'Nice to see opposition under pressure'
19/01/2021 | sport | cricket | 179
England coach Chris Silverwood says it is "always nice to see the opposition under pressure" following Australia's stunning defeat by India.
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20/01/2021 10:49:01 3 3
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Obviously a nice narrative for the BBC to promote...go your hardest then... it's the England players that need to produce though...
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20/01/2021 10:54:25 3 0
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Unlike the Aussies then.
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20/01/2021 11:01:08 2 0
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Good old Media hype again as slow news day all round and want some click bait too.

Typical reporters with leading questions and twisting words of which we have seen lately for some reason not sure why though.
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20/01/2021 11:46:20 2 0
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Remember this is the same BBC who employed the very objective Glen McGrath to share his views in the last Ashes.
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20/01/2021 10:49:16 6 0
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I think it will be a great series between Eng and India. Remember England are the last team to win a series in India. Will be interesting and perhaps challenging to see how India integrate these new heroes into their first XI.
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20/01/2021 11:41:29 5 0
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And with India now relying more on seam bowlers, hopefully the pitches will be more to our own team's liking.
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20/01/2021 12:05:22 4 0
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Thanks to Swan and Panesar for 2012 series win (2-1). Do England have the same quality of spinners in the current squad? I don't think so.
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21/01/2021 02:16:06 0 1
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India could put out three teams who would thrash England
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20/01/2021 10:49:01 3 3
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Obviously a nice narrative for the BBC to promote...go your hardest then... it's the England players that need to produce though...
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20/01/2021 10:54:25 3 0
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Unlike the Aussies then.
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20/01/2021 13:35:44 4 0
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India were extremely tough on all levels...to be honest, I've never seen England players stand up like that...could be a first time I guess...
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20/01/2021 10:56:39 5 1
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Olly Stone for Mark Wood for second test.
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20/01/2021 11:48:02 1 0
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Yes apparently he's looking good. Plus maybe Anderson for Broad just for rotation.
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20/01/2021 11:51:44 1 1
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We'll need Olly in good form for Australia, just the sort of pitches for him there.
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20/01/2021 10:58:57 16 0
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As an England supporter, I really hope Paine is still captain and wicketkeeper for the Ashes.
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20/01/2021 10:49:01 3 3
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Obviously a nice narrative for the BBC to promote...go your hardest then... it's the England players that need to produce though...
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20/01/2021 11:01:08 2 0
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Good old Media hype again as slow news day all round and want some click bait too.

Typical reporters with leading questions and twisting words of which we have seen lately for some reason not sure why though.
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20/01/2021 11:05:19 1 1
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First of all we need to get this Series done and dusted then move onto India and back Home v India.

Then it's the T20 WC is it not and Ashes Series.

Yes polite words by Silver wood as all teams like to apply pressure and work on certain players as that's the game forcing mistakes.

Plus feel his saying that CA will not hit the sack button and keep faith too.
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20/01/2021 11:05:58 3 0
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There’s a pattern here that CA needs to acknowledge with Australia under Paine’s leadership unable to finish off games at Headingly, Sydney and the Gabba all of which they should have won
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20/01/2021 11:08:51 15 0
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Your comment reminded me of Nathan Lyon's botched run out attempt in the Headingley test. What a lovely moment that was!
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20/01/2021 11:05:58 3 0
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There’s a pattern here that CA needs to acknowledge with Australia under Paine’s leadership unable to finish off games at Headingly, Sydney and the Gabba all of which they should have won
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20/01/2021 11:08:51 15 0
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Your comment reminded me of Nathan Lyon's botched run out attempt in the Headingley test. What a lovely moment that was!
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20/01/2021 11:16:49 1 0
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I hadn't thought Lyon was amongst the stridently obnoxious; he'd always seemed a pretty fair competitor. Or are you laughing at Australian mistakes generally and not the individuals'?
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20/01/2021 11:14:48 4 1
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Both Australia and India were sublime in sessions but were also very very poor. at times as well, All out for 36 the casing down 328, shows both the highs and lows to the extreme. England should have nothing to fear if we play to our potential
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20/01/2021 11:26:13 4 0
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People are as quick to write off England in India, as they were to write off India in Australia. I don't think its a forgone conclusion that England will be demolished, but i am realistic in saying we are heavy underdogs for this particular series. I will happily take a drawn series.
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20/01/2021 11:14:52 13 2
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Nice to see the opposition under pressure ... but that's pressure from the next opposition, who were missing half their leading players - so watch out!
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20/01/2021 14:29:51 3 0
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It's a throw away comment from an honest bloke, I wouldn't read too much in to it
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20/01/2021 11:08:51 15 0
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Your comment reminded me of Nathan Lyon's botched run out attempt in the Headingley test. What a lovely moment that was!
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20/01/2021 11:16:49 1 0
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I hadn't thought Lyon was amongst the stridently obnoxious; he'd always seemed a pretty fair competitor. Or are you laughing at Australian mistakes generally and not the individuals'?
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20/01/2021 11:28:17 1 0
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Lyon is one of the better Aussies when you talk about fair competition, but it was the Ashes and no English Supporter needs a second reason to have a dig at the Aussies (whomever it is), they are the same in reverse by the way.
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20/01/2021 12:35:47 4 0
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/42056362

