3rd Test | India v England at Mohali (Match Thread)

Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

26 Nov 2016, 21:40 #21

JB's attitude is indeed superb. But i have no issue with Stokes ruffling a few feathers. Personally think there is a place for abit of controversy in the game. I'd pay good money for stump mic!
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

27 Nov 2016, 07:53 #22

Woke up full of hope that Rash and the rest of the tail would have got a few but alas, so far so predictable.
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Joined: 24 May 2016, 21:00

27 Nov 2016, 09:22 #23

EastCoastType mentioned that watching Jonny bat in the first half of the 2015 season was a truly once in a generation experience. This made me reflect on who is currently replacing him and i feel disillusioned that nothing is going to change.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

27 Nov 2016, 09:24 #24

What great fielding by Buttler. That'll certainly have surprised Idleman.
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Joined: 20 Oct 2013, 20:03

27 Nov 2016, 09:41 #25

Certainly did, though only following on cricinfo. My initial comment was really just based on Jonny's excellence in the field, but these days I suppose they're all so much more athletic. Can't picture Jimmy Binks diving around in the covers.
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Joined: 28 Apr 2014, 00:12

27 Nov 2016, 11:06 #26

Thus far Batty's contributions make the decision not to take Leach look more and more suspect.
Jimmy Binks was never required to dive around anywhere other than behind the stumps.
The best Yorkshire wicket-keeper I've ever had the pleasure to watch & never a hair out of place.
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Joined: 20 Oct 2013, 20:03

27 Nov 2016, 11:32 #27

My memory too. Interested to hear GB selecting his Yorkshire all time XI and saying we've never produced a great keeper. Binks was pretty close.

I do remember the greatest ever slip fielder having to go out into the ring in the Sunday League and not looking particularly at ease.
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Joined: 29 Apr 2014, 16:20

27 Nov 2016, 17:10 #28

how well has adil been bowling - great pleasure to see him bowling so well

we need to find away of moving on from him not playing at lord's as irritating as it was for all of us

my fear is gale will not be able to show the same sense or maturity
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Joined: 22 Apr 2014, 18:08

27 Nov 2016, 17:48 #29

I thought Gale had said last week they had moved on from that now, more of an issue could be that he plays in the home tests next year so we don't see much of him at all
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

27 Nov 2016, 18:00 #30

how well has adil been bowling - great pleasure to see him bowling so well

we need to find away of moving on from him not playing at lord's as irritating as it was for all of us

my fear is gale will not be able to show the same sense or maturity
Big change from being underused to bordering on being overused today.

I'm pleased for him and there's now a strong possibility he will be trusted to play in home test matches too.

A 4/2 bowling attack of Anderson, Broad, Woakes, Stokes, Ali and Rashid would cover all the bases and should contribute enough runs to balance out Bairstow batting at 5 and the top 4 specialist batsmen.

If so let's hope our other spin options show some improvement in 4 day cricket.
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