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On 19/01/2021 at 09:51, R-Sole14 said:

Been a great Big Bash season.

You're talking about the cricket? Just checking.

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1 minute ago, darra said:

You're talking about the cricket? Just checking.


Sorry if tournaments around the world have different names and it confuses you.

 

The “Blast” has been great this season.

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We've bowled quite well on what looks like an absolute road. Jimmy and Wood have been tremendous. The spinners have bowled ok but it looks so slow that they havent really been able to set attacking fields.

 

I would have liked to have seen Root give himself a bowl or even Lawrence.

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40 minutes ago, R-Sole14 said:

How good is Alex Hales. Great century in some proper cricket.

 

Hopefully he's no longer shoveling stuff up his nose and can get back in the limited overs set up.

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3 minutes ago, Adem Poric said:

 

Hopefully he's no longer shoveling stuff up his nose and can get back in the limited overs set up.


Given they aren’t playing playing in Sydney it’s definitely reduced the likelihood of him having some nose beers.

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19 minutes ago, Adem Poric said:

We've bowled quite well on what looks like an absolute road. Jimmy and Wood have been tremendous. The spinners have bowled ok but it looks so slow that they havent really been able to set attacking fields.

 

I would have liked to have seen Root give himself a bowl or even Lawrence.

 

I really wanted Parkinson to get a chance.

 

He bowls too slowly still but at least he rips it.

 

Bess is just nothing.

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21 minutes ago, southportdc said:

 

I really wanted Parkinson to get a chance.

 

He bowls too slowly still but at least he rips it.

 

Bess is just nothing.

 

Bess and Leach both offer so little at the moment. I do think it's mainly to do with how slow it's turning. 

 

I suppose if they dont give Parkinson a chance here then when do they? 

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Probably give him a chance in India then never pick him again when he gets carted.

 

Tbf there's a strong chance he's terrible, I just watched him at Southport once and he was turning it twice as much as any other spinner in the game (inc. Borthwick, so not just a product of him being a leggie) and got Stokes out. 

 

Absolute bunny though and can't field, so England will always pick Bess first. 

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Parkinson has a better average, strike rate and economy rate than Virdi in CC.

 

Also leg spin is objectively cooler than off spin even if you're getting smashed. 

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I've seen a bit of Virdi and he's not as good as Leach. We should be looking at Parkinson or Crane before Virdi.

 

 

3 hours ago, southportdc said:

Absolute bunny though and can't field

 

Sad but true. You just can't hide guys at fine leg anymore.

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In hindsight probably should have flipped Bairstow and Crawley in the order with them opening with the spinner. 

 

Root is in great nick. If he gets out early tomorrow we'll subside to 220 all out.

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Even if we do scrape over the line the message from this series is we can win in Asia if the home team randomly decides to throw away all their wickets at least once a game.

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