The Ashes

Old Dec 27th 2021, 11:55 pm
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Yes, HNY to all on here!

For all English sport lovers just hold on to our dominance in Conkers.
Not good viewing this morning

Yes - Happy New Year to all!
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Dreadful! Has all that one day, limited overs cricket got to them in that they can't defend for long periods?
The BBC site just had a poll on an Ashes whitewash. 12k yes, 600 or so no
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Dreadful! Has all that one day, limited overs cricket got to them in that they can't defend for long periods?
The BBC site just had a poll on an Ashes whitewash. 12k yes, 600 or so no
I think as much as I'd like it not to be, unless something changes drastically then there's every chance it'll be a 5-0 loss
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Telling that England's head coach was an England test bowler who only played in 6 tests. He spent a year as their bowling coach before becoming head coach. But batting is where they are most deficient.
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Telling that England's head coach was an England test bowler who only played in 6 tests. He spent a year as their bowling coach before becoming head coach. But batting is where they are most deficient.
The bowling in this latest test was better, but still not accurate enough.

In terms of test match runs this year- after Root with an average of 61, the next highest average this year is Malan at 34.2 - https://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/en...am=1;type=year - nowhere near good enough
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Only Covid can save us from a whitewash.
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The 4th test still on but England's head coach Chris Silverwood will miss it due to being forced into 10 day isolation after contact with a covid case.. Graham Thorpe, his deputy, will be head coach for the game. He was involved with batting coaching in Australia a decade ago and Adam Hollioak is being brought in.
Hopefully these forced moves might help with the batting.
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The 4th test still on but England's head coach Chris Silverwood will miss it due to being forced into 10 day isolation after contact with a covid case.. Graham Thorpe, his deputy, will be head coach for the game. He was involved with batting coaching in Australia a decade ago and Adam Hollioak is being brought in.
Hopefully these forced moves might help with the batting.
Were you watching today?

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Not a whitewash test series. They hold on with 9 wickets down for a draw.
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Not a whitewash test series. They hold on with 9 wickets down for a draw.
I could barely watch the last balls.

Not a whitewash
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