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  1. Rich Taff

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    Not the most exciting cricketer in the world, but damn he's consistent.

    Oh, and htf does a leg spinner bowl a no ball?!
     
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    Excitement’s overrated.

    He’d better take advantage of his life sponsorship from Specsavers sooner rather than later.
     
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    This cricket thread is awfully quiet today!

    I wonder why that is?
     
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    Deserved win for Australia really.

    England need a lot of change, Root is a poor captain and Englands are missing out on a potentially great batsman as well because of it.
     
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    I am not a huge cricket fan, but I could tell the minute Steve Smith came back it was back to advantage to Australia.
     
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    Because a game where Australia were in the ascendency throughout meandered to them winning?

    Nowt to say really they've been on top all series, England are in the more in regards to test cricket have been for a while. Nothing really is going to change until the new coach is put in place.
     
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    1st test - 144 & 142 (MOTM)
    2nd test - 92 (after being concussed) and DNB
    3rd test - stood down for concussion
    4th test - 211 and 82 (MOTM)

    Clearly, all the boorish behaviour of a small group of England fans had a bad effect on him... bad for England
     
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    Or, you know, he’s good
     
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    Test average of 64.8 suggest he's no number 11.

    Honestly much of the discussion yesterday was that English players are not doing enough to rile him up and just being too passive. For instance he doesn't like the non-striker in his sight line, so stick a couple of catchers in there. Try to hurry him up. Y'know usual stuff when a Batsman has clear ticks.


    Stokes and Smith have been the difference this series for both sides, they'd both look pretty oridinary without them. England are also lacking a third strike seamer.

    The only good thing from this series is Burns is actually coming along as an opener and Denly is showing some promise.

    Overall this is what most England fans expected this series we simply are not a good test side currently with huge trouble in the batting department. Reliant on a Broad masterclass really to win games (Stokes miracles aside). I think Root has shown he's not a Captain problem is we don't have anyone to turn to.
     
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    I think sensible intelligent cricketers know that a player of that calibre you can’t break his concentration. You don’t get to average 64 if you can be sledged out, quite simply. If anything, lowering the intensity makes it more likely his mind will wander.

    But really, it seems like SS was just on it in a way that even the very very best only are a couple of times in a career at most. I honestly think there is basically nothing England could have done
     
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