England cricket 2019

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  1. chiefdave

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    On the official site:
    England 311/8 vs South Africa 10/0 | Match 1 | ICC
    There's a listen live button just under the score, shouldn't be blocked in the US as nobody there has purchased the radio rights.
     
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    Cheers will have that on in the background
     
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    At half time I felt we were maybe 20/30 short but this could be rather close. It's certainly been a promising start to the bowling.
     
  4. Liquid Gold

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    Looks all over now. Tempted to go see Australia v Afghanistan on Saturday. Only £20 a ticket
     
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    Nice win. Decent batting, good bowling and fielding effort
    Puts the Archer debate to bed - ripped out the middle order.
     
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    For once all the hype about an England team looks justified. Thought today they hadn’t scored enough but the bowling/fielding was excellent and turned it into a comfortable victory.


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    Jesus christ that catch!
     
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    A lot to improve on and we left a few runs on the crease but bowling esp Archer and great fielding were the key. Needed a good first win and we got it. Top start
     
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    Pakistan having a bit of a shocker today.
     
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    I hope Afghanistan put up a better fight tomorrow, 24 degrees sat watching international cricket should be lovely.
     
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    W Indies certainly an interesting outside bet, they are either on fire or absolute awful. Interesting to see how Gayle and co get on this afternoon but for me they are the most exciting to watch in ODI cricket.
     
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    Pakistan proper battered today!
     
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    The inclusion of Archer is really upsetting the team.
    Why isn't he playing further up the order?
    He's supposed to be pretty good with the bat.
     
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    Afghanistan gave a good account of themselves batting. The difference in quality was obvious but fair play for how the played.
     
  15. Covstu

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    Game over, Pakistan were very good today but we were awful in the field today
     
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    Archer is an amazing talent
     
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    The fielding was poor. Woakes was lamentable in the bowling department. Rashid I really don’t see why he’s indulged so much and he needs to go. He can’t field, he can’t bat and he’s second choice to Ali as a bowler. You can’t have a team with 10 players at this level.
     
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    I think we all feared it wouldn't be as straightforward as predicted.
    You can't have three of your top batsmen out for 8, 9 and 13 (Roy, Morgan, Stokes).
    Worrying that both Root and Buttler got out so soon after making their centuries.
    I wonder if they will drop Archer for the next game, 0 for 79 and one run.
     
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    Lol archer is a class player
     
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    don't see any side going unbeaten through the qualifiers but , that said, a game thrown away today.
    hafeez simple drop was probably key.
    So a reality check and time to refocus.
     
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    Might be the kick up the ass we needed, we were fantastic against SA and particularly looking at their result yesterday too. Ali hasn’t impressed me with a bat especially today so he needs to pick up his game. Not panic stations yet and a lot of games to play still
     
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    Archer will have days where he goes for a load and gets no wickets and other days will get five wickets
     
  23. Dimi_Konstantflapalot

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    You do realise Rashid has the most ODI wickets in the world since the last World Cup? He's one of England's biggest weapons, just had an off day which leg spinners can have.
     
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    He’s economy rate is worse than Ali isn’t it?

    He’s not a big weapon - he’s an awful fielder and poor in big games
     
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    Econ very similar, however Ali takes his wickets @ 50 with S/R of 56 compared to Rashid @ 30 and S/R of 32 across the same period. Takes wickets more frequently and gives away less runs in between

    Leg spinners always likely to get hit on some days. Rashid a threat to both right and left handers with his variations and few batsmen from 7 downwards can pick them, which is why he cleans up the tail so often. Ali is a decent option as a 2nd spinner, gets good drift and turn on his day but carries nowhere near the same wicket taking threat.

    Rashid probably one of the poorer fielders agreed, but not a liability. As for his batting, well...he bats 10/11 usually yet still averages over 20 with a S/R over 100, I don't think that's a big issue :)

    Doesn't perform in big games - took most wickets as a spinner in 2017 Champions Trophy, only global tournament he'd previously played in. Also most wickets in big series vs Aus last summer and also vs West Indies in the winter as a couple more recent examples
     
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    South Africa in a mess again. They could very well end up played 3 lost 3.

    I know the format of the competition allows you to lose games and still go through but surely that would be them done.
     
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    This is like watching the Windies in their glory days. Australia need to get their act together very quickly or they're going to give their bowlers nothing to work with.
     
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    Windies my favourite team to watch. Played well so far and if they can restrict Aussies to sub 300 it would be excellent.
     
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    Fell apart totally in the end
     
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    Dubious umpire decisions too but excellent bowling (sadly)
     
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    Think they might need to look at this issue with the ball keep hitting the stumps without the bails coming off. Is happening way too often and only a matter of time before it has a major impact on the result.
     
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    Yes, agree. It is ridiculous. Surely only the gentlest of touches upon the stumps should result in the bails not being removed.
     
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    Totally agree, in fact I mentioned it in the "Rule Changes" thread.
     
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    Great win vs Bangladesh.
    Magnificent knock by Roy.
    Brave decision to rest Ali and play Plunkett.
    Good to see Archer and Stokes back on track with three wickets each.
     
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    More rain! Hope this doesn’t ruin the tournament. Enjoyed the India v Aussie game on sunday
     

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