Fellas , let's temper our expectation for this WC

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link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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5/14/19, 1:33:58 PM 
The England batting is scary.

In fact, I have zero expectation of us doing well.

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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5/14/19, 1:38:26 PM 
In reply to Courtesy

in home conditions and on lifeless pitches yes

link InHindsight Joined: Feb 23, 2007
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5/14/19, 1:41:50 PM 
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It's the same scary lot that played in the Caribbean. Ok ok I temper my expectations.

wink

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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5/14/19, 1:42:36 PM 
In reply to Jumpstart

Every short ball disappears.

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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5/14/19, 1:43:20 PM 
In reply to InHindsight

Good pitches mate...good pitches.

link Jumpstart Joined: Nov 29, 2017
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5/14/19, 1:46:20 PM 
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Maybe .....but certainly not sporting. We saw how they struggled badly in St Lucia and under lights in barbados. In fact they would have lost the first match if 5 catches weren't dropped.

link InHindsight Joined: Feb 23, 2007
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5/14/19, 1:48:12 PM 
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Thank goodness for Gayle, Lewis, and Russell. Hetty ain't far behind.

Hope bats through.

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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5/14/19, 1:53:29 PM 
In reply to InHindsight
Hope bats through.

I suppose so. But if we are facing a huge total Hope just cannot bat through.

But yes, we have the artillery...the problem is how often it will fire and if they fire, can our bowlers contain?

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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5/14/19, 1:55:51 PM 
Finally Roy goes for 76.

link InHindsight Joined: Feb 23, 2007
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5/14/19, 1:58:15 PM 
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...the problem is how often it will fire.


Um Gayle showing some consistency in his twlight.

I'm concerned for Lewis and Hetty.

link InHindsight Joined: Feb 23, 2007
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5/14/19, 2:00:37 PM 
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So you have to bowl wide of off to Bairstow?!
lol

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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5/14/19, 2:11:03 PM 
In reply to InHindsight

and full as the umpire permits.

Our bowlers have not been able to execute this against Bangladesh.

big grin

link sgtdjones Joined: Feb 15, 2017
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5/14/19, 2:16:14 PM 
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My call

we may end up being in 6th place.

Hoping.

link InHindsight Joined: Feb 23, 2007
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5/14/19, 2:23:42 PM 
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and full as the umpire permits


Cool

Our bowlers have not been able to execute this against Bangladesh


I will not put it on our bowlers. Consider the slow low batting racks in Ireland.

We are not giving Bangladesh the respect they deserve. It's the our batting that hasn't challenged the Banglas, so bowlers have not been able to put them under pressure.

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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5/14/19, 2:28:03 PM 
In reply to sgtdjones

Sixth place in the preliminary round will be an excellent result.

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 27, 2003
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5/14/19, 3:20:59 PM 
Team Betting Rates & Odds
England 2/1
India 3/1
Australia 5/1
South Africa 13/2
New Zealand 8/1
Pakistan 9/1
Sri Lanka 16/1
West Indies 25/1
Bangladesh 66/1
Afghanistan 66/1

link Discourse Joined: Jan 22, 2013
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5/14/19, 3:21:44 PM 
England 280/3 * (35/ov)

Wow, and Butler not there

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 27, 2003
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5/14/19, 3:21:56 PM 
I will be putting a thousand dollars on my Team.

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 27, 2003
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5/14/19, 3:22:42 PM 
In reply to Discourse … we made record open stand and Gayle wasn't there.

big grin

link Discourse Joined: Jan 22, 2013
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5/14/19, 3:23:17 PM 
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lol

link tops Joined: Jan 12, 2003
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5/14/19, 4:36:11 PM 
In reply to Courtesy
I don't XPect WI to win any matches throughout the entire WC...Don't know how I can temper that. sad

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5/14/19, 4:44:19 PM 
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358/9 after 50.
Pakistan winning dis one

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

link tops Joined: Jan 12, 2003
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5/14/19, 4:47:36 PM 
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lol lol Man, seriously...The way that pitch was playing I knew 358 was not enough for this English batting... big grin

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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5/14/19, 4:48:18 PM 
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lol lol lol

With this kid emotionalism trumps everything.

link Discourse Joined: Jan 22, 2013
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5/14/19, 4:49:46 PM 
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lol lol lol lol

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