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    Franklin just bowled a 132kph bouncer followed by a 131kph bouncer that sconed Trott!

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    Wtf trott? Lidded by Franklin?
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    OMG HE HIT HIM IN THE HEAD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    We've got McMillan on our comm now. He's very Kiwi, isn't he? Broadest accent this side of Corey Jane.
    There are worse tbh. It's more the words that are the problem with McMillan's commentary, rather than the pronunciation.


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    Franklin the catalyst for PEWS succumbing to the Fast Bowlers Club
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Which is what he has that Trott doesn't. I like Trott, but I just don't see what he can do to dictate accurate bowling and accelerate his inning. He's usually fine playing the quicks up top if there are a few bad balls, and milking the spinners in the middle, but he has no release shot.
    It's difficult to argue against his average of 50, but to your point a SR <75 in this era is substandard. Perhaps the English selectors want him to play that sheet anchor role to compliment their stroke-makers in the middle order.

    I can't help think having both Cook and Trott the your top 3 will limit England's ability for really big scores.

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    The only non-surprising thing about that lidding of Trott was umpire S Ravi getting it wrong. Again.
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    ^ What happened? Did you break up with Skippy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    There are worse tbh. It's more the words that are the problem with McMillan's commentary, rather than the pronunciation.
    Fair enough.

    He did just say "Sucks inside the circle" tho, which made me titter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    It's difficult to argue against his average of 50, but to your point a SR <75 in this era is substandard. Perhaps the English selectors want him to play that sheet anchor role to compliment their stroke-makers in the middle order.

    I can't help think having both Cook and Trott the your top 3 will limit England's ability for really big scores.
    I don't have an issue with his overall strike rate, especially given his average. However, today has been pretty frustrating for me. Every over in the lead up to the wicket Bell was charging down the pitch, searching for the big shot, while Trott couldn't get a move along. Given Bell was clearly batting better, Trott should've taken it on himself to take the pressure off Bell by increasing his scoring rate IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    ^ What happened? Did you break up with Skippy?


    Nah I was always a big fan of Franklin's bowling when he was actually a bowler. I waited for ages for him to bother actually bowling properly after he injured, then I gave up.

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    $100 on false dawn. PEWS to sucide in a couple of games time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    There are worse tbh. It's more the words that are the problem with McMillan's commentary, rather than the pronunciation.
    Indeed

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