'Curran will get better and better'
28/03/2021 | sport | cricket | 383
All-rounder Sam Curran will get "better and better", according to stand-in England captain Jos Buttler.
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28/03/2021 18:35:52 3 3
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Goung lad has the X factor

I said this before
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28/03/2021 18:39:45 21 4
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Sam Curran is the kind of player England needs. He's got the heart of a lion and a fighter!
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28/03/2021 18:50:20 7 21
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Considering that the Butlers, Moeens and Eoins are not getting it done, Sam and Tom would be good hail Marys
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28/03/2021 22:34:36 2 1
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That is the x factor that makes Sam such a valuable asset. Think Botham and Stokes and lionhearts and fighters. Curran has that about him as today obviously showed.
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29/03/2021 17:18:48 1 0
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Potential England captain.
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28/03/2021 18:40:12 42 3
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He might look young but there's a seriously mature head on those shoulders. Well played Sam, great knock.
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28/03/2021 18:47:23 23 67
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"Sam keeps showing what a match-winner he is.

That is a funny statement, considering England LOST the match.
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29/03/2021 17:17:43 1 0
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Totally agree. I once posted that he'll be an England captain one day, and I stand by that.
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cjb
28/03/2021 18:44:57 57 5
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As a Scot I must say - this engerland team are on hell of a unit. They never know when they are beat.

Credit to them

Just grateful their footie and Reuther teams can’t show the same commitment and dedication or they would be world beaters.

Smashing series in India it perked up the nation in dark times.

And they had Kohli on the run a few times which was great to see. Well played
"It was great for Sam to take us all the way down to the wire."

All the way?
Really?
I guess a close loss is a win for this team. OK then. Should have said so
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28/03/2021 18:40:12 42 3
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He might look young but there's a seriously mature head on those shoulders. Well played Sam, great knock.
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28/03/2021 18:47:23 23 67
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"Sam keeps showing what a match-winner he is.

That is a funny statement, considering England LOST the match.
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28/03/2021 19:30:34 3 4
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There you go again, such negativity
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29/03/2021 08:14:55 3 1
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I am surprised that you noticed as your grasp of cricket is so feeble.
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29/03/2021 08:39:07 5 1
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It appears to me that you haven't seen some of the games he has won (sometimes single-handedly) in the IPL, and also against India in 2018, with the bat AND ball
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cjb
28/03/2021 18:44:57 57 5
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As a Scot I must say - this engerland team are on hell of a unit. They never know when they are beat.

Credit to them

Just grateful their footie and Reuther teams can’t show the same commitment and dedication or they would be world beaters.

Smashing series in India it perked up the nation in dark times.

And they had Kohli on the run a few times which was great to see. Well played
"It was great for Sam to take us all the way down to the wire."

All the way?
Really?
I guess a close loss is a win for this team. OK then. Should have said so
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why are you such a misery??? Removed
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29/03/2021 08:21:04 4 0
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What a cynic you are kate. You need to get a life.
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29/03/2021 11:46:11 2 0
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Yes it was great for Sam, our number 8 batter who is a bowling allrounder, to take us all the way down to the wire. It was fantastic to watch.

Disappointed with the result and there should be questions about the batting from the senior players however to focus on us losing entirely is incredibly disrespectful to the other team.
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28/03/2021 18:39:45 21 4
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Sam Curran is the kind of player England needs. He's got the heart of a lion and a fighter!
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28/03/2021 18:50:20 7 21
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Considering that the Butlers, Moeens and Eoins are not getting it done, Sam and Tom would be good hail Marys
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28/03/2021 19:32:18 3 3
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Why don't you give it a go?? Motor Mouth
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28/03/2021 23:30:52 2 1
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!!!??? Hail Mary's
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29/03/2021 04:03:05 6 1
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Moeen has not exactly done badly considering he has been ill and not had much cricket
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29/03/2021 08:18:26 1 1
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No idea what hail mary means in cricket. Sounds a bit colonial.
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28/03/2021 18:51:30 121 4
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Lessons to take from this odi series,check which Indian bowlers gave England difficulty and then ask where Chris Woakes was
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29/03/2021 08:00:35 6 2
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You can add his Warwickshire team mate Olly Stone in too. Caused them a lot of issues before being dropped in the Tests. He bowls around the same speed as Wood and with much more control than Topley who keeps being given chances to show he’s not quite up to it
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29/03/2021 11:13:42 1 1
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He must be sleeping in English winter.When he gone home it not our head ache
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29/03/2021 11:20:04 4 2
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More specifically, investigate the reasons for his glaring omission and which figures are behind it.
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29/03/2021 20:40:03 0 1
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Problems run deeper than batting line ups imo. They can get away with this batting approach against lesser opposition, but quality sides will adapt rather quickly. Fact remains that they are yet to win a single ODI series against a quality opposition since they got lucky in the WC finals; the only series win they have recorded is against Ireland. Lost to Aus, India and drawn against SA.
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28/03/2021 18:54:09 1 1
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Kate GF. Morgan wasn't playing.
Did anyone miss him?
Didn't think so
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28/03/2021 18:51:30 121 4
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Lessons to take from this odi series,check which Indian bowlers gave England difficulty and then ask where Chris Woakes was
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28/03/2021 18:54:09 1 1
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Kate GF. Morgan wasn't playing.
Did anyone miss him?
Didn't think so
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28/03/2021 18:58:57 1 1
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What players are doing at the moment is what is relevant. What they may do in the future or what they have already done in the past, good or bad, isn't really important.
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28/03/2021 19:04:55 4 5
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Let's hope so because his bowling is definately not up to the subcontinent yet

