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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 09 Feb 2016, 12:48 pm

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The ICC have run some poor events in yesteryear but this is already taking the biscuit


No tickets on sale still, reports Delhi are pulling out as a host and Pakistan might not even be allowed to play. Oh and Australia have already announced their squad

But everything is "progressing smoothly" according to the latest ICC press release...

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Post by Jetty on Sat 05 Mar 2016, 10:22 pm

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alfie wrote:Finn - Plunkett ... Honestly , may not make too much difference in Asian conditions .  All depends on whether or not the batsmen can make big scores.

Finn's injury record is a concern though.

Alfie - yes, I've been harping on about Finn's injury record for a while. It's certainly a concern. He often seems to have a nailed on place when posters give their starting XI but that's ignoring the reality of the situation.

I find it strange that with Finn's new calf injury he climbed Lions Head in Cape Town today. Is he really injured?

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Post by guildfordbat on Sun 06 Mar 2016, 12:05 pm

I appreciate that there are some things you should do and some things you shouldn't depending on the exact nature of the injury. However, as Jetty suggests, climbing a mountain with any sort of injury seems bl**dy odd!

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Tue 08 Mar 2016, 5:06 pm

http://tribune.com.pk/story/1061734/immediate-action-required-pakistan-unwilling-to-play-in-dharamsala/

It's actually impressively bad how badly organised this tournament is
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Post by VTR on Wed 09 Mar 2016, 3:17 pm

Well the tournament has sort of started with the qualifiers underway that seem designed to ensure there are no shocks whilst allowing the ICC to try and convince everyone the associates were allowed to play

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Post by westisbest on Wed 09 Mar 2016, 5:32 pm

Fkn Ireland.
Push poor ball to lose it on.

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Post by guildfordbat on Wed 09 Mar 2016, 5:52 pm

Never mind, Westy - there's always football. Errr - Sorry Wink

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Wed 09 Mar 2016, 5:54 pm

Oman! Taken some very big scalps recently, now continue to do so

Can they make it through?
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Post by westisbest on Wed 09 Mar 2016, 6:36 pm

guildfordbat wrote:Never mind, Westy - there's always football. Errr - Sorry Wink

Looking forward to the euros. Very Happy

Thought we may have taken that today.

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Post by guildfordbat on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 9:58 am

Good start by Scotland in today's game against Zimbabwe. 5 overs bowled and Zimbabwe are 19/2.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 10:12 am

Apparently there are hundreds of Scotland fans not being allowed to buy tickets at the ground despite there being 40,000 spare seats inside

Told to go to a stadium 20 away to buy them

Genuine story - just when the administration behind this event couldn't get anymore shambolic....
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Post by guildfordbat on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 10:41 am

Olly - that is just terrible.

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Post by guildfordbat on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 10:56 am

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe 128/5 off 17 as I have to go out. Suspect Scotland have let Zimbabwe get back too much in this game and the final target will be beyond them.

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Post by guildfordbat on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 2:30 pm

Decent effort by Scotland but as so often no cigar at they fall just short.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 5:55 pm

C'mon Afghanistan!
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Post by westisbest on Thu 10 Mar 2016, 7:15 pm

Ireland vBangladesh tomorrow.

Be a tough game, but need the w.

Hard luck on Scotland.

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Post by westisbest on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 1:37 pm

Bloody weather messing things up.

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Post by guildfordbat on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 3:54 pm

Well, Westy, your boys have got a twelve12 to try and stay in this tournament. Poor start though - dropped catch and 4 overthrows in the first two overs. Tigers 20/0 off 2. Reckon they'll be looking for 130 ....

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 4:00 pm

Ireland's bowling and fielding has been questionable to say the least
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 4:05 pm

Jesus they're all over the place
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Post by guildfordbat on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 4:42 pm

Olly wrote:Ireland's bowling and fielding has been questionable to say the least

Sloppy and naive were going to be my words.

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Post by jimbohammers on Fri 11 Mar 2016, 4:52 pm

Ireland look terrible. These are county players too.. Rankin, K.O'Brien, Murtagh, N.O'Brien, Stirling, Porterfield... You'd expect better. Fielding in particular, woeful

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 10:42 am

England currently playing NZ in a warm up game, Rashid with figures of 3-15 off 4 overs

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 11:06 am

Jordan, topley, stokes and plunkett all end up with economy's over 9

That's the weakness (plunkett had one over for 19!)
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 11:09 am

Afghanistan make 180+

You'd think that's good enough to get them into the main thing...
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Post by guildfordbat on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 11:19 am

Olly wrote:Jordan, topley, stokes and plunkett all end up with economy's over 9
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That's the weakness (plunkett had one over for 19!)

With the seamers going round the park and Rashid and Moeen being the two most economical bowlers, that might just help Dawson's chances of getting a game.

Btw, just seen on Sky - another great catch by Jordan!

