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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    You should be thanking god for him this game, because he's the only batsman from the England line up who's made runs both digs. Without him the game would be over already.

    Fmd the bloke has been playing tests for nigh on a decade. Yeah he's frustrating because he holes out or plays a dumb shot, but that's the price you buy him at. Everyone knows he has that in him. He isn't going to change.

    I can't say any of his dumb dismissals have cost England a test in this series iirc. Maybe get another player or two who can tick the score over at more than 1.5 per over and his head wouldn't be as scrambled as it seems to be ATM.

    Is he England's leading run scorer this series, btw?
    He certainly put his head down but really should have been out on six in the first dig and twice before 45 if the Aussies had taken the catches. Saw him bat yesterday and at least he was resolute but he seems to be clueless about batting with the tail.

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    Have you been watching how poor the tail that at 6 is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangles View Post
    Have you been watching how poor the tail that at 6 is?
    Surely someone has good as he is reputed to be could have farmed the strike like great batsmen like Lara have done with poor tailenders.

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    Best I've seen was Waugh and I'm not sure he would have bothered trying either. He would have given them a spray after the first collapse though.


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    Oddly enough Monty once saved a test against us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briony View Post
    Oddly enough Monty once saved a test against us.
    And not so long ago England had claim to the strongest tail in test cricket..........things change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    KP is a ****ing gun. His 2012 was immense. Played the three best innings of the year.
    Give me those 3 innings over Kallis' career.

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    "I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."

    Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
    Sad indictment of English cricket that he is considered the best batsmen of your generation. There's a reason he averages 47.

    I wish CW had existed back in the late 90s. There's was actually a time when Lara averaged something close to what KP is now.

    Not equating KP with Lara but I'm just wondering what the general public thought of Lara when his average was this low? Did people still call him viv's successor or an erratic genius who's had a tad disappointing career like KP?
    Ftr, I think KP is amazing. He's had a bad few months and the manner of his dismissals are frustrating but I hope he gets back to 2012 KP soon. I'm quite confident he will, too

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    surely at that stage lara didn't have 100+ tests?
    The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    surely at that stage lara didn't have 100+ tests?
    Not quite 100... Around 80 IIRC. Definitely was a sizeable amount of tests

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    Was he actually averaging mid 40's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    Was he actually averaging mid 40's?
    Around 46-47, yeah

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    Do we reckon England players average less because our conditions are often seamer friendly or because were ****e?

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    If that's true then that's seriously good statting by you. I want a detailed breakdown of it though.

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