Root and Anderson keep England in Test
23/01/2021 | sport | cricket | 785
James Anderson and Joe Root keep England in contention on day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
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23/01/2021 12:26:22 14 12
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Fantastic wicket keeping by Buttler,that catch from Mendis was world class.

Cue a hundred posts from the Foakesanista's??????
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23/01/2021 12:35:06 10 2
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And no byes either -which is rare on the subcontinent -great performance from Jos!
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23/01/2021 12:35:33 2 1
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England top 5 batsmen have been so inconsistent over the past 25 years it is no longer an option apparently to play a proper full time wicket keeper
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23/01/2021 14:55:36 1 0
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Credit where credits due. He's looked solid with the gloves. I was one that said foakes should play but I've been saying it since the summer he got dropped after last Sri Lanka tour. But buttler is improving series by series so he deserves his spot
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23/01/2021 12:26:46 10 8
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Sri Lanka are wonderfully inventive at cricket -loved the tea time interview -their tactic of opening with slow left arm has caused England massive problems. Even with Burns back as opener in India -his partner will surely be facing Jadeja from the start.

Btw M Vaughan -if you want to be the new Boycott and moan about the current players -then please try and emulate his obvious love of cricket
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23/01/2021 12:32:08 1 1
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Jadeja is injured, broken thumb i believe
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23/01/2021 12:33:03 0 1
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I think jadeja is injured
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23/01/2021 12:33:42 0 1
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Jadeja is recovering from surgery, he'll be back for the final test at most.
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23/01/2021 12:37:12 0 1
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Jadeja is superb but his hand is busted right now
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23/01/2021 12:27:01 14 2
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I said yesterday that 245-6 would look less rosy, but SL rebuilt; a good 7th wkt & the tail wagging well; 381 looks a very competitive total. Sibley still looks uncomfortable against spin, Zak got a good one, but 98-2 is a decent effort.

It's nicely poised, but I gave SL Day 1, 53/47 & it's the same today. From 44/56 it'll be tough for ENG to win, but we're still in the game. Bring on Day 3!
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23/01/2021 12:32:11 3 8
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Your boy needs to have a good talk with himself.

He has gone from being very good to being very very bad in a short space of time.

Move him to nr 3 will help his game?
I hope so because we don't have much time and are resting players who are playing at the top of their game.
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23/01/2021 12:43:07 1 7
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Looks uncomfortable don’t you mean bloody useless.Crawley a regulation slow lefty delivery.Get some advice listen or come home because without change you will not score against quality spin.Especially on the sub continent.
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23/01/2021 12:27:50 11 3
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great job by anderson, and the skipper, its looking good
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23/01/2021 12:28:26 2 12
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the openers remind me of Des Haynes and Gordon Greenidge.
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23/01/2021 12:30:37 1 3
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Bingo!
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23/01/2021 12:32:20 2 1
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Sans runs.
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23/01/2021 12:29:25 8 3
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A Decent pair of openers who can play spin and a couple of spinners who can actually spin the ball and pitch it in the same place twice, we might stand a chance in India
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23/01/2021 12:33:55 10 6
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They are decent openers, just very inexperienced in these conditions
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23/01/2021 12:36:43 3 3
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less so as they are sending Bairstow home. Yeah, makes sense that...
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23/01/2021 12:29:28 4 1
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Anderson 6 wickets on a tarmac road incredible. Joe root 67 NO brilliant.
Keep rotating Jimmy and Stuart and just leave root at 4 and build around him.
Well done SL good total to set up a good match
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23/01/2021 12:29:36 30 3
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Bowled Jimmy! Batted Joe! Eeeekk Sibley and Crawley, get a bat on it!!!
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23/01/2021 13:26:15 15 2
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Crawley DID get a bat on it - that was the problem! ;-)
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23/01/2021 12:28:26 2 12
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the openers remind me of Des Haynes and Gordon Greenidge.
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23/01/2021 12:30:37 1 3
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Bingo!
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23/01/2021 12:30:38 7 4
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The ease Root has made his runs is embarrassing most of England and Sri Lanka's batsman who should surely be doing better on these flat pitches
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23/01/2021 12:30:41 7 8
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India has Kohli
New Zealand has Williamson
England has Joe Root
Australia do not have anybody who can be associated with these 3 sporting giants of the gentleman's game.
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23/01/2021 18:56:28 0 0
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Smith?
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23/01/2021 12:31:17 21 2
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Masterclass from Root. Captain steps up to lead the way and calm the nerves. Good support from Bairstow too. The partnership between these 2 is going to be the most important of this innings.
I sincerely hope Crawley and Sibley spend their free time in the nets, wonder if they'll both be playing in every test in India.

The biggest worry is the spinners though....
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23/01/2021 12:35:24 15 3
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Crawley will come good. Not sure about Sibley though...
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23/01/2021 12:50:50 1 1
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Unlikely to win whatever the batsmen do, if we cannot match their bowling attack and variety.
Smashing from young Anderson...but man/England cannot live, survive, succeed by pace alone! We need a spin doctor...
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23/01/2021 12:31:34 19 13
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If in doubt, get Yorkies in the team :-)
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23/01/2021 15:19:39 0 0
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Isn't Dom Bess a Yorky yet? Hasn't gone down too well there then,
what about another spinner from the White Roses ? . . . ah, but he won't touch the red ball - bit of a dilemma there then. . .
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23/01/2021 12:31:38 6 1
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I admit my error last test referring to the English openers as playing like night watchmen but now I don,t take it back !
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23/01/2021 12:31:52 8 1
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Bat up to 350, then that pitch will become hugely challenging... spinners will have a field day; I see this being a 2nd innings battle of spin!
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Ray
23/01/2021 12:37:14 10 2
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And our spinners are pretty poor
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23/01/2021 12:39:31 2 2
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in which casewe lose
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23/01/2021 12:31:54 7 9
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Sibley falls yet again to spin cheaply, useless.
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Sam
23/01/2021 15:12:33 0 0
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Inexperienced
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23/01/2021 12:31:57 16 2
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Excellent days play and thankfully we have Root & Bairstow to steady the ship!