Yep seems like a top bloke to have a pint with....
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20/01/2021 11:14:48 4 1
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Both Australia and India were sublime in sessions but were also very very poor. at times as well, All out for 36 the casing down 328, shows both the highs and lows to the extreme. England should have nothing to fear if we play to our potential
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20/01/2021 11:26:13 4 0
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People are as quick to write off England in India, as they were to write off India in Australia. I don't think its a forgone conclusion that England will be demolished, but i am realistic in saying we are heavy underdogs for this particular series. I will happily take a drawn series.
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20/01/2021 11:16:49 1 0
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I hadn't thought Lyon was amongst the stridently obnoxious; he'd always seemed a pretty fair competitor. Or are you laughing at Australian mistakes generally and not the individuals'?
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20/01/2021 11:28:17 1 0
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Lyon is one of the better Aussies when you talk about fair competition, but it was the Ashes and no English Supporter needs a second reason to have a dig at the Aussies (whomever it is), they are the same in reverse by the way.
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20/01/2021 11:40:08 4 0
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If you want to know what Lyon is all about look up "Lyon dropping the ball on AB de Villiers".
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20/01/2021 12:40:38 4 0
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"We're going to end some of your careers!" - that worked well for him at the end of that series too. Silly boy, good bowler.
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jkm
20/01/2021 11:34:17 17 4
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England play India 9 times before they even step foot in Australia - think Chris Silverwood ought to focus on that and Sri Lanka first, else England could be in a similar position heading down under on the back foot
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20/01/2021 11:28:17 1 0
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Lyon is one of the better Aussies when you talk about fair competition, but it was the Ashes and no English Supporter needs a second reason to have a dig at the Aussies (whomever it is), they are the same in reverse by the way.
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20/01/2021 11:40:08 4 0
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If you want to know what Lyon is all about look up "Lyon dropping the ball on AB de Villiers".
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20/01/2021 11:40:12 15 0
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Tim Paine Could be heard on the stump mic sledging Pant as the batsman prepared to face the bowler. At one point, Paine asked, "Do you babysit?" Paine was reprimanded for his unsportsmanlike conduct.

Throughout the series, the Aussie wicketkeeper dropped costly catches and allowed numerous byes.

On the other hand, the opposing captain remained calm. There will be changes for the tour of SA.
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20/01/2021 11:47:09 4 2
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That was from India’s previous tour...
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20/01/2021 11:40:31 11 0
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If the Australians played with better grace, we might not be so rude about them! No other team is consistently as aggressive. But perhaps that is why they are often so strong. I prefer the humbler approach taken by most other sides though.
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20/01/2021 12:33:37 4 8
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As an Aussie we are portrayed as convicts. Not our fault. You sent the ships out. We were shackled and cat-nine-taled. No wonder were a bit agro.
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21/01/2021 02:14:14 1 1
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England no angels. Butler sledging Philander for no reason, Stokes in general, Broad, Anderson whingeing constantly...
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20/01/2021 10:49:16 6 0
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I think it will be a great series between Eng and India. Remember England are the last team to win a series in India. Will be interesting and perhaps challenging to see how India integrate these new heroes into their first XI.
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20/01/2021 11:41:29 5 0
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And with India now relying more on seam bowlers, hopefully the pitches will be more to our own team's liking.
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20/01/2021 11:43:08 13 0
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Smith. I was not cheating. Come on Pinocchio.
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20/01/2021 11:47:36 9 0
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Is that a bat you are holding or is it your nose and are pleased to see me.
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20/01/2021 10:49:01 3 3
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Obviously a nice narrative for the BBC to promote...go your hardest then... it's the England players that need to produce though...
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20/01/2021 11:46:20 2 0
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Remember this is the same BBC who employed the very objective Glen McGrath to share his views in the last Ashes.
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20/01/2021 12:53:56 2 0
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I assumed the UK connection to McGrath's late wife was something to do with that...I remember him being crucified on here too...pretty poor taste (again) really...
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20/01/2021 11:46:36 4 2
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Classy comment in the mind games stakes Chris, Fergie would have been proud of that. Let's hope it doesn't wind up their fast bowling trio eh ?
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20/01/2021 11:40:12 15 0
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Tim Paine Could be heard on the stump mic sledging Pant as the batsman prepared to face the bowler. At one point, Paine asked, "Do you babysit?" Paine was reprimanded for his unsportsmanlike conduct.

Throughout the series, the Aussie wicketkeeper dropped costly catches and allowed numerous byes.

