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Old May 22nd 2015, 4:40 pm
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So Lyth, Balance, Bell and Broad made a combined 12 runs.
And Lyth made 7 of those on debut !

Broad is now a complete rabbit, or even ferret as "he goes in after the rabbits". To think he scored a fine 160 odd vs a decent Pakistan attack 2008(?)

I wouldn't have picked Bell. After the ton on a flat track in the Windies test he has something like 1,0,0,1. Not exactly in form.....
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So Lyth, Balance, Bell and Broad made a combined 12 runs.
Well, but it is a Test match, and these fellows were selected as Test players. With all the limited-over stuff around these days, we have to make allowances for slow starters.
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...oops.

Broad seems to be past it. At the grand old age of 28

Wood had some wheels on him, shame it's on a slow wicket. Now if only they had picked a certain Yorkshire leg spinner....
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This has been a rather pleasant morning. Lets hope they can knock them over after tea.
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This has been a rather pleasant morning. Lets hope they can knock them over after tea.
I think that without the 2nd new ball and no frontline spinner that it's a tough ask.

Trevor Bayliss to be new coach ? Glad that Dizzy is staying wi' Yorks
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I think that without the 2nd new ball and no frontline spinner that it's a tough ask.

Trevor Bayliss to be new coach ? Glad that Dizzy is staying wi' Yorks
What do I know ?

Well played, to both teams, that was a gem of a test, played in the right spirit.
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Absolute tribute to the best game in the world.
Where can I watch or listen to the game this summer?

I used to use willow.tv but they dont seem to have the England matches, just IPL etc.

TMS is not available online, neither the ECB youtube channel.

Any ideas?
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Where can I watch or listen to the game this summer?

I used to use willow.tv but they dont seem to have the England matches, just IPL etc.

TMS is not available online, neither the ECB youtube channel.

Any ideas?
Sports streaming sites where you can watch Sky, various VPN's or browser extensions like Mediahint where you can probably listen to TMS.
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Trevor Bayliss as new coach - will he be providing us all with wind up radios to follow TMS ?

(Yes I know, the inventor is only one s )

The word is he's been appointed over Dizzy due to his one day record. Fine, but don't screw up the test team.....
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Trevor Bayliss as new coach - will he be providing us all with wind up radios to follow TMS ?

(Yes I know, the inventor is only one s )

The word is he's been appointed over Dizzy due to his one day record. Fine, but don't screw up the test team.....
Would you give Lyth another chance? What about Bell?
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Would you give Lyth another chance? What about Bell?
You have to give Lyth another chance - if we are back to one test caps, that would be a dangerous backward step. Trott got 3 tests and it was pretty obvious he was shot. (Annoying that Lyth wasn't capped in Windies, but there you go).

As for Bell - he's averaging 30 odd since Ashes (English) summer of 2013. That's a pretty long term decline for a player of his ability. I don't really want to jig the batting again, but Bell is a weak link at the moment. I'd bring in someone like Roy, Vince or Taylor. The young guns are starting to fire for Eng and Bell's 2 drops in the slips nearly cost us the last test.

Moeen had a pretty good test, but I'm still not convinced he is the best choice for spinning allrounder. Nice catch to finish though.
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You have to give Lyth another chance - if we are back to one test caps, that would be a dangerous backward step. Trott got 3 tests and it was pretty obvious he was shot. (Annoying that Lyth wasn't capped in Windies, but there you go).

As for Bell - he's averaging 30 odd since Ashes (English) summer of 2013. That's a pretty long term decline for a player of his ability. I don't really want to jig the batting again, but Bell is a weak link at the moment. I'd bring in someone like Roy, Vince or Taylor. The young guns are starting to fire for Eng and Bell's 2 drops in the slips nearly cost us the last test.

Moeen had a pretty good test, but I'm still not convinced he is the best choice for spinning allrounder. Nice catch to finish though.
I agree, give him another chance. I'd drop Bell but keep Ali as I thought he bowled pretty well at Lords. I thought Wood looked okay.
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I think Moeen is the best choice for spinning allrounder- I do wonder whether we should have a dedicated spinner in the team as well, ideally a leggy/ lefty to give an alternative option.

Due disclosure: As one of British Expats (Canada Branch) finest legspinners named after a culinary implement, I may be biased.
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