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  • Handy Andy
    5735 posts Big Money Move
    One of the most ridiculous spells of bowling I have seen,Smith forced off by the physios
  • Hicksy2011
    12827 posts Has That Special Something
    Honestly if we can find another 93mph+ bowler South Africa and Australia are going to be terrified of us visiting them
  • Reus
    22437 posts Club Captain
    Archer needs to be looked after

    Root has overbowled him this innings
  • Hicksy2011
    12827 posts Has That Special Something
    Ridiculous isn’t it
    So many bowlers in this country have struggled with stress fractures from over bowling
    We have a 5 man attack and suddenly we are over bowling one even though we both don’t need too and are well aware of the dangers
  • Hicksy2011
    12827 posts Has That Special Something
    The Aussies crying on twitter about this is my new favourite thing
    All of a sudden they are acting like intimidation has no part in cricket, yet they were loving Cummins like 24 hours ago :joy:
  • Handy Andy
    5735 posts Big Money Move
    Hicksy2011 wrote: »
    The Aussies crying on twitter about this is my new favourite thing
    All of a sudden they are acting like intimidation has no part in cricket, yet they were loving Cummins like 24 hours ago :joy:

    literally about to post this :joy: they had no issue when woakes, broad, archer etc were facing it

    Crowd booing smith as he comes back out lmao :joy:
  • AaronMFC
    1558 posts Play-Off Hero
    I wonder how much that changes things all series or if its just this innings smith has looked very nervous since he came back out. Archer all series might unsettle him now.
  • Hicksy2011
    12827 posts Has That Special Something
    From that review farce I would assume Smith is concussed
    Should be out the next test minimum
  • wth22
    9694 posts League Winner
    It'll be tough choosing 3 from Archer, Broad, Jimmy and Woakes after this.
  • Handy Andy
    5735 posts Big Money Move
    wth22 wrote: »
    It'll be tough choosing 3 from Archer, Broad, Jimmy and Woakes after this.

    pick them all, Woakes to open the batting with Burns
  • wth22
    9694 posts League Winner
    Handy Andy wrote: »
    wth22 wrote: »
    It'll be tough choosing 3 from Archer, Broad, Jimmy and Woakes after this.

    pick them all, Woakes to open the batting with Burns

    Or Leach, has already won a Test Man of the Match for his opening batting exploits :D
  • Bobo23
    622 posts An Exciting Prospect
    England need a solid evening batting, don't want to give the aussies a sniff of a win here. We're all confident right, right.....
  • Reus
    22437 posts Club Captain
    edited August 17
    AaronMFC wrote: »
    I wonder how much that changes things all series or if its just this innings smith has looked very nervous since he came back out. Archer all series might unsettle him now.

    He was most likely concussed and shouldn't have been allowed back out
  • Reus
    22437 posts Club Captain
    Remember ricky ponting was the best player of the short ball you will ever see

    Then kemar roach sconned him badly and he was never the same batsmen again
  • Hicksy2011
    12827 posts Has That Special Something
    https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/27405228/olly-stone-season-recurrence-back-stress-fracture
    WHY WHY WHY
    So bored of reading this sentence about every single young bowler
    How on earth haven’t the sport scientists worked this out yet
  • Handy Andy
    5735 posts Big Money Move
    we are gonna lose aren't we
  • Reus
    22437 posts Club Captain
    Handy Andy wrote: »
    we are gonna lose aren't we

    It would appear we are
  • Hicksy2011
    12827 posts Has That Special Something
    I retract my previous comment even Root isn’t good enough to play all formats
    Interesting that Khawaja and Warner have failed too, it is literally only Smith this series that has played well after the WC (iirc I think Bairstows ~50) is the next highest score by a batsman at the WC
  • Bobo23
    622 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Our batting is hopeless!
  • Handy Andy
    5735 posts Big Money Move
    just saying on this pitch anything above 150 and we have a chance
  • Hicksy2011
    12827 posts Has That Special Something
    Handy Andy wrote: »
    just saying on this pitch anything above 150 and we have a chance

    Especially if Smith gets ruled out
  • AaronMFC
    1558 posts Play-Off Hero
    wth22 wrote: »
    It'll be tough choosing 3 from Archer, Broad, Jimmy and Woakes after this.

    Its got to be hard to trust anderson he was passed fit for the first test and we had to play with 10 men for most the test i dont think we can afford to risk that again.
  • Bobo23
    622 posts An Exciting Prospect
    If we can bat until lunch tomorrow and somehow hit a quick 200ish lead, it will be a very interesting last few sessions. Get a few quick wickets, and then somehow get Smith out and you just never know.

    On the other hand, we could simply collapse and not even make 150. Leaving Australia all afternoon to slowly pick off the runs.

    Going to be an interesting day that's for sure!!
  • Hicksy2011
    12827 posts Has That Special Something
    What we aiming for then? 210 in 50 overs as a target?
  • Reus
    22437 posts Club Captain
    Hicksy2011 wrote: »
    What we aiming for then? 210 in 50 overs as a target?

    I would just bat for the draw tbh
  • Apollo
    14174 posts Has That Special Something
    Hicksy2011 wrote: »
    What we aiming for then? 210 in 50 overs as a target?

    Something around that yeah. Hopefully a few more would be nice but 210 would be decent
  • Apollo
    14174 posts Has That Special Something
    Here we go, foot well and truly put down now!
  • Alex_cr
    4780 posts National Call-Up
    Stokes is a proper player isn’t he?
  • Hicksy2011
    12827 posts Has That Special Something
    Quality knock this
    Needs to get his 100 ASAP then immediately we declare
  • Apollo
    14174 posts Has That Special Something
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