No England vs. India cricket thread?


#161

english? Bopara?


#162

Sort of. Half South African, half English, with some Welsh ancestry.


#163

Nah Bopara hit 3 tons on the spin didn’t he.

Look more like Malan type figures but probably hasn’t played that many tests.


#164

Geraint Jones surely played more tests and averaged more. hmmm


#165

I’m totally cheating. It’s the combined test figures for Jennings and Malan - Keatlan Malannings if you will - and they are dire figures.


#166

oh fuck off mate!


#167

Fair. I did have a reason for combining them, but I can’t really remember it now.


#168

Jones checked out with an average of 23. That’s nuts - early days him and Flintoff had a partnership average of over 100 for a while.


#169

is there anyone who knows how to play a sensible red ball innings in the county game atm?


#170

yeah checked that, must have had a real slump at the end


#171

Also Prior averaged over 40 in tests, never really think of him as being that good for some reason


#172

I’m not sure i’d put much fault at the Buttler inclusion really, but you guys know more than me and i’m probably a little biased. Seems like there are a number of issues from the openers down and we go round and round in circles questioning the most recent call-ups.


#173

Yeah it wasn’t pretty - was awful with both the gloves and bat before Prior came in. Sad to see. Especially for a Member of the British Empire.


#174

Prior was an absolute machine at his peak - when we became the #1 test nation after India came over in 2011. Part of the KP, Bell, Collingwood, Prior axis I mentioned upthread. Spoiled we were.


#175

Issue is there are a lot more questions than sensible answers. So people who have been shown to not be test players get called back up time after time. Happening at opener and 4 as well. Ballance will probably get another go at some point


#176

hildreth is still knocking about without a test cap? probably gonna be burns or clarke next up id have thought.


#177

The fuck - Collingwood is still playing for Durham?! Absolute legend :heart_eyes:


#178

Isn’t Ollie Pope the current NEXT BIG THING


#179

Startling lack of James Vince chat here, guys


#180

at least his 30s were pretty :heart_eyes: