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Post by LondonTiger on Mon 05 Oct 2015, 8:49 am

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Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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England XI v TBC
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Wed Nov 11
1st ODI - England v Pakistan
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Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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Mon Nov 23
England XI v United Arab Emirates
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Thu Nov 26
1st T20I - England v Pakistan
Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Fri Nov 27
2nd T20I - England v Pakistan
Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Mon Nov 30
3rd T20I - England v Pakistan
Sharjah Cricket Stadium



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Test squad:
Alastair Cook (Essex, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Zafar Ansari (Surrey), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire, wk), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wk), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), Mark Wood (Durham).


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Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire, wk), Sam Billings (Kent, wk), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wk), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), Reece Topley (Hampshire), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).


Twenty20 squad:
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Sam Billings (Kent, wk), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wk), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Stephen Parry (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Reece Topley (Hampshire), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 12:20 pm

Happy for Rashid, he's bowled well today
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Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 12:32 pm

Olly wrote:Happy for Rashid, he's bowled well today

Only came in late : but yes , he's been much more economical - probably helps that they aren't looking to force the scoring - still he's looking happier all round. Love to see him grab a couple more now...if he can the tail will be exposed.

Is Wood the best option t'other end ? I'd be inclined to use Moeen right now...

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by kingraf on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 12:33 pm

If only Alastair Cook listened to me and declared from behind
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Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 12:46 pm

Rashid another wicket ! Good low catch Buttler...

Game not yet quite dead ; though they'd need to rattle through the tail.

Rashid will be delighted with this contracting experience .

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 12:47 pm

A result still unlikely but we should stay out there as long as possible to help Rashid build some confidence.

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 12:55 pm

kingraf wrote:If only Alastair Cook listened to me and declared from behind

Maybe. But without having to make up 75 the pressure wouldn't have been the same.

Hard to force a result on this - still not like an Indian fifth day dust bowl. Not that I'm complaining as much as many : I don't mind the odd high scoring draw , as long as teams play with intent.

I've actually quite enjoyed this match. Though I hope the pitch for the next one has a bit more in it....

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 12:57 pm

Genuinely good stuff from Adil today. Some promising signs
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Re: England in the UAE

Post by Duty281 on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:02 pm

If England can get Misbah out in the next five overs, they might have a chance.

Might!

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Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:06 pm

Yes. Get Misbah and a bit of panic might set in.

Easier said than done Smile

He looks pretty well set. Still I'm happy with the way England have attacked this game after conceding that huge first innings score.

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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:07 pm

alfie wrote:Quite striking , isn't it , hammersmith ?

They say they used to get 120 overs in a day - without overtime !

Shorter run ups , maybe. Certainly less drink breaks ; even I remember before this automatic break every hour started - used to be only in seriously hot conditions.  And probably less messing about with the field.

Progress...

At a test match earlier this year. Struck by how long the "Harrogate Spring Hydration Break" took! Rolling Eyes  I don't mind them having a quick break. I'm not sure that runups are longer of recent times. I think it's time that bowler takes to start going back to his mark that causes much of the delay.

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:13 pm

Moeen strikes !

Loose from Sarfraz.  Pakistan nearlysafe ; but...

Oops ...it was Misbah ! Seriously surprised.


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Re: England in the UAE

Post by Duty281 on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:14 pm

Yes, Moeen! It might be on now.

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by kingraf on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:15 pm

Well, thats the thing though. I don't think Pakistan have had a mini collapse (to be fair, they're probably already safe, so it's more of a controlled collapse) because they were 70-odd runs in arrears. They've had it because, well, it'd what they do. I'd have declared with ten to go yesterday and really reared at them. Might not have worked, but I believe you've always got to be looking at the way most likely to get you a victory, while minimising your chances of defeat.

Thought it's been an alright test, but I generally enjoy the UAE Test matches. Pity about the crowds
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Re: England in the UAE

Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:17 pm

One more wicket now and I'll start calculating overs and runs...right now still clearly possible ; but need to wrap the innings up fairly smartly.

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by Duty281 on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:20 pm

Seven down! Vicious delivery. Pakistan in trouble.

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Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:21 pm

kingraf wrote:Well, thats the thing though. I don't think Pakistan have had a mini collapse (to be fair, they're probably already safe, so it's more of a controlled collapse) because they were 70-odd runs in arrears. They've had it because, well, it'd what they do. I'd have declared with ten to go yesterday and really reared at them. Might not have worked, but I believe you've always got to be looking at the way most likely to get you a victory, while minimising your chances of defeat.

Thought it's been an alright test, but I generally enjoy the UAE Test matches. Pity about the crowds

No , I take your point. A shot at them last night might have worked. They'd have been tired , short spell...but on balance I think this method had the better chance . Agree it's debatable.

Now Moeen has another ! Seven down and a result is definitely possible...

