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    *Official* Warm up Matches Discussion

    For discussion surrounding the warm up matches against Somerset, Worcestershire, Sussex, Northamptonshire .
    Last edited by James; 18-06-2013 at 05:00 PM.

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    Shame that some of the games aren't on Sky and just the Essex v England one is.

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    Yup. They should've actually covered some of Australia's warm up games, instead of just making a publicity stunt by changing the name of Sky Sports Two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Shame that some of the games aren't on Sky and just the Essex v England one is.
    Is there provision for Essex to be given an extra innings or 5?

    It does seem a rather strange decision, and touring warm-up games have often been covered in the past. We all know what England look like, we know very little of most of the Australian team and showing games on Sky would give us a bit more of an introduction. And frankly i reckon the England team would like the TV coverage to give them something to work on viz the opposition weaknesses as well (maybe that's why they're NOT being shown...!)
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    Is the England vs Essex being aired on Star Cricket?
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    Compton gone. Not included in the warmup squad- Cook Anderson Bairstow Bell Bresnan Broad Finn Onions Pietersen Prior Rankin Root Swann & Trott

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    *Sigh*

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    Also, Rankin? Really? The guy wasn't even making the Warwickshire side early in the season.

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    Plenty of bowling options. Rankin obviously has impressed. Also shows the disatisfaction with the form of Bresnan and Finn.

    Disappointed in that Root probably won't end up at number 4 now. Thought it may have been best going forward. Could have the two class acts in 5 years time in Cook and Root opening. Would have been nice to have split them up especially as Root seems very comfortable in the middle order. Compton gets what he deserves really- Just not that good

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    He's been picked when he's been fit to be fair.

    He's also been bowling 2nd change to Wright, Barker & Woakes.

    Guess it's Finn cover and they've been seeming to groom him for a while but definitely the odd name out there and suggests Tremlett's gone from an international point of view.
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    Not impressed.

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    So now we know the first ten of the side for the ashes first test. All about whether it is Finn or Bresnan for the last spot. Picking Onions and Rankin for this game squad makes sense if they want to rest any of the test bowlers for any reason.
    Last edited by flibbertyjibber; 24-06-2013 at 11:17 AM.

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    Think it's the correct decision. Compton did some admirable things in India but I just don't think he is good enough. Root and Cook has the potential to be our opening pair for years and years, no need to wait an arbitrary amount of time before moving Root their.

    Rankin is a strange one though, not a fan of that selection I have to say.

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    I don't like the Compton decision as I don't like Bairstow at 6. Who is next cab off the rank if Bairstow struggles?

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