On the other hand, the opposing captain remained calm. There will be changes for the tour of SA.
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20/01/2021 11:47:09 4 2
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That was from India’s previous tour...
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20/01/2021 11:59:57 2 0
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Payne invited Pant to play for Payne's local club and asked whether he'd baby sit. One week later, brilliant pic of Pant holding Payne's baby at a party.
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20/01/2021 11:43:08 13 0
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Smith. I was not cheating. Come on Pinocchio.
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20/01/2021 11:47:36 9 0
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Is that a bat you are holding or is it your nose and are pleased to see me.
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20/01/2021 10:56:39 5 1
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Olly Stone for Mark Wood for second test.
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20/01/2021 11:48:02 1 0
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Yes apparently he's looking good. Plus maybe Anderson for Broad just for rotation.
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20/01/2021 13:28:02 1 3
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JA needs to make way for the next gen.Would rather Woakes replace Broad.
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20/01/2021 11:50:04 7 5
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Interesting how Vaughan now comes out and gives the Aussies a spray. He boldly predicted Australia to win 4-0 after the Adelaide test and now has the audacity to have a swipe at the Aussies.

Find another career Michael, because you talk absolute nonsense as a pundit.
he is a bit of a tool, I agree. Removed
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20/01/2021 12:09:22 1 0
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Agree with you..
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20/01/2021 12:36:16 2 0
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Couldn't agree more. He is awful. Tabloid style headlines, and articles which say nothing. An embarrassment to people like Atherton, who can write beautifully and thoughtfully about the game.
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20/01/2021 13:53:15 1 0
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He appears unable to speak in the correct tense or person either.
Not to mention his inability to let go of the past by constantly referring to England as "This England team", we are all aware it's not your 2005 team.
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20/01/2021 10:56:39 5 1
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Olly Stone for Mark Wood for second test.
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20/01/2021 11:51:44 1 1
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We'll need Olly in good form for Australia, just the sort of pitches for him there.
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20/01/2021 12:43:53 0 0
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Nope, the drop in pitches there are juicy greentops. The days of hard, fast & bouncy strips are long gone.
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20/01/2021 11:47:09 4 2
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That was from India’s previous tour...
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20/01/2021 11:59:57 2 0
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Payne invited Pant to play for Payne's local club and asked whether he'd baby sit. One week later, brilliant pic of Pant holding Payne's baby at a party.
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20/01/2021 12:01:23 1 0
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As a cricket lover, I wouldn't write off England in India. England need their A plus game to beat India in India and also luck. On paper, it looks like a 3-1 India win.
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20/01/2021 12:04:51 2 0
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Fair point. Plus new Indian pitches are quicker and the 120,000 stadium is a day nighter with pink ball. All the seamers are in the match.
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20/01/2021 14:39:38 0 0
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They know how to win tosses, and tosses win matches
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20/01/2021 12:03:18 5 1
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English fans should hope Australia to have Paine as their captain to have any chance of beating them.
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20/01/2021 12:01:23 1 0
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As a cricket lover, I wouldn't write off England in India. England need their A plus game to beat India in India and also luck. On paper, it looks like a 3-1 India win.
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20/01/2021 12:04:51 2 0
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Fair point. Plus new Indian pitches are quicker and the 120,000 stadium is a day nighter with pink ball. All the seamers are in the match.
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20/01/2021 14:39:00 2 0
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Good point about the 2 day-night tests. Certainly brings the pacers in play
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20/01/2021 10:49:16 6 0
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I think it will be a great series between Eng and India. Remember England are the last team to win a series in India. Will be interesting and perhaps challenging to see how India integrate these new heroes into their first XI.
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20/01/2021 12:05:22 4 0
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Thanks to Swan and Panesar for 2012 series win (2-1). Do England have the same quality of spinners in the current squad? I don't think so.
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20/01/2021 15:23:37 4 0
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Fair point. Cook also was magnificent on that tour.
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20/01/2021 12:08:05 5 0
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One series at a time, let's see how Sri Lanka react in the 2nd Test, then the Indians are waiting, then the Aussies.
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20/01/2021 11:50:04 7 5
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Interesting how Vaughan now comes out and gives the Aussies a spray. He boldly predicted Australia to win 4-0 after the Adelaide test and now has the audacity to have a swipe at the Aussies.

Find another career Michael, because you talk absolute nonsense as a pundit.
he is a bit of a tool, I agree. Removed
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20/01/2021 12:09:16 3 0
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It will be interesting to see what condition England are in after nine Test matches against the number one team in the world.... On paper, England look good, but after Sri Lanka, the real hard work begins. Fourteen of the hardest Tests matches possible will define how good, or otherwise, this England squad is.
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20/01/2021 11:50:04 7 5
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Interesting how Vaughan now comes out and gives the Aussies a spray. He boldly predicted Australia to win 4-0 after the Adelaide test and now has the audacity to have a swipe at the Aussies.

Find another career Michael, because you talk absolute nonsense as a pundit.
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20/01/2021 12:09:22 1 0
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Agree with you..
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20/01/2021 12:10:57 3 0
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For India to qualify for Test Championship Final at lords, India need to win the series against England 2-0 or 3-1.

