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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    ha never heard of that one.

    Be interesting to see what would happen if the pitch at trent bridge is unusually spin friendly. Two pretty woeful sides at playing spin, but it would surely play into England's hands more given Swann.
    Well if you're advocating playing 5 quicks, yes it would play into England's hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Yeah no ****, that's what I said.
    The point is that Lord's almost never has any life in it
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    Nothing headline of the day from the BBC


    "Root may be Ashes sledging target".

    In other news the Beeb would like to report that he may or may not make runs, and that England may or may not win
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    Yeah, pretty nothing news article based on two, likely unrelated comments from James Pattinson:

    Pattinson said: "There is an art to sledging these days. You have to pick the ones you sledge to.

    "Obviously there is going to be pressure on Root. He has done well at six but [moving up the order] will be a new challenge for him."
    I imagine he probably will be a target, but I just hope he doesn't go full Ravi Bopara on us and completely flop in the Ashes. I don't think he will though. Ravi was fortunate to come in off the back of 3 nice hundreds but against an incredibly weak, unmotivated West Indies attack, and has been shown to not have the technique or the mentality to hold up to Test cricket. Root though looks like he's got the mentality, has already made runs against good sides, and got some runs under pressure. I just hope he doesn't buckle under the pressure of the series, and flops, would be awesome if he could have a good series. I'd much rather watch a lot of Cook and Root batting together during the series ahead of Cook and Trott!
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    ha never heard of that one.

    Be interesting to see what would happen if the pitch at trent bridge is unusually spin friendly. Two pretty woeful sides at playing spin, but it would surely play into England's hands more given Swann.
    England aren't woeful against spin in England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    England aren't woeful against spin in England.
    Warnie took over 100 poles IN England. Not against; in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    Warnie took over 100 poles IN England. Not against; in.
    Warne was both a master and an ashes specialist, no evidence to suggest any of Lyon, Ahmed or Agar are going to be anything like him. Then again, England let Bruce Martin bowl poorly yet take 1/37 odd off about 20 overs, so we'll have to wait and see about that.
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    In terms of the spinners they've played at home Lyon is up against Bruce Martin, Tahir and Mishra. Not a lofty hurdle to clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    England aren't woeful against spin in England.
    aus arent woeful against spin in aus'
    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    I just love all kinds of balls.

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    Tbf about 40 of those were in 05 when it was basically only him and Binga for half the tests.

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    In the last 5 years, the only frontline spinner to average under 30 against England in England is Saeed Ajmal, who took 12 wickets at 29.41. Hauritz averaged 32, Shakib 34.75, Harris 42.25, Tahir 47.25, Herath 49.83, Narine went wicketless in 1 Test and Mishra averaged 100+. Even if you extend it back an extra 2 years, Vettori is the only extra addition to the sub-30 average list, taking 12 wickets at 26.91. I'd say England have played the spin they've encountered at home pretty well of late. Just a bit embarrassing that Bell, Anderson and Compton chucked their wickets away against Williamson, giving him an average of 24. Other than that, England's record against spin at home in the last 5 years is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    play two of them imo
    Definitely an increasingly likely scenario for England in at least one of the tests. The oval definitely will have to seriously considered and even Lords and Old Trafford I would guess it's gonna be considered. Especially as England are concerned about their 3rd seamer. Wouldn't even be opposed to Panesar being included in the squad today for Trent Bridge, just to give the option. It's meant to have stopped swinging at Trent Bridge and been very flat this season.

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    Just can't really see England doing that at home again. Monty not been on good form either this year has he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Just can't really see England doing that at home again. Monty not been on good form either this year has he?
    LOL, Did you miss the Indian series??

    But you're right, Indian series aside playing Swann and Monty together has never worked well for us......especially at home.

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    Tom Craddock for second spinner



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