England in India - White ball

Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

15 Jan 2017, 09:28 #11

Glad to see your as combative as ever in the New Year EYT.

I'm not saying he hasn't been good, I'm saying he is no longer good enough.

Morgan's average in his last 10 ODI's is 20.6 with one decent innings.

Joe Root has an average of 45.2 in his last 10 with 4 decent innings.

If Morgan wasn't the captain, Billings would be playing, in my opinion.

Morgan has a lot to prove, lets see how he goes about it.
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Joined: 02 Apr 2014, 09:31

15 Jan 2017, 10:27 #12

Morgan is the captain though and he's captain because there's more to his captaincy than just his runs.
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

15 Jan 2017, 10:49 #13

I think Morgan's position is safe until the Champions Trophy, we have a big chance of winning it and need a settled side in the build up to it. I would like to see Billings in the side though - the competition is both healthy and fierce in the ODI batting line up.
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Joined: 25 Jun 2015, 19:41

15 Jan 2017, 16:53 #14

A good ODI. England batted well, then Kohli and Jadhav won the match with a 200 run partnership.
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Joined: 12 Sep 2014, 18:27

15 Jan 2017, 17:16 #15

What a fantastic player Kohli is.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

15 Jan 2017, 19:45 #16

On the road much of the day so listened rather than watched most of it. I think the teams seem pretty well matched. Kohli's batting and Jadeja's bowling probably just making the difference.

Very good batting surface with small boundaries put the batsmen well on top, with the team batting second holding all the aces in terms of being able to pace their innings and get across the line.
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

15 Jan 2017, 19:48 #17

Kohli is out on his own now as the world's best in all formats.
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Joined: 14 Aug 2007, 12:51

15 Jan 2017, 21:32 #18

It seems so Seadog but I'm still looking forward to his next visit to England.
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Joined: 13 Feb 2014, 21:14

15 Jan 2017, 21:45 #19

Not sure he's out on his own in Tests. Yet to see him boss it at Trent Bridge or other grounds here.

That said he is the first batsman since Lara where I thought that there was no point even trying to get him out.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

20 Jan 2017, 23:18 #20

With Hales out for the rest of the tour there might be a chance of Bairstow getting a game. He should at least get to remain with the squad as a replacement for Hales in the T20's.

As it's an opener that is broken seems likely that Billings will get the nod on Sunday as he has opened before.

Personally I think England have been playing a decent batsman light, with Morgan and Buttler coming in too early.

If I was King I'd go with:

Roy
Billings
Root
Bairstow
Morgan
Buttler
Stokes
Ali
Woakes
Willey
Ball

With these very flat pitches and very short boundaries I can't see much advantage in playing the extra bowler.

I know England bat deep on paper, but not if the top 6 leave them too much to do.

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