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posted on 28/6/19

They are a bunch of arrogant sods.. the sri-lanka game sums that up.
England shoulda walked the chase. there was plenty o time to get the runs. But the likes of Moeen smashes a 6 then gets out the next ball.
ITS OK LADS WE HAVE THIS!

seriously, I think we will get through to the semi's but wont go any further.

posted on 28/6/19

Didn't take long for you guys to start turning on the team.

posted on 28/6/19

comment by Liverpoolwhoelse17 (U16825)
posted 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
They are a bunch of arrogant sods.. the sri-lanka game sums that up.
England shoulda walked the chase. there was plenty o time to get the runs. But the likes of Moeen smashes a 6 then gets out the next ball.
ITS OK LADS WE HAVE THIS!

seriously, I think we will get through to the semi's but wont go any further.

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I think it's pretty unlikely we'll get to the semis. I think we'll beat NZ but India are another level this tournament. Considering Pakistan have Afghanistan and Bangladesh to play I think we'll need to win both. Which we won't.

posted on 28/6/19

The bang bang sixer approach is not working

posted on 28/6/19

Against Sri Lanka they didnt use that approach. As soon as the wicket is not a flat road they panic. You have to say the preparation for the world cup has been pathetic. Preparing all these flat track roads in games before world cup and even last year when in the actual tournament wickets have either had pace or spin in them put England in a false pretence.

posted on 28/6/19

It's true that any kind of pitch that is a little slow or offers a bit of turn then England struggle. With the exception of Root and stokes, none of the others can adjust their game to what's needed. If you bat first against England on these pitches then you just need 275 and you know you have a chance.

posted on 28/6/19

comment by Greatteamswinit4times- a terrible enemy (U6008)
posted 9 minutes ago
It's true that any kind of pitch that is a little slow or offers a bit of turn then England struggle. With the exception of Root and stokes, none of the others can adjust their game to what's needed. If you bat first against England on these pitches then you just need 275 and you know you have a chance.
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Which makes you wonder why we have exclusively played on flat decks for the last two years. Given the champions trophy in 2017 was played on slow turners we must have known the icc would do the same.

Imo Roy and Buttler are world class players who can adapt too. Even Bairstow against Bangladesh showed patience. The issue is there is no accountability and that stems from the management.

posted on 28/6/19

Think there’s been a bit of an aggressive attitude with Morgan too - especially at his recent press conferences... confidence is one thing but arrogance will always come and bite you on the backside.

Still think on paper England are 2nd best to only India - they just need to pipe down and focus on the cricket.

posted on 28/6/19

Pitches at this World Cup are prepared by the usual groundstaff at each venue and ICC insist it has asked only for surfaces that offer a balance between bat and ball..

posted on 28/6/19

comment by Afridi14... ( ليدز_يونايتد )You gotta love it!! (U2805)
posted 9 minutes ago
Pitches at this World Cup are prepared by the usual groundstaff at each venue and ICC insist it has asked only for surfaces that offer a balance between bat and ball..
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Not what I read...

posted on 28/6/19

comment by Afridi14... ( ليدز_يونايتد )You go... (U2805)
posted 22 minutes ago
Think there’s been a bit of an aggressive attitude with Morgan too - especially at his recent press conferences... confidence is one thing but arrogance will always come and bite you on the backside.

Still think on paper England are 2nd best to only India - they just need to pipe down and focus on the cricket.
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Aussie are the best, they are less reliant on their main batsman , i.e Steve Smith as India are on Kohli , Aussie have greater depth and best bowling attack in the world.

posted on 28/6/19

I do get what Bairstow is saying here though. Vaughan, KP and others had all been talking about how this England side has already won the cup a few weeks ago, and now they're saying it could be our worst ever performance in a world cup.

Doesn't excuse the brainless batting but the media do love to big us up and then knock us down.

posted on 28/6/19

I agree that most pundits change like the wind, but the truth is it's a results game. You don't get the results, you will be criticised.

I still don't understand what is so hard about beating India and NZ at home. NZ have looked beatable for a while and whilst India are definitely the side of the tournament, they are beatable and have a couple of key injuries.

posted on 28/6/19

comment by JustTrue (U13155)
posted 22 minutes ago
I agree that most pundits change like the wind, but the truth is it's a results game. You don't get the results, you will be criticised.

I still don't understand what is so hard about beating India and NZ at home. NZ have looked beatable for a while and whilst India are definitely the side of the tournament, they are beatable and have a couple of key injuries.


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I agree that nz haven't looked all that but what they are doing is generally winning close games. We're not and in cricket, thst can make a big difference. I think India have looked very good so far and Bumrah and Sami are getting the ball to do a lot. I'd back England to win 50% of the time against India, but with England knowing it's a must win and India having no pressure, I think India will win with a bit to spare. If Morgan wins the toss, he has to bat first and try and get 320 on the board. If England are chasing against that attack I think it'll end badly.

posted on 28/6/19

Great this is the issue. You shouldn’t be aiming for 320. Pitches are becoming more dry and are assisting spinners. You should assess and then post a decent total (which can range from 270-300) doesn’t have to be 320 or 350s.

posted on 28/6/19

comment by virudagreat- beating India in india is ..... (U8738)
posted 1 minute ago
Great this is the issue. You shouldn’t be aiming for 320. Pitches are becoming more dry and are assisting spinners. You should assess and then post a decent total (which can range from 270-300) doesn’t have to be 320 or 350s.
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I agree totally. I'm just saying what I think they'll need to aim for against an India side that will be playing with zero pressure.

posted on 3/7/19

well hes backed it up big time.. 2 100s in 2 games. cant do any more than that.. and his record opening is terrific. But that that wont get mentioned. Hes ENGLISH. hes not warner or Gayle

posted on 3/7/19

comment by Liverpoolwhoelse17 (U16825)
posted 27 minutes ago
well hes backed it up big time.. 2 100s in 2 games. cant do any more than that.. and his record opening is terrific. But that that wont get mentioned. Hes ENGLISH. hes not warner or Gayle
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His record when opening is amazing but the two you have mentioned have been at the top of the sport for years. Rohit has a very similar average and has done it for far longer than Bairstow and isn't mentioned alongside those players so it's not a conspiracy just cos Bairstow is English.

posted on 11/7/19

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