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World Cup
#21
'Mighty' Morgan won't lead England to WC glory& when he's thrown out,where will the ECB go next ?they're a complete shambles,remember how they treated Ashley Giles?,
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#22
Don't know maybe Joe Root. I think our chances have increased with the change of captaincy. Were not playing in the sub continent. I think we have more chance in Australia on the faster bouncier wickets where spinners won't play a big part. Thinking about it Bell would be a better choice of opener than Hales.
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#23
Chances don't just increase with'a change of captaincy''
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#24
It did in the 1980 ashes  Blush
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#25
That was a good captaincy change
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#26
Its easy to say so after the event. Lets wait and see what happens in the World cup.
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#27
Two significant concerns about the squad for the world cup, firstly, the batting is based around two players who, excluding their best innings, averages less than 5 in Sri Lanka. also there is not an alternative wicketkeeper, even if just as emergancy cover if Butler gets injured before, or during, a game.
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
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#28
Good point about the wicket keeper.  During a game is just one of those things where you have to find the best person out of the remaining ten.  Not every team has an A.B. de Villiers ready to don the gloves.  Before a game  is another matter.  Maybe they are allowed to call for a replacement - especially if Buttler were to be out of the tournament rather than one game.  Otherwise, Ian Bell had  better start practising.
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#29
Who are the two players Morgan and Butler? Like George said we have a punchers chance. We have explosive players like Moeen, Hales, Morgan and Butler. We need one of them to come off in every game and have players like Root, Ballance or Bell to keep the innings together.

Its better to go out with a bang than to play this conservative cricket which we have been guilty of in the past. If you are going to play high risk cricket you are more likely to get out than someone like Kumar Sangakara who scores at about 80 runs per hundred balls.
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#30
Hales and Morgan are the players concerned. Also, you can't score runs sat in the pavillion, so while hitting a few edgy boundaries may look good, if you then get out your actually harming the team. Morgan, Hales etc are not 'coming off' every game, it's more like one game in 15, which is acceptable.
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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#31
True you need a ballance...
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#32
Alastair Cook scored140 today
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#33
Interesting that Bell not Hales opened in the warm up game in Australia.
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#34
Bell is a better all round player, and with a batting order packed with 'hitters' having someone with the ability and character to play a steady innings is needed.
Ian has been moved around the batting order a lot to accommodate 'selectorial whims' and 'flavour of the month' players, however he has qualities that mean the England selectors keep returning to him.

How many of the other batsmen in the side would you trust to guide a recovery if they were 15-3 after the first few overs?

In other warm up matches, Ireland beat Scotland, without Freddie Coleman, by 3wkts, with a magnificent innings by the Irish captain!
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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#35
Its going to be our year.......
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#36
How many have you had today WB.
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#37
(13-01-2015, 06:56 PM)Warleybear Wrote: Its going to be our year.......

Yes I think so too!

Theres not much to pick between any of the teams I don't think. We have a good seam attack with Anderson, Broad and Woakes. A lot of destructive batsmen. More so than other world cups! 
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#38
Tremendous improvement by the Ireland captain, in today's game against Afghanistan he managed to last 18 balls and score the wonderful total of 8.
He's making Alistair Cook look a world class one day player!
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
It is Warwickshire County Cricket Club!
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#39
I thought you were talking about Morgan for a sec...
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#40
(13-01-2015, 07:18 PM)rednalbear Wrote: How many have you had today WB.

It will all come good  Angel
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