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Posts posted by Stumped

  1. I don't think much can be read into a few dropped slip catches this series, everyone was dropping catches left right and centre and Cook's been a solid (not nessecarily anything special) slipper for years now.


    Bit harsh to take his stats since a selective dates and look at his series stats without his biggest innings but despite that he's clearly he's not quite as good as he was some years back. He's has his issues against quality pace bowling so this winter will be an interesting challenge for him. If he gets through it successfully he's got the fitness standards to go on for a long time more if he wants and probably will as he won't face much tougher. I don't think much more can be said right now.


    On the topic of Hameed I think the risk of chucking him in against the West Indies during a shockingly poor county season and doing more harm than good was way too high. Especially for someone so young.

  2. 3 minutes ago, sandeep said:

    Anderson hasn't been a mid-90s bowler for quite a while.  Quality bowler, hard to like on account of his moronic antics.  But given a bit of assistance, quite incisive.   

    Wasn't suggesting he was, but @rightarmfast was suggesting an Indian bowler would have to drop 10mph to match Anderson in pace. Anderson was never a 90+mph bowler, started out as being regularly in the mid-late 80s but then dropped a few probably around the same time he became a test regular.

  3. 6 minutes ago, sandeep said:

    I think that's a shame.  I think Jos Buttler is the type of cricketer I would want in my team, regardless of format.  Unless he proves he can't cut it in tests.   

    As a batting option his Lancashire team mate Liam Livingstone may be someone to keep an eye on for the very near future. Averages 46.56 in division 1 county cricket and is currently 204*.

  4. 6 minutes ago, sandeep said:

    England have a top-order batting problem.  A potential solution would be for Root to go back to #3, bat Bairstow at #4, and bring in Jos Buttler to keep wickets.  Buttler showed that he has the grit for test cricket in the India series. Buttler and Hameed did really well in that series, and should be in the selection mix.   @Stumped @YCCC How is Jos Buttler doing in FC cricket these days?  I understand Hameed went through a bit of a slump, but has he turned it around yet?

    My personal view is we shouldn't be messing with the middle-lower order which is a massive strength of ours to try and patch up our top order issues.


    Hameed hasn't had much of a chance to correct his slump because of not much FC cricket recently. Didn't get any runs for Lancashire yesterday though. I don't think we're really looking at Buttler right now. Could possibly be overlooked for Foakes as the backup keeping option for the Ashes, particularly if Buttler goes for a BBL contract.

  5. 10 minutes ago, sandeep said:

    "Clutch" Moeen, and "ATG" Stokes toothless so far, against a young and inexperienced Windies batting unit.   Sure they pick up their wickets when the momentum is with their team, and the Andersons, Woakes and Broads are piling on the pressure.  


    Exposed as the part-time, and 5th bowler or lower bowling options that they are.  

    Don't suppose you could say something similar again...? Preferably when Hopes on strike.

  6. 4 minutes ago, Forever Indian said:

    Right now when batsman gets Out umpire asks TV umpire to look if he overstepped if he thinks it's close. To make things fairer, No balls which fetch wickets should also be looked into through replays.


    Seeing replays of foot doesn't take long at all these days.

    Problem with checking the no ball after it's been called is the batsman can claim he only went for that shot because the umpire called no ball.

  7. 11 minutes ago, sandeep said:

    You're seriously out here defending the ICC's inconsistent enforcement of subjective rules when Joe Root got zero penalty points for doing exactly the same thing that Jadeja did?   


    Oh wait.  This is Stumped we're talking about.  Par for the course then.

    I'm not defending the inconsistency, I'm just pointing out an inconsistency that an English player was on the wrong end of to keep quiet all those who will happily harp on about it being because of skin colour. What's next, are you going to tell me Virat Kohlis never said a swear word (in any language) on a cricket field?


    On the Jadeja issue we've already been over that Root raising his hand as an attempted apology to the batsman unlike Jadeja was probably the tiny difference that caused the punishment.

  8. 6 hours ago, sandeep said:

    Stumpy - Saha missed one regulation chance in the test series aganst England - in the test that he injured his quad.   Injury was serious enough that he had to miss the rest of the series - You are right in that the England and Indian 'keepers were about equally good (or bad) for the rest of the series.  But crucially the Indian 'keeper was Parthiv Patel.  One of the worst keepers India has ever produced.  He's quite similar to Bairstow in that he's quite a handy batsman to have in a test XI.  But ordinary behind the stumps.  


    Not your fault for being unaware of Saha's quality - you obviously won't be watching much of Indian test cricket outside of the England series - where Saha didn't really play.  

    I quite clearly recall at least 2 dropped catches, both in the first innings of the series if I'm correct, and a missed stumping.


    You seem to be misunderstanding me, I'm not trying to claim Saha is a poor keeper or worse than Bairstow. I'm simply suggesting that the poster in question saying Bairstow kept poorly when he actually outdid Saha in those 2 tests is pretty unfair.


    Like I acknowledged in my original post, I realise that outkeeping Parthiv Patel isn't much of an achievement.

  9. 1 hour ago, MultiB48 said:

    wtached a bit of the replay of this match thus far ,i felt the way wi batted in the end was really good ,i though they might lose more wickets ,probably as good a test match batting i have seen from wi in some time ,they should find  away to get in jofra archer in to their side ,it would be so stupid if they waste a talent like archer.

    My biggest confusion with Archer is how he wasn't getting a shot in the Barbados team before he left for England given how quickly he's taken to all formats.

  10. 3 hours ago, King Tendulkar said:

    Out kept Saha lol what series were you watching lol 


    was poor in Bangladesh could not cope with turn and bounce . Also very poor in India in contrast Saha gave a master class in keeping 


    out kept saha , can't stop laughing at this lol

     ps bairstow much better bat then saha 


    Pretty sure in the 2 tests Saha played he missed almost as many opportunities as Bairstow did in the entire 5 match series...


    Similarly I can't remember many errors at all in Bangladesh although I can't remember that series as well. Would be happy to look through for you later.

  11. 3 hours ago, King Tendulkar said:

    Bairstow is poor . Was very poor in Bangladesh and India tours .


    too big too big good keepe imo . Too bulky as well 

    Saying Bairstow was poor in Asia is pretty harsh. Can't remember the Bangladesh series but head to head in the India series he out-kept Saha and Parthiv (alright, outdoing Parthiv isn't particularly hard...) on his first trip to Asia with the gloves.


    Started of mediocre with the gloves but has come on massively in the last 1-2 years. Very similar path to Matt Prior really.

  12. 13 minutes ago, express bowling said:

    Who are the top players to watch in the England U19 side ?

    To be honest I'm not overly clued up on this u19 side. The one day series has almost been a reset in the squad as I believe they want everyone who's playing this series to be available for the next world cup. I did however see a video of Jack Plom taking 6 wickets against India u19 in a tour game and he looked to have some serious height and pace for a 17 year old.

  13. 4 minutes ago, putrevus said:

    If Smith was punished as soon as it happened , Kohli's reaction would have been different .Kohli never said the word "cheating" himself so I don't think he did anything wrong.


    The problem is instigator never gets punished Rabada was instigated by Stokes who is no saint but he escaped but Rabada got punished.If ICC bans sledging all together it will be Aussies then Pommies who will protest against it first.

    Rabadas abusive send off had nothing to do with Stokes personally, it was just the frustration of being behind in the game and he happened to be the batsman he dismissed. Pretty sure both the players have stated there's nothing between them in particular and there's not been any notable incidents involving them before or after Rabadas ban.

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