Let's see how much he bowls in the IPL and when

He's just a bit pop gun at this level and there are clearly better and more skilful bowlers available

England are still enthralled by the cult of the allrounder in every format

Today it nearly paid off but in T20 it's not a thing really - top 6 should do it all
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28/03/2021 19:19:57 8 1
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He opens the bowling in the IPL and took a hat-trick?
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29/03/2021 06:24:34 0 0
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Top 6 batsmen should bowl ?, lets just change the format to 6 a side then .
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28/03/2021 19:06:36 0 0
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I remember a time when the one day team had 9 or 10 of the test team in it...now maybe there'll be 1 or 2
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28/03/2021 19:04:55 4 5
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Let's hope so because his bowling is definately not up to the subcontinent yet

Let's see how much he bowls in the IPL and when

He's just a bit pop gun at this level and there are clearly better and more skilful bowlers available

England are still enthralled by the cult of the allrounder in every format

Today it nearly paid off but in T20 it's not a thing really - top 6 should do it all
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28/03/2021 19:19:57 8 1
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He opens the bowling in the IPL and took a hat-trick?
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28/03/2021 21:01:12 0 2
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And batsmen work you out - 2nd tough season in the IPL is likely
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28/03/2021 19:21:32 4 9
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I love how the English take a positive out of being spanked by India in so many ways! Yes I’m South African!!
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Ed
28/03/2021 19:48:59 1 1
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only lion left then, shot the rest and burgled their houses too
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28/03/2021 20:06:43 1 1
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No need to tell us your propensity for onanism, your comment had already confirmed it
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28/03/2021 22:30:59 1 0
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They weren't spanked. The two white ball series were neck and neck.
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29/03/2021 06:27:39 0 0
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Y'up we can tell ,clueless and classless as per the norm ,congrats on being nowhere .
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29/03/2021 09:59:29 0 0
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SA would have been white washed by india.
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29/03/2021 17:39:13 0 0
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Strange, you sound more Australian than South African.
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28/03/2021 19:21:39 114 3
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Sam Curran is an incredible talent and would have taken a lot of confidence from this performance even if he couldn’t take England over the line today. He deserves his place in this Eng team. Also another young player was incredible today- Rishabh Pant. Pant is 23 and Curran is 22. Hope to see these two doing great for years to come.
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29/03/2021 06:01:13 9 1
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Wise words Ananth. I have long been an admirer of Pant. Like Stokes, he is a player the the opposition fear and it’s always a relief to get him out.
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29/03/2021 07:31:42 6 0
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Pant is 23?!!!
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29/03/2021 07:51:00 5 6
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Pant need to stop yelling and screaming every time the ball hits a batsman's pads. Has a lot of growing up to do.
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Rob
29/03/2021 08:21:34 8 1
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Sam nearly always comes up with the goods with bat or ball, but he was always first to be dropped from the Test team. Pant looks like player of the year. Consistent batting and excellent keeping.
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29/03/2021 10:34:04 2 0
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I was confused seeing all the criticism of Curran earlier in the series - anyone who's watched him in white ball cricket, especially the IPL, knows he's the kind of batsman you want to be able to come in at 7 or 8. To have such a good all-rounder coming in later gives the higher order confidence to put on a bigger score.
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29/03/2021 17:47:01 0 3
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wow so much adulation and worship for a dude that can''t gain a place in a weak England test side.

As for Pant, his heaving and slashing will work until it won't. Banking on Pant hitting runs is like banking on England winning toss forever
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28/03/2021 19:23:11 48 3
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Don’t feed the troll KATE. If everyone ignores him (Im sure it’s a he) he will have to return to the football board where he belongs
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28/03/2021 21:38:13 12 4
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Maybe if we all report him / her they will get banned. It'll take 30 seconds of your time and be a seriously good investment!
I pondered this theory too. I wondered if Kate G F could be a misogynist typing ill-informed nonsense trying to encourage others to bleat sexist comments in reply about female players/presenters/fans etc. ?? Removed
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29/03/2021 02:07:08 1 4
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Or he could be an egg chaser... All that testosterone
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29/03/2021 08:13:28 3 0
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Not sure even the football board would welcome that muppet.
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28/03/2021 19:26:51 21 1
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Edge of the seat stuff, at 200-7 I thought we were finished. Great effort from Curran, so close but so far!
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28/03/2021 19:28:45 3 1
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If u leave out u best players at any sport u lose where was root getting ready to play first 2 county games for Yorkshire
"It was great for Sam to take us all the way down to the wire."

All the way?
Really?
I guess a close loss is a win for this team. OK then. Should have said so
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28/03/2021 18:47:23 23 67
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"Sam keeps showing what a match-winner he is.

