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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #945 on: February 10, 2019, 08:41:54 PM »

Wood five for! Well done that man.
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #946 on: February 10, 2019, 08:55:01 PM »

Sweepstake...... how many is Jennings getting???
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #947 on: February 10, 2019, 08:58:56 PM »

Hell get a scratchy 30-45 which will be enough for the selectors to keep him for the Ashes where hell be found out again.
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #948 on: February 10, 2019, 09:17:00 PM »

Sweepstake...... how many is Jennings getting???

Ton

Then he will be undroppable again like SL
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #949 on: February 10, 2019, 09:36:22 PM »

Tired legs, tired bodies, last game of the series. Series won

Bowled all day yesterday- now theyre bowling again.

Jennings could get loads!
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #950 on: February 10, 2019, 11:22:38 PM »

Really interesting series so far.

Mark Woods interview about his change in run up was fascinating to listen to, made a lot of sense. Exciting to see an England seamer bowling quickly (even if the speeds are turned up for tv!
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #951 on: February 10, 2019, 11:31:08 PM »

I would have Wood no where near my team when playing at home on seaming pitches and his average of 47 reflects this.  Conversely he averages 26 away from home where a completely different skill set is needed.

In the last ashes series we saw a bunch of 78-82 mph seamers acting as cannon fodder during the tests, then the ODIs start and Wood comes in and bounces Warner out in the first game.  It is a shame after the momentum from Sri Lanka to lose it due to poor selections here. 

I don't have much sympathy for the batsmen, but it can't be easy walking out to bat against a hostile pace attack then have to sit back and watch the opposition getting served up with floaty medium pace

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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #952 on: February 11, 2019, 08:31:33 AM »

I would have Wood no where near my team when playing at home on seaming pitches and his average of 47 reflects this.  Conversely he averages 26 away from home where a completely different skill set is needed.

In the last ashes series we saw a bunch of 78-82 mph seamers acting as cannon fodder during the tests, then the ODIs start and Wood comes in and bounces Warner out in the first game.  It is a shame after the momentum from Sri Lanka to lose it due to poor selections here. 

I don't have much sympathy for the batsmen, but it can't be easy walking out to bat against a hostile pace attack then have to sit back and watch the opposition getting served up with floaty medium pace

I do agree that Wood hasn't (and still might not be) as effective at home but I would love the 3rd seamer spot in the Ashes to go to someone with a bit of x factor. Whether it be Wood, Archer, Stone or whoever, just so we have something different to stick it up the Aussies for once.
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #953 on: February 11, 2019, 08:44:30 AM »

Sticking it up the Aussies in English coditions is easy - you just need the ball to move off the straight and they'll nick off to their hearts content!
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #954 on: February 11, 2019, 10:12:56 AM »

Sticking it up the Aussies in English coditions is easy - you just need the ball to move off the straight and they'll nick off to their hearts content!

Think pat Cummings would be doing the same.

But England batting is slightly better and have the bowlers in home conditions. Dont see England losing, then again no one saw England losing this series
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #955 on: February 11, 2019, 10:32:46 AM »

Cummins is in fantastic form at the moment, still a long way to go between now and then though.  Always liked Wood, he's got a nippy, skiddy sort of thing going on and can be very destructive when he's fit and in form, just a shame he's had so many problems with injuries over the years.  With regards to the attack, I always thought the way to go was to try and give yourself as many options as you can, i.e. don't pick 3 low 80s swing bowlers in the same line up.  Whatever the conditions are they will suit some bowlers over others, so give your team as many chances of finding the player for the conditions as possible.  Even in England you get days where it's not moving much through the air, and then you need someone to hit the seam like Broad or get it through quicker like Wood. 

Once you find a player in form for the conditions, they can reap the benefits whilst the others hold up their end and chip in now and then.

On the batting front, I don't think we're miles ahead of Australia once you chuck Smith and Warner back in.  They could do with an all-rounder like Stokes, but they've players like Wade who could do the Buttler type role should they actually get picked - some of their selections in the last couple of years have been somewhat bizarre to say the least.
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #956 on: February 11, 2019, 11:09:00 AM »

Really interesting series so far.

Mark Woods interview about his change in run up was fascinating to listen to, made a lot of sense. Exciting to see an England seamer bowling quickly (even if the speeds are turned up for tv!

Speeds may be turned up but he was clearly the quickest bowler England used and looked quicker than Gabriel (bowled from same end)

Based on how far back the England cordon was compared to the windies for Gabriel we know bowls 90 mph Wood was above that regularly the ball he got chase with was rapid and the hat trick ball even quicker!

Was an absolute pleasure to watch!
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #957 on: February 11, 2019, 12:28:05 PM »

Think pat Cummings would be doing the same.

Cummins is great, but I'm not sure how well he would do in English conditions - he tends to bang the ball in and becomes a bit floaty when he tries to locate a much fuller length. 
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #958 on: February 11, 2019, 02:02:10 PM »

Ah, the first ball of the day
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Re: England tour of West Indies
« Reply #959 on: February 11, 2019, 02:05:47 PM »

What was Burns thinking first ball of the day
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