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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #105 on: January 12, 2021, 05:27:15 PM »

I think Root may have to if conditions are as we expect(same as last time). Lawrence I don't know his standard of off spin but it may come in handy.

Good opportunity for Lawrence perhaps to make an impact with both bat and ball.
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #106 on: January 12, 2021, 05:36:03 PM »

Lawrence and Root will offer some additional spin options too I guess?

Hoping to see a bit of Lawrence's bowling, 11 wickets on the Lions tour of Aus suggests he's no mug.
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #107 on: January 12, 2021, 10:43:51 PM »

Hoping to see a bit of Lawrence's bowling, 11 wickets on the Lions tour of Aus suggests he's no mug.
Australian domestic players aren't renowned for their handling of spinners, but it is at least encouraging.

I've got a bad feeling about these games, the wheels are already half off the England side! Resting Stokes for a subcontinental tour looks a good plan when Moeen is available, and not even too bad with Woakes to cover, but with both out the balance is looking iffy. Bess and Leach will have to have an incredible couple of games if we're to stand a chance and both of them have barely sent a ball down this year. Would be great to see them bowl like they do for Somerset.
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #108 on: January 12, 2021, 11:16:41 PM »

The two young batsmen who have come into the side most recently with big reputations have been Pope and Crawley and both have done as much as can be expected of them.

Point taken.
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #109 on: January 12, 2021, 11:22:35 PM »

I can understand once the decision was made to go with Prior as a top order batsman with the hope that he could improve his keeping as he went along that Foster and Read were overlooked, but I think that they were pretty unfairly treated by the selections of Geriant Jones and Tim Ambrose

Read and Foster both massively improved as batsmen too.

Fully expecting Buttler to bat at no.6.
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #110 on: January 12, 2021, 11:25:14 PM »

Hoping to see a bit of Lawrence's bowling, 11 wickets on the Lions tour of Aus suggests he's no mug.

He has a very idiosyncratic action.

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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #111 on: January 14, 2021, 04:54:25 AM »

25 minutes to get 3 overs in. This is disgraceful.
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #112 on: January 14, 2021, 05:17:36 AM »

Great start Eng!
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #113 on: January 14, 2021, 05:39:42 AM »

Good start from Bess  ;)
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #114 on: January 14, 2021, 05:41:31 AM »

What an awful shot
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #115 on: January 14, 2021, 05:51:35 AM »

England have bowled really well this session, clear plans to each batsman and executed well. Mathews and Chandimal, Sri Lankas 2 best players, in pretty early. Now the hard work begins
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #116 on: January 14, 2021, 06:38:16 AM »

Leach looking in a different class to Bess.
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #117 on: January 14, 2021, 07:06:13 AM »

Not to jinx the fella, but I assume Moeen and Rashid would be superior to Bess?
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #118 on: January 14, 2021, 07:18:19 AM »

Think we can cut him some slack, hasnt exactly got a lot of overs under his belt since the summer.
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Re: England v Sri lanka
« Reply #119 on: January 14, 2021, 07:23:23 AM »

Absolutely love watching SL - always so positive and fearless no matter what.
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