That is a funny statement, considering England LOST the match.
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28/03/2021 19:30:34 3 4
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There you go again, such negativity
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28/03/2021 19:31:19 108 28
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Credit at last for the surfaces prepared over there for these ODI’s. Much better than the disgraceful pitches in the test series.
If you have a weak team, you are expect to avail all resources: umpires, pitch doctoring, ball prep, other

Mystery is why they needed those to beat another weak team.
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29/03/2021 01:16:58 9 5
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You cant expect all pitches to seam and bounce..
Speaking of English batting.. won toss in 10 out of 12 games in the series and still not much to show for..
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29/03/2021 04:06:51 2 3
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Test match pitches were pay back!!

Expect same when India visits
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29/03/2021 04:12:30 5 0
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Sam was the reason, why england could beat India 4-1 in test series last time around
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29/03/2021 04:47:04 7 17
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Always whingeing about the pitches, toss, heat etc. So called world champions well beaten despite having won almost all tosses.
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29/03/2021 05:46:27 10 13
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The test match pitches during India's visit to England in 2018 were absolutely disgraceful..
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29/03/2021 06:02:59 6 6
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It was same pitch for both nations...so stop lamenting
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29/03/2021 07:52:20 1 0
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A wicket that did not favour India. I wonder what went wrong?
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28/03/2021 18:50:20 7 21
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Considering that the Butlers, Moeens and Eoins are not getting it done, Sam and Tom would be good hail Marys
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28/03/2021 19:32:18 3 3
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Why don't you give it a go?? Motor Mouth
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28/03/2021 19:38:23 6 1
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Absorbing game. On tenterhooks during the last 5 overs. Worst was the last 4 balls.
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28/03/2021 19:54:29 19 6
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If a few batsman had realised we were only chasing just over 6 per over, we could easily have won this game. Moeen seems to lack game awareness
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28/03/2021 19:43:32 10 12
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I’m afraid JB is trying to be nice, but it comes across as quite patronising. When has Sam Curran ever put in a match winning performance for England, I can’t recall! I do hope he kicks on from here, but like Sam Billings who’s now approaching 30, he’s had countless opportunities. This won’t be lost on a number of equally good or better domestic all rounders who can’t get a gig!
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28/03/2021 19:46:44 10 7
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Sam Curran was the game changer(2 MoM) for Eng in the test series in England when India last visited and he was only 18 then. He is only 22 now and the talent is there for everybody to see. He can quite easily play ahead of Moeen in this England batting lineup.
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Ed
28/03/2021 19:47:06 2 1
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8 is the answer, of which hes batted in 3, your recollection is pretty poor
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28/03/2021 19:52:48 2 3
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Disagree with your comments about Sam Curran, as he has potential particularly as a batting all rounder. There are others who deserve a chance and probably time to leave out Moeen, Sam Billings, Jordan and others who have been around for a few years
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28/03/2021 19:58:01 1 1
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Alan, this was only Sam’s 8th ODI. Hardly classes as “countless opportunities” does it?
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28/03/2021 20:05:25 0 1
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Asking for a friend- your highest senior score with a bat in any form of league cricket?
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28/03/2021 20:18:40 1 1
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"Countless opportunities" - that was his 8th ODI. No need to do the counting; it's in the report.
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28/03/2021 19:46:42 9 17
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England have just won a World Cup based on the tactic of picking proper bowlers - now we’re back pinning our hopes on bits and pieces all rounders.
This innings has guaranteed he’ll be wasting a spot in the side for the next 3 years - and it didn’t even win the game!
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28/03/2021 20:00:45 4 7
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Sam Curran can bat at 7 as a batting all rounder. Could also use Joe Root as a 2nd spinner, as he is no worse than Moeen. At 22 it is too early to discard Sam Curran but I agree he should be used more as a backup bowler
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29/03/2021 07:33:44 0 1
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Perhaps the purpose was to see which "bits and pieces all rounders ", we can mould into proper bowlers , whilst retaining the ability to score runs, weird thought , i know .
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29/03/2021 17:19:41 0 0
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No , but does even matter? We got the chance to give payers a game who otherwise might not have , hopefully some will move on and develop ,others may not get another shot , its all about building to the world cups .
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28/03/2021 19:43:32 10 12
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I’m afraid JB is trying to be nice, but it comes across as quite patronising. When has Sam Curran ever put in a match winning performance for England, I can’t recall! I do hope he kicks on from here, but like Sam Billings who’s now approaching 30, he’s had countless opportunities. This won’t be lost on a number of equally good or better domestic all rounders who can’t get a gig!
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28/03/2021 19:46:44 10 7
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Sam Curran was the game changer(2 MoM) for Eng in the test series in England when India last visited and he was only 18 then. He is only 22 now and the talent is there for everybody to see. He can quite easily play ahead of Moeen in this England batting lineup.
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29/03/2021 04:07:52 0 0
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Nonsense
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28/03/2021 19:43:32 10 12
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I’m afraid JB is trying to be nice, but it comes across as quite patronising. When has Sam Curran ever put in a match winning performance for England, I can’t recall! I do hope he kicks on from here, but like Sam Billings who’s now approaching 30, he’s had countless opportunities. This won’t be lost on a number of equally good or better domestic all rounders who can’t get a gig!
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28/03/2021 19:47:06 2 1
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8 is the answer, of which hes batted in 3, your recollection is pretty poor
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28/03/2021 19:21:32 4 9
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I love how the English take a positive out of being spanked by India in so many ways! Yes I’m South African!!
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28/03/2021 19:48:59 1 1
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only lion left then, shot the rest and burgled their houses too
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28/03/2021 19:43:32 10 12
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I’m afraid JB is trying to be nice, but it comes across as quite patronising. When has Sam Curran ever put in a match winning performance for England, I can’t recall! I do hope he kicks on from here, but like Sam Billings who’s now approaching 30, he’s had countless opportunities. This won’t be lost on a number of equally good or better domestic all rounders who can’t get a gig!
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28/03/2021 19:52:48 2 3
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Disagree with your comments about Sam Curran, as he has potential particularly as a batting all rounder. There are others who deserve a chance and probably time to leave out Moeen, Sam Billings, Jordan and others who have been around for a few years
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28/03/2021 19:38:23 6 1
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Absorbing game. On tenterhooks during the last 5 overs. Worst was the last 4 balls.
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28/03/2021 19:54:29 19 6
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If a few batsman had realised we were only chasing just over 6 per over, we could easily have won this game. Moeen seems to lack game awareness
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28/03/2021 20:56:37 8 6
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Yet again, let’s blame Moeen...pathetic.
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29/03/2021 04:05:08 2 3
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I see that you are one of the "blame Moeen" usual suspects
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29/03/2021 06:08:04 4 0
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He has not performed well for quite some time. I fail yo understand he gets picked to play for England.
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29/03/2021 08:44:09 2 0
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tbf, he bowled very well, yes he may have 'lacked game awareness', but that is how the management encourage them to play, and I don't think he was the only one either...
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28/03/2021 19:56:02 16 1
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Kid deserved a century and probably the game... well played
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28/03/2021 19:43:32 10 12
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I’m afraid JB is trying to be nice, but it comes across as quite patronising. When has Sam Curran ever put in a match winning performance for England, I can’t recall! I do hope he kicks on from here, but like Sam Billings who’s now approaching 30, he’s had countless opportunities. This won’t be lost on a number of equally good or better domestic all rounders who can’t get a gig!
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28/03/2021 19:58:01 1 1
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Alan, this was only Sam’s 8th ODI. Hardly classes as “countless opportunities” does it?
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28/03/2021 19:31:19 108 28
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Credit at last for the surfaces prepared over there for these ODI’s. Much better than the disgraceful pitches in the test series.
If you have a weak team, you are expect to avail all resources: umpires, pitch doctoring, ball prep, other

