Bairstow powers England to win in opener
27/11/2020 | sport | cricket | 469
Jonny Bairstow makes his highest Twenty20 international score as England beat South Africa by five wickets in the series opener in Cape Town.
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27/11/2020 19:54:08 22 3
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Can probably guess that was a belted to watch in many ways .

Yes stuttering with the ball at times and with the bat but as ever the game has had a few twists .

Well done Lads on a Win.
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27/11/2020 19:56:06 13 2
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Belter ... Must have been the YJB innings that made me do a typo ...
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27/11/2020 19:55:04 41 2
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What a white ball side we are, never out of it
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27/11/2020 19:58:20 8 2
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Evening Cricketfan.. take it you enjoyed and a game for the Stato's too.

Live reporting was interesting at times too.

Wait for the Maksi comment ??
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27/11/2020 19:56:06 1 24
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stokes clearly lost it
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27/11/2020 19:59:01 5 1
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What's "it"?
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27/11/2020 19:54:08 22 3
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Can probably guess that was a belted to watch in many ways .

Yes stuttering with the ball at times and with the bat but as ever the game has had a few twists .

Well done Lads on a Win.
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27/11/2020 19:56:06 13 2
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Belter ... Must have been the YJB innings that made me do a typo ...
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27/11/2020 19:55:04 41 2
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What a white ball side we are, never out of it
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27/11/2020 19:58:20 8 2
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Evening Cricketfan.. take it you enjoyed and a game for the Stato's too.

Live reporting was interesting at times too.

Wait for the Maksi comment ??
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27/11/2020 20:01:16 4 0
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Indeed, Maksi probably still recovering. Very enjoyable, just a good second spin bowler away from a perfect team for the world Cup.
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27/11/2020 19:59:01 21 1
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What. A. Win.
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27/11/2020 19:56:06 1 24
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stokes clearly lost it
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27/11/2020 19:59:01 5 1
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What's "it"?
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27/11/2020 20:02:02 8 1
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His wicket ...

37 off 27 balls all good and steadied the ship I would say.
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27/11/2020 19:59:43 130 8
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Good evening to all regulars, hope you’re all staying safe.

Bairstow an exceptional white ball player, one man show in the batting innings, Sam C very good with the ball, never lets us down.

So good to have cricket back
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27/11/2020 20:04:09 35 4
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Evening Deadlock ... Plus yourself too.

Wahoo yes mighty fine thanks and yes to having the Cricket back and HYS too.
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28/11/2020 03:18:14 4 4
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Cricket back? England v West Indies and Pakistan, the IPL - don't count I suppose
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28/11/2020 11:36:41 1 0
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The Bradford Lad,smashed it into tier 3.Oops !!!
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27/11/2020 20:00:50 3 12
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Great game.

Roy out, Hales in and either Wood or an in form Ali in for T Curran depending on conditions.

That would be unbeatable
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27/11/2020 20:02:56 6 7
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Yep Roy is annoying now. One speed and unreliable. Rather just Bairstow open and get Banton in middle order than Hales open though.
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27/11/2020 20:31:47 2 0
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Love to see hales back has done his time for the misdemeanours but think whilst Morgan is in charge no chance
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27/11/2020 21:36:12 1 1
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I'd love to know who the down voters of my original comment think is a better player than Alex Hales.

Tom Banton ? Stroll on.
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27/11/2020 19:58:20 8 2
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Evening Cricketfan.. take it you enjoyed and a game for the Stato's too.

Live reporting was interesting at times too.

Wait for the Maksi comment ??
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27/11/2020 20:01:16 4 0
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Indeed, Maksi probably still recovering. Very enjoyable, just a good second spin bowler away from a perfect team for the world Cup.
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27/11/2020 20:06:01 5 1
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??

Probably drafting his Victory team talk to us and be several comments long ??
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27/11/2020 19:59:01 5 1
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What's "it"?
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27/11/2020 20:02:02 8 1
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His wicket ...

37 off 27 balls all good and steadied the ship I would say.
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27/11/2020 20:02:18 19 7
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Top 7 are definitely the right players, don’t know about order, would prefer YJB to open instead of Buttler. Rashid and Archer are a must. Wood for Tom Curran is a no brainer. Then only down to Jordan/Ali depending on conditions and that would be my XI for WC.
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27/11/2020 20:14:34 14 2
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Buttler averages 50 at strike rate of 158 when opening. One failure and he should be back down in the middle order...
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27/11/2020 20:00:50 3 12
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Great game.

Roy out, Hales in and either Wood or an in form Ali in for T Curran depending on conditions.

That would be unbeatable
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27/11/2020 20:02:56 6 7
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Yep Roy is annoying now. One speed and unreliable. Rather just Bairstow open and get Banton in middle order than Hales open though.
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27/11/2020 20:06:13 3 0
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Banton isn't suited for the middle order, he should open.
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28/11/2020 14:15:29 0 0
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I disagree. If Banton plays, he opens the batting because otherwise, he shouldn't be playing. Hasn't done enough to justify a spot in this England white-ball side either.
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27/11/2020 20:03:48 79 4
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Good game, I thought England were a little bit shaky, to start with, but what a terrific performance by Bairstow.
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27/11/2020 22:25:25 19 2
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Well done Jonny great effort
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27/11/2020 19:59:43 130 8
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Good evening to all regulars, hope you’re all staying safe.

