fear you are right. I suspect they will drop Rashid as normal.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #325 on: November 08, 2018, 03:29:34 PM »

I agree o like the theee spin options but out of the two I think leach has more threat and control

Although I wouldnt change bairstow needs to be told to grow up and acccept hes lost his place!
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #326 on: November 08, 2018, 04:58:50 PM »

I agree o like the theee spin options but out of the two I think leach has more threat and control

Although I wouldn’t change bairstow needs to be told to grow up and acccept he’s lost his place!

well said. terrific player and there will be a role for him for sure, but it might not be immeadiatley

the 'I will bat anywhere mentality' that some of us have had to adopt for our clubs need to come into play.

Bairstow has worked hard on his keeping and is decent, but Foakes has always been thought of as the best. He can bat too, very well.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #327 on: November 08, 2018, 05:08:37 PM »

I still maintain Buttler is a luxury and I'd have him make way for Bairstow. Tell Root the team needs him at 3. I feel for Mo, moved around all the time and his batting suffers for it. First rule of management, don't ask anyone to do something you wouldn't do yourself. Root at 3...

Burns
Jennings
Root
Bairstow
Mo
Stokes
Foakes
Curran
Rashid
Leach
Anderson
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #328 on: November 08, 2018, 05:12:48 PM »

Foakes showed in the second dig that he can be expansive the perfect combo so far! and his second catch off the edge was excellent too!

i do think if bairstow sorts out his technique and egt it back to where it was 2 summers ago he could bat at 3
which could mean for the ashes we have something like this (dont agree with all of it, Jennings at home for one but he'll get the summer or at least part of it after his ton)

burns
jennings
bairstow
root
stokes
buttler
foakes
ali
leach/curran
broad
anderson

i can see why bairstow is so desperate to play after being messed around with the ODI side and struggling in the test game for so long but he needs to get on with it and force his way back now.

The only reason he got a run in the ODI side was because hales was dropped after Bristol and score 2 hundreds. He got fortunate with the ODI but unfortunate here, you cant always have your cake and eat it!

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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #329 on: November 08, 2018, 05:13:06 PM »

Big fan of this 3 spinner attack!

They won't be stupid enough to drop Rashid if we win surely? The attack looks perfectly balanced for these wickets to me.

They definitely won't drop Butler whoever suggested that, isn't he vice captain? And loved by Ed Smith. And our player of the series in the summer

Bairstow isn't in the same ballpark as Foakes when it comes to glovework that much is clear after 3 days! I'm sure the Surrey fans knew that already but its the first I've seen of Foakes other than a bit in the Blast
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