Mystery is why they needed those to beat another weak team.
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28/03/2021 19:46:42 9 17
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England have just won a World Cup based on the tactic of picking proper bowlers - now we’re back pinning our hopes on bits and pieces all rounders.
This innings has guaranteed he’ll be wasting a spot in the side for the next 3 years - and it didn’t even win the game!
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28/03/2021 20:00:45 4 7
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Sam Curran can bat at 7 as a batting all rounder. Could also use Joe Root as a 2nd spinner, as he is no worse than Moeen. At 22 it is too early to discard Sam Curran but I agree he should be used more as a backup bowler
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29/03/2021 04:09:52 0 0
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Could Root clean bowl Kohli twice?
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28/03/2021 19:21:39 114 3
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Sam Curran is an incredible talent and would have taken a lot of confidence from this performance even if he couldn’t take England over the line today. He deserves his place in this Eng team. Also another young player was incredible today- Rishabh Pant. Pant is 23 and Curran is 22. Hope to see these two doing great for years to come.
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28/03/2021 19:43:32 10 12
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I’m afraid JB is trying to be nice, but it comes across as quite patronising. When has Sam Curran ever put in a match winning performance for England, I can’t recall! I do hope he kicks on from here, but like Sam Billings who’s now approaching 30, he’s had countless opportunities. This won’t be lost on a number of equally good or better domestic all rounders who can’t get a gig!
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28/03/2021 20:05:25 0 1
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Asking for a friend- your highest senior score with a bat in any form of league cricket?
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29/03/2021 07:26:23 0 0
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28/03/2021 19:21:32 4 9
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I love how the English take a positive out of being spanked by India in so many ways! Yes I’m South African!!
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28/03/2021 20:06:43 1 1
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No need to tell us your propensity for onanism, your comment had already confirmed it
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28/03/2021 19:43:32 10 12
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I’m afraid JB is trying to be nice, but it comes across as quite patronising. When has Sam Curran ever put in a match winning performance for England, I can’t recall! I do hope he kicks on from here, but like Sam Billings who’s now approaching 30, he’s had countless opportunities. This won’t be lost on a number of equally good or better domestic all rounders who can’t get a gig!
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28/03/2021 20:18:40 1 1
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"Countless opportunities" - that was his 8th ODI. No need to do the counting; it's in the report.
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28/03/2021 20:24:28 3 3
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Far from the finished article but he is only 22. Can we dispense with Billings though he has had so many chances and never delivers.
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28/03/2021 20:34:34 10 1
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Apart from guiding England to several wins last summer and hitting A magnificent hundred against Australia I guess you’re right
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28/03/2021 20:26:09 2 1
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What a great effort! Now, if only...
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28/03/2021 20:24:28 3 3
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Far from the finished article but he is only 22. Can we dispense with Billings though he has had so many chances and never delivers.
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28/03/2021 20:34:34 10 1
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Apart from guiding England to several wins last summer and hitting A magnificent hundred against Australia I guess you’re right
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29/03/2021 17:12:38 0 0
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Yeah, but apart from that then .........?
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28/03/2021 18:47:23 23 67
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"Sam keeps showing what a match-winner he is.

