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Podie

41,533 posts

161 months

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2 runs to get!

juice

3,388 posts

168 months

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Bairstow to smash a six from the next ball wink

Gargamel

7,188 posts

147 months

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Excellent - WI a sterner test than many predicted - well played all.

I think our bowling lacked a bit of threat - predict Bresnan to be "rotated" in favour of another.

Podie

41,533 posts

161 months

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Gargamel said:
Excellent - WI a sterner test than many predicted - well played all.

I think our bowling lacked a bit of threat - predict Bresnan to be "rotated" in favour of another.
yes Makes you wonder what they'd be like at full strength.

Finn?

hornetrider

49,024 posts

91 months

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Gray Nichols man myself :-)
Kookaburra Ridgeback for me - I like a bit of meat on my pencil hehe
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Cheib

9,134 posts

61 months

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Decent start to the summer for England and good to see the Windies putting up a fight. Strauss and Bell are both back in the runs which is good and none of the batsman really failed in what weren't easy conditions.

What will be interesting for me is to see whether the selectors go for Finn or Bresnan in the next test....or maybe Tremlett if he's fit. I think Tremlett is out most under rated cricketer of the last 18 months or so.

If we can beat the Windies with everyone having contributed that will stand is in good stead for the Saffers.

chimster

1,690 posts

95 months

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hornetrider said:
chimster said:
Gray Nichols man myself :-)
Kookaburra Ridgeback for me - I like a bit of meat on my pencil hehe
biggrin

chimster

1,690 posts

95 months

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Cheib said:
Decent start to the summer for England and good to see the Windies putting up a fight. Strauss and Bell are both back in the runs which is good and none of the batsman really failed in what weren't easy conditions.

What will be interesting for me is to see whether the selectors go for Finn or Bresnan in the next test....or maybe Tremlett if he's fit. I think Tremlett is out most under rated cricketer of the last 18 months or so.

If we can beat the Windies with everyone having contributed that will stand is in good stead for the Saffers.
Is Tremlett fit? I agree on the right wickets he is a threat. Just goes to show how strong the bowling squad is. Was surprised Finn didn't play tbh, I rate him. Bresnan bats a bit which differentiates him.

BraveSirRobin

680 posts

168 months

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Just watching the post-match wrap-up on Sky. Passionate speech from Holding on the future of WI cricket. Spoiled by Nasser Hussain referring to England "carrying" Tim Bresnan.

Cheib

9,134 posts

61 months

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chimster said:
Cheib said:
Decent start to the summer for England and good to see the Windies putting up a fight. Strauss and Bell are both back in the runs which is good and none of the batsman really failed in what weren't easy conditions.

What will be interesting for me is to see whether the selectors go for Finn or Bresnan in the next test....or maybe Tremlett if he's fit. I think Tremlett is out most under rated cricketer of the last 18 months or so.

If we can beat the Windies with everyone having contributed that will stand is in good stead for the Saffers.
Is Tremlett fit? I agree on the right wickets he is a threat. Just goes to show how strong the bowling squad is. Was surprised Finn didn't play tbh, I rate him. Bresnan bats a bit which differentiates him.
Finn has the potential to be our best bowler....genuine mid 90's with his height is a fearsome combo. That said at this time of year in these conditions I think Brezzer was always the shout for his batting. I think Finn will play against South Africa, against their batting line up we will need the extra penetration.

spikeyhead

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8,753 posts

83 months

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I'm still annoyed that we put them in. It wasn't a putting in pitch. We'll also have to bat with a little more application against the Saffers if we're to carry on winning.

It'll be interesting to see if the WIndies will keep up their good work, especially if the don't get a result at Trent Bridge.

Cheib

9,134 posts

61 months

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spikeyhead said:
I'm still annoyed that we put them in.
Really ? It was definitely the right decision. Living about two miles from Lord's I can tell you the overhead conditions were right for bowling.

mantis84

1,163 posts

49 months

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Cheib said:
spikeyhead said:
I'm still annoyed that we put them in.
Really ? It was definitely the right decision. Living about two miles from Lord's I can tell you the overhead conditions were right for bowling.
yes

spikeyhead

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8,753 posts

83 months

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mantis84 said:
Cheib said:
spikeyhead said:
I'm still annoyed that we put them in.
Really ? It was definitely the right decision. Living about two miles from Lord's I can tell you the overhead conditions were right for bowling.
yes
Which is why we bowled them out in less than a day for less than 200. Oh, wait....

