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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #345 on: November 08, 2018, 10:46:56 PM »

If root bats 3 it means the bus load of middle order players we have are easier to fit into the batting order.

The great team man Moeen has been chucked under the bus by Root and Bayliss, there's no way he has the technique or temperament to bat higher than 6/7/8...

He's very effective down the order when the bowlers are not so fresh.

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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #346 on: November 08, 2018, 10:49:15 PM »

I think it should be Root's call.  If he wants to bat at 4 then that's where he should bat.  As our best batsman, the last thing we need is to push him into a role he isn't happy with. 
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #347 on: November 08, 2018, 10:57:59 PM »

Nah. Root's the captain and best batsman, if he wants to bat 4 he bats 4! 4 is where your best bat usually resides in England anyway.

Root averages 51 at 4 with more than twice as many tons from a similar number of innings, compared to averaging 40 at 3.

Say Root moves to three. Who is the genius bloke we've got lined up to replace him and average 50+ at four? Oh...
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #348 on: November 08, 2018, 11:35:00 PM »

I watched Root get 250 batting 3 he didn't seem any different to batting 4 during that test.

He is our best batsman by miles for sure, over the last couple of years we have needed our middle order players to get the runs and they have done time and again.

So the middle is our engine room, someone  has to take one for the team.

Moving a player from 7 or 8 to 3 is too much. Where he bats in second division county cricket of a poor standard is irrelevant.

On this tour in this match Sri Lanka played one seamer, the rest was spin, what's the difference for a top order player in 3 or 4?

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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #349 on: November 09, 2018, 12:26:48 AM »

If you rationalise it, there is little difference between the top order positions.  You can be down to come at 3 or even 4 and end up facing a ball before the number 2 gets to face a ball. But there are plenty of number 3s who wouldn't want to open.
 The point is that has been pressured into batting at 3 for a time but simply doesn't want to bat there and his record shows that he doesn't perform as well there as he does in his chosen position at 4.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #350 on: November 09, 2018, 01:52:37 AM »

I thought Vince or Deny would end up being the number 3, but that would mean losing a player...
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #351 on: November 09, 2018, 06:19:39 AM »

Have woken up and SL are 86-2 and look a lot better than 1st innings however once again I have to question what Root is doing with the field. We have a massive score on the board and he has boundary riders everywhere and only 2 men around the bat, 1 at slip and 1 in front.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #352 on: November 09, 2018, 06:43:16 AM »

Just watching the cricket on Super Sport in SA. Sky sports is terrible in comparison. I couldnt comment on the other thread because of the bickering. England have done really well here.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #353 on: November 09, 2018, 08:15:26 AM »

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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #354 on: November 09, 2018, 08:29:40 AM »

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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #355 on: November 09, 2018, 09:40:29 AM »

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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #356 on: November 09, 2018, 09:45:28 AM »

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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #357 on: November 09, 2018, 10:05:05 AM »

Might have a new entrant for the village thread! Rashid bowling with his trousers tucked in his socks.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #358 on: November 09, 2018, 10:09:31 AM »

Oh no, it's still going...
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #359 on: November 09, 2018, 10:37:42 AM »

Suffice to say this is going to be an absolutely massive win
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