That is a funny statement, considering England LOST the match.
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HaHa! You're just as amusing as predictable! Removed
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28/03/2021 20:50:17 14 2
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I know Jos is pretty self-effacing....but surely BBC now know he's not called "Joe"?
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29/03/2021 00:17:33 3 0
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Well, he is referred to as Jos in the article !
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29/03/2021 06:19:50 1 1
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Its the Beeb , i wouldnt bank on it .
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28/03/2021 19:54:29 19 6
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If a few batsman had realised we were only chasing just over 6 per over, we could easily have won this game. Moeen seems to lack game awareness
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28/03/2021 20:56:37 8 6
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Yet again, let’s blame Moeen...pathetic.
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29/03/2021 08:20:16 3 0
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Agreed. I am not a Moeen fan but he bowled really well and did well enough with the bat. Plenty of more guilty parties to blame.
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28/03/2021 20:56:56 9 8
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Turned down 7 singles to win the game...
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28/03/2021 21:11:23 3 2
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You'd have done better 160 runs off
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28/03/2021 21:18:22 1 1
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No doubt acting on captain and magagement instructions.
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28/03/2021 21:57:52 3 1
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and if he took a single and Wood got out ,what was he doing exposing wood !!
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29/03/2021 17:09:36 0 0
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Poor argument that .
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28/03/2021 20:59:32 6 4
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BBC editing is clearly from the Guardian

And we all know what that means

The Freudian slips are standing next to the keeper
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28/03/2021 21:21:34 4 1
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Reverting to typo?
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28/03/2021 19:19:57 8 1
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He opens the bowling in the IPL and took a hat-trick?
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28/03/2021 21:01:12 0 2
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And batsmen work you out - 2nd tough season in the IPL is likely
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28/03/2021 21:05:02 4 9
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I think England can invest in Sam as a successor to Stokes
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28/03/2021 22:26:53 0 1
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When you order your Ben Stokes from Wish....
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28/03/2021 20:56:56 9 8
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Turned down 7 singles to win the game...
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28/03/2021 21:11:23 3 2
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You'd have done better 160 runs off
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28/03/2021 21:12:15 19 3
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Not a match for the faint hearted for sure, didn't breathe through the last 3 overs. Shame we didn't make it over the final hurdle but a big well done to Sam Curran but last over well bowled under pressure. Imagine that game with a crowd!!
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28/03/2021 20:56:56 9 8
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Turned down 7 singles to win the game...
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Baz
28/03/2021 21:18:22 1 1
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No doubt acting on captain and magagement instructions.
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28/03/2021 20:59:32 6 4
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BBC editing is clearly from the Guardian

And we all know what that means

The Freudian slips are standing next to the keeper
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28/03/2021 21:21:34 4 1
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Reverting to typo?
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Very good.
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28/03/2021 21:30:42 7 4
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I'm getting in there before anyone else does . . .Kate G F, will you marry me!!!
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Ha
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28/03/2021 22:00:59 5 0
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You're partial to a 35 year male virgin who still lives with his mum, are you? To make things worse, he's probably Australian. Eww
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28/03/2021 19:23:11 48 3
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Don’t feed the troll KATE. If everyone ignores him (Im sure it’s a he) he will have to return to the football board where he belongs
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28/03/2021 21:38:13 12 4
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Maybe if we all report him / her they will get banned. It'll take 30 seconds of your time and be a seriously good investment!
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'It' might be a pain, but doesn't write anything that is outside the regulations.
Stupid, repetitive, without humour, but not off topic, or offensive. Unfortunately, being obnoxious isn't an offence.
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28/03/2021 21:39:21 8 8
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Curran is too inconsistant at this level
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28/03/2021 22:12:37 10 3
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Tell me about yourself at 22...

Rishabh Pant has some matches where he drops a couple and gets out in single figures but is obviously a talent worth investing time/experience in. Same for Sam Curran. They have 8/10 years to peak. I think I trust the cricketing mind of Dhoni who opens the bowling and batting with Curran over your half-baked mind farts.
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Give him time for goodness sake ,he is 22 .
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I'm getting in there before anyone else does . . .Kate G F, will you marry me!!!
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Ha
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Max
28/03/2021 21:49:21 2 5
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S Curran take note - which is the easiest side of the wicket to hit boundaries? as we saw Stokes do so 2 days ago - so all of those deliveries he faced (some of which would have been `wides`) he should be stepping inside the line and ``helping it on its way` (as Ben did !)
It`s not rocket -science ! - a great knock - but awareness at `the death` is what wins the game and the glory
Buttler ???????
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29/03/2021 07:30:43 1 0
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Some career you must have had , perhaps you could remind us again who you played for ?
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28/03/2021 21:51:29 41 7
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Ok it was a great innings from Curran but his bowling still leaves a lot to be desired. An opening bowler getting carted for more than 8 per over and only trusted to bowl half his allocation says it all.
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28/03/2021 20:56:56 9 8
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Turned down 7 singles to win the game...
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28/03/2021 21:57:52 3 1
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and if he took a single and Wood got out ,what was he doing exposing wood !!
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Probably get arrested for exposing WOOD :P
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28/03/2021 21:30:42 7 4
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I'm getting in there before anyone else does . . .Kate G F, will you marry me!!!
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28/03/2021 22:00:59 5 0
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You're partial to a 35 year male virgin who still lives with his mum, are you? To make things worse, he's probably Australian. Eww
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Lol, ?? Yes, that is exactly the attraction!
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28/03/2021 22:09:34 0 3
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Curran backed himself to bring it home hel
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29/03/2021 00:22:51 1 2
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Newsflash. England lost!
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28/03/2021 21:39:21 8 8
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Curran is too inconsistant at this level
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28/03/2021 22:12:37 10 3
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Tell me about yourself at 22...

