2nd Test: England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jul 14-18, 2017

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  1. Timbo

    Timbo Moderator Staff Member

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    The guy I feel sorry for is Moeen. He's been a fairly consistent solid batsman, but he's moved up and down the order to try and support the plods around him. Just give him the #5 and let him run with it.
     
  2. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    Wasn't denying anything, asking why poms cant bat on a flat deck the same deck Warner does

    So by your comments, guys like Anderson and Broad have NFI how to bowl in Australia? home town seaming deck bullies? lol
     
  3. AlwaysGreen

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    Those damn Australian pitches. When Australia bats they're roads, when opposition teams bat on them they turn to green tops.

    Or could it be that bowlers like Anderson who look a million dollars on wickets that do a bit look like plodders when they've got no assistance?
     
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  4. Tommy Smith

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    Ok I was wrong.

    Davey Warner is a beast on all decks; especially at home on those green tops.

    His record proves it.
     
  5. AlwaysGreen

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    What has South Africa flogging England got anything to do with David Warner?
     
  6. Das Gupta

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    Agree.
    He has been shuffled up and down the order and shunted to 8. He is not a first choice spinner.
    Averages a tick over 35 with 5 centuries. He should be made to work on his batting so he get that average up to 40, which I think is achievable for him.
    His bowling will get pulverised out here this summer.
    Bayliss should put him up to 5 as a batsmen and pick a spinner that can build up pressure and take wickets. There must be someone in England that can be a front line spinner. Not this part time all- rounder rubbish like Dawson.
     
  7. Iafeta

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    Mark Lathwell is a better prospect. Even at his current age.
     
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  8. AlwaysGreen

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    Jennings gone. England 1/16.
     
  9. AlwaysGreen

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    Oh dear. All out for 133.

    SA win by 340 runs.
     
  10. AlwaysGreen

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    England were Davey Warner in India bad.

    Except they were playing at home.
     
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  11. TheParraboy

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    I think the poms were hard done by, they batted on a minefield, and when SA batted it was a road

    LOL
     
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  12. Tommy Smith

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    That was even more embarrassing than what the Saffas did to Australia at Hobart.

    Huge respect to South Africa. They are proof that quality fast bowlers win Test matches.

    Their batting line up is, like everyone in world cricket atm - and probably thanks to T20 - pretty average.

    But because they have a quality arsenal of quicks they can still win Tests on a regular basis anywhere in the world probably bar India.

    That's what keeps Australia relevant. A lethal armoury of quicks. And yes, one of the best batsman of all time to keep the runs ticking over.
     
  13. hineyrulz

    hineyrulz Post Whore

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    The Poms will be fine once they get on the Aussie Roads.

    Plenty of runs for them coming up LOL!
     
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  14. Tronald Crump

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    Lol poms can't even play on their own turf. Lol Ballace again too.
    Pretty embarrassing when one side racks up nearly 350 twice and they get bowled out by a side missing their best bowler in Rabada.
    They couldn't even get above 135 at their home ground.
     
  15. AlwaysGreen

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    Mighty England have lost 7 of their last 10 tests.
     
  16. lockyno1

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    How Balance still gets a gig is slightly weird!
     
  17. hineyrulz

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    Because they have no one better lol.
     
  18. Iafeta

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    Allen Igglesden, Simon Brown, Steve James and the great Aftab Habib can all feel desperately unlucky not to get a Balance recall selection.
     
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  19. Bazal

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    LOLing at Ingerlund aside, there really is a lack of quality batsmen worldwide....
     
  20. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    but we have the Toyman
     

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