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    Apparently Roy didn't bat at all in practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Apparently Roy didn't bat at all in practice.
    So he's just doing at practice what he does in matches now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CricAddict View Post
    So will Roy play or bairstow replace him? If Bairstow replaces him, I think buttler should open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    Look let's not pretend that England are the best fielding side or something.
    There's a world of difference between the best fielding side and what SL was yesterday. England just has to not be the latter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    Look let's not pretend that England are the best fielding side or something.
    We've been fine in the CT trophy, taken some great catches think Ali dropped one and not misfielded particularly often. We are a decent fielding side, below the best but it's laughable to compare them to Sri Lanka yesterday.

    Bairstow to open I think, he's been smashing it for Yorkshire there and Buttler down the order is a genius.
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    Yeah.. Bairstow for Roy only makes the side even stronger. Scary scary batting line up that England are coming up with these days. But it should be a great contest if Pak bowl first. Their bowlers will go hard knowing the batsmen can't be depended upon to chase much more than 250-280, and with England's batting brimming with positivity and strokeplay, it should make for one hell of a contest.
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    Moeen Ali's done a fair bit of opening, could jiggle the batting order.

    I'd stick with Roy if he's fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Starc/Haze are both better than Pakistani bowlers but I the depth of the Aussie attack is weaker compared to Pakistan's. If we get through the opening pairing I think we will be very well placed.
    Starc yes but have to disagree with Hazlewood myself..also the quality of the Pakistani spinners will be better and England have always struggled against spin. Morgan and Root tend to play spin well but the others are vulnerable IMO.
    EDIT: don't get me wrong as I said originally, I think England are favourites but they will find the Pakistani bowlers a test
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    Morgan: "We have reasonably strong plans for 15 or 17 guys who we believe can take part in the 2019 World Cup and we are sticking to that plan."

    This is in general a good a approach, but the use of '15 or 17' strikes me as not actually doing it. Bit vague.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burner View Post
    There's a world of difference between the best fielding side and what SL was yesterday. England just has to not be the latter.
    to be fair, we are normally a decent fielding side just that we clearly weren't yesterday..not the best but certainly not the worst either..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Morgan: "We have reasonably strong plans for 15 or 17 guys who we believe can take part in the 2019 World Cup and we are sticking to that plan."

    This is in general a good a approach, but the use of '15 or 17' strikes me as not actually doing it. Bit vague.

    Nah.. give them the benefit of the doubt. There are always injuries and other unforeseen circumstances so planning for some 17 out of whom you think you will pick your 15 for the 2019 WC is not a bad option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    Nah.. give them the benefit of the doubt. There are always injuries and other unforeseen circumstances so planning for some 17 out of whom you think you will pick your 15 for the 2019 WC is not a bad option.
    Actually it's more like there are 6-8 names he isn't quite sure of, so when he does the math in his head of how many will still be around in 2019, he estimates 15 to 17, and that has got to be lower than the pool they have now. Which means like 20 people. Which goes right against having 'strong plans'. Because it's very uncertain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    Yeah.. Bairstow for Roy only makes the side even stronger. Scary scary batting line up that England are coming up with these days. But it should be a great contest if Pak bowl first. Their bowlers will go hard knowing the batsmen can't be depended upon to chase much more than 250-280, and with England's batting brimming with positivity and strokeplay, it should make for one hell of a contest.
    Agreed. Why would you want Roy when you can have Bairstow..cant think of a good reason at this stage in the CT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YorksLanka View Post
    Starc yes but have to disagree with Hazlewood myself..also the quality of the Pakistani spinners will be better and England have always struggled against spin. Morgan and Root tend to play spin well but the others are vulnerable IMO.
    EDIT: don't get me wrong as I said originally, I think England are favourites but they will find the Pakistani bowlers a test
    England have the highest run rate against spin since last World Cup by miles and Pakistan really don't have any great spinners at the moment. I like Imad but he isn't going to run through anyone regularly.

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