Many talking points, spinners looked woeful and we are in real trouble if they bowl like that against India! Hopefully Mo (in form) will be ready to take up the main spin role in India. If you look at SL spinners this match they comfortably out bowled ours!

Next topic is openers! They look shot, Burns has to return
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23/01/2021 12:35:52 5 4
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Been a problem for a while now.
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23/01/2021 12:37:10 6 5
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When was the last time Mo was in form?
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23/01/2021 17:01:59 0 0
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Can ECB please kidnap Adil Rashid at gunpoint, rope him hand and foot and fly him to India ?
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23/01/2021 12:26:46 10 8
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Sri Lanka are wonderfully inventive at cricket -loved the tea time interview -their tactic of opening with slow left arm has caused England massive problems. Even with Burns back as opener in India -his partner will surely be facing Jadeja from the start.

Btw M Vaughan -if you want to be the new Boycott and moan about the current players -then please try and emulate his obvious love of cricket
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23/01/2021 12:32:08 1 1
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Jadeja is injured, broken thumb i believe
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23/01/2021 12:27:01 14 2
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I said yesterday that 245-6 would look less rosy, but SL rebuilt; a good 7th wkt & the tail wagging well; 381 looks a very competitive total. Sibley still looks uncomfortable against spin, Zak got a good one, but 98-2 is a decent effort.

It's nicely poised, but I gave SL Day 1, 53/47 & it's the same today. From 44/56 it'll be tough for ENG to win, but we're still in the game. Bring on Day 3!
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23/01/2021 12:32:11 3 8
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Your boy needs to have a good talk with himself.

He has gone from being very good to being very very bad in a short space of time.

Move him to nr 3 will help his game?
I hope so because we don't have much time and are resting players who are playing at the top of their game.
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23/01/2021 12:42:58 2 2
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Yes I agree. Can't understand why Bairstow isn't opening and Crawley at his preferred number 3.
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23/01/2021 13:12:04 1 2
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About what, exactly? I commented in the 1st game when he got out to a poor shot (unlike you, who won't ever criticise "your" boys). Today, he got a good ball. And you, and many others here, seem to have forgotten that Crawley's been asked to open because Burns isn't there. Otherwise he WOULD be at No.3 (I presume).
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23/01/2021 12:28:26 2 12
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the openers remind me of Des Haynes and Gordon Greenidge.
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23/01/2021 12:32:20 2 1
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Sans runs.
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23/01/2021 12:26:46 10 8
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Sri Lanka are wonderfully inventive at cricket -loved the tea time interview -their tactic of opening with slow left arm has caused England massive problems. Even with Burns back as opener in India -his partner will surely be facing Jadeja from the start.

Btw M Vaughan -if you want to be the new Boycott and moan about the current players -then please try and emulate his obvious love of cricket
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23/01/2021 12:33:03 0 1
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I think jadeja is injured
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23/01/2021 12:33:07 65 3
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James Anderson and Joe Root are safe hands and doing a good job. Anderson with 6-40 from 29 overs is impressive. This is tasty Test cricket and Sri Lanka are no pushover.
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23/01/2021 12:33:17 11 4
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As I said last week: you might as well have 10 men as pick someone with a technique as poor as Sibley when the ball is turning. Even if he survives he has no way of scoring. You have Foakes there who showed last tour he has superb technique in those conditions.
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23/01/2021 12:36:41 14 1
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With the form our openers are in at the moment, it's more like nine men. Both out for single figures for the third innings in a row. Thank goodness for Bairstow and Root - again.
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23/01/2021 12:26:46 10 8
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Sri Lanka are wonderfully inventive at cricket -loved the tea time interview -their tactic of opening with slow left arm has caused England massive problems. Even with Burns back as opener in India -his partner will surely be facing Jadeja from the start.

Btw M Vaughan -if you want to be the new Boycott and moan about the current players -then please try and emulate his obvious love of cricket
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23/01/2021 12:33:42 0 1
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Jadeja is recovering from surgery, he'll be back for the final test at most.
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23/01/2021 12:29:25 8 3
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A Decent pair of openers who can play spin and a couple of spinners who can actually spin the ball and pitch it in the same place twice, we might stand a chance in India
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23/01/2021 12:33:55 10 6
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They are decent openers, just very inexperienced in these conditions
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23/01/2021 12:39:00 3 3
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Sibley is not and can never be a decent test player with that technique if the ball is spinning. He can play 100 tests and won't score runs in those conditions.
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23/01/2021 12:39:44 1 1
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This was what Cookie was saying on TMS in passing observations.

How many openers on here have faced Quickies one end spin the other straight away ... Probably several and you prefer the quickies.

Yes some teams have started doing this in Sat or Sun league, obviously in the 20 over game it's a different scenario.
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23/01/2021 12:34:03 3 1
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Roooooot!
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23/01/2021 12:34:24 3 2
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Have rules on 'umpire's call' changed recently? The Bairstow review showed the ball fairly crashing into leg stump. In yesteryear they stayed with the on-field decision if the ball was quite literally clipping the stumps. Or is my memory faulty?
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23/01/2021 12:48:28 2 1
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Rules have changed. If umpire says No, the full ball has to hit. DRS isn't 100% but has improved.
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23/01/2021 12:54:24 0 1
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If more than half the ball is down the leg side even if it's only a millimetre it's Umpires call.
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23/01/2021 12:26:22 14 12
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Fantastic wicket keeping by Buttler,that catch from Mendis was world class.

Cue a hundred posts from the Foakesanista's??????
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23/01/2021 12:35:06 10 2
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And no byes either -which is rare on the subcontinent -great performance from Jos!
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23/01/2021 17:26:42 0 0
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No byes because our bowlers weren't spinning it ????
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23/01/2021 12:31:17 21 2
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Masterclass from Root. Captain steps up to lead the way and calm the nerves. Good support from Bairstow too. The partnership between these 2 is going to be the most important of this innings.
I sincerely hope Crawley and Sibley spend their free time in the nets, wonder if they'll both be playing in every test in India.