Rishabh Pant has some matches where he drops a couple and gets out in single figures but is obviously a talent worth investing time/experience in. Same for Sam Curran. They have 8/10 years to peak. I think I trust the cricketing mind of Dhoni who opens the bowling and batting with Curran over your half-baked mind farts.
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28/03/2021 22:27:26 2 1
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Excellent point!
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28/03/2021 22:13:21 58 3
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Curran backed himself to bring it home helped by some poor Indian fielding. However I think he should have trusted Wood more and rotated the strike with him.
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28/03/2021 22:59:52 30 1
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Who's to say if they didn't take those missed singles they may have got over the line. Small margins.
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29/03/2021 00:21:36 4 5
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Curran lost them the game. Wood was batting confidently. He was dropped a couple of times got lucky. Almost got wood injured with his indecisive running. The reporters and fans have to get a positive out of a complete disastrous your of England.
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29/03/2021 06:40:47 3 2
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Terrible game management by Curran. Turned down 7 runs. Then decided to start taking them.
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29/03/2021 07:37:14 2 2
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No sorry, he did the right thing by keeping the strike and getting the majority of the runs himself. If he gave the strike to Wood who got out a couple of balls later you would be saying the opposite.
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I agree, If he had took all of the singles that he let go and trusted Wood then we would have possibly won. Seeing as we lost anyway we had nothing else to lose and everything to gain. Good effort by the young man though.
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29/03/2021 10:56:38 0 0
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Yes Paul. You are right. Wood was solid and it was only Sam falling over that caused the run out. Great show though Sam
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28/03/2021 22:17:10 29 4
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Hes a goodish bowler and a goodish batsman but I can't see him really making a huge impact with the ball or bat on a regular basis. Decent player to have in the squad though.
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28/03/2021 22:23:54 9 3
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22. Give it time. Some of the greatest players/captains around seem to rate him. They're probably onto something.
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29/03/2021 10:25:02 2 0
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He'll end up batting at 6 and bowling only when conditions suit.....and will win matches for England....taking over from Stokesy!!!
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29/03/2021 11:25:56 2 0
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If he could bowl 80+ then he'd really would be a handful.
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28/03/2021 19:23:11 48 3
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Don’t feed the troll KATE. If everyone ignores him (Im sure it’s a he) he will have to return to the football board where he belongs
I pondered this theory too. I wondered if Kate G F could be a misogynist typing ill-informed nonsense trying to encourage others to bleat sexist comments in reply about female players/presenters/fans etc. ?? Removed
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28/03/2021 22:38:00 10 1
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I reckon it's Tim Paine.
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28/03/2021 22:17:10 29 4
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Hes a goodish bowler and a goodish batsman but I can't see him really making a huge impact with the ball or bat on a regular basis. Decent player to have in the squad though.
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28/03/2021 22:23:54 9 3
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22. Give it time. Some of the greatest players/captains around seem to rate him. They're probably onto something.
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28/03/2021 22:25:32 7 1
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I suppose Steve Smith sort of started out as a bowler and goodish lower order batsman!
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28/03/2021 22:23:59 4 4
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And Sam will only get better. What a remarkable young player!
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28/03/2021 23:53:52 5 7
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Have you seen his performance in tests?
Not a good enough batter, bowler, nor sadly fielder either.
He is at best a utility player. Whatever that means.

He is definitely not a remarkable player. Or may be he is - by English standards
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28/03/2021 22:23:54 9 3
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22. Give it time. Some of the greatest players/captains around seem to rate him. They're probably onto something.
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28/03/2021 22:25:32 7 1
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I suppose Steve Smith sort of started out as a bowler and goodish lower order batsman!
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28/03/2021 22:30:55 7 1
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Good example, and Pietersen started as an average off-spinner
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28/03/2021 22:34:18 7 1
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I captained my year at a school with hopeless sports teams, and look at me now... I'm commenting on a cricket formun on global information network!
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28/03/2021 23:38:40 5 0
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Lol, I remember one commentator saying something about Steve Smith being unlikely to be successful batsman because he looked awkward at the crease (game 4 or 5 for Australia) - how wrong was he....
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28/03/2021 22:26:35 6 10
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If you follow Sam's bowling figures closely you'll see that he is actually, on average, reasonably economical. He also a knack of taking 'that' wicket or making the breakthrough when it's needed. He is a very good bat with power and technique - remember he was Man of the Series in in Asia recently. He is NOT average as some on this thread seem to think.
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28/03/2021 21:05:02 4 9
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I think England can invest in Sam as a successor to Stokes
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28/03/2021 22:26:53 0 1
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When you order your Ben Stokes from Wish....
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28/03/2021 22:12:37 10 3
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Tell me about yourself at 22...

