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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    That's got a lot to do with the WI domestic scene being very spin friendly
    His domestic stats are skewed by bad pitches and some mediocre batsmen, but he has taken 5 wicket hauls against a close to full strength Indian touring team and he was the top wicket taker on the A tour to Sri Lanka too. The guy should be in the team, he's a top cricketer, there's no doubt at all. However, he's also enormous as you have pointed out and a potential liability in the field. I would select him, but our selectors have gone down the route of getting him a dietician etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beamer View Post
    His domestic stats are skewed by bad pitches and some mediocre batsmen, but he has taken 5 wicket hauls against a close to full strength Indian touring team and he was the top wicket taker on the A tour to Sri Lanka too. The guy should be in the team, he's a top cricketer, there's no doubt at all. However, he's also enormous as you have pointed out and a potential liability in the field. I would select him, but our selectors have gone down the route of getting him a dietician etc.
    Liability? The guy can field at first and second slip simultaneously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    Liability? The guy can field at first and second slip simultaneously.
    Well I guess he provides an obstacle. He dropped Bairstow on 46 yesterday (at slip) which proved quite crucial in the end.
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    very marketable though. he'll appear in the IPL soon enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mister View Post
    very marketable though. he'll appear in the IPL soon enough
    Definitely can fit a lot of marketing on his kit
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    Hopefully Ingerland will be beaten,.

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    Last few spots for the Champions Trophy likely to be decided on this trip for England.

    Definites imo - Roy, Hales, Root, Morgan, Stokes, Buttler, Ali, Woakes, Willey, Rashid

    Leaves 4 spots.


    Fast bowler - Wood (if fit)
    Spare bat/wk - Bairstow/Billings
    Spare fast bowler - Plunkett/Topley/Ball/Finn
    14th man - Depends on who they want for balance.


    England are a decent odi team these days but 4-1 for Windies to win the series seems a good bet. Windies players have just played a 50 over comp so they should be in good knick. Windies should be more adept on the likely slow turners, Rashid and Ali are average and low on confidence. Maybe a little lack of motivation/complacency in the batting knowing that the batting spots are basically settled for champions trophy + this feels like a pointless series propped in between the off and on season so players are probably a little underprepared. England's bowling as a whole is even weaker than it normally is- No Willey to take new ball wickets. Buttler lacking form.
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    Really looking forward to Tom Curran playing. He bowled well in Sri Lanka on the whole, and is obviously a solid prospect.
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    Gabriel is the bowler I'd least like to face in international cricket. Physically intimidating and hurls them down at 150km/h.

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    Stuart Law is a great addition to WI

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    Great start from Gabriel - got England's best 2 batsmen within his first 4 overs
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    Root looked awful in that dismissal

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    Gabriel can bowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burner View Post
    Gabriel can bowl.
    quite possibly the fastest bowler in the world in the current ODI scene

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