For England to qualify for Test Championship final at lords, England need to win Sri Lanka 2-0 and India 3-1 which is going to be a hard task.
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20/01/2021 12:16:55 6 3
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Enjoy it while you can Silverwood as you wont get much enjoyment out of the trip to India.
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20/01/2021 12:19:07 4 2
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I have feeling English fans are not going to happy to have so many test played in 2021 against quality sides and the final stop in Australia playing Ashes would have an impact if England loose key players for Ashes due to fatigue. They shouldn't have had India tour of England for a 5 test series in 2021.
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20/01/2021 12:38:12 1 0
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Yes - 21 test matches in just over 12 months is crazy.
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20/01/2021 12:19:55 3 3
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Aussie cricket = ball tampering and sledging
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20/01/2021 12:21:05 7 2
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Sure this won't come back to bite him when we get mullered in India then get mullered by them in the England.
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20/01/2021 12:21:26 25 3
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What is Silverwood doing ?

England are in the middle of a series against Sri Lanka and next they play India. Concentrate on that lot please instead of silly mind games with the Aussies
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20/01/2021 14:31:34 5 0
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I'm sure he is. Not the first bloke to say something goofy when a microphone is thrust in his face. I see Spoons as an honest straight up, not too media savvy, decent coach.
He won't be underestimating India at all
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21/01/2021 09:05:49 0 0
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He doesn't know what he's doing to answer the question

However he should know what the press is only interested in the Ashes because they know next to nothing about cricket outside TMS
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20/01/2021 12:21:31 20 4
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Are Australia our only opponents then? I think CS needs to focus on what is in front of him, i.e. Sri Lanka, India (twice) and possibly New Zealand. Show a bit of respect to other test playing nations - not all of us believe that the Ashes are the be all and end all. The media don't help either.
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20/01/2021 12:49:02 1 0
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Let us guess the Satellite companies and their media off shoots looking at causing strife and promoting the clash. As the revenue needed for their subscriptions.

Them days of 3+5 Test series battles are declining with all the countries. Now it's the chosen few to gain coverage

Sport needs to survive but how is the question just keep rotating the Big Country Tests or promotion with the minors too
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20/01/2021 16:17:52 3 0
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Somebody probably asked him a question, and answering questions from the media is part of the guy's job. It doesn't mean he's not focussed on the job at hand.
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20/01/2021 12:28:32 1 4
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Cricket Fan. You're a top poster. Very knowledgeable and balanced. Like it.
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20/01/2021 11:40:31 11 0
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If the Australians played with better grace, we might not be so rude about them! No other team is consistently as aggressive. But perhaps that is why they are often so strong. I prefer the humbler approach taken by most other sides though.
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20/01/2021 12:33:37 4 8
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As an Aussie we are portrayed as convicts. Not our fault. You sent the ships out. We were shackled and cat-nine-taled. No wonder were a bit agro.
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20/01/2021 12:41:50 6 0
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I'm a 57-year-old Englishman and you're referencing history from 300 years ago. You say 'you' but I'm not sure I can be held responsible. Time to let this go?
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20/01/2021 16:35:06 3 0
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Yes, and the Romans weren't very nice to criminals either! I actually now Australians that won't even support their own team, because of the attitude. It is also why I can't stand soccer, all the unnecessary aggression.
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20/01/2021 11:16:49 1 0
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I hadn't thought Lyon was amongst the stridently obnoxious; he'd always seemed a pretty fair competitor. Or are you laughing at Australian mistakes generally and not the individuals'?
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20/01/2021 12:35:47 4 0
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/42056362

Yep seems like a top bloke to have a pint with....
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20/01/2021 11:50:04 7 5
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Interesting how Vaughan now comes out and gives the Aussies a spray. He boldly predicted Australia to win 4-0 after the Adelaide test and now has the audacity to have a swipe at the Aussies.

Find another career Michael, because you talk absolute nonsense as a pundit.
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20/01/2021 12:36:16 2 0
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Couldn't agree more. He is awful. Tabloid style headlines, and articles which say nothing. An embarrassment to people like Atherton, who can write beautifully and thoughtfully about the game.
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20/01/2021 13:22:37 1 0
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He’s shocking. He talks for the sake of talking. None of what he says is factual, informative or smart.

Agreed on Atherton, great voice for calling the game and backs it up with great insights.
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20/01/2021 12:37:36 9 6
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Credit to Australia for producing excellent pitches that gave a good balance for bowlers and batsman.

Unlike our ones which are prepared for Anderson in mind
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20/01/2021 12:40:10 0 0
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Credit should go ground staff so that ECB can blown their trumpets in favor of him
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20/01/2021 13:05:07 3 0
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The difference in climatic conditions is the major factor influencing the types of pitches, not what the grounds men do in preparation.
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LH
20/01/2021 15:28:54 1 0
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And I thought groundsmen were asked to prepare wickets for the Opposition?!!!!
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20/01/2021 17:11:47 0 0
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How exactly are the pitches prepared for Anderson to swing the new ball?
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20/01/2021 12:19:07 4 2
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I have feeling English fans are not going to happy to have so many test played in 2021 against quality sides and the final stop in Australia playing Ashes would have an impact if England loose key players for Ashes due to fatigue. They shouldn't have had India tour of England for a 5 test series in 2021.
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20/01/2021 12:38:12 1 0
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Yes - 21 test matches in just over 12 months is crazy.
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20/01/2021 12:38:37 3 9
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Ashes is not beginning & end of test cricket .There is not interest left in it & none too. Alternatively for last few years hosts are wining , same old story.
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20/01/2021 12:49:03 4 1
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Speak for yourself - not everyone shares your opinion.
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20/01/2021 14:48:13 0 0
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I beg to differ. It's everything.
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20/01/2021 12:37:36 9 6
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Credit to Australia for producing excellent pitches that gave a good balance for bowlers and batsman.

