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#521

Not even their biggest defeat on that tour!

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/67095.html


#522

Quite the collapse from the Aussies there.


#523

At the time the PAK-AUS game set world records for the highest and lowest team totals ever! (a more respectable 3rd highest and 2nd lowest ever, now)


#524

The young Afghan lad finished with match figures of 41.3 - 16 - 76 - 6, and spun Derbyshire to victory. Extraordinary effort, get that boy in the brand new Afghanistan test team.


#525

^this


#526

I did think that, but even England wouldn’t steal from a fledgling Afghanistan team, fighting against all odds, with almost no cha…

Actually, never mind.


#527

[some] England international T20s and the domestic T20 competiton on the BBC from 2020. Imagine that - Live sport on free TV! Great news!


#528

a format called twenty20 going to the BBC in the year 2020, wonder how they’ll market that one


#529

Badly, probably :smiley:


#530

George Henry Simmons Garton playing for the lions with a first class average of 41. Posh boys union.


#531

Apart from yer man the Country and Western singer opening up the batting.


#532

Look at that neck on him tho. There’s a chap who’s been feasting on freshly shot peacock since he was a baby.


#533

It’s a weird old bowling attack, for sure. I can think of at least four more deserving players than Helm and Garton even if I limit myself to only picking fast bowling brothers. The Overrans, if you will. If it wasn’t for Plunkett I’d assume they were just making sure no-one who might actually ever find themselves in an England shirt got hurt.


#534

likely team according to twitter then

cook
shooter
ballance
root
stokes
bairstow
ali
toby ro jo
wood
broad
jim

12th dawson

i know we’ve got some good allrounders but it’d be nice to be at least 3rd drop before they’re on the park. 5 seamers is always too many… speaking of bal(l)ance in the side - he’s averaging a hundred in champo again. how much that matters when rabada comes calling, who knows.

no AB, maybe no faf cause his wife’s had a rough childbirth :frowning: without them two the top order looks a bit weak… only hash & elgar are proper test quality. de kock is an absolute boy & morkel/rabada/philander could be frightening if they fire.

is maharaj their test spinner now? not seen much of him.

fucking TEST MATCHES

YES


#535

saw the headlines about CRICKET’S COMING HOME TO REAL TELEVISION and assumed it meant proper cricket that you spend up to five days watching. I feel that post-GREATEST SERIES deflation all over again.


#536

Wish I was more surprised by the selectors going back to Ballance once again,


#537

Would’ve loved to see Hameed back but his form’s been a bit shite I guess.


#538

yeah, not sure what’s up with him :confused: @tricklenipple, got any insight?


#539

he’s been shiiiite mate.

dunno really man. only been when we were batting a couple days this year and he was out before we got there. the theories going around are -

  • he shouldn’t be playing white ball, changed his technique to up his s/r in order to got in the 50 over side for lancs (he’s actually gone quite well for us - averaging 40 @ strike rate of 80). getting too far forward and trying to drive/defend on the front foot to good & back of good length balls or slow to get back when he does try.

  • too big for his boots/2nd season syndrome

or some mixture of those.

dead surprising tho, the one thing all the coaches said was remarkable of him coming up was his consistency, in technique & results, think it’s more likely his technique has slipped than his mental game.


#540

Yeah think mentally he always looked pretty assured. Going off his body language in those Tests in India he looked like he’d been opening for England for years.