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@85 UrbanFoxIt’s a big risk with two debutant openers. I would be inclined to give Vince a crack at opening instead of Denly as he has some test exposure. Also, it looks a little thin on frontline spin which we will need on those wickets. Maybe add Rashid or Leach and give Broad a rest?
Rashid's role in the side is?Answers on a postcard to Ed Smith.
102. You are a moron, sir
102. You sir are a moron. Get back to your SkyBox...
Test cricket should be shaken up...England were truly pathetic yeterday...2 runs per over is an insult to people paying £80 and the SKY viewers shelling out also.Tests should be 3 days and teams paid on results
Ref 96BurnsJenningsMoeenRootStokesButtlerBairstow CurranRashidBroadAndersonFor Sri Lanka Leech for Broad or Curran following nets. Best LL
Forget the comparisons, AC has been an excellent player. End of. Anyone who disputes it hasn't got a clue about cricket. He's still got the 2nd innings yet. Still a chance to score a ton.
India world no.1, your having a laugh.
Cook great English player but the greatest? For a start Compton, Barrington, Hutton & co played on uncovered wickets. Boycott, Gower & Gooch's generation played against that West Indies team. Present players have the modfied lbw law to handle. So I don't think any comparison is workable, different eras different challenges.
@inastate - Cook opened the innings. It is very hard to be an opener. KP was a middle order batsman which calls for different skills and a different mindset.
Can we end the practice of just coming on and posting our favoured starting eleven on every cricket HYS?
85. Posted by UrbanFox For me the below team should start vs Sri Lanka, let me know your thoughts?Burns -YesDenly -YesMoeen -YesRoot -YesStokes -YesBairstow -YesButtler -YesWoakes -YesCurran -YesBroad - -Yes/No/Maybe/Possibly/Perhaps - tba(maybe)Anderson -Yes
77. Posted by MaxT3678 on 3 hours ago" has a wife who probably agrees with us that he is as hot af "what does 'as hot af' mean ?I'm guessing " as hot after all " ?
Lots of praise coming Cook's way from people who can not distinguish between best batsman and highest run scorer. For God's sake the man averaged 44 in tests. Even being the highest run scorer was on the back of sacking KP who was ahead and would have stayed ahead very easily.An honest hard working individual who made the most of his talent. I respect him for that, but he is not outstanding.
Be unconventional. Just start our batting order at 7 and run it down to 17.
@54 bobinCompetent unimaginative, dull opening batsman limited natural ability.Never been great entertainer, personality, or bravura performer. He was a very poor captain that's it. I'm amazed at your amazement on your stated entirely subjective & miss-focused assertions
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