Bairstow an exceptional white ball player, one man show in the batting innings, Sam C very good with the ball, never lets us down.

So good to have cricket back
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27/11/2020 20:04:09 35 4
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Evening Deadlock ... Plus yourself too.

Wahoo yes mighty fine thanks and yes to having the Cricket back and HYS too.
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27/11/2020 20:07:21 6 1
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Hi there Dunc. Waiting for Maksi’s assessment too. You reckon he’ll be happy?;)
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27/11/2020 20:04:11 60 1
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The expectation levels with this England side are impossibly high. So many times they get into situations where, rationally, there's no way they can win - and yet they still do. So this win was never in doubt...
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27/11/2020 20:36:38 13 2
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Evening B-V ... Fair observation as always and well worded.

Take it Maksi has had no influence on you as your last sentence seems like one he would comment ??.

Have to get at least on cheeky comment in.
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27/11/2020 20:01:16 4 0
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Indeed, Maksi probably still recovering. Very enjoyable, just a good second spin bowler away from a perfect team for the world Cup.
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27/11/2020 20:06:01 5 1
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??

Probably drafting his Victory team talk to us and be several comments long ??
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27/11/2020 20:02:56 6 7
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Yep Roy is annoying now. One speed and unreliable. Rather just Bairstow open and get Banton in middle order than Hales open though.
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27/11/2020 20:06:13 3 0
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Banton isn't suited for the middle order, he should open.
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27/11/2020 20:10:21 4 2
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Will take your word for it as you will obviously have stats to back it up:)
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27/11/2020 20:04:09 35 4
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Evening Deadlock ... Plus yourself too.

Wahoo yes mighty fine thanks and yes to having the Cricket back and HYS too.
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27/11/2020 20:07:21 6 1
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Hi there Dunc. Waiting for Maksi’s assessment too. You reckon he’ll be happy?;)
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27/11/2020 20:15:32 8 2
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??????????

I started chuckling to myself when Johnny and Mawlan were getting a partnership going and thinking away on the Posting.

Yes he be over the moon and to be fair think we are all happy despite some not so good contributions.
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27/11/2020 20:07:31 28 1
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Brilliant game. Bairstow outstanding, Sam Curran quality, the other Curran not so much.
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27/11/2020 23:19:21 10 1
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Tom Curran's batting strike is 114... His howling leaves a lot to be desired. Why is he in the team. Bring in Mark Wood
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27/11/2020 20:07:45 41 1
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Well played JB
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27/11/2020 20:09:20 7 3
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Great comeback, thought we’d lost this one. Not sure why Tom Curren is in the side. His bowling will always be hammered against quality opposition.
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27/11/2020 20:09:42 9 0
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Great to see England suffocate them in the middle overs, used to be Plunkett and Rashid, now its Rashid
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27/11/2020 20:10:12 7 1
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Tom had a not so good day with ball but that's T20 for you , just as well Hendricks had a off day too.

Despite that we dug in and again git a Win when we liked on the ropes.

Anyway game 1 of the series let's enjoy today and look forward to the next few games.

Yes probably some tinkering to go on but as some have said certain pitches will suit some and not others.
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27/11/2020 20:11:48 6 0
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Yes any bowler can have an expensive day in T20 and it will always be a squad of players anyway
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27/11/2020 20:12:57 1 1
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Got and looked ... Typo gremlin out in force tonight ??
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27/11/2020 20:06:13 3 0
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Banton isn't suited for the middle order, he should open.
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27/11/2020 20:10:21 4 2
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Will take your word for it as you will obviously have stats to back it up:)
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27/11/2020 20:13:47 8 0
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When Banton opens, he averages 27 and strikes at 150, when at 4, he averages 5 and strikes at 71.43
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27/11/2020 20:10:12 7 1
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Tom had a not so good day with ball but that's T20 for you , just as well Hendricks had a off day too.

Despite that we dug in and again git a Win when we liked on the ropes.

Anyway game 1 of the series let's enjoy today and look forward to the next few games.

Yes probably some tinkering to go on but as some have said certain pitches will suit some and not others.
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27/11/2020 20:11:48 6 0
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Yes any bowler can have an expensive day in T20 and it will always be a squad of players anyway
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27/11/2020 20:18:06 3 2
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Certainly can as bowlers will know any off line or bad day you are going to be carted around. Joys of T20 as said but guess on how they bounce back pardon the pun and also how man managed in the game too.

Anyway it's a win so did not hurt too much .
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27/11/2020 20:10:12 7 1
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Tom had a not so good day with ball but that's T20 for you , just as well Hendricks had a off day too.

Despite that we dug in and again git a Win when we liked on the ropes.

Anyway game 1 of the series let's enjoy today and look forward to the next few games.

