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That was an oustranding performance from England. Roy showed the likes of Root, Kohli, Williamson, Smith etc. how you should play in these conditions. These aren't unplayable conditions, far from it, but you need an attacking mentality.
 
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That was an oustranding performance from England. Roy showed the likes of Root, Kohli, Williamson, Smith etc. how you should play in these conditions. These aren't unplayable conditions, far from it, but you need an attacking mentality.
Root had a strike rate of 106.

His scoring rate has never been an issue.
 

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Yeah, Root is way underrated in this department, it's bizarre. He's totally misleading. I saw England-NZ at Cardiff, one day, and you feel like he's slowing things down, then you look up at the scoreboard he's doing a run a ball.
 
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They took the fucken sandpaper off us mate, what did you expect?
Sandpaper is sadly missed. What a leg

Still, no need to despair., Australia,

We can be assured SP's talented cousin , "Bottle-Top" , will step up for our heroes from Down Under in the forthcoming Ashes. :hat
 
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Steve Smith getting "nutmeg" run-out on 85, by wicketkeeper , Jos Buttler. :hat






 
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Cricket World Cup Team of the tournament by Test Match Special:

1 - Rohit Sharma
2 - David Warner
3 - Virat Kohli
4 - Kane Williamson
5 - Shakib Al Hasan
6 - Ben Stokes
7 - Alex Carey
8 - Chris Woakes
9 - Mitchell Starc
10 - Jofra Archer
11 - Jasprit Bumrah the Ever Living

Not much to disagree with there. The way I see it:

Locks - Sharma, Al Hasan, Starc, Williamson
Near locks - Stokes, Carey, Bumrah the Ever Living
No beef: Jofra, Kohli
Arguable: Warner and Woakes.

Not sure when this chat took place but I think Warner vs Roy got settled on Thursday. Roy is the form player and looked other-worldly for a few overs there; he'd be in ahead of Warner now. I might be a bit biased there though as fuck Warner, mostly.

Woakes, he was exceptional yesterday. That said it's a fact that he's taken fewer wickets than Lockie Ferguson at a vastly inferior average (19v30) and worse economy. So that really, really confounds me tbh. That's a pretty bad selection I think.

Babar Azam and Root arguably very unlucky to miss out, but Stokes has had some special, special innings. I'd have Stokes a lock if these two weren't breathing down his neck...plus, he's Stokes. Dunno though, imagine adding Root to that line up? Then your bowling is Hasan, Ferguson (or Woakes), Starc, Archer, Bumrah the Ever Living with Root supplying spin relief. Still five very elite bowlers and a tidy sixth one. But i'll stick with Stokes I guess.

Any more opinions?
 

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Cricket World Cup Team of the tournament by Test Match Special:

1 - Rohit Sharma
2 - David Warner
3 - Virat Kohli
4 - Kane Williamson
5 - Shakib Al Hasan
6 - Ben Stokes
7 - Alex Carey
8 - Chris Woakes
9 - Mitchell Starc
10 - Jofra Archer
11 - Jasprit Bumrah the Ever Living

Not much to disagree with there. The way I see it:

Locks - Sharma, Al Hasan, Starc, Williamson
Near locks - Stokes, Carey, Bumrah the Ever Living
No beef: Jofra, Kohli
Arguable: Warner and Woakes.

Not sure when this chat took place but I think Warner vs Roy got settled on Thursday. Roy is the form player and looked other-worldly for a few overs there; he'd be in ahead of Warner now. I might be a bit biased there though as fuck Warner, mostly.

Woakes, he was exceptional yesterday. That said it's a fact that he's taken fewer wickets than Lockie Ferguson at a vastly inferior average (19v30) and worse economy. So that really, really confounds me tbh. That's a pretty bad selection I think.

Babar Azam and Root arguably very unlucky to miss out, but Stokes has had some special, special innings. I'd have Stokes a lock if these two weren't breathing down his neck...plus, he's Stokes. Dunno though, imagine adding Root to that line up? Then your bowling is Hasan, Ferguson (or Woakes), Starc, Archer, Bumrah the Ever Living with Root supplying spin relief. Still five very elite bowlers and a tidy sixth one. But i'll stick with Stokes I guess.

Any more opinions?
Kohli fails in knockout games. I wouldn't have him in there.

The rest of it is a good list
 

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NZ win the toss and decide to bat; this is part one of the four things that need to happen if NZ are going to win this game.

They're batting, of course. Part two is a major contribution form a NZ opener, ffs. They've been shocking.
 
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That's a good toss to lose.

Hopefully it will be swinging a lot.

England could win this in the first 10 overs if the ball moves....
 

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Here's the Forbes Team of the World Cup:

1 - Rohit Sharma
2 - Jason Roy
3 - Joe Root
4 - Kane Williamson
5 - Shakib-Al-Hasan
6 - Ben Stokes
7 - Johnny Bairstow (WC)
8 - Mitchell Starc
9 - Jofre Archer
10 - Trent Boult
11 - Jasprit Bumrah

Also good. Still no room for Ferguson though!
 

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NZ are 46-1 off 12, which is too slow - according to all modern thinking. Still, this approach has worked to get NZ to the final and they are backing themselves. 285ish would be the goal from here I suppose.
 

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For the last five overs, NZ have been going at six an over according to television. So they've picked it up a bit.
 

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Nicholls batting aggressively now he's attacking the English bowling (responsibly) which means NZ are batting to plan. Which means England need a wicket. 84-1.
 

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Green is a match up that favours the bowler, red the batsman. Get Stokes on, is the essential message here. Wonder how his calf is?