Unlike our ones which are prepared for Anderson in mind
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20/01/2021 12:40:10 0 0
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Credit should go ground staff so that ECB can blown their trumpets in favor of him
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20/01/2021 12:40:38 6 1
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I really do not understand why Silverwood has come out and said this. We go to India first, who are clearly not struggling! And we're in the middle of a series against somebody else altogether! Concentrate on that first! We were a Root masterclass away from being embarrassed in Galle. 100 runs short again having lost 6 for 50 odd at the end of the innings. Concentrate on what we are doing first!
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20/01/2021 17:10:28 5 0
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He said it because somebody asked him a question about it, as usual with these out-of-context quotes that people like to get upset about. It's part of his job to talk to the media and answer questions.
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20/01/2021 11:28:17 1 0
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Lyon is one of the better Aussies when you talk about fair competition, but it was the Ashes and no English Supporter needs a second reason to have a dig at the Aussies (whomever it is), they are the same in reverse by the way.
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20/01/2021 12:40:38 4 0
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"We're going to end some of your careers!" - that worked well for him at the end of that series too. Silly boy, good bowler.
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20/01/2021 12:33:37 4 8
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As an Aussie we are portrayed as convicts. Not our fault. You sent the ships out. We were shackled and cat-nine-taled. No wonder were a bit agro.
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20/01/2021 12:41:50 6 0
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I'm a 57-year-old Englishman and you're referencing history from 300 years ago. You say 'you' but I'm not sure I can be held responsible. Time to let this go?
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21/01/2021 11:03:31 0 1
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“Time to let this go”??
Let go being sent to the best country in the world.
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20/01/2021 12:41:56 5 2
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Were I the England coach, I wouldn’t be lighting too many fires re. Aus just yet - we have the small matter of taking on their victors in their own back yard over a 4 match series - let’s get our mind on that first.
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20/01/2021 11:51:44 1 1
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We'll need Olly in good form for Australia, just the sort of pitches for him there.
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20/01/2021 12:43:53 0 0
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Nope, the drop in pitches there are juicy greentops. The days of hard, fast & bouncy strips are long gone.
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20/01/2021 12:47:01 1 2
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Silverwood is spot on. They don’t like it up them.

They’re nothing special. Always the instigators of lowly behaviour, yet the quickest to whinge, moan and play the victim when they get it back.
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20/01/2021 13:20:15 4 2
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If they are nothing special, then why have England lost 9/10 of their last tests down under. Well done on the draw though...
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20/01/2021 12:21:31 20 4
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Are Australia our only opponents then? I think CS needs to focus on what is in front of him, i.e. Sri Lanka, India (twice) and possibly New Zealand. Show a bit of respect to other test playing nations - not all of us believe that the Ashes are the be all and end all. The media don't help either.
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20/01/2021 12:49:02 1 0
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Let us guess the Satellite companies and their media off shoots looking at causing strife and promoting the clash. As the revenue needed for their subscriptions.

Them days of 3+5 Test series battles are declining with all the countries. Now it's the chosen few to gain coverage

Sport needs to survive but how is the question just keep rotating the Big Country Tests or promotion with the minors too
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20/01/2021 19:08:26 1 1
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Duncan without the satalite companies you so despise test cricket would be dead already.
See like nz and sl who can only play 2 game test series
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20/01/2021 12:38:37 3 9
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Ashes is not beginning & end of test cricket .There is not interest left in it & none too. Alternatively for last few years hosts are wining , same old story.
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20/01/2021 12:49:03 4 1
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Speak for yourself - not everyone shares your opinion.
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LH
20/01/2021 15:28:10 1 0
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Isn't this forum all about giving one's OWN opinion??!!
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20/01/2021 11:46:20 2 0
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Remember this is the same BBC who employed the very objective Glen McGrath to share his views in the last Ashes.
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20/01/2021 12:53:56 2 0
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I assumed the UK connection to McGrath's late wife was something to do with that...I remember him being crucified on here too...pretty poor taste (again) really...
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20/01/2021 12:57:37 4 2
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I am sure CW will be squirming at the comments he’s just made - you just can’t be so loose given the degree of social media scrutiny today. He won’t have heard the last of it.

It will be very tough in India - top side playing in their back yard. We don’t have a top class spinner, Bess will get flayed around the park if he plays.

