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England batsman fail again

Discussion in 'off topic' started by peter bj, May 24, 2018.

  1. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Just watched the highlights of todays play against Pakistan , apart from Cook a very poor performance all swinging the bat like they were at a 20/20 match .
    I also never liked Root batting at 3 , he is best at 4 and should stay there , no moving around because they cannot find another decent batsman . The Pakistanis did bowl well but a bit more of the boring Boycott style would have seen them off
  2. najb

    najb pfm Member

    What is expected of England these days and it really perks up my day.
    Bjork67 likes this.
  3. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Stop one day, one night crap and get back to proper cricket.

    It'll kill the game financially but hey ho it'll go down honourably.
  4. Dougie2404

    Dougie2404 pfm Member

    I agree Bob, but I don't know if it's one day that the whole problem or if it's more a 20/20 problem. It's definitely a stand there and smash it problem.
  5. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    When Cook is playing well he is exactly what is needed , he is not afraid to play defensively for a long time and the bowlers loose interest without a wicket and then he will attack in a measured way .
    Patience is the only way in Test cricket , wait dispatch the bad balls , you do not have to hit every delivery and can easily leave a lot . In the old days tests nearly always lasted the full 5 days and was none the worse for it
  6. najb

    najb pfm Member

    If Cook(ie) continues to drop catches he will negate any runs he scores.

    Pakistan to win by an innings? I can at least hope.
  7. dan m

    dan m pfm Member

    A couple of late wickets helped England's chances I think. Or am I kidding myself!
  8. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Wow , what a turnaround great second test by England , everyone playing well including the new boys Bess and Curran . It is mystifying why they can be terrible one day and excellent the next , the management MUST find a way a way to keep standards up
  9. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

    A great team performance and fantastic to see new blood delivering. I’m just not convinced by Jennings, he makes me feel nervous every time he faces a ball in test cricket.
  10. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Yes he looks like he would jump 20 foot in the air if someone said boo behind him ! but at least he made a few runs which is better than some recent candidates for opener .
  11. herb

    herb music live

    One day match on Sunday vs Scotland. Unfortunately I could not get a ticket and had to watch it on SKY. Damn, I so wish I had been there after going to most of the matches at the Grange and seeing few victories. Go Scotland.....
    windhoek likes this.
  12. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Scotland did play very well and made the most of Englands poor bowling and their stuttering batting line up
  13. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Re-educate Leavers in Skegness gulags then deport

    50 partnership for the first five wickets - first time ever in an ODI by anyone.

    OK, it's not proper cricket, but...
  14. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Yeah but more to the point it is not a proper Australia team. But then when have Australia ever been proper ? ;)
  15. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Well, yes as a team they still have a few rough edges - but if the`re not allowed to use sandpaper anymore......
  16. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Re-educate Leavers in Skegness gulags then deport

  17. wyjsar

    wyjsar Nothing but heart

    Could this thread be re-titled "Sam Billings fails again"? I fail to see why he is in the team, and have failed to do so for a long time.
  18. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    I think they had to use him as Morgan pulled out and they are running out of match fit players
  19. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Slight improvement today

    New world record, 481/6

    Mind you,tbf, poor opposition
  20. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    I'm not sure England would always have put away even poor opposition quite so emphatically. Can't really ask for more out of it.

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