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« Reply #405 on: September 26, 2017, 10:01:43 PM »

The Lions are touring Australia at the same time, would not be surprised to see one of those players end up playing in the Ashes. Mason Crane feels like a good candidate for that, especially given the winter he had playing grade cricket last year.
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« Reply #406 on: September 26, 2017, 10:02:25 PM »

Leaked again: Root, Cook, Stoneman, Malan, Ballance, Vince, Moeen, Crane, Foakes, Bairstow, Stokes, Woakes, Broad, Anderson, Ball, Overton.
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« Reply #407 on: September 26, 2017, 10:21:40 PM »

Australia big favs for the Ashes imo. Batting looks very light. Bowling too similar. Pace and bounce needed in Aus.  A Plunkett type of bowler would have been ideal, but he already knew he wasn't getting picked and is concentrating on limited overs, has already signed T20 contract elsewhere.

Would have Crane either with Lions or back playing grade cricket. Absolutely no point in someone his age being waterboy for two months.

Looks like Vince is in due to how poor the batting has been, gonna be a long winter tour
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« Reply #408 on: September 27, 2017, 07:02:10 AM »

Would love to see them take a shot on Hamed - started to look more like his old self towards the end of the season and has the temperament to be the long term successor to Strauss we have been searching for.

Also think our woes at 5 would be resolved by moving Bairstow there and bringing in Foakes ( who is also no slouch with the bat - look at his first class average!). He is an outstanding gloveman and with no disrespect to Bairstow would add value in that aspect. Bairstow is more than good enough to bat at 5 as a specialist batsman and would bolster our betting slightly.

A middle order of Bairstow, Stokes, Moeen, Foakes, Woakes would be sensational!

Who bats at 3?
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« Reply #409 on: September 27, 2017, 08:59:31 AM »

Haeed has one main shot,the forward prop.

he'd get broken in australia on hard bouncy pitches, fingers, ribs the lot.

going to be a good player but needs to be more of an all courter before he is sent to open in Australia
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« Reply #410 on: September 27, 2017, 09:06:39 AM »

Hameed is injured I think so not in contention....
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« Reply #411 on: September 27, 2017, 09:12:01 AM »


The media chatter suggests that Ben Stokes injured his hand in that Bristol melee, & that he has already had an x-ray to assess the damage.

We have no idea at this stage if Stokes has any guilt in the matter, but one thing we can be sure of is that Stokes must be feeling pretty dreadful right now. His Ashes tour, as well as his career, may be hanging in the balance.

Interesting how a small subset of extremely gifted sportsmen always seem to have that streak of mischief & malfeasance in them.
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« Reply #412 on: September 27, 2017, 09:14:16 AM »

Hameed is injured I think so not in contention....

broken finger on a spicy pitch.funny that.
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« Reply #413 on: September 27, 2017, 11:55:03 AM »

Would love to see them take a shot on Hamed - started to look more like his old self towards the end of the season and has the temperament to be the long term successor to Strauss we have been searching for.

Also think our woes at 5 would be resolved by moving Bairstow there and bringing in Foakes ( who is also no slouch with the bat - look at his first class average!). He is an outstanding gloveman and with no disrespect to Bairstow would add value in that aspect. Bairstow is more than good enough to bat at 5 as a specialist batsman and would bolster our betting slightly.

A middle order of Bairstow, Stokes, Moeen, Foakes, Woakes would be sensational!

Who bats at 3?

I like the idea of moving Bairstow up to 5 and playing him as a batsman.
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« Reply #414 on: September 27, 2017, 02:00:10 PM »

Tighty - where do you stand on the Root at #3 debate?
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« Reply #415 on: September 27, 2017, 02:26:34 PM »

Root 3 bairstow 5 foakes 7 for me. Stokes at 6. That looks a stonger team than one with vince AND Malan to me. Argument against is root will often be in within half an hour batting three, against the new ball but i reckon he often will be at 4 in this team anyway!
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« Reply #416 on: September 27, 2017, 04:55:21 PM »

Roots agent speaks. I do dislike Vaughan peddling pr while meant to be an unbiased commentator though
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« Reply #417 on: September 27, 2017, 06:12:24 PM »

I think Root at 3 for me.
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« Reply #418 on: September 27, 2017, 10:31:11 PM »

Roots agent speaks. I do dislike Vaughan peddling pr while meant to be an unbiased commentator though

Also same company as Vince ... thinks he should bat 3 because he can put a half volley away. Good luck getting any of them off Hazlewood  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #419 on: September 27, 2017, 11:09:22 PM »

Amazing so many have decided the result of he Ashes but nobody mentions the abilities of the Australian team even on home soil.
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Mantis - I would like to thank 77dave for his more realistic take on things.
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