Batters have to go big in their 1st dig, heavy reliance on Root.
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20/01/2021 13:20:28 0 2
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Absolutely... I'm sure there'll be the usual unwavering support on HYS either way though ??
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20/01/2021 19:54:31 0 0
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What is this about? Who is CW? What have they said?
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20/01/2021 12:37:36 9 6
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Credit to Australia for producing excellent pitches that gave a good balance for bowlers and batsman.

Unlike our ones which are prepared for Anderson in mind
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20/01/2021 13:05:07 3 0
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The difference in climatic conditions is the major factor influencing the types of pitches, not what the grounds men do in preparation.
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20/01/2021 12:47:01 1 2
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Silverwood is spot on. They don’t like it up them.

They’re nothing special. Always the instigators of lowly behaviour, yet the quickest to whinge, moan and play the victim when they get it back.
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20/01/2021 13:20:15 4 2
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If they are nothing special, then why have England lost 9/10 of their last tests down under. Well done on the draw though...
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20/01/2021 13:30:52 1 2
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Jimmy bowled well for that draw apparently....you'll get loads on here saying that's why he should play ??
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20/01/2021 14:38:46 2 0
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Australia hasn't won a test series in England for 20 years.

??
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20/01/2021 14:40:05 1 0
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Well done in the draw though...
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20/01/2021 14:40:28 0 0
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Very selective!
Out of the last 10 Ashes series England have won 5, Australia 4, with 1 drawn series
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20/01/2021 12:57:37 4 2
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I am sure CW will be squirming at the comments he’s just made - you just can’t be so loose given the degree of social media scrutiny today. He won’t have heard the last of it.

It will be very tough in India - top side playing in their back yard. We don’t have a top class spinner, Bess will get flayed around the park if he plays.

Batters have to go big in their 1st dig, heavy reliance on Root.
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20/01/2021 13:20:28 0 2
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Absolutely... I'm sure there'll be the usual unwavering support on HYS either way though ??
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20/01/2021 13:43:23 1 0
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what's this please?
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20/01/2021 12:36:16 2 0
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Couldn't agree more. He is awful. Tabloid style headlines, and articles which say nothing. An embarrassment to people like Atherton, who can write beautifully and thoughtfully about the game.
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20/01/2021 13:22:37 1 0
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He’s shocking. He talks for the sake of talking. None of what he says is factual, informative or smart.

Agreed on Atherton, great voice for calling the game and backs it up with great insights.
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20/01/2021 11:48:02 1 0
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Yes apparently he's looking good. Plus maybe Anderson for Broad just for rotation.
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20/01/2021 13:28:02 1 3
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JA needs to make way for the next gen.Would rather Woakes replace Broad.
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20/01/2021 13:20:15 4 2
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If they are nothing special, then why have England lost 9/10 of their last tests down under. Well done on the draw though...
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20/01/2021 13:30:52 1 2
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Jimmy bowled well for that draw apparently....you'll get loads on here saying that's why he should play ??
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20/01/2021 13:32:16 6 0
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I wouldn't arrange fixtures so teams play 5 tests against each other and then another 5 against same opponents in the reverse location about 6 months later. Surely better to stagger things a bit more - 2 years apart. bit more variety
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20/01/2021 13:38:46 0 1
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Like the yesteryears this was happening and it worked.

Now though more coverage via Sky has created 24/7 and nearly 365 days of Cricket in varied forms.

Obviously blessed here for the Grounds staff working steadily through the Winter to prep wickets then summer time to carry on. Where as the Countries with better weather virtually having to work non stop in prep work for the matches.
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20/01/2021 15:32:07 0 0
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It's all about the TV money -

5 tests against India - 1.8 billion customers - all of whom would sell their relatives to watch it

5 tests against Ireland - 4.9 million customers - almost none of whom are interested

Cricket is run by India
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20/01/2021 10:54:25 3 0
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Unlike the Aussies then.
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20/01/2021 13:35:44 4 0
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India were extremely tough on all levels...to be honest, I've never seen England players stand up like that...could be a first time I guess...
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20/01/2021 13:32:16 6 0
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I wouldn't arrange fixtures so teams play 5 tests against each other and then another 5 against same opponents in the reverse location about 6 months later. Surely better to stagger things a bit more - 2 years apart. bit more variety
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20/01/2021 13:38:46 0 1
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Like the yesteryears this was happening and it worked.

Now though more coverage via Sky has created 24/7 and nearly 365 days of Cricket in varied forms.

Obviously blessed here for the Grounds staff working steadily through the Winter to prep wickets then summer time to carry on. Where as the Countries with better weather virtually having to work non stop in prep work for the matches.
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20/01/2021 16:29:52 1 0
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Or just use drop-ins..
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20/01/2021 19:19:40 0 0
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Don't think sky has anything to do with ipl or big bash or any of the other 20/20 turns those are shown on bt etc
Don't let ure hatred cloud your judgment.
Not all cricket ills are due to them and test cricket would be dead all ready without the TV money
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20/01/2021 13:20:28 0 2
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Absolutely... I'm sure there'll be the usual unwavering support on HYS either way though ??
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20/01/2021 13:43:23 1 0
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what's this please?
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20/01/2021 13:46:06 0 1
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Me too as just wondering ....

