Bairstow to open

Bairstow to open

Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

18 Sep 2017, 13:57 #1

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41309176

Looks like England have finally seen the light re Jason Roy.
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Joined: 02 Jan 2014, 10:57

18 Sep 2017, 18:04 #2

Might have been better to see the light before they selected the squad though?! Unless they plan to bat Roy in the middle order?
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

18 Sep 2017, 18:12 #3

...in ODI`s.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41309176

Looks like England have finally seen the light re Jason Roy.
Hey let's not knock them getting the right selection at last. It's taken long enough!
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

18 Sep 2017, 18:42 #4

...in ODI`s.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41309176

Looks like England have finally seen the light re Jason Roy.
Change happened months ago in Champs Trophy semi.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

18 Sep 2017, 20:12 #5

...in ODI`s.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41309176

Looks like England have finally seen the light re Jason Roy.
I'll catch up with the highlights to see how he goes. Not sure opening is best for him but at least it gets him in the side.

There may well be a vacancy at 4 soon.
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

18 Sep 2017, 20:15 #6

...in ODI`s.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41309176

Looks like England have finally seen the light re Jason Roy.
Was anyone else irritated by Nasser Hussain (mainly) saying that Bairstow's job was simply to get Buttler on strike? Though Buttler ultimately scored at only a fraction over one run/ball - it's T20 I'm referrring to - and Jonny's scoring rate was much higher. Buttler also dominated the strike, though the two of them arrived at the crease together, so perhaps he agreed with Hussain.

I was screaming at them to get Plunkett in ahead of both Rashid and Willey, all of which would have been unnecessary if they had picked Stokes in the first place. Typical England shambles.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

18 Sep 2017, 20:43 #7

...in ODI`s.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41309176

Looks like England have finally seen the light re Jason Roy.
What vacancy at number 4?
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19 Sep 2017, 05:50 #8

...in ODI`s.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41309176

Looks like England have finally seen the light re Jason Roy.
Presumably to replace Morgan who some think is not good enough?
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19 Sep 2017, 07:28 #9

...in ODI`s.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41309176

Looks like England have finally seen the light re Jason Roy.
T20I and ODI's are usually soon forgotten and often seem pointless.

They do though raise valuable funds through TV coverage, provide entertainment for many who often don't go to watch any other cricket, and most importantly build a team for the next meaningful tournament.

The World cup in 2019 followed by T20 in 2020 is now where England need to focus.

I think they will split the England team coach role soon leaving Bayliss to concentrate on Tests. Lots of decisions for the new man to make, most importantly, who is to be the Captain, looking to the future.

In my view we have learned all we can from the Morgan era. The positive cricket has been good, the poor uninspiring on-field captaincy has been bad.

If Morgan isn't Captain he isn't playing in my view and it's reaching the point, possibly after this series but more likely after the the Ashes tour where a decision has to be made.
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19 Sep 2017, 07:36 #10

...in ODI`s.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41309176

Looks like England have finally seen the light re Jason Roy.
"If Morgan isn't captain he isn't playing."

How do you come to that conclusion? It certainly can't be based on his cricket given he's the 4th highest run scorer in ODI's in 2017, averages 54 at a strike rate of 99 and has 3 hundreds this year.
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