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Discussion in 'General Sport' started by Panja, Apr 19, 2014.
**** off. Why the **** would you bowl Rashid and not Curran for the last over. Stupid, thick twats.
Incredible game to be fair but Eoin Morgan what the f*ck mate??? He's a master tactician but he's had a shocker today.
It looked like we'd somehow got out of jail with 9 to defend at the last and with Wood and Tom Curran having an over to bowl left but he goes to Rash who had been pillowed all night, genuinely can't make sense of it. Crazy!
Brilliant contest though went back and forth time and time again. A bit of a wake up call for us, still showed plenty of heart all series but overall we were second best.
So that's the end of international cricket until fook knows when. Grim! But it's been a fantastic summer of cricket, loved it all!
Shame to lose and let those Aussies gain a bit of revenge.
Seems like Morgan messed up up having done well the other day.
Agree that it was a baffling decision to bowl Rashid in the last over, even against two bowlers. Hard to criticise him too much though as he's normally spot on with his decision-making.
I think that overall the white ball games against Australia have been disappointing from our point of view. They completely imploded in two of the games we won when they should've won easily. So if they had held their nerve a bit more we'd have lost 5 out of the 6 games. Morgan won't be happy with that particularly as it's been the batting which has let us down. Roy and Root have been in horrible nick, Bairstow wasn't in good form until yesterday, Buttler and Morgan haven't made a score in the 50 over games either.
It’s a weird feeling England losing an ODI series. Can’t help but overall be a bit disappointed with that bearing in mind our boys have been playing a few months and they haven’t. Aus are a good side but really you can’t help but feel we’ve beat ourselves there.
He's a part time bowler who gets picked for his batting, a great test player but that's about it.
I don’t agree, he was clearly in the squad as Moeen’s bowling replacement.
1 more wicket and he would have been MOTM. Can’t wait to see how many wickets he gets in India for the World Cup, £5 on him being top wicket taker.
I can only think betfair in running had Australia at 20-1 to win with one over left knowing Tom Curran would in all probability win the game for England, so Morgan had a cheeky few quid and threw the ball to Rasher.
I thought about this and wondered whether perhaps it's gone against us in some ways. Some of our players have virtually been in a bubble for 3 months, locked in hotels and unable to go out and see family etc. Woakes, Archer, Wood, Root and Buttler in particular must be feeling it. The Aussies were into their 6th game last night here so very much into the swing of things with no rustiness anymore you'd think.
It was a poor end to a great cricket summer, Morgan's captaincy has been superb but then he threw it away with the very last over, rather than go with pace against two new batsmen. It should have been six yorkers.
That's a good shout Fo, it certainly hasn't been a usual England cricket summer and it does has to be taken into account. The additional pressures that the bubble has brought must have played havoc with the mindset of players, especially if they've been struggling and need a break from it all.
Woakes has been absolutely brilliant throughout, Buttler has come away with a load of positives despite some disappointments, we may have uncovered a gem in Zak Crawley, and the overall standard of cricket has been excellent considering the circumstances.
In terms of our white ball team, the One day side needs a kick up the arse but I don't think it warrants any radical changes. You can give a pass to Root and Roy as they're both class players and we've built our foundation on their runs over the past 4/5 years so they've still both got plenty to give. And if you add Ben Stokes to this side then we're a whole different animal but you obviously can't stand still. Fielding wise we've struggled and have been well below par and that just has to be looked at and improved.
Moeen looks to be struggling, he's sensational on his day but his form has been draining away for a while now and with two World Cups in India coming up it might be time to give someone else a chance. But you can't write him off but we'll certainly need two form spinners to go into those tournaments so the pressure is on.
Our T20 side is looking handy, Malan has been a revelation and we'll be genuine contenders once the World Cup starts. But Twenty/20 is always a free for all so anything can happen.
All in all though a brilliant summer, Woakes's knock, with Buttler, bringing us home against Pakistan was the standout for me, that was sensational stuff!
Sorry for the long post but i've had a few beers!!!
Couple more wickets for Root tonight in the t20. There will be no value in the bet if he carries this form on.
Cricket on the Iplayer from tomorrow.
Bob Willis Trophy final to be streamed live online
Ex Aussie Dean Jones dies of a heart attack aged 59.
Former Australia batsman Dean Jones dies aged 59
Top bloke who lives for cricket. I met him in the Channel Islands when Botham had a house in Alderney. There was a carnival one day while he was over and there was a competition on who could throw a raw egg the furthest with someone catching it without breaking the shell. People were throwing eggs as far as ten or twelve yards and then Jones joined in and told Botham to go back about 60 yards. Without a run up he threw those eggs effortlessly and it was hilarious watching Beefy trying to catch them, after four or five goes he looked like he’d been shot by a yellow paint gun.
Come on Essex!
Archer bowls 4 overs and gets 2-18 (that's an economy rate of 4.50) and still his team can't win it. Must say watching his Rajastan Royals is a joy. They've scored over 200 twice in their last three games, one of which features the highest run chase in IPL history.
It's not cricket, and the bowlers are getting decked from behind on these UAE bat friendly pitches nuts great to watch
And all of a sudden Archer is looking like Viv Richards when he bats, he's hit 7 sixes in the tournament off only 15 balls. Yet put him in an England shirt and he looks like a giraffe with a bat in hand.
It's been a great start though, plenty of cracking games so far.
Matthew Hoggard on Question of Sport.
Looked like Boris Johnson!