Yes probably some tinkering to go on but as some have said certain pitches will suit some and not others.
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27/11/2020 20:12:57 1 1
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Got and looked ... Typo gremlin out in force tonight ??
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27/11/2020 20:10:21 4 2
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Will take your word for it as you will obviously have stats to back it up:)
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27/11/2020 20:13:47 8 0
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When Banton opens, he averages 27 and strikes at 150, when at 4, he averages 5 and strikes at 71.43
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27/11/2020 20:17:50 3 0
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See;)
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27/11/2020 20:02:18 19 7
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Top 7 are definitely the right players, don’t know about order, would prefer YJB to open instead of Buttler. Rashid and Archer are a must. Wood for Tom Curran is a no brainer. Then only down to Jordan/Ali depending on conditions and that would be my XI for WC.
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27/11/2020 20:14:34 14 2
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Buttler averages 50 at strike rate of 158 when opening. One failure and he should be back down in the middle order...
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27/11/2020 20:43:37 6 0
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It’s not about his failure today, it’s the fact he personally asked to drop down the order for Rajasthan and clearly feels more comfortable in that role than as an opener. We have plenty who can open but still have Buttler waiting to come in then it is going to strike fear into any bowling attack. Bairstow on the other hand has made a name as a white ball opener. But sure, just assume my reasoning
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27/11/2020 20:07:21 6 1
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Hi there Dunc. Waiting for Maksi’s assessment too. You reckon he’ll be happy?;)
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27/11/2020 20:15:32 8 2
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??????????

I started chuckling to myself when Johnny and Mawlan were getting a partnership going and thinking away on the Posting.

Yes he be over the moon and to be fair think we are all happy despite some not so good contributions.
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27/11/2020 20:13:47 8 0
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When Banton opens, he averages 27 and strikes at 150, when at 4, he averages 5 and strikes at 71.43
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27/11/2020 20:17:50 3 0
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See;)
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27/11/2020 20:23:52 3 0
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You were just teasing Cricketfan and seeing if he has been asleep whilst no HYS cricket to type on ??.

Be honest no go on Hales for me but that's everyone's opinion varies.

Selectors know best though.
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27/11/2020 20:11:48 6 0
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Yes any bowler can have an expensive day in T20 and it will always be a squad of players anyway
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27/11/2020 20:18:06 3 2
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Certainly can as bowlers will know any off line or bad day you are going to be carted around. Joys of T20 as said but guess on how they bounce back pardon the pun and also how man managed in the game too.

Anyway it's a win so did not hurt too much .
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27/11/2020 20:18:40 7 2
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Rather cross with CurranT and Jordan. Think CurranT may be a bit out of his depth at this level. Roy seems to have lost it. However! Very enjoyable game and well played most of the team. Great to have some live cricket again.
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27/11/2020 20:19:41 47 5
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Bairstow is our best t20 player for me (batsman) and one of the best in the world, his form over the last few years is awesome in this and 50 over format.
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27/11/2020 20:26:17 12 6
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Jimbob yep his having a very nice knock of runs at the moment with the White ball. So presume that's why they just offered him the White ball contract so let him enjoy and fill his boots with Franchise cricket money and also playing too.

Then when England require he plays for the Team and also himself .
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28/11/2020 07:21:49 1 1
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Yet his team in IPL preferred other players to Barstow so it’s not just England who move him around .Bairstow was dropped by IPL team
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28/11/2020 12:09:38 2 0
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YJB certainly suffers from being English in the IPL - the political agenda in India is never far from the surface - Morgan captaining KKR in practice was too much of climb down for a nation with a supremacist narrative epitomised by cricket

If India don't win the T20 world cup there will be riots and deaths
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28/11/2020 20:31:07 1 1
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Just to remind people - in 3 consecutive innings 3rd T20I V Pakistan and first 2 v Australia last September Jonny made 0,9 and 8. Jonny is prone to low scores like everybody else - yes, he's very good in white ball cricket but I just hope that if he has a lean spell, like Roy is having at the moment, people remember what he's capable of and don't reactionary remove him from the side!!
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27/11/2020 20:20:45 9 7
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Bairstow did well at 4 but who knows what would have happened if he had opened. I would prefer Bairstow and Roy to open.
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27/11/2020 20:27:31 14 1
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When Opening
Buttler averages 46.6 with a SR of 156.9
Bairstow averages 25 with a SR of 142.54
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27/11/2020 20:17:50 3 0
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See;)
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27/11/2020 20:23:52 3 0
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You were just teasing Cricketfan and seeing if he has been asleep whilst no HYS cricket to type on ??.

Be honest no go on Hales for me but that's everyone's opinion varies.

Selectors know best though.
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27/11/2020 20:24:16 8 6
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Tom Curran, no thanks he is another Jade Dernbach
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27/11/2020 20:19:41 47 5
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Bairstow is our best t20 player for me (batsman) and one of the best in the world, his form over the last few years is awesome in this and 50 over format.
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27/11/2020 20:26:17 12 6
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Jimbob yep his having a very nice knock of runs at the moment with the White ball. So presume that's why they just offered him the White ball contract so let him enjoy and fill his boots with Franchise cricket money and also playing too.

