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    Cricket World Cup

    Here we go again. We whopped Pakistan in the one day series but when it really matters we lose to em and Pakistan are a really p1ss poor team. Still we have Bangladesh next, ought to be a stroll

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    Terrible performance Phil, bad bowling, lots of misfields, looked like they hadn't played before at times.
    Buttler's innings was very good and although Root got a ton he was awful slow as a run a ball isn't good enough any more.

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    I said before the first match that weíd mess this up.

    Iím fed up of hearing how Root is ďthe glueĒ that holds the batting together......on days like today he takes up too many deliveries!

    107 off 104 balls is self indulgent b o l l o x......too many wasted dot balls!

    We needed 7 per over and Root stupidly bats at 6 per over and over the course of his innings of over 17 overs we end up losing by the number of runs he shouldíve attained.

    Only Buttler,Woakes and Wood batted at the required rate or above.

    It p I s s e s me off watching Morgan and others prodding deliveries back for dot balls,EVERY ball apart from a decent bouncer is a scoring opportunity for a quick single.

    Iíll never understand why a team lets themselves get behind the scoring rate like we did today,once youíre 15-20 runs behind the required rate at any stage you surely have to get the long handle out and risk a wicket by smacking it for a couple of overs!

    I like Moin as a cricketer but 7 in the order feels one too high in the 50 over side when a chase has left him behind the eight ball.

    I just feel like we lack a bit of power at 7 and 8 and once we go 5 wickets down and weíre 20/30 behind the rate I expect us to lose.

    My main beef is too many players batting at 4-5 runs per over and leaving Buttler and the tail with too much to do.

    Wake up FFS.

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    For me it was mainly down to a bad day in the field. Bowling was not as accurate as usual and fielding was not up to scratch which is so unlike this England team. Yes we didn’t get the runs to win but after posting a very good score, due to our poor performance in the field, we gave them something to defend which they did.
    As with all top sport, the game is decided by fine margins and for once we made mistakes in the field which proved costly. Still a very good England side which has the ability, along with several other sides, to win this World Cup but we won’t if we perform in the field like we did today.

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    Why do people look forward to cricket and expect England to do well? Who was it who beat us last year Holland or Scotland? We are only rated so high because not many countries in the world play the game.
    The trouble with the English in sports is they don't have the raw aggression and drive that nations like America, Australia and Germany have.
    Anyone can be a good loser, to winners losing is not an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    I said before the first match that we’d mess this up.

    I’m fed up of hearing how Root is “the glue” that holds the batting together......on days like today he takes up too many deliveries!

    107 off 104 balls is self indulgent b o l l o x......too many wasted dot balls!

    We needed 7 per over and Root stupidly bats at 6 per over and over the course of his innings of over 17 overs we end up losing by the number of runs he should’ve attained.

    Only Buttler,Woakes and Wood batted at the required rate or above.

    It p I s s e s me off watching Morgan and others prodding deliveries back for dot balls,EVERY ball apart from a decent bouncer is a scoring opportunity for a quick single.

    I’ll never understand why a team lets themselves get behind the scoring rate like we did today,once you’re 15-20 runs behind the required rate at any stage you surely have to get the long handle out and risk a wicket by smacking it for a couple of overs!

    I like Moin as a cricketer but 7 in the order feels one too high in the 50 over side when a chase has left him behind the eight ball.

    I just feel like we lack a bit of power at 7 and 8 and once we go 5 wickets down and we’re 20/30 behind the rate I expect us to lose.

    My main beef is too many players batting at 4-5 runs per over and leaving Buttler and the tail with too much to do.

    Wake up FFS.
    The bowling and fielding cost us yesterdays match not the batting. And to say because Root stupidly bats at 'only' 6 an over and Morgan justs prodes is stupid.

    If you left out players with a strike rate of less than 100 then the likes of Gilchrist, McCullum, Warner, Hales, Stokes. Dhoni and Kohli would all be left out. Most of the players with a stike rate of 100+ have and average below 30 (only Buttler has 40+)Root has an average of 51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9goals2hattricks3pen View Post
    The bowling and fielding cost us yesterdays match not the batting. And to say because Root stupidly bats at 'only' 6 an over and Morgan justs prodes is stupid.

    If you left out players with a strike rate of less than 100 then the likes of Gilchrist, McCullum, Warner, Hales, Stokes. Dhoni and Kohli would all be left out. Most of the players with a stike rate of 100+ have and average below 30 (only Buttler has 40+)Root has an average of 51.
    Root knew what was required and still didnít up his rate.

    All well and good when Buttler is at the other end striking at 150+.