The biggest worry is the spinners though....
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23/01/2021 12:35:24 15 3
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Crawley will come good. Not sure about Sibley though...
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23/01/2021 12:35:32 12 13
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Amazing by Root. A class apart from every other batsman on either side.

Impressive and valuable by Bairstow. Can smash it like Buttler or rein it in when the situation demands.

I will never understand the selectors preference for Jos B as test wk/batsman. Not as good with the gloves, and whilst as good as anyone in world cricket in white ball, one-dimensional in red ball)

Baffling.
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23/01/2021 12:37:59 15 2
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Buttler's keeping has been excellent this series though and has improved so much in the last year. One of our best batsmen last year too. Wouldn't mind both of them in the side
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23/01/2021 12:26:22 14 12
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Fantastic wicket keeping by Buttler,that catch from Mendis was world class.

Cue a hundred posts from the Foakesanista's??????
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23/01/2021 12:35:33 2 1
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England top 5 batsmen have been so inconsistent over the past 25 years it is no longer an option apparently to play a proper full time wicket keeper
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23/01/2021 12:57:14 2 3
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Easy. Play Bairstow.
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23/01/2021 17:05:58 0 0
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25 years ? Think when it was,
Cook
Strauss
Trott
Pietersen
Bell
We were pretty consistent, well enough to get to No 1 in the world but we still played Prior as keeper not someone like Foster or Read who clearly better keepers
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23/01/2021 12:31:57 16 2
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Excellent days play and thankfully we have Root & Bairstow to steady the ship!

Many talking points, spinners looked woeful and we are in real trouble if they bowl like that against India! Hopefully Mo (in form) will be ready to take up the main spin role in India. If you look at SL spinners this match they comfortably out bowled ours!

Next topic is openers! They look shot, Burns has to return
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23/01/2021 12:35:52 5 4
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Been a problem for a while now.
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23/01/2021 12:36:08 15 7
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England playing with only 7 test players have done really well.
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23/01/2021 12:42:44 4 3
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Fair point.
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23/01/2021 12:47:15 0 3
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Agreed, too many passengers here

Big changes needed for India series otherwise we will be annihilated!

Really hope Mo is back in form, with both bat and ball, that could at least make us competitive!

How Bairstow misses out is a joke, could he not open at least (he is practically opening anyway!). Only selectors can answer that!

First things first, we have game here to save! Can’t lose series
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23/01/2021 13:24:20 0 1
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Uhmm, is the answer to your question ... the two openers & the two spinners?
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23/01/2021 12:36:29 96 6
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Jimmy? All you can say is wow! An absolute bowling genius who like a fine wine is just getting better with age. Excellent from Joe too, a superb start to what could be an absolutely massive year of cricket for him.
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23/01/2021 12:36:39 35 1
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Top bowling from Anderson and Wood, and once again excellent batting from Root. Feel like we're stuck in a time frame though, Anderson and Root saving us. Openers need to improve playing spin, and need to find a way of making our spinners more effective
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23/01/2021 22:59:37 0 0
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It'd be interesting to see how many times a 5 wicket bowler and an obdurate stand by a century plus batsman, have saved us.
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23/01/2021 12:33:17 11 4
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As I said last week: you might as well have 10 men as pick someone with a technique as poor as Sibley when the ball is turning. Even if he survives he has no way of scoring. You have Foakes there who showed last tour he has superb technique in those conditions.
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23/01/2021 12:36:41 14 1
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With the form our openers are in at the moment, it's more like nine men. Both out for single figures for the third innings in a row. Thank goodness for Bairstow and Root - again.
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23/01/2021 12:46:32 0 1
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Crawley has a better basic technique and can improve but I just don't see how Sibley can because he is so square on and plays everything to leg with bottom hand dominant.
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23/01/2021 12:29:25 8 3
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A Decent pair of openers who can play spin and a couple of spinners who can actually spin the ball and pitch it in the same place twice, we might stand a chance in India
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23/01/2021 12:36:43 3 3
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less so as they are sending Bairstow home. Yeah, makes sense that...
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23/01/2021 12:31:57 16 2
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Excellent days play and thankfully we have Root & Bairstow to steady the ship!

Many talking points, spinners looked woeful and we are in real trouble if they bowl like that against India! Hopefully Mo (in form) will be ready to take up the main spin role in India. If you look at SL spinners this match they comfortably out bowled ours!

Next topic is openers! They look shot, Burns has to return
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23/01/2021 12:37:10 6 5
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When was the last time Mo was in form?
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23/01/2021 13:54:30 2 1
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His last Test was the first Ashes Test in 2019. After which he was dropped. But in the 12months leading up to that Ashes Test, Mo was the leading Test wicket taker in the world. His batting form has not been so good though in Tests over the same period, But UrbanFox was referring to Mo's bowling, rather than his batting
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23/01/2021 12:26:46 10 8
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Sri Lanka are wonderfully inventive at cricket -loved the tea time interview -their tactic of opening with slow left arm has caused England massive problems. Even with Burns back as opener in India -his partner will surely be facing Jadeja from the start.

Btw M Vaughan -if you want to be the new Boycott and moan about the current players -then please try and emulate his obvious love of cricket
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23/01/2021 12:37:12 0 1
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Jadeja is superb but his hand is busted right now
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23/01/2021 12:31:52 8 1
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Bat up to 350, then that pitch will become hugely challenging... spinners will have a field day; I see this being a 2nd innings battle of spin!
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Ray
23/01/2021 12:37:14 10 2
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And our spinners are pretty poor
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23/01/2021 12:47:34 2 1
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Or put another way, we need and want them to improve significantly!
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23/01/2021 12:49:56 2 2
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Not sure they are even that good. SL prepared a pitch for spinners. Yet no wickets for any of our spinners. Hmmm
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23/01/2021 12:37:15 36 5
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Amazingly, Anderson seem to be getting better with age. He looks fit too & bowled 29 overs. Hopefully there'll be another 10 years in him. England need him!
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24/01/2021 02:53:45 0 0
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Trundling up for some flight and guile by fifty, but he’d still be taking wickets!
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23/01/2021 12:37:25 94 16
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More evidence of the totally illogical decision not to have Bairstow in India.