Then when England require he plays for the Team and also himself .
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27/11/2020 20:26:46 36 4
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Such a strong England batting line up they can pull back most scores - that's why Morgan likes to chase. Need to bring in Wood for T Curran. SA made the mistake of not playing Nortje. Should be a good mini series.
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27/11/2020 20:20:45 9 7
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Bairstow did well at 4 but who knows what would have happened if he had opened. I would prefer Bairstow and Roy to open.
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27/11/2020 20:27:31 14 1
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When Opening
Buttler averages 46.6 with a SR of 156.9
Bairstow averages 25 with a SR of 142.54
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27/11/2020 20:37:09 1 0
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Yeah but that’s just facts and figures
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27/11/2020 20:28:02 26 1
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Very good from JB. Surprised he didn't open back end of the IPL for SRH. Roy still looking all out of sorts.
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27/11/2020 20:00:50 3 12
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Great game.

Roy out, Hales in and either Wood or an in form Ali in for T Curran depending on conditions.

That would be unbeatable
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27/11/2020 20:31:47 2 0
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Love to see hales back has done his time for the misdemeanours but think whilst Morgan is in charge no chance
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27/11/2020 20:32:14 21 1
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England have such talent in depth for this format! 4 of the top six are match winners and if they are batting second you have to get all of them out to win! If you don’t...you’ve already lost....
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27/11/2020 20:33:09 15 1
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Jonny Bairstow's innings was nuanced - "brutality" is a poor description.
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27/11/2020 20:36:37 6 6
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1. Buttler
2. Roy
3. Root
4. Bairstow
5. Stokes
6. Morgan
7. S Curran
8. Archer
9. Jordan
10. Rashid
11. Wood
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27/11/2020 20:39:51 10 3
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Bairstow needs to open really, I want him in his favoured position, let Buttler come in and finish innings
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27/11/2020 20:40:15 7 0
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Since the 2016 world cup, Root average 29.9 while striking at 106.6, Malan averages 46.73 while striking at 144.53, Malan is so much better.
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27/11/2020 20:49:39 4 0
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Too much cricket for Root will affect his test form which is where we really need him
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27/11/2020 20:53:08 3 2
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Malan is the best batter in the world....
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27/11/2020 20:59:25 3 0
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Malan.
Number 1 t20 batsman in the world.!!!!
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27/11/2020 22:10:31 0 0
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Root ? Eh
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27/11/2020 20:04:11 60 1
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The expectation levels with this England side are impossibly high. So many times they get into situations where, rationally, there's no way they can win - and yet they still do. So this win was never in doubt...
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27/11/2020 20:36:38 13 2
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Evening B-V ... Fair observation as always and well worded.

Take it Maksi has had no influence on you as your last sentence seems like one he would comment ??.

Have to get at least on cheeky comment in.
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27/11/2020 21:39:45 1 0
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Hi Dunc, and thank you :-)
I wasn't able to listen (being sociable-ish with daughters) but followed the second innings on the BBC text page. And honestly, I genuinely expected them to win pretty much from the first ball of the innings. Losing Roy, then slipping to 3 down for not much, meant I actually thought "Oh, this'll be a good win now!" :-D
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27/11/2020 20:37:09 25 1
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JB was awesome - very calculated innings
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27/11/2020 20:27:31 14 1
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When Opening
Buttler averages 46.6 with a SR of 156.9
Bairstow averages 25 with a SR of 142.54
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27/11/2020 20:37:09 1 0
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Yeah but that’s just facts and figures
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27/11/2020 20:40:53 3 1
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agreed, Bairstow is an opener, Buttler is a finisher everyone knows that.
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27/11/2020 20:40:54 2 1
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They tell us that Buttler is far better opening than Bairstow, so why should he open over Buttler.
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27/11/2020 20:37:33 0 13
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Very well done....... Aussies
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27/11/2020 20:44:24 4 1
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??

Cheeky chap.

Must admit though a good game by England and a super Win.