    My issue with Root is that he only has one gear unlike others who can put their foot down when they need to.

    It frustrates the hell out of me watching us get behind the rate and still playing out dot balls.

    From early on yesterday we were well behind the rate 923......thatís just bad game management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlordmurphy View Post
    Terrible performance Phil, bad bowling, lots of misfields, looked like they hadn't played before at times.
    Buttler's innings was very good and although Root got a ton he was awful slow as a run a ball isn't good enough any more.
    Our fielding was a shambles that's what cost us the win Murphy like you said , worst I've seen for a long time ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    Root knew what was required and still didn’t up his rate.

    All well and good when Buttler is at the other end striking at 150+.

    My issue with Root is that he only has one gear unlike others who can put their foot down when they need to.

    It frustrates the hell out of me watching us get behind the rate and still playing out dot balls.

    From early on yesterday we were well behind the rate 923......that’s just bad game management.
    When Root was out we were in front of the Pakistan score at the same stage. So not bad game management. Their tail enders went at 10 an over for the last few overs . I say again bad bowling and fielding cost us
    Last edited by 9goals2hattricks3pen; 05-06-2019 at 02:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9goals2hattricks3pen View Post
    When Root was out we were in front of the Pakistan score at the same stage. So not bad game management. I say again bad bowling and fielding cost us.
    Doesnít matter what the Pakistan score was at the same time,stay on the required rate and donít rely on needing a slog at the end.

    923.......itís not rocket science,you can see yourself falling miles off the rate as the overs go by!

    I just think it was dozy in the extreme.

    By the way,as a Yorkshireman I love Root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    Doesn’t matter what the Pakistan score was at the same time,stay on the required rate and don’t rely on needing a slog at the end.

    923.......it’s not rocket science,you can see yourself falling miles off the rate as the overs go by!

    I just think it was dozy in the extreme.

    By the way,as a Yorkshireman I love Root.
    Have another look we wern't 'miles off the rate' when Root was out.. 100 off the last 11 overs with wickets in hand is par these days. Wouldn't have needed that many if Woakes & Archer hadn't bowled dross. Pakistani 8,9,10 had strike rates of 200,200,250. That is why we lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9goals2hattricks3pen View Post
    Have another look we wern't 'miles off the rate' when Root was out.. 100 off the last 11 overs with wickets in hand is par these days. Wouldn't have needed that many if Woakes & Archer hadn't bowled dross. Pakistani 8,9,10 had strike rates of 200,200,250. That is why we lost.
    Batting second you know the score.

    If you need 7 per over donít put yourself in a position where youíve scored 240 odd at 6 an over after 40 overs especially when youíve lost your top 5.

    As soon as Buttler goes out of a Root partnership youíre putting yourself under pressure.

    If youíre 240-250 for 2 or 3 then more often than not Morgan/Stokes/Buttler or Roy/Bairstow will get you over the line at 10 an over if paired with Root.

    Itís asking a lot to ask 8/9/10/11 to strike at that rate over a fair chunk of the innings.

    This was a damaging defeat and leaves little wriggle room now.

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    Windies at it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9goals2hattricks3pen View Post
    Windies at it again.
    Very dangerous side.

    I donít see us making the final four.

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    England will always bottle it when it really matters. I know these types of preds can always come back to bite ya but my top 4 would be India, West Indies Australia or NZ to win the World Cup.

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    My next 2 games Eng v Aus and Eng v WI.

    My last 4 WI, India, NZ and winners of Aus v Eng. I go England. Australia playing ODI cricket as it was in 20125.

    Wnners. England

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    I see India winning it.

    Them,NZ,Australia and Pakistan or Windies in last four.

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    Regarding the Windies, get Gayle out early and you win the game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leicesterbaggie View Post
    Regarding the Windies, get Gayle out early and you win the game!
    Like England did in the 2016 T20 Final. Joe Root got both openers.

    Reviewing Gayle dismissal as I type. Hit the stumps.Not Out!

    And reviewing again for LBW. Not Out!

    Both given out on the field!

    And now Out!
    Last edited by 9goals2hattricks3pen; 06-06-2019 at 02:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    Doesnít matter what the Pakistan score was at the same time,stay on the required rate and donít rely on needing a slog at the end. 923.......itís not rocket science,you can see yourself falling miles off the rate as the overs go by!
    I just think it was dozy in the extreme. By the way,as a Yorkshireman I love Root.
    You could have fooled me Mick lol. We could do with messrs Root & Bairstow playing a bit more for 'us' in our county side, but thats another argument altogether of course.

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