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Cricket World Cup

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Dennis, May 30, 2019.

  1. Dennis

    Dennis Moderator
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    Check out Ben Stokes' catch on the boundary to dismiss Phehlokwayo off Rashid. They don't get much better!

    And England definitely on top vs South Africa

    Edit - Here it is courtesy of Sky

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1134130850839351298
     
  2. shoatsy

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    Cracking catch
     
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    Stunning catch.

    Great start for England. Our batting line up is phenomenal. Archer looks a great find, he is so quick and dangerous.

    Just hope we dont peak too soon!
     
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    It is a real shame that some of the cricket couldn't be put on free to view TV in this country.

    I get that Sky have pumped, relatively, a lot of money into cricket; however, it is sad that we have the World Cup going on and many people cannot watch it.

    As an aside, I was working in India during the 2003 World Cup. The scenes in the streets when India beat Pakistan...even if we won the football World Cup I doubt it would come close.
     
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    Not subscribed to Sky Sports for a while now. I have BT sport, which has been worth it for the Champions League alone.

    I was thinking of upgrading for the summer for the cricket. However, at work for the vast majority of game time, so its highlights on Sky One and Channel 4 for me. Problem is, trying to avoid scores at work, so can enjoy the highlights better!
     
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    I get that he's done well over the years but Plunkett looks bang average and has done for a while. Get Wood in.
     
  7. Dennis

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    There seems to be still some concern over Wood's injury and maybe they don't want to risk it just yet. It's a long competition and I can imagine the team and the bowlers in particular being rotated and Wood will get his opportunity. Imagine Wood and Archer bowling together on a fast wicket!
     
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    I'll raise you : watching Wood and Archer on a fast pitch in a test match against the Aussies!

    Not sure if Jofra Archer has the stamina for test cricket, but I hope he gets the chance.
     
  9. Dennis

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    I wasn't thinking that far ahead. But yes, a couple of genuinely quick bowlers bowling against Warner, Smith and co in the test matches will be something to relish!
     
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    It is amazing. We bat from one to eleven. To have Rashid batting at ten is extraordinary.
     
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    Am with TalkTalk so get the full sky sports package option for only £15 a month, Well worth it
     
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    Another cracking catch in the deep from Chris Woakes.

    Got round superbly and what a lovely catch diving to his right
     
  13. WilsdenBantam

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    Big chase, think we’ll do it though. Would expect us to out score Pakistan 8 times out of 10.
     
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    Be some chase down, creating a World Cup record. With Morgan gone and 3 down, it's Pakistans game to lose
     
  15. WilsdenBantam

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    I’d expect that record to go several times over this tournament, in modern cricket it’s quite a bog standard run chase to beat the record. Pakistan need a wicket in the next 10 overs or it’ll be a walk in the park.
     
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    I agree. England's performance right from the start has been below par. Winning the toss and electing to bowl! Some poor fielding by England standards at times and some very sporadic bowling. Pakistan probably deserve to be favourites at the mo with such a good score on the board and even with Root and Buttler at the crease.

    Pakistan are starting to look a little rattled though.
     
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    It’s England’s tactic now in ODIs though, regardless of pitch if we win the toss bowl first. As we should we have the best batting line up in the world. Whatever a team like Pakistan can get we can get far more. Although you’re right about the fielding, their score is far higher than it should be, but I’m not nervous unless they get a wicket in the next few overs. This is very comfortable atm. Roots special, but Buttlers a monster.
     
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    Game on now Roots gone, can Butler and Ali see us over the line now the talisman has gone.
     
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    Massive wicket, could be all over going to take a big effort now.
     
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    Pakistan have to be big favorites now.
     

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