Maybe there is a perfectly justifiable reason for this - but surely the cricketing public have a right to know what that reason is.
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23/01/2021 12:50:31 16 7
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Thats good news for Indian team though
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23/01/2021 12:57:15 12 3
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Sometimes you need that batsman to just stand & flat bat it back to the other end which Bairstow can do. He's got the fight you need in India. Should be on the trip but, that said, they are rotating players in & out of bubbles & resting some who've been away from family for months at a time. Its not a normal period for touring teams & selection at the moment isn't always a matter of form.
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23/01/2021 13:02:23 25 1
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The Cricketing Public have been made very aware of the reason - Squad Rotation. It is going to be an extremely busy year for the players, especially having to isolate and "bubble" for substantial periods of time, away from Family & Friends. It is imperative, for the Mental Health of the players, to ensure that all of the Team are rotated out.
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DZ
23/01/2021 13:15:53 17 1
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The reason is he's already said publicly he has been struggling with being in bubbles for so long...
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23/01/2021 13:29:14 6 1
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I read that he had been in a secure bubble since the summer and needed the break from that, agree with you though.
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23/01/2021 13:30:13 5 15
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butler better keeper and 10 runs a innings better in india than bairstow
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23/01/2021 14:04:04 2 2
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Even if he went to India,it would only be for one test,got play in the IPL don't you know.
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23/01/2021 22:09:54 0 2
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You should be happy India let you in! With ECB up for all the races for coloured players joke!111
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23/01/2021 12:37:35 13 7
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It'd be tough on Bairstow if he's dropped while both Sibley & Crawley retain their spots. If Pope's back I'd drop Sibley and let Bairstow open.
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23/01/2021 12:40:34 11 4
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This is the problem. They will do that, it might work for 2 matches, then Bairstow fails a couple of times and is gone again for another year.

Rinse and repeat... ...what a waste, I'm sure the Aussies would be delighted if he doesn't make the next tour. I know who i would rather have walking in at 160/5
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23/01/2021 12:57:53 0 2
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Pope is supposed to still be out recovering as original report said despite him at the training game.
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23/01/2021 13:43:57 3 1
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Bairstow opening would be a disaster given his problems against pace bowling
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23/01/2021 12:35:32 12 13
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Amazing by Root. A class apart from every other batsman on either side.

Impressive and valuable by Bairstow. Can smash it like Buttler or rein it in when the situation demands.

I will never understand the selectors preference for Jos B as test wk/batsman. Not as good with the gloves, and whilst as good as anyone in world cricket in white ball, one-dimensional in red ball)

Baffling.
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23/01/2021 12:37:59 15 2
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Buttler's keeping has been excellent this series though and has improved so much in the last year. One of our best batsmen last year too. Wouldn't mind both of them in the side
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23/01/2021 12:46:00 2 2
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Well he had nowhere to go but up after spilling a series of dollys 2 summers ago
I don't have anything against Buttler and if YJB wasn't around would be fine with it. But YJB looks pretty clearly the better test batsman, and even if JB is improving at wk he's still not as good as YJB
Clutching at straws, if they are going to play them both i would play JB as wk as YJB is also a top end outfielder
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23/01/2021 12:38:29 8 25
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Leach is only in the side because he's a nice guy and loved by fans. Never done it on the field, never will do, and clearly getting test caps as a reward for scoring 1 not out at Headingley. He's rubbish....
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23/01/2021 12:41:40 16 5
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You don't know much about cricket, do you.
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23/01/2021 12:38:36 25 3
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Cook's comments put the openers' difficulties in perspective: their problems against spin are not iremediable, but hope they find the remedy soon. Also hope ditto Bess and Leach. Their previous performances were a flash in the pan.
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23/01/2021 20:37:25 1 0
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I enjoyed listening to Sir Alistair this morning. We are fortunate to be able to listen to his knowledge. And I hope he plays a few more county seasons.
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23/01/2021 12:38:53 54 8
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We are still in game thanks to Root & JB, how JB can’t make it to India is ridiculous!? We need all help we can get, talk about shooting your self in the foot!

Given bowling weakness (spin) in this match, batsmen will have to come to the rescue, priority is bat, bat and keep batting!

Curran owes us big runs as well, nice if Buttler could dig in also

Proper test match cricket always a pleasure
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23/01/2021 15:12:29 16 3
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Did you actually read about the selections for India, and reasons for rotation? Had you done so, you would have noticed, among other things, that Bairstow hasn't been dropped, and is intended to join the tour later.
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23/01/2021 16:19:11 1 1
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People need a break mate... Cricketers are not robots like you may think they are, especially in these times of bubble life.
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23/01/2021 16:53:35 1 4
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He and Buttler both want to be rested so they are fresh for the IPL
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23/01/2021 12:33:55 10 6
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They are decent openers, just very inexperienced in these conditions
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23/01/2021 12:39:00 3 3
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Sibley is not and can never be a decent test player with that technique if the ball is spinning. He can play 100 tests and won't score runs in those conditions.
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23/01/2021 12:39:09 1 9
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After defeat in first SL will prepare pitch to suit its main bowlers its their right , when England will crash out only tomorrow will revel , advantage SL
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23/01/2021 12:39:31 45 3
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There just aren't enough superlatives for Jimmy Anderson. As Nasser Hussein pointed out this morning both Sibley and Crawley lean over to the off side way too far when playing spin so they are in a horrible position when the ball hits the bat. Work to do for the batting coach..
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23/01/2021 13:20:01 22 27
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Should not need to work on technical matters if playing at this level. should already have been sorted before being selected
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23/01/2021 13:48:02 1 3
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That’s a bit rich coming from him
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23/01/2021 12:31:52 8 1
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Bat up to 350, then that pitch will become hugely challenging... spinners will have a field day; I see this being a 2nd innings battle of spin!
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in which casewe lose
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23/01/2021 12:33:55 10 6
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They are decent openers, just very inexperienced in these conditions
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23/01/2021 12:39:44 1 1
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This was what Cookie was saying on TMS in passing observations.

