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    Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews back for Sri Lanka for World T20 | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

    SL World T20 squad been announced. Surprised that Rajitha missed out but generally no other real surprises..
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    I hope England go with:

    Moeen Ali
    Hales
    Root
    Stokes
    Morgan
    Buttler
    Billings
    Rashid
    Willey
    Finn
    Topley


    I think Stokes needs to bat higher - particularly in Indian conditions. He has the ability and mindset to bat through, but not the brain to bat lower down the order. Morgan and Buttler need to shore up the lower middle order so there are no more collapses. They can adapt to that role. Billings is almost a specialist fielder.

    I think in the longer term Root should look to open. You need your highest calibre players in first.
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    1 Hales
    2 Willey
    3 Buttler
    4 Root
    5 Morgan
    6 Stokes
    7 Billings
    8 Ali
    9 Rashid
    10 Finn
    11 Topley

    Willey has made 100 in 40 balls for Northants, fastest century of the season 2015.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBU View Post
    1 Hales
    2 Willey
    3 Buttler
    4 Root
    5 Morgan
    6 Stokes
    7 Billings
    8 Ali
    9 Rashid
    10 Finn
    11 Topley

    Willey has made 100 in 40 balls for Northants, fastest century of the season 2015.
    WIlley will not open. Against International standard bowling he would be a sitting duck at the top of the order.


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    Steven Finn replaced by Liam Plunkett in England squad for World T20 - BBC Sport

    Massive blow, particularly if they pick Jordan. Being England though they could easily decide that Plunkett should play every match. After he got randomly leapfrogged for the rest of the year by non-performers and people who hadn't played.

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    Why no Broad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Why no Broad?
    He must be also wondering why. Says he is keeping fit in case there is an injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBU View Post
    He must be also wondering why. Says he is keeping fit in case there is an injury.
    Would it be wrong to wish a twisted ankle on someone?

    I mean he was part of the WC winning side can perform at this level, does field okay and in general is our best bowler ATM. Seems a bit bizarre to ignore him over all these Scrubs (and I mean that respectfully to the losers).

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    I don't think Broad is a good white ball bowler at all. Sends down the same hittable length rubbish he has for years.

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    Protea song/video for 20/20 worldcup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan9 View Post
    Protea song/video for 20/20 worldcup:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLnUaxY6TQM
    Had a good chuckle a few times. Pretty darn good.

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    Rashid is bowling well. If he can continue that in big games, England can surprise teams. This group will be about Tahir vs Rashid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Warrior View Post
    Rashid is bowling well. If he can continue that in big games, England can surprise teams. This group will be about Tahir vs Rashid.
    I think England have a definite chance of winning the tournament. If both openers click like they did in the last warm up game, the middle order is as good(if not better than anybody's) and the bowling is well balanced..For me, England and Windies going thru from this group..

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    They might go through, but in the end, I don't see this top order outscoring the Indian NZ or Australian top order.

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    England don't have one good bowler among their whole squad. That will be their main failing. The batting will have to perform every time because the bowlers (and fielders) won't get them out of trouble.

    However India look like the only team really without many problems (except they seem to be playing Yuvraj.) SA the other team who look good but you can't back them.

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