Yes your lads had a nice win
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27/11/2020 21:10:52 1 0
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That was a pretty good game too. Nice crowd
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27/11/2020 20:38:33 26 1
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This England side is the only team I've ever seen that can win consistently after three early wickets. We genuinely have 5 world class openers and and couple more waiting in the wings!
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27/11/2020 20:36:37 6 6
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1. Buttler
2. Roy
3. Root
4. Bairstow
5. Stokes
6. Morgan
7. S Curran
8. Archer
9. Jordan
10. Rashid
11. Wood
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27/11/2020 20:39:51 10 3
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Bairstow needs to open really, I want him in his favoured position, let Buttler come in and finish innings
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27/11/2020 20:36:37 6 6
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1. Buttler
2. Roy
3. Root
4. Bairstow
5. Stokes
6. Morgan
7. S Curran
8. Archer
9. Jordan
10. Rashid
11. Wood
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27/11/2020 20:40:15 7 0
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Since the 2016 world cup, Root average 29.9 while striking at 106.6, Malan averages 46.73 while striking at 144.53, Malan is so much better.
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27/11/2020 20:58:28 3 0
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Not to mention Malan can bowl as well as Root, he hasn’t been given much chance yet but he is a more than handy bowler.
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27/11/2020 20:37:09 1 0
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Yeah but that’s just facts and figures
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27/11/2020 20:40:53 3 1
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agreed, Bairstow is an opener, Buttler is a finisher everyone knows that.
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27/11/2020 20:37:09 1 0
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Yeah but that’s just facts and figures
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27/11/2020 20:40:54 2 1
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They tell us that Buttler is far better opening than Bairstow, so why should he open over Buttler.
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27/11/2020 20:52:44 1 0
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I agree with you
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27/11/2020 20:42:04 17 5
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Steady on everyone! The BBC won’t like all these positive comments about England.
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27/11/2020 20:48:28 3 5
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Nonsense.
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27/11/2020 20:54:39 2 1
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Agreed! Well 'typed', Jack!
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27/11/2020 20:42:46 12 6
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Great to watch some international cricket again rather than the IPL rubbish
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27/11/2020 20:48:09 7 4
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IPL is same format..
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27/11/2020 20:14:34 14 2
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Buttler averages 50 at strike rate of 158 when opening. One failure and he should be back down in the middle order...
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27/11/2020 20:43:37 6 0
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It’s not about his failure today, it’s the fact he personally asked to drop down the order for Rajasthan and clearly feels more comfortable in that role than as an opener. We have plenty who can open but still have Buttler waiting to come in then it is going to strike fear into any bowling attack. Bairstow on the other hand has made a name as a white ball opener. But sure, just assume my reasoning
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27/11/2020 21:23:07 0 4
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No he didn’t “ask to be dropped down” check your facts
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27/11/2020 20:37:33 0 13
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Very well done....... Aussies
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27/11/2020 20:44:24 4 1
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??

Cheeky chap.

Must admit though a good game by England and a super Win.

Yes your lads had a nice win
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27/11/2020 20:44:53 11 2
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JB -almost the forgotten man of English cricket.What a moment to remind everyone of his talent and temperament!
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27/11/2020 20:47:11 57 8
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When England were struggling for batters in Test cricket, Bairstow was shunted up and down the order to make up for the scarcity of talent. It didn't work and cost him his contract. He should have been left at seven where he delivered with bat and gloves. I hope the selectors aren't going to mess home around in a similar way in white ball cricket.
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27/11/2020 20:54:27 42 12
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Whilst Bairstow was being used to plug holes in the test side (like Mo), he was dropped as his technique developed a huge gap between bat and pad that worked in white ball but left him being bowled repeatedly in red ball.

His dropping from tests was down to him not being able to separate the techniques that worked in white ball to what works in red ball. A victim of his own white ball success.
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27/11/2020 22:50:00 5 1
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Part of that was because Root would not bat at 3.
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27/11/2020 22:54:02 4 0
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I suspect temperament has a lot to do with it. Test cricket often needs patience and self-denial. Watch his innings in last year's Headingley test, 2nd innings. Starts well, but quickly lets the opposition wind him up and starts whacking - gets out. This has been too easy in the long game.
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28/11/2020 07:20:16 5 1
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Well said. Better than Butler, but he's the favourite one , not
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28/11/2020 08:17:43 1 2
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You,re blaming the selectors when infact he himself was pushing to bat further up ! His scores at 7 fooled him into thinking he was top 5 like at Yorkshire...when he never had the technique for it. Nobody likes 7, it,s "rotation" spot ...& hubris got the better of him ultimately.
Outstanding White ball option.
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28/11/2020 09:14:35 3 1
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The word is 'batsmen'
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28/11/2020 12:01:58 1 0
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I'm pretty sure they will but it won't be as bad whilst he's not keeping in T20

Stokes is the misfit for me - not focussed enough on T20 - easier for who are so able but he delivered ok yesterday - let's see a couple of overs in the middle

Morgan really has the tools for captaincy - makes the odd mistake but so knows the score - I can't see him letting Ali back into the team - wasted squad place
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28/11/2020 14:21:34 1 0
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Completely agree.At test level he should have been left at 7 and the gloveman until a new selector called Smith came along changed it all in favour of Butler !
Bairstow is the best “all round gloveman/batsman” Not the best batter or the best glove man but he best “all round”gloveman/wicketkeeper.
61
27/11/2020 20:47:18 3 10
bbc
Tom Curran is world class , just had a bad day today.
66
27/11/2020 20:50:23 3 0
bbc
Hardly played in the IPL, looked rusty
70
27/11/2020 20:52:06 1 3
bbc
Which world are you from because he is not good enough to even be the England second 11 at T20
56
27/11/2020 20:42:46 12 6
bbc
Great to watch some international cricket again rather than the IPL rubbish
62
27/11/2020 20:48:09 7 4
bbc
IPL is same format..
55
27/11/2020 20:42:04 17 5
bbc
Steady on everyone! The BBC won’t like all these positive comments about England.
63
27/11/2020 20:48:28 3 5
bbc
Nonsense.
75
27/11/2020 20:54:03 5 7
bbc
It's not 'nonsense', Jack is 100% correct. The BBC has been becoming more left-wing since 2016 (for obvious reasons). Congratulations England!
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27/11/2020 20:36:37 6 6
bbc
1. Buttler
2. Roy
3. Root
4. Bairstow
5. Stokes
6. Morgan
7. S Curran
8. Archer
9. Jordan
10. Rashid
11. Wood
64
27/11/2020 20:49:39 4 0
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Too much cricket for Root will affect his test form which is where we really need him
65
27/11/2020 20:50:17 30 6
bbc
How does Roy get continual selection, I cannot remember the last meaningful innings he played and yet I bet Jonny Bairstow will be cast aside after 2 failures!
79
27/11/2020 20:54:42 9 2
bbc
His form will return, he is class
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27/11/2020 21:28:22 1 0
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Very true. You wonder what Roy would have to do to be dropped. He’s lost all confidence since the World Cup success
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Ben
28/11/2020 12:32:44 1 0
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Normally I would agree if it was any other player, but Roy has been hit and miss his whole career (internationally speaking, at least). He has big droughts, but when he's in form, he's world class.

