T20I | England v Pakistan, Old Trafford

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T20I | England v Pakistan, Old Trafford

Joined: December 8th, 2013, 1:18 pm

September 7th, 2016, 6:18 pm #1

Four of our lads playing: Root, Plunkett, Willey, Rashid.

For those questioning Joe Root's commitment to Yorkshire after his innings in the T20 SF: he played just as frenetic and ill-conceived innings for England tonight...
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Joined: October 18th, 2013, 9:48 am

September 7th, 2016, 8:16 pm #2

So the team thats just walloped pakistan in the odi series, including a world record score of 444, get walloped by the same side who cannot even get ahead of bangladesh in the odi rankings....and the game has nothing to do with luck......yeah right
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

September 8th, 2016, 6:27 am #3

The ECB can use it as evidence the players are tired and need rest.
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Joined: August 14th, 2007, 12:51 pm

September 8th, 2016, 6:44 am #4

How gratifying that this thread has attracted so few postings.
I suppose it's good to see 20,000 people at a game in Manchester, but it has no grander relevance than a financial one. The fourteen or so players involved would have been more constructively employed helping their County teams and by so doing, adding lustre to the Championship.
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Joined: October 18th, 2013, 9:48 am

September 8th, 2016, 7:01 pm #5

yes, except the 40 overs of cricket in one evening would have generated more income than all the county games put together for the entire week.
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Joined: June 4th, 2015, 6:32 pm

September 8th, 2016, 7:20 pm #6

Why is it always about bloody money?!

What happened to quality, pleasure, fun and enjoyment?
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Joined: October 18th, 2013, 9:48 am

September 8th, 2016, 8:17 pm #7

because it is a professional sport, and the players and teams will naturally favour playing the entertainment that there customers want to see, and that i am afraid is t20.

What we need to do, is make the championship more attractive.

There are ways to do that, but its not happening.
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Joined: February 10th, 2014, 7:23 pm

September 8th, 2016, 8:25 pm #8

Had you not decided that, because Yorkshire don't take heed of your postings and act in accordance with your wishes, to attend today, you could have witnessed a magnificent day of attractive, entertaining, skilful, committed, hard fought championship cricket that was better than any one day of T20 I have seen.
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Joined: October 18th, 2013, 9:48 am

September 9th, 2016, 6:06 pm #9

yes, you are right.
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Joined: September 7th, 2015, 10:14 am

September 11th, 2016, 9:00 am #10

Four of our lads playing: Root, Plunkett, Willey, Rashid.

For those questioning Joe Root's commitment to Yorkshire after his innings in the T20 SF: he played just as frenetic and ill-conceived innings for England tonight...
A totally money making exercise. The crowd must have been 70:30 Pakistanis I don't think it would hve sold
out if not. I was in the family stand and was surrounded by groups of adult Pakistani males without a kid in sight. A point
Es 1 off t20 game - England should have rested all the 50 over players - Roy, Hales, Root, Butler etc and played 11 players who for them would have been a game to really impress - Duckett etc. A good atmosphere but a waste of money!
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