no bairstow or root for remainder of season

no bairstow or root for remainder of season

Joined: 29 Apr 2014, 16:20

05 Sep 2016, 13:21 #1

thanks ecb - finn available for Middlesex as we know

decision also to be made on Rashid, willey and plunkett

ecb just looking to finish the job off of handing the title to Middlesex

I would have thought playing in a title decider would be good practice especially after a month without test cricket
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Joined: 24 May 2016, 21:00

05 Sep 2016, 13:30 #2

I very much doubt our friend 'Rooter' will be too bothered, i'm certain Bluey would care more about playing.
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Joined: 10 Feb 2014, 19:23

05 Sep 2016, 13:35 #3

You can argue that Root might be more in need of the rest but, to call his commitment to Yorkshire into question, is unfair and unwarranted.
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Joined: 06 Jun 2015, 04:44

05 Sep 2016, 13:39 #4

thanks ecb - finn available for Middlesex as we know

decision also to be made on Rashid, willey and plunkett

ecb just looking to finish the job off of handing the title to Middlesex

I would have thought playing in a title decider would be good practice especially after a month without test cricket
Not surprised by this it is as though there is a conspiracy to stop us winning the championship. Both players centrally contracted but I am surprised the other 3 are potentially not going to be available ,the amount of cricket they have played over the last couple of weeks is ridiculously low.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

05 Sep 2016, 13:41 #5

I very much doubt our friend 'Rooter' will be too bothered, i'm certain Bluey would care more about playing.
I assume that means that JB is now a centrally contracted player or is about to become one, as England can only control "contracted" players re availability. If no contract with England, then surely the club control who is made available or not.

It is a joke, but unfortunately no one finds it even slightly amusing.

Middlesex have a full squad of players to select from, while we have at least two missing and possibly 3 (it would not surprise me if Rashid was made unavailable as well).
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Joined: 14 Apr 2014, 04:57

05 Sep 2016, 13:41 #6

You can argue that Root might be more in need of the rest but, to call his commitment to Yorkshire into question, is unfair and unwarranted.
Think Joe needs the rest, that looked a tired shot yesterday. Think JB still has a point to prove hence the fire is still in his belly. Talking of which I had some very nice lamb samosas at Woking Food Festival yesterday. Nothing to do with this thread but just thought I'd share the info
Formerly known as Egham Tyke :-)
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Joined: 31 Jul 2016, 17:54

05 Sep 2016, 13:44 #7

Not surprised by this it is as though there is a conspiracy to stop us winning the championship. Both players centrally contracted but I am surprised the other 3 are potentially not going to be available ,the amount of cricket they have played over the last couple of weeks is ridiculously low.
Not only this, but if Stokes of Hales are allowed to play for Durham or Notts respectively surely there are some double standards, as they both play all 3 formats (albeit Stokes has missed a fair bit due to injury)

But not to allow the other three to play would be ludicrous, although only Rashid would play, but he could be the difference between winning the title or not
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

05 Sep 2016, 13:52 #8

I'd be surprised if Stokes and Wood are risked again this summer. Finn will play because he's coming back from injury. I don't care if Hales plays; Notts are all but down!
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Joined: 25 May 2014, 07:15

05 Sep 2016, 13:52 #9

Not only this, but if Stokes of Hales are allowed to play for Durham or Notts respectively surely there are some double standards, as they both play all 3 formats (albeit Stokes has missed a fair bit due to injury)

But not to allow the other three to play would be ludicrous, although only Rashid would play, but he could be the difference between winning the title or not
Ridiculous state of affairs as I posted the other day about Finn, who can play against Notts and Lancs in next two matches while Anderson, Buttler and Broad are NOT being allowed to play.

Why are Middlesex being given a helping hand? I also note relegation-threatened Durham MIGHT have Stokes and Wood made available for two vital matches to gain an advantage at the wrong end of the division.

Buttler keeps telling everyone he wants to keepm wickets in Tests but has not played a single four-day match for Lancs this season.

NB: I'd be outraged if Stokes is allowed to play for Durham....earlier in the season Durham won a close match by two wickets against Lancs at Southport. The ECB allowed Anderson to play just the two first innings, but Stokes was allowed to play the whole match and scored a vital 30-odd in the second innings before being run out just four or five runs short of victory.

At the moment, Lancs have 153 points from 14 games; Durham 150 from 13. Who knows? If Anderson had been allowed to play the whole match (or Stokes just half a match), Lancs may now be on 169 from 14 and Durham deep in the brown stuff with 134 from 13. Incidentally, that "superstar" Nathan Buck (4-0-26-0) was Anderson's replacement for the second innings of a low-scoring game....draw your own conclusions.

It makes a mockery of the Championship when the outcome of some matches is affected by the whims of one or two self-important people at the ECB.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

05 Sep 2016, 14:04 #10

Totally agree Howden, but it will never change, because the ECB do not give a toss about CC cricket. JB has played in 4 white ball matches in the last three weeks, and he needs a rest. It`s a ******* joke.
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