I think he's worth persevering with - him and JB when they're both in top nick are devastating. I think his failed attempts at test opening has knocked his confidence a lot.
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28/11/2020 21:00:24 1 0
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Roy made a 70 and 40 in the T20I series in South Africa last winter - only 3/4 innings ago!! prior to that he made 3 50's in 5 innings. It seems people have very short memories. Perhaps people need reminding that just 2 months ago Jonny made 0,9 and 8 in consecutive innings for England. Selective memory from a lot on this page!!
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27/11/2020 20:47:18 3 10
bbc
Tom Curran is world class , just had a bad day today.
66
27/11/2020 20:50:23 3 0
bbc
Hardly played in the IPL, looked rusty
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27/11/2020 20:50:33 65 2
bbc
People seem to be arguing the case of who should open with Roy, Buttler or Bairstow. The way Roy is performing what's wrong with Buttler and Bairstow opening, a potentially explosive combination.
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27/11/2020 21:45:49 10 1
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that's what was thinking
Removed
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28/11/2020 06:40:27 6 0
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I agree. Roy is being picked on reputation not performance. He may come good but it has been a whle now
220
28/11/2020 07:08:49 3 0
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Even stokes opened the batting in ipl and got 100
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28/11/2020 07:17:55 3 0
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I think bairstow is much better lower down, Roy totally out of nick
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28/11/2020 11:50:56 0 0
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The one thing I'd say about Roy is that most of the players on show yesterday played in the IPL so have had recent match practice. Roy opted out so hasn't seen the middle of a cricket pitch for several months.

Roy can look very average at times - yesterday another example - but equally there are days when he can be devastating. He's very much all or nothing.
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28/11/2020 12:38:25 0 0
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How is Roy still even in the squad???
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28/11/2020 20:20:59 2 0
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Certainly Buttler and Bairstow could absolutely annihilate the bowling attack if both 'fire' at the same time. I advocated Jos to be makeshift opener in last years CWC when Jason was out injured for those 3 games. Don't write off Roy yet. If you remember 3 years ago Jason was going through a similar lean spell and got through it. Anyone who's been as destructive for England before will again.
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27/11/2020 20:51:21 6 2
bbc
Roy's time running out?
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27/11/2020 21:06:19 3 2
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As a Roy fan I think I probably agree.
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27/11/2020 20:51:57 19 6
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England have messed Jonny about for ages. He has been in and out of the side and up and down the order like a whore’s drawers. Surely it’s time to give him a clear role and a long run in the sides ( incl tests).
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27/11/2020 20:57:48 0 5
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Yourself and Finknottle on the same wavelength and yes be fair typing that .

Also you have had other players been shunted around the order for many a series for a while.

Yes the Selectors do need a bomb up their Jacksies to sort out but as we know they have their own agenda and style.

