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  1. I'd argue that if you're attempting to use the suggestion that someone's gay as a way to insult or mock them that makes the comment homophobic.
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    England's likely WC squad looks scary

    Woakes has been one of the top ODI pacers around in the last few years whilst Plunkett and Rashid have built up pretty respectable records in that period. Possibly add in Archer for a bit of 'x-factor'. Then you've got Moeen who's very economical in the middle overs and hope Stokes carries over his test bowling form to ODIs and it's a fairly solid attack.
  3. Only 2 of the 10 bowlers used weren't regular full time bowlers.
  4. The lack of a number 3 and openers has been a hole for quite a while. Denly is a number 3 who's returned to the opening spot that he's done in FC cricket previously because we seem to have been through half the openers in county cricket already, we don't even have a 2nd opener to push in at the moment so how we're meant to find another one to bat 3 is beyond me. I'm behind Bairstow at 3 because I think on the whole the team would be worse off chucking in a specialist #3 with a mediocre FC record just for the sake of it. I made my comments on Curran above :
  5. Yes but both had solid domestic records backing them up. We don't have a career number 3 available like that right now, they just simply don't exist. If we chuck in someone averaging 30 in FC cricket simply because they're a number 3 they're not going to suddenly become a good enough test batsman.
  6. All well and good saying that but there isn't any number 3 around right now good enough to justify dropping Buttler for. It's not a great situation with Bairstow at 3 but it's better than chucking in someone who clearly isn't good enough. I'm more than happy with Curran as the 3rd/4th seamer alongside Stokes personally. If Stone was around I'd have definitely considered putting him in but with Wood the only option to replace him I'd stick with Curran as they have done.
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    Only England reamins to conquer...

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar did play one of the games and India still lost. Added to that England were missing Woakes and Curran all series.
  8. You'll find it in the playing conditions here: https://www.icc-cricket.com/about/cricket/rules-and-regulations/playing-conditions.
  9. Captains can claim a 15 minute extension of a session if the umpires believe an innings can end given the extension. It's the same case for the 30 minutes at the end of a day if it will bring about a result.
  10. Stumped

    Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch opt out of IPL auction

    Quite possibly a clause in his county contract.
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    Mohammed Shami caught texting 16 year old girl

    It's 17 in South Australia.
  12. Unrelated in that I don't see what it's got to do with this specific conversation. I think we've got to the point where you've got to back up this claim : and this implication between Sussex and Archer : rather than skirting around putting any kind of factual base to your statements.
  13. I'm the one digging a hole? You've made claims you can't back up and tried to claim they're backed up with a quote that's completely unrelated to this individual situation and now you're digging an even deeper hole with even more claims (in bold) that you yet again won't be able to back up. For what it's worth on an unrelated note Sussex are in the habit of assisting many 19 year olds through injuries and covering many of their expenses.
  14. Yeah, perhaps you need to read it again as I see nowhere where it backs up this: or contradicts any of this : For starters only the first 9 words of the quote are even specific to Archers case.
  15. Not entirely sure what you're on about, nowhere in that statement has he said anything that backs up your statements or contradict mines.
  16. 21. 19 (where he was bowling off-spin for those interested). Except we've just established that your post is fake news, neither Sussex or the ECB offered Archer any kind of scholarship as a teenager.
  17. No thanks, think I'll wait for you to post a source to back up your statements first (which we both know will never happen).
  18. As opposed to a mindset of discriminating against British citizens based on their place of birth? You got a source on that?
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    Mzansi Super League

    Do South Africa not have any kind of employment laws that would make this illegal?
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    Where in UK is this test being shown?

    BT have the rights to games in Australia.
  21. Yes. Hence why I stated "returning" to a 2 year cycle. Given it already culminates with the World Cup and the lack of sense a knockout tournament makes from a financial/organisational point of view I'd happily take you up on that.
  22. No it's not, the ICC have made clear their intent of returning the tournament to a 2 year cycle instead of continuing with the Champions Trophy.
  23. Would make more sense if the Champions trophy wasn't being directly replaced with an additional WT20 tournament that will produce more profits.
  24. 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.
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    How was that not a no-ball??

    Not entirely sure what this means, but I'm gonna guess it's disagreement. To me the back of his heal is just overhanging behind the line.

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