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    Pietersen didn't rate Warne or Murali either obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Yeah, no.
    **** post (surprise surprise).

    It really is, the whole point is not letting him settle because if he does he can start dictating. KP would rather face pace when he starts off so he tries to force Clarke's hand. It's how orthodox off spin bowling should be played.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Pietersen didn't rate Warne or Murali either obviously.
    Right because he went after those guys down the pitch first ball. **** comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    So basically you're mounting a scoreboard argument.
    Is that a bad thing? It's like for example Sehwag scoring runs on a greentop, do you consider his technique more important in evaluating what success he might have or how many runs he may have scored in the past?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Not understanding around the wicket for Lyon, why give him angle to work with?
    Yeah, I always find round the wicket offies easy to charge. Less likely to fall over to the off when hitting over the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    **** post (surprise surprise).

    It really is, the whole point is not letting him settle because if he does he can start dictating. KP would rather face pace when he starts off so he tries to force Clarke's hand. It's how orthodox off spin bowling should be played.
    Well if Clarke has any wits about him he'll keep him on for some time, because Pietersen has already badly miscued two shots.

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    Slow pitch, anything around 350-400 is a good first dig score I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Is that a bad thing? It's like for example Sehwag scoring runs on a greentop, do you consider his technique more important in evaluating what success he might have or how many runs he may have scored in the past?
    The idea that one five wicket haul discounts all technical analyses is the worst habit in cricket watching circles. It basically nullifies any need to watch the cricket.

    This isn't even getting to your idea that Sehwag just scores runs "somehow" without there being a reason for it, which is absurd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Hahahaha Trott's been disgraceful at converting starts since the last Ashes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Right because he went after those guys down the pitch first ball. **** comparison.
    Nah, he just slog swept them with immense regularity and even had the audacity to switch hit Murali. KP is an aggressive batsman who likes to dominate spin, particularly early on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Slow pitch, anything around 350-400 is a good first dig score I think
    I think it would be a good bowling effort to dismiss England for anything under 350.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    The idea that one five wicket haul discounts all technical analyses is the worst habit in cricket watching circles. It basically nullifies any need to watch the cricket.
    Similar when someone discounts the quality of someone's bowling because they didn't take 5. It's a benchmark for a reason but it's not the dichotomous arbiter of good/bad bowling people treat it as.



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