Time will tell I guess.
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27/11/2020 20:47:18 3 10
bbc
Tom Curran is world class , just had a bad day today.
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27/11/2020 20:52:06 1 3
bbc
Which world are you from because he is not good enough to even be the England second 11 at T20
54
27/11/2020 20:40:54 2 1
bbc
They tell us that Buttler is far better opening than Bairstow, so why should he open over Buttler.
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27/11/2020 20:52:44 1 0
bbc
I agree with you
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27/11/2020 20:36:37 6 6
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1. Buttler
2. Roy
3. Root
4. Bairstow
5. Stokes
6. Morgan
7. S Curran
8. Archer
9. Jordan
10. Rashid
11. Wood
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27/11/2020 20:53:08 3 2
bbc
Malan is the best batter in the world....
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27/11/2020 20:53:25 9 3
bbc
Great result but alas the majority cannot even see highlights on terrestrial,me included as I won't be ripped off by Sky.
86
27/11/2020 21:02:41 3 3
bbc
Plenty of other ways to watch it.
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27/11/2020 21:06:56 1 1
bbc
Well worth the money ..can’t spend it in the pub so invest for a few weeks
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27/11/2020 21:33:05 4 1
bbc
Difficult to see how anyone is ripped off by Sky. Before they came along we had no overseas cricket coverage and BBC's coverage of home matches finished when the news came on regardless, and often made way for tennis on both BBC1 and 2 during Wimbledon - and that was before you could watch one tennis match and record the other! Sky have been fantastic for cricket and aren't overly expensive.
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27/11/2020 20:53:31 18 1
bbc
Brilliant Bairstow..A joy to watch
63
27/11/2020 20:48:28 3 5
bbc
Nonsense.
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27/11/2020 20:54:03 5 7
bbc
It's not 'nonsense', Jack is 100% correct. The BBC has been becoming more left-wing since 2016 (for obvious reasons). Congratulations England!
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27/11/2020 21:16:46 1 0
bbc
To the left. To the right. Jump up and down all night its alright.
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27/11/2020 20:54:27 3 3
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Why pick Curran T. ? Joe Root can bowl good off spin in T 20. Oh ! He can also bat a bit.
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27/11/2020 20:47:11 57 8
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When England were struggling for batters in Test cricket, Bairstow was shunted up and down the order to make up for the scarcity of talent. It didn't work and cost him his contract. He should have been left at seven where he delivered with bat and gloves. I hope the selectors aren't going to mess home around in a similar way in white ball cricket.
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27/11/2020 20:54:27 42 12
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Whilst Bairstow was being used to plug holes in the test side (like Mo), he was dropped as his technique developed a huge gap between bat and pad that worked in white ball but left him being bowled repeatedly in red ball.

His dropping from tests was down to him not being able to separate the techniques that worked in white ball to what works in red ball. A victim of his own white ball success.
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27/11/2020 21:23:23 10 4
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Yes. Bairstow had the opportunity. And in the end his talent wasn't strong enough to move up the order. But keeping and batting 3 or 4 is hard to sustain. Not sure how the selectors thought it could. Despite his technique failings, he is an above average no.7. England's Test team is poorer for his omission.
365
28/11/2020 11:34:07 2 0
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Regarding technique the same can be said of Buttler yet he has been given far more scope for failure than as Jonny . If Bairstow had made as many low scores as Buttler had , he would have been dropped . Look how patience and confidence is paying dividens with Jos in red ball cricket now .
55
27/11/2020 20:42:04 17 5
bbc
Steady on everyone! The BBC won’t like all these positive comments about England.
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27/11/2020 20:54:39 2 1
bbc
Agreed! Well 'typed', Jack!
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27/11/2020 21:01:00 2 1
bbc
??
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27/11/2020 20:50:17 30 6
bbc
How does Roy get continual selection, I cannot remember the last meaningful innings he played and yet I bet Jonny Bairstow will be cast aside after 2 failures!
79
27/11/2020 20:54:42 9 2
bbc
His form will return, he is class
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27/11/2020 20:56:10 1 6
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Playing with 4 openers is what every intl T20 team will be doing and 5 isn't unreasonable.

But you need 6 bowlers and Stokes just isn't a reliable T20 option so he isn't a T20 all-rounder at this level.

In India 2 spinners is a must so Root at 5/6 isn't any worse than Stokes but the management don't appear to want to take it.
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27/11/2020 20:58:39 6 2
bbc
Root just doesn't have the power that Stokes has, to bat at 5/6 in t20's you need to hit 6's at will, Stokes can do that.
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27/11/2020 20:51:57 19 6
bbc
England have messed Jonny about for ages. He has been in and out of the side and up and down the order like a whore’s drawers. Surely it’s time to give him a clear role and a long run in the sides ( incl tests).
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27/11/2020 20:57:48 0 5
bbc
Yourself and Finknottle on the same wavelength and yes be fair typing that .

Also you have had other players been shunted around the order for many a series for a while.

Yes the Selectors do need a bomb up their Jacksies to sort out but as we know they have their own agenda and style.

Time will tell I guess.
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27/11/2020 20:40:15 7 0
bbc
Since the 2016 world cup, Root average 29.9 while striking at 106.6, Malan averages 46.73 while striking at 144.53, Malan is so much better.
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27/11/2020 20:58:28 3 0
bbc
Not to mention Malan can bowl as well as Root, he hasn’t been given much chance yet but he is a more than handy bowler.
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27/11/2020 20:56:10 1 6
bbc
Playing with 4 openers is what every intl T20 team will be doing and 5 isn't unreasonable.

But you need 6 bowlers and Stokes just isn't a reliable T20 option so he isn't a T20 all-rounder at this level.