I'm far happier that the WIndies have turned up to play test cricket. I suspect that not having a couple of their prima donnas stars has made them knuckle down

Cheib

9,134 posts

61 months

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spikeyhead said:
I'm far happier that the WIndies have turned up to play test cricket. I suspect that not having a couple of their prima donnas stars has made them knuckle down
Definitely. I am sure most of us remember the great Windies teams and players.....test cricket is much the poorer with a weak Windies team.

juice

3,388 posts

168 months

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spikeyhead said:
Which is why we bowled them out in less than a day for less than 200. Oh, wait....

I'm far happier that the WIndies have turned up to play test cricket. I suspect that not having a couple of their prima donnas stars has made them knuckle down
I followed the Aus Tour in the WI , they certainly didn't get an easy ride there. No disgrace and no capitulation in these results...esp given how poor they've been before.

Tour Results
West Indies v Australia at Roseau - Apr 23-27, 2012
Australia won by 75 runs
West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain - Apr 15-19, 2012
Match drawn
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Apr 7-11, 2012
Australia won by 3 wickets


It's great, WI were in danger of becoming a 2nd tier team (like Bangladesh). The fact that they've turned the corner is brilliant for cricket (and the health of Test cricket in particular). I think WI were massively damaged by the lure of T20 and particularly how badly Stanford fked them over. Glad to see they've moved on and are forming a proper Team (rather than a couple of stand-outs)

DJRC

22,179 posts

122 months

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spikeyhead said:
mantis84 said:
Cheib said:
spikeyhead said:
I'm still annoyed that we put them in.
Really ? It was definitely the right decision. Living about two miles from Lord's I can tell you the overhead conditions were right for bowling.
yes
Which is why we bowled them out in less than a day for less than 200. Oh, wait....

I'm far happier that the WIndies have turned up to play test cricket. I suspect that not having a couple of their prima donnas stars has made them knuckle down
A day + 1 ball = 1 day.

And it was less than 200 minus Shiv.

What more exactly do you want?

spikeyhead

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8,753 posts

83 months

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DJRC said:
A day + 1 ball = 1 day.

And it was less than 200 minus Shiv.

What more exactly do you want?
For us to have batted first, put 400+ on the board then there's scoreboard pressure on them in their first innings. A lot of them are young and we really should have put them under more pressure than we did.

I don't believe it's a major issue, I'm reasonably happy with how the match went, after all, I remember the WIndies when Joel Garner was their fourth best bowler. I jsut think we missed a couple of very minor opportunities to put our boot on their neck

DJRC

22,179 posts

122 months

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spikeyhead said:
DJRC said:
A day + 1 ball = 1 day.

And it was less than 200 minus Shiv.

What more exactly do you want?
For us to have batted first, put 400+ on the board then there's scoreboard pressure on them in their first innings. A lot of them are young and we really should have put them under more pressure than we did.

I don't believe it's a major issue, I'm reasonably happy with how the match went, after all, I remember the WIndies when Joel Garner was their fourth best bowler. I jsut think we missed a couple of very minor opportunities to put our boot on their neck
We did just about put 400 on the board, but we were restricted from putting more on by a very good bowling counter-attack. It was still a 150 run lead.

Strauss put them in on the overhead conditions, not the pitch, which given that it is Lords is entirely justifiable as the Lords pitch is generally the truest in the country. In this instance on a cloudy, overcast and swing friendly day, the "foot on neck" approach was letting Jimmy and Broad loose upon them.

Whatsmore Strauss putting himself in under those conditions against a 90mph attack really would have been a bit too much pressure in an uneccessary situation.

Gargamel

7,188 posts

147 months

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So perfect day for a spot of Cricket, one up in the series - confidence sky high.

KP under a cloud - who knows what Englands Leading Batsman is thinking of his employers today ? Luckily he bats for his stats not his bosses - so I think he will be fired up.

Bresnan or Finn - that is the question, for me I would have Finn, Bresnan is the past - Finn has what 53 wickets in 12 tests ?
The future is now, pick Finn.


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