Rishabh Pant has some matches where he drops a couple and gets out in single figures but is obviously a talent worth investing time/experience in. Same for Sam Curran. They have 8/10 years to peak. I think I trust the cricketing mind of Dhoni who opens the bowling and batting with Curran over your half-baked mind farts.
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28/03/2021 22:27:26 2 1
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Excellent point!
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28/03/2021 22:25:32 7 1
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I suppose Steve Smith sort of started out as a bowler and goodish lower order batsman!
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28/03/2021 22:30:55 7 1
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Good example, and Pietersen started as an average off-spinner
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28/03/2021 19:21:32 4 9
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I love how the English take a positive out of being spanked by India in so many ways! Yes I’m South African!!
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28/03/2021 22:30:59 1 0
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They weren't spanked. The two white ball series were neck and neck.
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28/03/2021 18:47:23 23 67
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"Sam keeps showing what a match-winner he is.

That is a funny statement, considering England LOST the match.
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28/03/2021 22:25:32 7 1
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I suppose Steve Smith sort of started out as a bowler and goodish lower order batsman!
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28/03/2021 22:34:18 7 1
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I captained my year at a school with hopeless sports teams, and look at me now... I'm commenting on a cricket formun on global information network!
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28/03/2021 22:38:15 6 1
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But apparently can't write 'forum', still, we can't excell at everything.
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28/03/2021 18:39:45 21 4
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Sam Curran is the kind of player England needs. He's got the heart of a lion and a fighter!
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28/03/2021 22:34:36 2 1
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That is the x factor that makes Sam such a valuable asset. Think Botham and Stokes and lionhearts and fighters. Curran has that about him as today obviously showed.
"It was great for Sam to take us all the way down to the wire."

All the way?
Really?
I guess a close loss is a win for this team. OK then. Should have said so
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I pondered this theory too. I wondered if Kate G F could be a misogynist typing ill-informed nonsense trying to encourage others to bleat sexist comments in reply about female players/presenters/fans etc. ?? Removed
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28/03/2021 22:38:00 10 1
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I reckon it's Tim Paine.
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28/03/2021 22:34:18 7 1
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I captained my year at a school with hopeless sports teams, and look at me now... I'm commenting on a cricket formun on global information network!
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28/03/2021 22:38:15 6 1
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But apparently can't write 'forum', still, we can't excell at everything.
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28/03/2021 22:53:25 61 5
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Sam Curran batted well today but we should not go over the top. At times this Winter it has looked like he is pretty useful in all disciplines but not necessarily good enough at any one to really guarantee a place in the best 11. However, he is still very young and still needs to be given lots of chances to further improve. Encouraging today- well played.
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29/03/2021 00:15:16 16 6
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A wise comment. English reporters and fans, be it in football or cricket have a habit of making superstars out of mediocre players. Remember Sam was dropped twice and had zero pressure on him when he came to bat.
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Agreed. Had he not been dropped earlier in this innings he wouldn’t have had a mention. He batted with refreshing freedom when he first came into the Test side, so there’s nothing new. If anything his bowling seems to have gone backwards a little.
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28/03/2021 22:13:21 58 3
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Curran backed himself to bring it home helped by some poor Indian fielding. However I think he should have trusted Wood more and rotated the strike with him.
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28/03/2021 22:59:52 30 1
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Who's to say if they didn't take those missed singles they may have got over the line. Small margins.
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28/03/2021 23:21:59 8 8
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one word no chance of winning the ashes off the aussies
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28/03/2021 23:49:19 19 1
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That’s not one word.
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Which one word are you choosing then ?
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28/03/2021 23:28:45 2 0
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He'd better hurry up and get better, we need all the help we can get !!!
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28/03/2021 18:50:20 7 21
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Considering that the Butlers, Moeens and Eoins are not getting it done, Sam and Tom would be good hail Marys
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28/03/2021 23:30:52 2 1
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!!!??? Hail Mary's
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28/03/2021 22:25:32 7 1
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I suppose Steve Smith sort of started out as a bowler and goodish lower order batsman!
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28/03/2021 23:38:40 5 0
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Lol, I remember one commentator saying something about Steve Smith being unlikely to be successful batsman because he looked awkward at the crease (game 4 or 5 for Australia) - how wrong was he....
Go Curran!

"From Gibraltar to Jamaica, Pacific coast of Canada to Australia, South Africa to India & Hong Kong, control of seas & oceans belonged to English. On coasts of all continents..had been conquered since 17th cen. Naval bases were created for supply & maintenance of ships"

lol empire formed from our English colonies xx;)
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?
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28/03/2021 23:50:07 2 0
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Maybe you should conquer these countries again. Good luck
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29/03/2021 00:00:35 0 0
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Errrr?? Where to start with this? What does other than "Go Curran" does any of this have to do with cricket???
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29/03/2021 00:11:11 1 1
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Are you that Kate women in disguise ?
Go Curran!