In India 2 spinners is a must so Root at 5/6 isn't any worse than Stokes but the management don't appear to want to take it.
83
27/11/2020 20:58:39 6 2
bbc
Root just doesn't have the power that Stokes has, to bat at 5/6 in t20's you need to hit 6's at will, Stokes can do that.
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27/11/2020 21:46:08 1 0
bbc
Agree. Root’s strength is in Tests. He seems to have done well in the intra squad game but so often slams the brakes on the scoring when he comes in for England. He’s a great option to be able to call in but we have players better suited to short form cricket
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27/11/2020 23:06:28 1 0
bbc
Power is nothing with timing - not sure the last time Stokes made a match winning impact in T20
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27/11/2020 20:36:37 6 6
bbc
1. Buttler
2. Roy
3. Root
4. Bairstow
5. Stokes
6. Morgan
7. S Curran
8. Archer
9. Jordan
10. Rashid
11. Wood
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27/11/2020 20:59:25 3 0
bbc
Malan.
Number 1 t20 batsman in the world.!!!!
78
27/11/2020 20:54:39 2 1
bbc
Agreed! Well 'typed', Jack!
85
27/11/2020 21:01:00 2 1
bbc
??
73
27/11/2020 20:53:25 9 3
bbc
Great result but alas the majority cannot even see highlights on terrestrial,me included as I won't be ripped off by Sky.
86
27/11/2020 21:02:41 3 3
bbc
Plenty of other ways to watch it.
87
27/11/2020 21:03:06 3 0
bbc
Great game to listen to. Glad some underdogs had a say in a game that could have been closer than it was...
88
27/11/2020 21:04:48 7 0
bbc
Well done Jonny. ??????
89
27/11/2020 21:04:58 7 1
bbc
Roy has had slumps in form before but has come back and when he fires is one of the most destructive white ball batsmen around.

The England management are clear with his role and due to the batting depth he is given licence to make the most of the fielding restrictions and if it doesn’t come off so be it. He will no doubt be backed to come good again.
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27/11/2020 21:40:26 3 2
bbc
Hales can feel hard done by. Yes, he transgressed off the field, but he and Roy are quite similar temperamentally. Hales must have made enemies of Morgan and/or the selectors. There doesn’t seem to be anything he can do to force his way back in while Roy seems undroppable even when the side has had to carry him for months
90
27/11/2020 21:05:32 6 0
bbc
Great performance by Bairstow backed up by Stokes.

Showing why we are number one.
68
27/11/2020 20:51:21 6 2
bbc
Roy's time running out?
91
27/11/2020 21:06:19 3 2
bbc
As a Roy fan I think I probably agree.
73
27/11/2020 20:53:25 9 3
bbc
Great result but alas the majority cannot even see highlights on terrestrial,me included as I won't be ripped off by Sky.
92
27/11/2020 21:06:56 1 1
bbc
Well worth the money ..can’t spend it in the pub so invest for a few weeks
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27/11/2020 21:07:03 9 3
bbc
Who's the Daddy?

Once again we move him around to make way for all the golden boys and yet without very little help from Stokes he wins us another game singlehandedly.

As you can imagine I thoroughly enjoyed this.

Hands up who still thinks Joe Root can't play T20? He seemed to be hammering the cream of England's bowling all over the park.
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27/11/2020 21:17:40 7 1
bbc
Evening Chap that was a quick clearance .. ??

Yes as said above good knock for Johnny and Mawlan got some runs ... Stokes did his bit with 37-27 balls.

Ok Hendricks helped a little bit too.

One happy Yorkie I guess tonight.
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27/11/2020 21:18:10 5 0
bbc
Evening Maksi, thought you would be pleased, I still don't think Root should be in t20's, it doesn't suit his game, and he should focus on tests.
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27/11/2020 21:09:49 4 2
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Evening Maksi ...

Take it going to be a while before your comment is cleared.

So super knock by Johnny and a good Team effort as well ??
95
27/11/2020 21:09:50 15 5
bbc
The selectors need to stop mucking him about and play him in all formats - doesn’t get half as many chances as Butler gets
99
27/11/2020 21:13:29 5 4
bbc
True Buttler has got away with Murder as they say but it's his gain if he goes around earning his dough playing in the Franchise's .

As long as he is happy chappy and enjoying the Cricket which is important and still turn it on for England then it shall be.

Has not done himself any favours though with his form and style at Test Level although we shall see.
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27/11/2020 21:10:41 9 2
bbc
Remember that Bairstow was not treated fairly/professionally regarding dropping from wicket keeping. So WELL DONE and Stokes.
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27/11/2020 20:37:33 0 13
bbc
Very well done....... Aussies
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27/11/2020 21:10:52 1 0
bbc
That was a pretty good game too. Nice crowd
98
27/11/2020 21:11:37 6 4
bbc
Drop Roy

1. Malan
2. Butler
3. Root
4. Bairstow
5. Morgan
6. Stokes
7. S. Curran
8. Archer
9. Jordan
10. Wood
11. Rashid
Removed
95
27/11/2020 21:09:50 15 5
bbc
The selectors need to stop mucking him about and play him in all formats - doesn’t get half as many chances as Butler gets
99
27/11/2020 21:13:29 5 4
bbc
True Buttler has got away with Murder as they say but it's his gain if he goes around earning his dough playing in the Franchise's .

As long as he is happy chappy and enjoying the Cricket which is important and still turn it on for England then it shall be.

Has not done himself any favours though with his form and style at Test Level although we shall see.
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27/11/2020 21:32:40 3 0
bbc
Unless I’ve misunderstood you Buttlers test form has been good, his last innings was 150 and was man of the series.
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27/11/2020 21:13:55 5 0
bbc
England just too good at the moment. Nice to see...