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Post by guildfordbat on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 11:21 am

Olly wrote:Afghanistan make 180+

You'd think that's good enough to get them into the main thing...

Agreed.

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Post by LondonTiger on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 11:44 am

What is it with the Roy/Hales partnerships that means Roy always dominates strike at start of innings? Yet again we see Roy having faced 20 balls and Hales just 4. I guess Roy is always looking for the big hit while Hales needs to get moving with singles?

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 11:49 am

England 53-0 off six, Roy going along nicely so far

Tiger - I tend to think Hales takes a little while to get going, so your summation of him hitting more singles is often why Roy has moreof the strike
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 11:51 am

69-0 off 7, Roy took santner to the cleaners there
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 11:53 am

31 ball fifty for Jason Roy - much needed score, and hopefully he's hitting good form for the tournament proper
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Post by guildfordbat on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 12:18 pm

LondonTiger wrote:What is it with the Roy/Hales partnerships that means Roy always dominates strike at start of innings? Yet again we see Roy having faced 20 balls and Hales just 4. I guess Roy is always looking for the big hit while Hales needs to get moving with singles?

Roy is always looking to tee off from the very start in t20s. Hence most usually a higher strike rate than his opening partner and especially in the first few overs. There's therefore always something of the wild card about him in that format. The risk of an early dismissal goes with the territory but given we / England's management encourage that approach from Roy, I believe some (not all) of the recent criticism of him has been unfair. At Surrey, Alec Stewart is characteristically philosophical and, whilst not being dismissive of the risk, has emphasised the upside stating, ''If he bats 12 overs, we win the game.'' As some here will know, I'm very much a Stewart man and so side with his take on things. That's why Roy would certainly open in my England team in this tournament. He may not come off but we have the best chance of winning if he is playing and has the opportunity.

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Post by guildfordbat on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 12:19 pm

Meanwhile, Afghanistan well on top.

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Post by guildfordbat on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 12:44 pm

Terrible running gifts Afghanistan another wicket. 8 down now and Zimbabwe about to exit this party.

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 12:46 pm

England have got home with six wickets and four balls to spare. Good start by Hales and Roy, bit of a wobble through the middle, but Buttler did it again, with an unbeaten 24 from 9 balls enough to see England home fairly comfortably in the end.

"reserve overseas batsman" (behind Lendl Simmons), the mind boggles Shocked

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Post by Mad for Chelsea on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 12:48 pm

seems like a very spinner friendly pitch BTW. England's spinners combined for 4-45 from 8 overs (thanks to Rashid mainly, but Moeen did OK), NZ's for 4-59 from 9 overs (including an over from Williamson, which cost ten).

None of the seamers in the match went at less than 9 runs per over...

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 12:58 pm

Mad for Chelsea wrote:England have got home with six wickets and four balls to spare. Good start by Hales and Roy, bit of a wobble through the middle, but Buttler did it again, with an unbeaten 24 from 9 balls enough to see England home fairly comfortably in the end.

"reserve overseas batsman" (behind Lendl Simmons), the mind boggles Shocked

Amazing ain't it MFC - Jos is incredible
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 1:38 pm

Congrats to Afghanistan, comfortably through with their fifth consecutive victory over Zimbabwe

Again making a mockery of the ICC's ridiculous full member closed shop
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Post by guildfordbat on Sat 12 Mar 2016, 2:36 pm

Oops!

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 10:46 am

Rain has just destroyed this group, amazing that we still have international tournaments with no rain days built in, it really is
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Post by guildfordbat on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 2:30 pm

I accept the weather was disruptive but, even so, Ireland never seemed at the races. A very disappointing tournament for them.

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Post by LondonTiger on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 8:08 pm

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LondonTiger wrote:What is it with the Roy/Hales partnerships that means Roy always dominates strike at start of innings? Yet again we see Roy having faced 20 balls and Hales just 4. I guess Roy is always looking for the big hit while Hales needs to get moving with singles?

Roy is always looking to tee off from the very start in t20s. Hence most usually a higher strike rate than his opening partner and especially in the first few overs. There's therefore always something of the wild card about him in that format. The risk of an early dismissal goes with the territory but given we / England's management encourage that approach from Roy, I believe some (not all) of the recent criticism of him has been unfair. At Surrey, Alec Stewart is characteristically philosophical and, whilst not being dismissive of the risk, has emphasised the upside stating, ''If he bats 12 overs, we win the game.'' As some here will know, I'm very much a Stewart man and so side with his take on things. That's why Roy would certainly open in my England team in this tournament. He may not come off but we have the best chance of winning if he is playing and has the opportunity.


gb - I know his strikerate is always high, but my comments were about how he dominates the strike - and in the early overs is rarely the non-striker.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 8:18 pm

Oman couldn't repeat their heroics against Ireland today against Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal is in incredible form. Over 200 runs already this tournament

Both the qualifiers into the super tens have real potential to cause upsets. In fact I'm expecting Afghanistan to pickup a scalp, maybe two from England, Sri Lanka and West Indies (can't see them beating SA).
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Post by KO-KING on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 9:20 pm

Olly wrote:Oman couldn't repeat their heroics against Ireland today against Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal is in incredible form. Over 200 runs already this tournament

Both the qualifiers into the super tens have real potential to cause upsets. In fact I'm expecting Afghanistan to pickup a scalp, maybe two from England, Sri Lanka and West Indies (can't see them beating SA).