"From Gibraltar to Jamaica, Pacific coast of Canada to Australia, South Africa to India & Hong Kong, control of seas & oceans belonged to English. On coasts of all continents..had been conquered since 17th cen. Naval bases were created for supply & maintenance of ships"

lol empire formed from our English colonies xx;)
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?
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29/03/2021 00:01:55 1 0
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ok im chancing my arm on hong kong lol, but that was a quick-pick-me up school site lol.

try english oversees possesions on wiki xx;)
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28/03/2021 23:21:59 8 8
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one word no chance of winning the ashes off the aussies
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28/03/2021 23:49:19 19 1
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That’s not one word.
Go Curran!

"From Gibraltar to Jamaica, Pacific coast of Canada to Australia, South Africa to India & Hong Kong, control of seas & oceans belonged to English. On coasts of all continents..had been conquered since 17th cen. Naval bases were created for supply & maintenance of ships"

lol empire formed from our English colonies xx;)
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28/03/2021 23:50:07 2 0
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Maybe you should conquer these countries again. Good luck
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28/03/2021 22:23:59 4 4
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And Sam will only get better. What a remarkable young player!
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28/03/2021 23:53:52 5 7
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Have you seen his performance in tests?
Not a good enough batter, bowler, nor sadly fielder either.
He is at best a utility player. Whatever that means.

He is definitely not a remarkable player. Or may be he is - by English standards
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29/03/2021 00:12:49 1 0
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Are you Australian, by any chance Kate ?
Go Curran!

"From Gibraltar to Jamaica, Pacific coast of Canada to Australia, South Africa to India & Hong Kong, control of seas & oceans belonged to English. On coasts of all continents..had been conquered since 17th cen. Naval bases were created for supply & maintenance of ships"

lol empire formed from our English colonies xx;)
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29/03/2021 00:00:35 0 0
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Errrr?? Where to start with this? What does other than "Go Curran" does any of this have to do with cricket???
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28/03/2021 23:46:49 1 0
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?
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29/03/2021 00:01:55 1 0
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ok im chancing my arm on hong kong lol, but that was a quick-pick-me up school site lol.

try english oversees possesions on wiki xx;)
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29/03/2021 00:05:39 78 3
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Sam Curran is a decent player, no doubt about it but I still can't get my head around why England go into these important games without there best players. Rotation is one thing but Chris Woakes hasn't played a game for about 6 months and he has to be the most accurate of the English bowlers available. Look at the Indians there best bowler is not particularly fast but he is accurate.
Sam Curran is borderless, he transcends all continents and countries..

just like the English former colonies on which the brit empire was propelled from

see English Oversees Posessions on wiki (the red dots, hard to find on the map, but we gone there, done that xx;)
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29/03/2021 05:56:48 2 2
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I think Woakes has been hidden from India ...the less they face him the tougher it will be for them when it really matters .... can't think of any other reason why he hasn't been played
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29/03/2021 08:05:45 11 1
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Morgan is very set in his ideas. Some faces fit, others don’t. The likes of Tom Curran and Chris Jordan will get whacked around the park time after time bowling half-track at 80mph while Woakes and Stone don’t get a look in when they both bowl with far greater control and intelligence
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29/03/2021 11:22:38 0 1
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Rotation is stupid. And we're going to in the Ashes, apparently. Aussies will be laughing all the way to a 5-0 victory.
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29/03/2021 00:05:39 78 3
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Sam Curran is a decent player, no doubt about it but I still can't get my head around why England go into these important games without there best players. Rotation is one thing but Chris Woakes hasn't played a game for about 6 months and he has to be the most accurate of the English bowlers available. Look at the Indians there best bowler is not particularly fast but he is accurate.
Sam Curran is borderless, he transcends all continents and countries..

just like the English former colonies on which the brit empire was propelled from

see English Oversees Posessions on wiki (the red dots, hard to find on the map, but we gone there, done that xx;)
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29/03/2021 00:57:32 4 3
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St George's Cross is a road junction in the Woodside area of Glasgow, Scotland LOL
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29/03/2021 06:53:40 5 0
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Personally I haven't the faintest idea what you're talking about. This worries me very little.
Go Curran!

"From Gibraltar to Jamaica, Pacific coast of Canada to Australia, South Africa to India & Hong Kong, control of seas & oceans belonged to English. On coasts of all continents..had been conquered since 17th cen. Naval bases were created for supply & maintenance of ships"

lol empire formed from our English colonies xx;)
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29/03/2021 00:11:11 1 1
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Are you that Kate women in disguise ?
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28/03/2021 23:53:52 5 7
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Have you seen his performance in tests?
Not a good enough batter, bowler, nor sadly fielder either.
He is at best a utility player. Whatever that means.

He is definitely not a remarkable player. Or may be he is - by English standards
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29/03/2021 00:12:49 1 0
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Are you Australian, by any chance Kate ?
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28/03/2021 22:53:25 61 5
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Sam Curran batted well today but we should not go over the top. At times this Winter it has looked like he is pretty useful in all disciplines but not necessarily good enough at any one to really guarantee a place in the best 11. However, he is still very young and still needs to be given lots of chances to further improve. Encouraging today- well played.
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29/03/2021 00:15:16 16 6
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A wise comment. English reporters and fans, be it in football or cricket have a habit of making superstars out of mediocre players. Remember Sam was dropped twice and had zero pressure on him when he came to bat.
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Funny, but the CSK set-up have no qualms about building him up. Does some great things for them, too. England, as ever, are slow to catch on...