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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby The Professor » Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:17 am

Ben Stokes back in the nets for the first time after injury; could yet be a late Ashes inclusion.

Healy the star if WBBL Game 1
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:10 pm

CSK forced a complete capitulation from KKR

Lets hope Morgan doesn't let England do that
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby The Professor » Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:21 am

Chennai take the IPL crown

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The first upset of the T20 World Cup
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby Durhamfootman » Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:04 am

Scotland said they were there to surprise people. Having really struggled to even post 140 I didn't believe them. Batting must have been tricky because these are usually small grounds, I think....... and wasn't the IPL played on these same pitches? We might be talking about how poor the surfaces are in the coming 2 or 3 weeks
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby sussexpob » Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:10 am

Durhamfootman wrote:Scotland said they were there to surprise people. Having really struggled to even post 140 I didn't believe them. Batting must have been tricky because these are usually small grounds, I think....... and wasn't the IPL played on these same pitches? We might be talking about how poor the surfaces are in the coming 2 or 3 weeks


Having the press conference at the end next to the Scotland dressing room was the cherry on the top. While the BD captain was trying to answer questions, he kept being put off by the noise of the Scotland boys celebrating raucously.

He didnt look very happy.
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby The Professor » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:22 am

IIreland and Sri Lanka win in the real games

Whilst

ndia beat England and Australia beat New Zealand in warm ups
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby Durhamfootman » Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:38 am

Warner got another first baller
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby The Professor » Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:30 am

Potential Dhoni retirement rumours scotched by KL Rahul who says he still hits the ball the farthest in the Indian camp

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India, England, West Indies and Pakistan are the bookies favourites to be the Semi finalists in the World Cup. Do we agree?
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Oct 20, 2021 7:46 am

West Indies is an odd one. They often do much better than the personnel at their disposal suggests they might, but it's a particularly poor looking squad and I'd be more inclined towards NZ than WI.

England should be right up there, but too many players haven't played recently, the capt is in the middle of a sustained run of poor form, they have key players missing and their latest gun player might have a finger injury, so perhaps not.
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:34 pm

Never rule out the Aussies.
I always say that everybody's right.
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby The Professor » Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:28 am

Mixed bag for England as they win one and lose one in their warm up games.
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby alfie » Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:57 am

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Never rule out the Aussies.


Aussies didn't look too good in the India warm up game. I really don't expect them to be a major factor , to be honest ; but with the explosive players they have at their disposal I also wouldn't rule them out head to head in any given contest.

Of course you could say the same for West Indies - and in truth in this brief format almost anyone can cause a shock on a day.

I am near to certain India will top their group ; and as it looks likely to be Scotland , Ireland or Namibia , Afghanistan , Pakistan and NZ with them I'd imagine one of the last two will fill the other spot.
The other group looks a lot more "loaded". England will probably appreciate a fairly "even" group ; as although they might have a 'mare at any time you'd think they are likely to be consistent enough to win most of their games and qualify - while the others might share results a bit : I could see Sri Lanka , Bangladesh , Australia , SA and West Indies all beating each other ... Any one of them could get to a semi.

(I have sort of "assumed" a Scotland win over Oman to arrive at those groupings. Hope I am not hexing the Highland Regiment !)
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:27 pm

today's hot topic?

what is the point of MItchell Marsh? Australia seem to think they should play him, but not let him bat and not let him bowl
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby bigfluffylemon » Thu Oct 28, 2021 9:53 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:today's hot topic?

what is the point of MItchell Marsh?


Those of us in Australia have been asking that question for years :D
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Re: Today's Hot Topics

Postby The Professor » Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:26 am

England thrash Australia.
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