How many openers on here have faced Quickies one end spin the other straight away ... Probably several and you prefer the quickies.

Yes some teams have started doing this in Sat or Sun league, obviously in the 20 over game it's a different scenario.
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23/01/2021 12:40:31 119 12
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Bairstow can't be dropped it would be extremely unfair.But Root is amazing, what a stylish batsman and getting better as a captain all the time.As for Anderson...well he is a natural marvel.
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23/01/2021 12:44:12 24 2
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You might have picked up something slightly controversial In regards to Roots captaincy improving. Agree completely with you though.
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23/01/2021 13:25:09 8 4
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Agree with you Bobin. I suspect Bairstow has asked for a break from the bubble. He and Root are our 2 best batsmen in this team, we really need him. As for Anderson, I think he is getting better. He has perfected his craft - irreplaceable!
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23/01/2021 13:26:27 6 2
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"getting better as a captain all the time"

I noticed that this morning, he was right on it with his field placings. He had men in front of the bat for the batsman in the 90s (who took the catch) but as soon as the 9 was in he had a man at gully ready for the chance that came. In the past I've seen the captain a little slow with that and the chance is gone.
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23/01/2021 13:28:58 12 1
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he is not being dropped ,rotated due to virus, which he admitted to the media is very difficult to cope with isolation etc, anderso was not dropped for ist test ,broad was not dropped for second test, stokes ,archer,not dropped
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23/01/2021 16:05:09 4 0
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YJB seems to have a massive desire to do well, never rests on his laurels. He is a fine example to other cricketers, always applies himself. Let us hope his dip in red ball form cricket is behind him
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23/01/2021 17:55:24 6 0
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I concur. I have typically criticised roots ability as captain in the past, particularly in his early days but no shadow of a doubt he has significantly improved. He currently has the highest win ratio of all england captains since the 70s..... thats got to mean something.
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24/01/2021 02:47:17 0 0
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In the same way ol’ Foakes couldn’t be dropped after his Man of the Series performance in SL last time. Oh wait...
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24/01/2021 07:04:21 0 2
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"Bairstow can't be dropped"

Why ?

Are his scores of 47,35 and 28 earth shattering ?

His last 100 for England was in 2018.
His last 50 was in 2019.

In his last THIRTY innings for England he has 1 ton and 2 fifties.
He has 14 scores in single figures.
He will be 32 before the next.Ashes series.
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23/01/2021 12:37:35 13 7
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It'd be tough on Bairstow if he's dropped while both Sibley & Crawley retain their spots. If Pope's back I'd drop Sibley and let Bairstow open.
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23/01/2021 12:40:34 11 4
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This is the problem. They will do that, it might work for 2 matches, then Bairstow fails a couple of times and is gone again for another year.

Rinse and repeat... ...what a waste, I'm sure the Aussies would be delighted if he doesn't make the next tour. I know who i would rather have walking in at 160/5
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23/01/2021 12:38:29 8 25
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Leach is only in the side because he's a nice guy and loved by fans. Never done it on the field, never will do, and clearly getting test caps as a reward for scoring 1 not out at Headingley. He's rubbish....
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23/01/2021 12:41:40 16 5
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You don't know much about cricket, do you.
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23/01/2021 12:50:20 3 5
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Look at his record. A spinner either needs to be a gun bowler, or offer control with the ball and some runs with the bat at number 8; Swann being an example of the former (with the bonus he could bat too) and Giles an example of the latter. And if he fails to fulfil either category, he should at least be young with time to develop. Leach fails on all counts. He's rubbish...
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23/01/2021 13:07:42 1 4
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And anyone trying to point to his average - five of his 12 tests were in 'spin heaven' otherwise known as Sri Lanka and against 2nd tier opposition. Smoke and mirrors...
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23/01/2021 12:42:28 23 7
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Sibley and Crawley should not open in the sub continent, especially when we are short of batting- Curran at 7, Bess at 8? Stokes as all rounder balances this team. Sibley needs to go away for rest of winter and work on technique against spin- it’s not the end of him but this can’t go on- he needs taking out the line for a bit. We also cannot go in with a spin attack of Leach and Bess.
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23/01/2021 13:45:10 6 1
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It's worth remembering that India have some excellent pace bowlers as well as spinners so that pitches may not all be bunsen burners.
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23/01/2021 15:07:16 1 1
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Apparently Stokes will be there for India. I like Leach but think Bess is rubbish.
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23/01/2021 12:36:08 15 7
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England playing with only 7 test players have done really well.
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23/01/2021 12:42:44 4 3
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Fair point.
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23/01/2021 12:42:53 2 6
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47, 35 not out and 24 not out.

Do the maths ladies and gents - That's a 106 series average ( as of right now ) right there.

Why would anybody want that kind of quality in their team?

Sibley - 4 , 2 and quack quack......................LOL
Crawley just a little better than Sibs, but not much....................LOL
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23/01/2021 13:19:00 1 1
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Whilst I would take him to India, his overall test record is fairly ordinary and doesn't demand automatic selection. That said he has been up and down the order and played a fair number if tests as a keeper.
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23/01/2021 12:32:11 3 8
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Your boy needs to have a good talk with himself.

He has gone from being very good to being very very bad in a short space of time.

Move him to nr 3 will help his game?
I hope so because we don't have much time and are resting players who are playing at the top of their game.
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23/01/2021 12:42:58 2 2
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Yes I agree. Can't understand why Bairstow isn't opening and Crawley at his preferred number 3.
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23/01/2021 12:27:01 14 2
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I said yesterday that 245-6 would look less rosy, but SL rebuilt; a good 7th wkt & the tail wagging well; 381 looks a very competitive total. Sibley still looks uncomfortable against spin, Zak got a good one, but 98-2 is a decent effort.