What's the gossip Scaarn as know you would never gossip of course.
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20/01/2021 13:43:23 1 0
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what's this please?
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20/01/2021 13:46:06 0 1
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Me too as just wondering ....

What's the gossip Scaarn as know you would never gossip of course.
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20/01/2021 16:57:52 1 0
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Sorry to disappoint mate but I was just agreeing to the first point mate...no gossip this time but you'll be the first to know ??
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20/01/2021 11:50:04 7 5
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Interesting how Vaughan now comes out and gives the Aussies a spray. He boldly predicted Australia to win 4-0 after the Adelaide test and now has the audacity to have a swipe at the Aussies.

Find another career Michael, because you talk absolute nonsense as a pundit.
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20/01/2021 13:53:15 1 0
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He appears unable to speak in the correct tense or person either.
Not to mention his inability to let go of the past by constantly referring to England as "This England team", we are all aware it's not your 2005 team.
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20/01/2021 14:15:45 2 1
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There is a fine line between aggressive cricket and thuggish unacceptable behaviour. Their recent past will come back to haunt Aus when they stray the wrong side of that line as Paine clearly did. We aren’t angels by the way, so a bit churlish to be throwing too many stones.
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20/01/2021 11:14:52 13 2
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Nice to see the opposition under pressure ... but that's pressure from the next opposition, who were missing half their leading players - so watch out!
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20/01/2021 14:29:51 3 0
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It's a throw away comment from an honest bloke, I wouldn't read too much in to it
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20/01/2021 12:21:26 25 3
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What is Silverwood doing ?

England are in the middle of a series against Sri Lanka and next they play India. Concentrate on that lot please instead of silly mind games with the Aussies
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20/01/2021 14:31:34 5 0
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I'm sure he is. Not the first bloke to say something goofy when a microphone is thrust in his face. I see Spoons as an honest straight up, not too media savvy, decent coach.
He won't be underestimating India at all
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20/01/2021 14:36:02 2 0
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So why is Ali still there?

Surely we've seen the only way is spin and playing 3 seamers is utterly ridiculous

Ali has to play instead of Curran since SL won't make the same mistakes twice by treating him as "pop-gun" when a bit more than that

The home team plays 1 seamer - England play 3 - who do you think is right?
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20/01/2021 16:46:38 2 0
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The team that won was right
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20/01/2021 14:37:32 3 2
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aggressive cricket = bowling bouncers and a bit of sledging
thuggish unacceptable behaviour = drunken brawling in the street...

This India squad is the best in the world. What they just did in Australia is remarkable. They were underdogs.
They'll be dealing with very high expectations when England tour. England will need to take advantage, or suffer badly.
Can't wait for the Ashes!
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20/01/2021 13:20:15 4 2
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If they are nothing special, then why have England lost 9/10 of their last tests down under. Well done on the draw though...
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20/01/2021 14:38:46 2 0
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Australia hasn't won a test series in England for 20 years.

??
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20/01/2021 22:09:48 0 0
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In the last 20 years, Australia has won 29 tests, England 17, 9 drawn. So if Aussie not anything special, not sure how to describe England.
You recently were rolled by West Indies in England? Now that’s special.??
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20/01/2021 12:04:51 2 0
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Fair point. Plus new Indian pitches are quicker and the 120,000 stadium is a day nighter with pink ball. All the seamers are in the match.
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20/01/2021 14:39:00 2 0
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Good point about the 2 day-night tests. Certainly brings the pacers in play
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20/01/2021 12:01:23 1 0
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As a cricket lover, I wouldn't write off England in India. England need their A plus game to beat India in India and also luck. On paper, it looks like a 3-1 India win.
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20/01/2021 14:39:38 0 0
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They know how to win tosses, and tosses win matches
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20/01/2021 16:43:04 1 0
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I have my doubts on tosses, how come home team wins most of the tosses? Its very strange.
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20/01/2021 16:46:07 1 0
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Well in the recent series Australia Vs India. Australia won 3 tosses and India only 1. The best part, for the games with results, the team that won the toss lost.
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20/01/2021 13:20:15 4 2
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If they are nothing special, then why have England lost 9/10 of their last tests down under. Well done on the draw though...
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20/01/2021 14:40:05 1 0
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Well done in the draw though...
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20/01/2021 13:20:15 4 2
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If they are nothing special, then why have England lost 9/10 of their last tests down under. Well done on the draw though...
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20/01/2021 14:40:28 0 0
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Very selective!
Out of the last 10 Ashes series England have won 5, Australia 4, with 1 drawn series
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20/01/2021 14:44:25 2 0
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Careful, Chris. Don't give the buggers fuel. We want them to underestimate us... not difficult to do.
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20/01/2021 14:50:53 0 0
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Take it Woakes has passed comment on something.

