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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #390 on: November 10, 2018, 06:49:42 PM »

Either dont change a winning team. Or Rashid or Curran out for JB at 3.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #391 on: November 10, 2018, 07:00:13 PM »

The more I look at the squad, the more optimistic I am. Say it quietly, but we have the makings of a great test side here...
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #392 on: November 10, 2018, 07:31:23 PM »

The more I look at the squad, the more optimistic I am. Say it quietly, but we have the makings of a great test side here...

Umm, we dont have anyone that looks like a 1/2/3 and once Anderson and broad go Id you really think curran is going to be as good ?? Hes an all rounder bits and pieces bowler so in reality is competing with stokes for the all rounder spot. So, where is the next Anderson/broad class coming from ??

What you mean to say is that we have a 4/5/6 and possibly a good wk/bat. We dont really have any bowling coming brought to claim all looks rosy and we still have no top order... we do however have many 5/6/7 bats so could easily rotate there and not lose much/anything
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #393 on: November 10, 2018, 08:20:43 PM »

It's the classic thing on here. People go from one extreme to the other.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #394 on: November 10, 2018, 08:41:59 PM »

The question might be if we Had too many bowlers at Galle....

Root will want options away from home and rightly so, but was the team top heavy bowling wise? We actually has 6 proper bowlers

If Bairstow is to come in its probably for a bowler.

Personally I think my team would be unchanged for now, Bairstow will come back for sure soon enough.

Root seems to use Rashid to clean out the tail, he wants control(leach) and then thinks the tailenders at clueless against Rash
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #395 on: November 10, 2018, 08:59:09 PM »

Umm, we dont have anyone that looks like a 1/2/3 and once Anderson and broad go Id you really think curran is going to be as good ?? Hes an all rounder bits and pieces bowler so in reality is competing with stokes for the all rounder spot. So, where is the next Anderson/broad class coming from ??

What you mean to say is that we have a 4/5/6 and possibly a good wk/bat. We dont really have any bowling coming brought to claim all looks rosy and we still have no top order... we do however have many 5/6/7 bats so could easily rotate there and not lose much/anything

We have a good enough roster of players to be a very good test side. It will take a while, but in two or three years with how these players will develop, so yes, I do think we have a rosy future at test level. Please don't suppose that you know what I mean to say, because you really don't. I'm not saying that one test victory in Galle suddenly means we have instant world beaters- not at all. I do think, however, that with more experience at the international level, we'll have a strong enough side to compete against nearly everybody (perhaps not India/Australia away). My view is more nuanced than what you presuppose. Rome wasn't built in a day, and nor will this England side be- but there is something in the players we have now moving forward. Lastly, I've never said Curran is going to be good as Anderson and Broad- and he isn't my frontline pick for a seamer. You've inferred one hell of a lot from two sentences.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #396 on: November 10, 2018, 09:06:21 PM »

The question might be if we Had too many bowlers at Galle....

Root will want options away from home and rightly so, but was the team top heavy bowling wise? We actually has 6 proper bowlers

If Bairstow is to come in its probably for a bowler.

Personally I think my team would be unchanged for now, Bairstow will come back for sure soon enough.

Root seems to use Rashid to clean out the tail, he wants control(leach) and then thinks the tailenders at clueless against Rash
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I agree with you. I wouldn't change the side after this match, and Bairstow will be back soon enough as you say- you don't make the ICC Test Team of the Year (2016) for just being ginger! 'In 2016, Bairstow set a new record for the most dismissals (70) by a wicket-keeper in a calendar year.[1] In the same year, Bairstow also set a record for most runs in Test matches by a wicket-keeper in a single year. By scoring 1,470 runs in Tests in the year, Bairstow almost doubled the previous record of 777 for England wicket-keepers set by Matt Prior in 2012, and comprehensively surpassed the former record for any Test country of 1,045 runs, held by former Zimbabwe wicket-keeper Andy Flower'.

YJB will be back, and I can't wait to see him at his best again!  :) His Waca ton was awesome.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #397 on: November 10, 2018, 10:08:09 PM »

of a great test side here...

Great means something to rival WI/Aus sides... if youd said to capture world no:1 in this era then sure.. given the state of world cricket I can agree that this bunch of players could indeed become world no:1..

Never ever a great side though, not in a million years
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #398 on: November 11, 2018, 09:50:30 AM »

Bef we conclude England have the making of a great test side It  needs  to be decided who's in it.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #399 on: November 11, 2018, 10:26:35 AM »

If thinking to development on the batting side, England need a gritty top order who can lay a platform and need Root to shine. Just for funsies how about Root doing a Kohli and dropping down to 5 when it suits him and then have a Royal Rumble of wannabe openers 1-4? *

* Post of course not completely serious
« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 10:29:37 AM by DorsetDan »
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #400 on: November 11, 2018, 11:18:48 AM »

Chandimal out for the hosts and Akila been reported for suspect action
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #401 on: November 11, 2018, 04:06:19 PM »

Pope leaving to play for the Lions in Pakistan, to get some game time before the WI series. Fair play that their not just going to make him sit around carrying the drinks.

'Pope to join up with Lions squad'
http://www.skysports.com/share/11551253
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #402 on: November 11, 2018, 05:38:00 PM »

Makes sense so he is playing some cricket, they rate him so could be long term with Pope providing he does not have a horror run like Hameed

Denly and Bairstow options in the batting too. Bayliff saying today Butler or Stokes to bat 3 with Mo moving back down.

That's fine but that would be a change in batting line up not in players.i think at the moment Bairstow only plays if one of the spinners is left out...and that would be tough because Root wants bowling options.

I think England are preparing to be unchanged with one batting swap. a team that has won an away test perhaps deserves that.
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #403 on: November 13, 2018, 09:53:07 AM »

Aggers reporting England unchanged

Stokes to bat 3
Mo to bat 6
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Re: Sri Lanka vs England test series
« Reply #404 on: November 13, 2018, 09:58:53 AM »

papers have Butler at 3 with Mo moving down

either way Foakes confirmed to play

that's got to be right surely

Bairstow will miss out for now

and what about Broad?  no space !!
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