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  1. 9 minutes ago, Temujin Khaghan said:

    Bumble and Nas : there is no inside edge!!!

     

    Our Indian cuckold commies Harsha and Sanju during England no ball in 2nd innings : well, these things happen in cricket, we have to accept the umpires decision... 

     

    Chewtiyaas...

    Well yeah, it's a bit harder to call a ball a no ball when zoomed in pictures show part of the heel behind the line than it is to claim there's an edge when pictures show daylight between bat and ball.


  2. 1 hour ago, mishra said:

    Not the same guy is no excuse, He targeted individuals simply because they were gay.

    When case came up initially, I felt sorry for him and thought he bumped in two unruly night out guys and may be just took it a bit too far  and blamed alchohol.

     

    However, if two group avoided fight with him, and he still managed to loose Ashes, he shouldn't be pardoned that easy.

     

    The only alleged incident of him targeting people for being gay so far has been claims he mocked a pair of gay men. The alleged incident was witnessed only by the bouncer he'd just previously insulted. The gay pair the bouncer claimed he mocked have come out since the incident and labelled Stokes a 'real hero".


  3. 2 hours ago, UnknownGenius said:

    All things considered YJB is probably engalnds mMVP across formats

     

    He deserved vice captaincy

     

    But looks like ecb playing politics and don't want two yorkshireman as leaders

     

    ODi team is half Yorkshire anyway at least for this season 

     

    Root YJB Willey

    Plunkett

    Rashid

    Buttler has international captaincy experience whilst Bairstow doesn't even have experience at domestic level. It's pretty clear that Buttler's expected to take over from Morgan in limited overs in the future therefore he's the natural choice as Roots deputy in tests right now.


  4. 8 hours ago, Lannister said:

    An off-spinner is a must, as Sam Curran is a left hand bowler and the foot marks left by him can be exploited by an off-spinner. 

    We have 8 left handed batsmen in our lineup which makes that rough slightly less important.

     

    6 hours ago, Nikhil_cric said:

    Damn it. They are going with 6 proper bats and Stokes for the first time in a long time. This actually looks a good team.

    For the first time since our last game.


  5. 1 hour ago, rkt.india said:

    most of the English players are there. Overseas import missing.

    check here

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/squad/1143668.html

    A full list of who's missing that would currently be participating if they were at full strength A Cook, Lawrence, Ten Doeschate, Bopara, Wheater, Harmer, Porter, Wagner, S Cook.


  6. 3 hours ago, Nikhil_cric said:

    A 6th bowling option should only be required for one of the main bowlers in case they get injured. They have root for that. England should not be compromising their batting strength for an extra bowler

    At full strength a 5 to 8 of Stokes, Buttler, Moeen, Woakes is more than good enough in the batting department, especially with Plunkett, Rashid and Willey/Wood to follow. Might as well go with the security of an extra bowling option.


  7. 18 hours ago, YCCC said:

    Bresnan is still going but who will he be playing for after this year? Rumours he hasn't been offered a new deal which is madness from the club. Absolute madness. An experienced county player who we're not going to lose to England. A rarity in our current squad. Coad and Fisher next to be picked by England I would say especially if the Test side continue to struggle.

    Think Coad's going to have to up his pace a little bit to get an England cap.


  8. 10 minutes ago, Tattieboy said:

    It was a ODI international affecting ranking points not some made up friendly before Aus 

    Morgan us getting huge amount of critism for his post interview .

    Back to a ground we know etc etc 

    Ungracious and arrogant  are the two words being levelled at him by English supporters 

    They were beaten by a better team on the day , deal with it 

    He was asked specifically about the Australian series and their preparation going into it. Yes this was an international game and it's also a significant part of the preparation going into the next series, just like any other consecutive series in the same format would be.

     

    "It was a fantastic game of cricket. Scotland played extremely well. They brought their best game and we didn't, we were far from it. Full credit to Scotland" -

    Ungracious and arrogant?


  9. 26 minutes ago, Tattieboy said:

    Eoin Morgan...it was a good run out for us , better than practising 

     

    You arragant ass**le

    Your bowlers were crap and got hit for 371 by an associate team 

    Your batsmen cracked under pressure and we're bowled out 

    I really hope Australia and India really really stuff them 

     

     

    He said a close competitive game was better preparation than just practicing (i.e having some nets) when asked about the Australia series specifically, don't see what's not true or arrogant about that. Would you prefer him saying England shouldn't play Scotland/Ireland prior to ODI series and should just have some nets instead?


  10. 5 minutes ago, Austin 3:!6 said:

     


    And more reason to hv 2 tier test cricket with periodic relegation / delegation.

    Aust/Eng often misuse their power and treat smaller boards as peasants. They reguarly call a bogie team just to practice before the main event. Eng always invite likes of SL in Apr before main season. They are having Pak this year. Aust invites some lower rank teams for couple of tests in october in smaller venues like Darwin/Cairns etc before summer. SA does the same sometimes with Zimb.

    This is where credit must be given to BCCI...they never misuse any team. If they are invited...they play proper series. And if they think likes of BD is not financially viable...they dont them invite at all.

    Poor from CA.