Any chance of enlightenment on this please.
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20/01/2021 12:38:37 3 9
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Ashes is not beginning & end of test cricket .There is not interest left in it & none too. Alternatively for last few years hosts are wining , same old story.
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20/01/2021 14:48:13 0 0
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I beg to differ. It's everything.
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20/01/2021 14:44:25 2 0
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Careful, Chris. Don't give the buggers fuel. We want them to underestimate us... not difficult to do.
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20/01/2021 14:50:53 0 0
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Take it Woakes has passed comment on something.

Any chance of enlightenment on this please.
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20/01/2021 12:05:22 4 0
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Thanks to Swan and Panesar for 2012 series win (2-1). Do England have the same quality of spinners in the current squad? I don't think so.
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20/01/2021 15:23:37 4 0
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Fair point. Cook also was magnificent on that tour.
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20/01/2021 16:36:03 5 0
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Cook took a lot of flack over the years. But he thoroughly deserves to be Sir Alistair.
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20/01/2021 15:25:02 1 0
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Nice 'round arm' action, Chris!!!
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20/01/2021 12:49:03 4 1
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Speak for yourself - not everyone shares your opinion.
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20/01/2021 15:28:10 1 0
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Isn't this forum all about giving one's OWN opinion??!!
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20/01/2021 12:37:36 9 6
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Credit to Australia for producing excellent pitches that gave a good balance for bowlers and batsman.

Unlike our ones which are prepared for Anderson in mind
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20/01/2021 15:28:54 1 0
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And I thought groundsmen were asked to prepare wickets for the Opposition?!!!!
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20/01/2021 15:30:37 1 1
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Where is Silverwood going to get 2 spinners who don’t get carted for 360 on a dusty turner????
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20/01/2021 15:33:44 0 0
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Should have thought about that England perhaps

Play some county cricket in India maybe in March/April when the weather is dodgy in the the UK?
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20/01/2021 13:32:16 6 0
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I wouldn't arrange fixtures so teams play 5 tests against each other and then another 5 against same opponents in the reverse location about 6 months later. Surely better to stagger things a bit more - 2 years apart. bit more variety
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20/01/2021 15:32:07 0 0
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It's all about the TV money -

5 tests against India - 1.8 billion customers - all of whom would sell their relatives to watch it

5 tests against Ireland - 4.9 million customers - almost none of whom are interested

Cricket is run by India
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20/01/2021 15:44:44 2 0
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if england play india in england every 3 years - play in india in 18 months time. if every 4 years in england then india away in 2 years - it doesnt have to be 6 months apart
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20/01/2021 16:38:25 1 0
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It is why we NZ don;t get more matches, not enough TV revenue apparently. But India need to be careful, they have to make sure a strong international set up is maintained. The more strong teams around the globe, the better for the whole game.
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20/01/2021 15:33:40 0 0
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England won’t even qualify for the Test Final so Silverwood should think on
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20/01/2021 15:30:37 1 1
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Where is Silverwood going to get 2 spinners who don’t get carted for 360 on a dusty turner????
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20/01/2021 15:33:44 0 0
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Should have thought about that England perhaps

Play some county cricket in India maybe in March/April when the weather is dodgy in the the UK?
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20/01/2021 16:35:46 0 0
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India don't play county, they play Ranji Trophy which is equivalent to English county!
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20/01/2021 15:41:57 1 1
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Ask Silverwood the same question after a few humbling defeats...they may be just round the corner...
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20/01/2021 15:32:07 0 0
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It's all about the TV money -

5 tests against India - 1.8 billion customers - all of whom would sell their relatives to watch it

5 tests against Ireland - 4.9 million customers - almost none of whom are interested

Cricket is run by India
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20/01/2021 15:44:44 2 0
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if england play india in england every 3 years - play in india in 18 months time. if every 4 years in england then india away in 2 years - it doesnt have to be 6 months apart
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20/01/2021 15:46:26 2 0
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same number of tests per cycle, just not all bunched up
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20/01/2021 15:44:51 1 1
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Looking at Englands recent results in Australia Silverwood should maybe not get too carried away
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20/01/2021 15:46:22 4 1
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Watching India beat the Aussies was great. It shows what England have to do.

I do however think that England’s victory over Sri Lanka gives false hope. With the exception of Root and Bairstow I think our batsmen will really struggle in India (spin) and Australia (pace).
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20/01/2021 15:44:44 2 0
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if england play india in england every 3 years - play in india in 18 months time. if every 4 years in england then india away in 2 years - it doesnt have to be 6 months apart
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20/01/2021 15:46:26 2 0
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same number of tests per cycle, just not all bunched up
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20/01/2021 15:52:44 0 0
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Confuse yourself their ... Yes and give other Nations to slot in.

Any news on what CW has said.
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20/01/2021 15:46:26 2 0
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same number of tests per cycle, just not all bunched up
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20/01/2021 15:52:44 0 0
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Confuse yourself their ... Yes and give other Nations to slot in.

Any news on what CW has said.
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20/01/2021 16:00:41 2 0
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seems to be a state secret. has he made a comment about the inauguration? or about tim paine sledging incoming or outgoing president - wait till we get you to the gabba. the "oval" office