It's nicely poised, but I gave SL Day 1, 53/47 & it's the same today. From 44/56 it'll be tough for ENG to win, but we're still in the game. Bring on Day 3!
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23/01/2021 12:43:07 1 7
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Looks uncomfortable don’t you mean bloody useless.Crawley a regulation slow lefty delivery.Get some advice listen or come home because without change you will not score against quality spin.Especially on the sub continent.
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23/01/2021 13:01:07 2 1
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??
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23/01/2021 13:24:44 3 1
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Regulation? And you think anyone's going to accept your assessment over that of e.g. Sir Alastair Cook? Don't think so.

Simon - probably because Zak can open, whilst YJB ought to be at 5 (since JR bats 4). He's doing well at the mo, but he's not my idea of a long term 3. Circumstances dictate that the selectors are back to "Pin the tail on the donkey" with regards to the batting order!
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23/01/2021 12:43:31 64 8
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For a test team to get no wickets with the spinners in tandem on a Sri Lankan surface is poor.
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23/01/2021 14:20:58 21 2
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Ha. You remind me of the old joke about someone walking on water and the headlines reading 'so and so can't swim'.
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23/01/2021 15:03:36 2 1
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I agree. Oh for Rashid but he won't play.
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23/01/2021 22:24:10 0 0
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We all have a bad day at the office sometimes, that's how we learn to come back stronger.
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24/01/2021 02:51:07 0 0
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Keep thinking “I wish Monty hadn’t cooked his goose.” He’d be very handy to have on next tour too.
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23/01/2021 12:44:01 5 7
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Crawley and Sibley have to go, sadly, sub continent conditions just don't play to their strengths.
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Bairstow can't be dropped it would be extremely unfair.But Root is amazing, what a stylish batsman and getting better as a captain all the time.As for Anderson...well he is a natural marvel.
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23/01/2021 12:44:12 24 2
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You might have picked up something slightly controversial In regards to Roots captaincy improving. Agree completely with you though.
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23/01/2021 13:02:48 9 4
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He didn't convince when he first took over the captaincy but he's turned it around and England now look incredibly hard to beat. Even in Sri Lanka against superior spinners.
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23/01/2021 12:44:21 5 5
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I don't think Bairstow being out for the first two India tests is cricket related. What with the IPl and the one dayers he's been in some sort of a bubble since going back to June. Others have either not had those demands or asked for a few days off. He might be strong minded but that must be difficult even for him.
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23/01/2021 12:49:05 2 1
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I suspect he would crawl on his hands and knees to be there!
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23/01/2021 12:44:45 34 10
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The thought of Tom and Jerry opening in India the mind boggles.Whilst Jonny is clearing snow in Yorkshire .The times he has been made a scape goat, the times he has plugged holes in various batting orders. While I am on here, I am not good at maths, can anyone give me Sibley and Crawleys averages?
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23/01/2021 12:46:54 7 7
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You could almost count Sibley's series average ( after three innings' ) on one hand mate.
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23/01/2021 12:47:14 20 2
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Sibley and Crawley have never played in the subcontinent. They do have a lot of work to do but You can't expect them to be Root immediately. The only way they will learn is on the job.
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sam
23/01/2021 12:50:38 12 1
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Sibley 34.6
Crawley 42.71
Bairstow 35.14
Burns 32.44
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23/01/2021 13:51:19 7 2
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Doesn't Crawley average 40 odd? Sure, that 267 helped, but to be making ignorant remarks about their averages in the hope that they're poor is a bad show, Riggerdigger.
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23/01/2021 15:18:50 4 1
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Bairstow is not being scapegoated, he's being given a break from living in a bubble for months on end.
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23/01/2021 16:27:20 0 4
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The averages someone else provided are incorrect.
Sibley - 32.9
Crawley - 40.2
Burns - 32.4
Bairstow - 35.3 (Keep in mind he has played almost all of his cricket for England in the middle order, which is far easier)
Jennings - 25.2
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23/01/2021 12:44:59 6 8
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Leach... totally useless, unless it's bowling massive no balls like in the last test. Anyone else 'spot' that?
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23/01/2021 12:45:07 16 9
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when the English spinners bowl,the commentators defend them saying that there's no turn, it's because they're not good enough,Sri Lanka bowlers turned it straight away!
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23/01/2021 12:48:26 3 1
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Actually if you were listening to TMS near the end you would have heardndifferently.
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And then were easily dealt with by Root and Bairstow.
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23/01/2021 12:37:59 15 2
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Buttler's keeping has been excellent this series though and has improved so much in the last year. One of our best batsmen last year too. Wouldn't mind both of them in the side
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23/01/2021 12:46:00 2 2
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Well he had nowhere to go but up after spilling a series of dollys 2 summers ago
I don't have anything against Buttler and if YJB wasn't around would be fine with it. But YJB looks pretty clearly the better test batsman, and even if JB is improving at wk he's still not as good as YJB
Clutching at straws, if they are going to play them both i would play JB as wk as YJB is also a top end outfielder
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23/01/2021 12:36:41 14 1
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With the form our openers are in at the moment, it's more like nine men. Both out for single figures for the third innings in a row. Thank goodness for Bairstow and Root - again.
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23/01/2021 12:46:32 0 1
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Crawley has a better basic technique and can improve but I just don't see how Sibley can because he is so square on and plays everything to leg with bottom hand dominant.
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23/01/2021 12:46:52 13 2
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I’m not exactly Mystic Meg but I told my wife we’d be two wickets down before we reached double figures.
Complete indifference was the response
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23/01/2021 12:44:45 34 10
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The thought of Tom and Jerry opening in India the mind boggles.Whilst Jonny is clearing snow in Yorkshire .The times he has been made a scape goat, the times he has plugged holes in various batting orders. While I am on here, I am not good at maths, can anyone give me Sibley and Crawleys averages?
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23/01/2021 12:46:54 7 7
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You could almost count Sibley's series average ( after three innings' ) on one hand mate.
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sam
23/01/2021 12:58:30 6 3
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Yeah you can! He scored 4 then 2 then 0 so he averages 2!
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bmr
23/01/2021 13:49:06 3 1
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You could almost count his aggregate on one hand.
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23/01/2021 12:44:45 34 10
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The thought of Tom and Jerry opening in India the mind boggles.Whilst Jonny is clearing snow in Yorkshire .The times he has been made a scape goat, the times he has plugged holes in various batting orders. While I am on here, I am not good at maths, can anyone give me Sibley and Crawleys averages?
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23/01/2021 12:47:14 20 2
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Sibley and Crawley have never played in the subcontinent. They do have a lot of work to do but You can't expect them to be Root immediately. The only way they will learn is on the job.
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23/01/2021 15:46:17 0 0
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agreed, this is a good, if painful learning curve, you'd hope to see improvement at the end or that would be worrying for the India tour.
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23/01/2021 12:36:08 15 7
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England playing with only 7 test players have done really well.
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23/01/2021 12:47:15 0 3
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Agreed, too many passengers here

Big changes needed for India series otherwise we will be annihilated!