Afg have a chance vs WI in my opinion, but England beat them, england should really get to the semi's, in the much easier group, everything is set up for a top performance, for once i'll be shocked if england didn't go through.

As for the other group, can't really look past india and Australia, the 2 favourites for me, dont see how BD can cause an upset against those 2, reckon BD beat NZ and Pak (if mustafizur is fit).

Tamim seems to be peaking in this tournament, some would say peaking far too early...

For the teams in semis will be, SA, England vs India, Australia..

But struggling to see how England can win it though...bowlers will just leak runs, got one of the worst attacks out of the 10

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Post by guildfordbat on Sun 13 Mar 2016, 11:37 pm

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guildfordbat wrote:
LondonTiger wrote:What is it with the Roy/Hales partnerships that means Roy always dominates strike at start of innings? Yet again we see Roy having faced 20 balls and Hales just 4. I guess Roy is always looking for the big hit while Hales needs to get moving with singles?

Roy is always looking to tee off from the very start in t20s. Hence most usually a higher strike rate than his opening partner and especially in the first few overs. There's therefore always something of the wild card about him in that format. The risk of an early dismissal goes with the territory but given we / England's management encourage that approach from Roy, I believe some (not all) of the recent criticism of him has been unfair. At Surrey, Alec Stewart is characteristically philosophical and, whilst not being dismissive of the risk, has emphasised the upside stating, ''If he bats 12 overs, we win the game.'' As some here will know, I'm very much a Stewart man and so side with his take on things. That's why Roy would certainly open in my England team in this tournament. He may not come off but we have the best chance of winning if he is playing and has the opportunity.


gb - I know his strikerate is always high, but my comments were about how he dominates the strike - and in the early overs is rarely the non-striker.

Tiger - ok, based on when I've often seen him open in limited overs games plus some speculative thoughts.

Roy bats at 1 (not 2) and so takes first strike. He's keen to get on top of the opening bowler from the off. Therefore looks to get off the mark with a boundary rather than a single. Even if he doesn't find the rope, he'll hit the ball powerfully and far enough to run 2. Only when he's done that is he content to look to take a single. That's probably used up around 5 balls. His opening partner plays out the last ball. The process then gets repeated for the second over with the likely consequence that by the end of that Roy has faced 9 or 10 balls to his partner's 2 or 3. If Roy's going like a train by then, his partner will continue to be happy with him having the majority of the strike in the next few overs.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Mon 14 Mar 2016, 10:15 am

England playing a local side, including a few of their own
Roy/Hales both make quickfire 30's, but Rashid picks up both bowling for the other side
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Post by LondonTiger on Mon 14 Mar 2016, 11:07 am

"Davesh" Willey finishes with a hat trick as England reach 177. Will be interesting to see how Vince and Buttler bat for Mumbai. Rashid's final over was pummelled by Joe Root, but the other English batsmen struggled against him. It should be noted that until that over Root was really struggling to find any touch.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Mon 14 Mar 2016, 11:59 am

Jordan 2 overs for 20 so far - there's no way they can continue to play him ahead of Willey surely
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Post by guildfordbat on Mon 14 Mar 2016, 1:49 pm

Jordan and Willey actually ended up with pretty similar figures off their 4 overs - 2/34 for the former and 3/35 for the latter.

Credit to Willey for his hat trick but perhaps worth noting that it came off the last 3 balls of England's innings and too much damage had already been done by then. I accept there's always a risk with Jordan and said the same on page 1 here. However, I don't believe we have any better chance of winning the tournament - which has to be the aim - with Willey being chosen over him.

Willey seems no more to me than this month's version of Chris Woakes.

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Post by LondonTiger on Mon 14 Mar 2016, 1:53 pm

In general Jordan can bowl at the end of the innings, but is complete carp at the start. Willey usually is rank at the end (today excluded) but much better at the start. Sadly neither fill me with any confidence at this level.

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Post by guildfordbat on Mon 14 Mar 2016, 2:14 pm

LondonTiger wrote:In general Jordan can bowl at the end of the innings, but is complete carp at the start. Willey usually is rank at the end (today excluded) but much better at the start. Sadly neither fill me with any confidence at this level.

Tiger - be careful not to make a case for including both of them, 2 overs for Willey up top and 2 for Jordan at the end! Wink

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