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    There's never been a game of international cricket played in England in April...?


  11. fully agree with sunny g in this instance

     

    Lloyd has been always hyper critical of the IPL when it was in ITV4... as soon as his paymasters have the rights to the IPL its all so good.

     

    Now I actually enjoy Lloyd as a commentator. He does bring colour to the commentary team. But there are others like Michael Vaughn who were always supportive of the IPL (though critical of certain aspects) who would have made a better choice.

    As far as I'm aware Lloyds only ever been critical of the television commercialisation of the IPL such as adverts taking place every single over and has actually always been pretty complimentary on the cricketing side of things? Seems fair enough to me?


  12. 12 hours ago, Sachinism said:

    Would take me less than 10 mins from work to get to The Oval.

    Can't wait for the days when Kohli comes in to bat around lunch time. Half day leave, off to the ground

    Unfortunately for you he'll only play a single game at The Oval and that's a one dayer.


  13. 3 hours ago, YCCC said:

    We're the only country that does this, giving overseas players the chance to play fc cricket in our domestic competition. And being a parochial person I'd ban it and make all counties pick only players born in the county. 

    Not quite sure I'd go to that extreme but we really should look at some kind of reciprocal agreements on overseas players, especially on short term deals like this.


  14. 2 minutes ago, sandeep said:

    You are contradicting your own argument.  If the T20 innings are done in 85 minutes each, then why make the silly cut to 16.4 to fit under 3 hours?  

     

    20 minutes ago, Stumped said:

    We can debate whether broadcasters should have such a large influence but unfortunately that's just the way modern cricket is. They input a huge proportion of the money nowadays although I'd guess the money isn't the focus with appeasing the BBC but instead the draw factor of getting cricket back on free to air TV. The suggestion seems to be to start the games around 18.30 and finish them up within about 2 and a half hours so something else can be broadcast from 21.00. There was an article going around recently with the average time of a t20 innings by country and the English t20 already had the lowest at something like 85 minutes (and there's run penalties in place for slow over rates). Given that it's safe to assume it would be a major struggle to reduce that by any kind of notable amount.

     

     

     

    3 minutes ago, sandeep said:

    And lost in all this chaos is the fact that if you keep the existing T20 tournament, and add this circus, where's the room on the calendar for FC cricket - 4 day or 50 overs?   Maybe the ECB thinks that its team can't compete in the existing 3 formats of the game, and decided to invent a new one where they can declare the winning team "world champions", American style.

    The word at the moment is that the 50 over tournament will be played in parallel with the new tournament but there's also been murmurs of playing a few championship games instead. We lost 2 championship games per team from the schedule last season without any increase in games in other formats so there's already a bit more room for manoeuvring than there was previously.


  15. 12 minutes ago, sandeep said:

    Surely, pursuing a "new" audience shouldn't be the be-all end-all of it.   You do want to take along the existing audience as well.  Such shitty perversion of the sport, just to suit broadcasting demands is quite foolish.  If you wanted to shorten the game, there is no reason why you couldn't fit 40 overs of cricket in about 3 hours.  This move smacks heavily of a desperate desire to differentiate themselves from other leagues that have left England in the dust.  In spite of England being one of the so-called early adopters of T20.

    Shouldn't necessarily be the be-all end-all but it's clearly what's deservedly a major focus in English cricket right now. I guess the argument would be that by retaining the old tournaments the existing audience is still getting what they are now.

     

    We can debate whether broadcasters should have such a large influence but unfortunately that's just the way modern cricket is. They input a huge proportion of the money nowadays although I'd guess the money isn't the focus with appeasing the BBC but instead the draw factor of getting cricket back on free to air TV. The suggestion seems to be to start the games around 18.30 and finish them up within about 2 and a half hours so something else can be broadcast from 21.00. There was an article going around recently with the average time of a t20 innings by country and the English t20 already had the lowest at something like 85 minutes (and there's run penalties in place for slow over rates). Given that it's safe to assume it would be a major struggle to reduce that by any kind of notable amount.


  16. 23 hours ago, sandeep said:

    Why are they so desperate to "differentiate" themselves from the other leagues.  This is pathetic.

     

    For better or worse, T20 has emerged as a new standardized format of the game.  The ECB is probably pissed that "they" were the first board to hold a T20 game, and have been left way behind by other cricket boards.  

     

    @YCCC @Stumped  How do you guys feel about this "exciting" innovation?:phehe:

    Bit confused with it to begin with but can see why they've gone down that route if their primary aim is to get people into cricket that have had very little interest in it previously. In the end that type of market is not going to be particularly bothered if it's T20 or this odd T16.4 (I assume there's a slightly more catchy name in the working featuring 100 in there somewhere). Because of that if the loss of overs was vital to getting the games on free to air TV as the papers are suggesting then I think it's a worthy trade-off. Sure there'll be more details/decisions released soon which should make it all a bit clearer.

     

    Not sure I agree with @YCCCs belief that there shouldn't be any effort made to get new people into the games and we should continue to rely on families simply passing an interest for the game onto their kids. Participation numbers have been decreasing for a while now and if absolutely nothing is done that's only going to continue, some kind of efforts got to be made to stop that

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