Really hope Mo is back in form, with both bat and ball, that could at least make us competitive!

How Bairstow misses out is a joke, could he not open at least (he is practically opening anyway!). Only selectors can answer that!

First things first, we have game here to save! Can’t lose series
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23/01/2021 17:10:20 0 0
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Well can't lose series as won first test and this is the last one of 2 so can draw but not lose
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Ray
23/01/2021 12:37:14 10 2
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And our spinners are pretty poor
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23/01/2021 12:47:34 2 1
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Or put another way, we need and want them to improve significantly!
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23/01/2021 12:47:42 76 4
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Watching an in-form Joe Root bat is one of life's pleasures. Essentially England are mirroring Sri Lanka with two early wickets and then a decent stand. Hoping Joe goes on for another double ton tomorrow
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23/01/2021 15:02:37 6 26
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And we don't collapse..... but we will. All out for 280.
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23/01/2021 22:21:30 0 0
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Yorkshire honestly. Root is a gifted batsman. But his Captaincy still is poor. Joffra is a 5 over impact bowler in test cricket. Our spinners work hard, but don't turn the ball even as much as N Lyon. The best leg spinner in England won't play test cricket, a shame. Jimmy, Broad, Wood etc can't always rescue an average top batting order. India will stuff England, with Virat back.
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23/01/2021 12:45:07 16 9
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when the English spinners bowl,the commentators defend them saying that there's no turn, it's because they're not good enough,Sri Lanka bowlers turned it straight away!
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23/01/2021 12:48:26 3 1
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Actually if you were listening to TMS near the end you would have heardndifferently.
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23/01/2021 12:51:03 1 2
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i was watching it on tv
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23/01/2021 12:34:24 3 2
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Have rules on 'umpire's call' changed recently? The Bairstow review showed the ball fairly crashing into leg stump. In yesteryear they stayed with the on-field decision if the ball was quite literally clipping the stumps. Or is my memory faulty?
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23/01/2021 12:48:28 2 1
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Rules have changed. If umpire says No, the full ball has to hit. DRS isn't 100% but has improved.
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23/01/2021 13:01:26 1 1
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Yup, and there is the long forgotten 'benefit-of-the-doubt' thing that got shelved briefly in the rush to technology.
i like the change, means DRS is back to its original purpose of addressing umpire howlers, not adjudicating on tight calls
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23/01/2021 12:49:03 2 1
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Sibley is not going to make it. His technique is utterly awful. He gets out to often to average balls. His closed bat face and set up is terrible.
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23/01/2021 12:44:21 5 5
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I don't think Bairstow being out for the first two India tests is cricket related. What with the IPl and the one dayers he's been in some sort of a bubble since going back to June. Others have either not had those demands or asked for a few days off. He might be strong minded but that must be difficult even for him.
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23/01/2021 12:49:05 2 1
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I suspect he would crawl on his hands and knees to be there!
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23/01/2021 13:44:36 0 1
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Normally I would agree with you. But after the first test he said hitting the wining runs made the bubble worthwhile. He's pretty positive bloke so to mention the negative of the bubble surprised me and made me wonder.
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23/01/2021 12:49:20 11 1
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The oldest having to show the way again.
Enjoy watching every moment of Anderson, a true great.
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23/01/2021 12:49:36 1 13
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covidiots, i wander how long before a positive test, and then brought back here
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sam
23/01/2021 12:56:30 3 1
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That is not fair at all! There were no Covid cases at all last summer. In SA it was broken but not England's fault, and no England player actually caught it! Here Moeen got it but so had 2% of the country at the time and it didn't spread to any other England player! The cricketers have been excellent with this, only breach was Jofra popping home on his own which is not exactly high risk!
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Ray
23/01/2021 12:37:14 10 2
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And our spinners are pretty poor
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23/01/2021 12:49:56 2 2
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Not sure they are even that good. SL prepared a pitch for spinners. Yet no wickets for any of our spinners. Hmmm
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23/01/2021 12:41:40 16 5
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You don't know much about cricket, do you.
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23/01/2021 12:50:20 3 5
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Look at his record. A spinner either needs to be a gun bowler, or offer control with the ball and some runs with the bat at number 8; Swann being an example of the former (with the bonus he could bat too) and Giles an example of the latter. And if he fails to fulfil either category, he should at least be young with time to develop. Leach fails on all counts. He's rubbish...
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23/01/2021 13:06:01 3 1
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You're so right. I mean, he's never been successful in Sri Lanka(except 2018). How long since he took 5 wickets in an innings(5 days) ?
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23/01/2021 12:37:25 94 16
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More evidence of the totally illogical decision not to have Bairstow in India.