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:24 pm

Sarfraz is the one needed - fear not declaring over night has left us with not enough overs
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Re: England in the UAE

Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:25 pm

Well : 93 on , 24 overs left .

If England can take 3/20 , say : how many overs do they need to make 114 ?

Interesting...

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:27 pm

Eight gone ! Nice catch Jimmy Yahoo

Rashid has three and the Dream lives on...

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by kingraf on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:27 pm

The lead is past 72. England have no chance
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Re: England in the UAE

Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:28 pm

RASHENIUS
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Re: England in the UAE

Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:30 pm

Didn't realize they were still debating that ....clear catch. Justice done eventually.

Pressure on the Pakistan tail.

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:30 pm

This could lead to the old, 'do you open with Cook?' debate.

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Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:33 pm

Hammersmith harrier wrote:This could lead to the old, 'do you open with Cook?' debate.

Why not ? Scored quicker than all but Root and Stokes when he batted with them ...

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:36 pm

The rest of the team have the ability to up their run rate if needed, he however does not.

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by Duty281 on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:37 pm

Brilliant. Safraz gone, another excellent catch by Anderson.

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:37 pm

Atherton raising the spectre of Bad Light...

Would be a pain if the umpires halted play with England on the verge of a dramatic victory . Always disliked the taking them off when the batsmen want to continue...

Anderson snaffled another one off Rashid ! Nine gone and still not 100 on...

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Post by Duty281 on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:38 pm

How gentle is that?

Absolutely brilliant from Rashid, Ali and Anderson.

A famous victory is on the cards.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:39 pm

Olly wrote:RASHENIUS

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:39 pm

Rashid has produced three beauties to wrap things up there, top slip catching from Jimmy too.

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Re: England in the UAE

Post by kingraf on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:40 pm

Would be a good day to answer the age old
question: Is an easy T20 chase an easy chase on
weary pitch? Pakistan would have dearly loved
Shah out there with the pitch so responsive for
Rashid. Without him, they're not looking likely for
the win
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Post by Duty281 on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:41 pm

It really is Adelaide in reverse! You would think England have enough time, light and overs to get the 99 runs, no matter how negative the Pakistani bowling.

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Post by liverbnz on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:41 pm

Rashid has become a bit of an expert at bowling out the tail the last few years. Fair play to him, that's a terrific response to his 1st innings.

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Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:42 pm

All out Yahoo

Rashid with a Michelle ! clap Made his point , I think !

England should win now : [b]unless [b] they are hauled off early for light.

Great last day , eh ?

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:44 pm

99 from 19 offers, or about an hours light.

Send out Stokes with Moeen to open
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Post by kingraf on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:47 pm

Interesting goings on. The light was taken yesterday at 5.37, and it looks pretty much the same as it did yesterday so there should be about 45-50 minutes of play. Which is what? 10-12 overs? Bit of a slogathon needed
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Post by Duty281 on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:47 pm

There's about 40-50 minutes to go, say Sky. England probably have 8-12 overs to get 99, so hell for leather is the only way.

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Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:47 pm

Top effort from Rashid . Suggests a lot more promise than days one and two Smile

Anderson excellent at slip to the spinner too : who needs Jordan ?

Moeen played his part there too. Very good from England .

Now can they top it off with a t20 style chase ? If they had the full nineteen overs , probably straightforward. But considering a probable truncated programme , better go quickly ...

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Post by Duty281 on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:48 pm

Jos Buttler. Very Happy

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Post by VTR on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:48 pm

Wow,incredible turnaround, very nice from Rashid! Wonder if there is time left to win?

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Post by wisden on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:49 pm

what a performance from Adil Rashid, very happy for him

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Post by Duty281 on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:50 pm

Referee will have to get the yellow card out quickly to dissuade the Mourinho-esque timewasting.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:50 pm

Umpires need to be strong here too
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Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:51 pm

Ten , twelve overs ? OK ; Moeen and Buttler , fair enough.

Reminiscent of Karachi , all those years ago : but then Steve Buckner kept them on the pitch as Pakistan were blatantly wasting time. Finished in the dark...

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Post by Duty281 on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:53 pm

Reverse-sweep by Buttler. Beautiful.

The England fans sound very p!ssed considering the lack of alcohol.

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Post by alfie on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:53 pm

kingraf wrote:Would be a good day to answer the age old
question: Is an easy T20 chase an easy chase on
weary pitch? Pakistan would have dearly loved
Shah out there with the pitch so responsive for
Rashid. Without him, they're not looking likely for
the win

Bowl who you like - cant bowl a Test Team out in twelve- fifteen overs.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:55 pm

Surprised Pakistan are bowling spin. Seamers surely take up more time and the light factor
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Post by kingraf on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:58 pm

Misbah is going for the win, Olly!!
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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:59 pm

Why waste time on a review, just get on with it.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 17 Oct 2015, 1:59 pm

DON'T REVIEW IT FFS
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