Maybe there is a perfectly justifiable reason for this - but surely the cricketing public have a right to know what that reason is.
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23/01/2021 12:50:31 16 7
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Thats good news for Indian team though
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ben
23/01/2021 14:41:41 3 3
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the indian 'b' team beat the aussies at the gabba........ pick the fittest inform team..................not the yes men
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CJR
23/01/2021 15:18:23 1 5
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What has India got to do with this HYS? Stay on topic.
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23/01/2021 12:50:38 14 2
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With Jimmy it almost just feels par for the course to see him take a stack of wickets and yet he is undoubtedly an all time great.
(Brilliant behind the sticks by Buttler by the way - proving his detractors wrong yet again)
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23/01/2021 12:55:01 5 2
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With Foakes and Bairstow round the corner, I am afraid Buttler will always have his critics. And if he makes a mistake despite playing otherwise perfectly he will be jumped on again.
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23/01/2021 12:44:45 34 10
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The thought of Tom and Jerry opening in India the mind boggles.Whilst Jonny is clearing snow in Yorkshire .The times he has been made a scape goat, the times he has plugged holes in various batting orders. While I am on here, I am not good at maths, can anyone give me Sibley and Crawleys averages?
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sam
23/01/2021 12:50:38 12 1
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Sibley 34.6
Crawley 42.71
Bairstow 35.14
Burns 32.44
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23/01/2021 12:31:17 21 2
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Masterclass from Root. Captain steps up to lead the way and calm the nerves. Good support from Bairstow too. The partnership between these 2 is going to be the most important of this innings.
I sincerely hope Crawley and Sibley spend their free time in the nets, wonder if they'll both be playing in every test in India.

The biggest worry is the spinners though....
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23/01/2021 12:50:50 1 1
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Unlikely to win whatever the batsmen do, if we cannot match their bowling attack and variety.
Smashing from young Anderson...but man/England cannot live, survive, succeed by pace alone! We need a spin doctor...
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23/01/2021 12:48:26 3 1
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Actually if you were listening to TMS near the end you would have heardndifferently.
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23/01/2021 12:51:03 1 2
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i was watching it on tv
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23/01/2021 12:51:55 14 2
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64 overs and 0-196.
That's where our spinners will cost us this test match.
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23/01/2021 13:00:25 4 7
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Agreed completely, if we end up losing they’ll have to take entire blame

Not even taking 1 wicket to spin in SL is criminal! Look at their spinner for heavens sake!

We missed a trick, given we can’t lose series and with Mo unavailable then why not try reserve spinners? India is not place to try out reserve spinners

Lots of pressure on Mo to deliver in India, also shoutout to Anderson, brilliant
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ken
23/01/2021 13:39:50 0 1
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64 overs of spin and we still can't manage 90 overs in a day
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23/01/2021 12:52:44 17 8
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As I posted yesterday England cannot afford to carry the likes of Curran,Leech and Bess.
I think calling Bess and Leech spinners is a name they do not deserve, slow bowlers is more accurate.
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CJR
23/01/2021 15:20:00 0 2
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Your qualifications to make such a comment are?
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23/01/2021 12:52:45 24 8
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Are the England spinners & the Sri Lankan spinners, playing on two different pitches ....... or, is it the same pitch?
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tes
23/01/2021 23:30:44 1 0
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What's the difference other than Embuldeniya getting his usual 2 wickets
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23/01/2021 12:53:21 6 4
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Sibley is such a negative batsman. Openers need to show some positive strokes. He will bat for 50 balls at best and get a good one then out for 5.
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23/01/2021 12:53:25 12 5
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When Broad and especially Jimbo finally do call it a day then boy are we stuffed bowling wise
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23/01/2021 12:58:47 2 1
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We can't even send for a couple of replacements from down a coal mine any more!
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23/01/2021 12:34:24 3 2
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Have rules on 'umpire's call' changed recently? The Bairstow review showed the ball fairly crashing into leg stump. In yesteryear they stayed with the on-field decision if the ball was quite literally clipping the stumps. Or is my memory faulty?
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23/01/2021 12:54:24 0 1
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If more than half the ball is down the leg side even if it's only a millimetre it's Umpires call.
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23/01/2021 12:50:38 14 2
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With Jimmy it almost just feels par for the course to see him take a stack of wickets and yet he is undoubtedly an all time great.
(Brilliant behind the sticks by Buttler by the way - proving his detractors wrong yet again)
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23/01/2021 12:55:01 5 2
bbc
With Foakes and Bairstow round the corner, I am afraid Buttler will always have his critics. And if he makes a mistake despite playing otherwise perfectly he will be jumped on again.
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23/01/2021 13:16:29 0 1
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Good point. If we only had one of Bairstow and Buttler it would save a lot of ink here, and we'd all be grateful for what we had
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23/01/2021 12:55:31 5 3
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Anderson's success just makes it even more bizarre the Broad was "rested" for this match. Ages since he's played and next match not till Feb 5th. Having both of them bowling together would have massively reduced Sri Lankan total.
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23/01/2021 13:03:19 0 1
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Small matter of the India tour being more important. Sure it compromises this series but i would rather keep miles off the clock until it really matters
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23/01/2021 12:55:36 1 1
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The openers are inexperienced and need to learn, but maybe it’s our poor spinners they’re facing in the nets that are partly to blame
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23/01/2021 12:56:03 2 3
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Would it not be a good idea to try letting no 10 & 11 open the batting? Especially seeing M. Vaughan says Sri Lanka are a very inferior team?
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23/01/2021 12:58:40 2 1
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I wouldn't say SL is an inferior team, but they are a much less difficult test than India that's coming up.
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23/01/2021 12:49:36 1 13
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covidiots, i wander how long before a positive test, and then brought back here
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sam
23/01/2021 12:56:30 3 1
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That is not fair at all! There were no Covid cases at all last summer. In SA it was broken but not England's fault, and no England player actually caught it! Here Moeen got it but so had 2% of the country at the time and it didn't spread to any other England player! The cricketers have been excellent with this, only breach was Jofra popping home on his own which is not exactly high risk!
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23/01/2021 13:22:31 2 1
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Great Post Sam
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23/01/2021 14:37:55 0 1
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we will see
Aus Tennis should be cancelled same reason. They are spreaders
Will watch team news with interest
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23/01/2021 12:57:14 16 6
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If England had played Woakes or Broad ahead of Curran then SL would have posted a lower score. Curran always a favourite on these forums, but I don’t see him as test standard yet - at least not outside of Home games. Unless JB needs a break, it’s criminal him not going to India.
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23/01/2021 13:03:06 12 4
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Not sure how can down vote that, unless you’re Curran’s mum
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23/01/2021 17:02:21 1 0
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They seem to think that Curran is like Chaminda Vaas. He’s short and bowls left arm over I’ll give him that. After that though there is no comparison at all