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    Also continues a worrying trend where England's batsmen basically fall in a heap the moment they're asked to do anything remotely difficult.

    Winning was never remotely on but at least bat the day and make South Africa come back tomorrow to finish the job ffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Hales? We did that already.
    Was a struggle that one, but I've seen plenty worse - shame Carbs is a bit long in the tooth otherwise I think he might be able to do a job

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    Why not throw them all in and see who swims? They can't do any worse than this, can they?

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    England are overrated

    Ballance is simply out of his depth, Dawson is average. Anderson and Broad need to be moved on as we need to find the next generation


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris712 View Post
    England are overrated

    Ballance is simply out of his depth, Dawson is average. Anderson and Broad need to be moved on as we need to find the next generation
    lol get to ****
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    This was great viewing during the test : https://www.trentbridge.co.uk/news/2...d-larwood.html
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    There's way too many gun players in this England side to ever right them off, but you do get the feeling that they need a few good honest pros in there to balance out the Stokeses & Moeens.

    Every time I turn on an England Test there's a left handed opener paired with Cook who is vulnerable off stump. I know Hameed hasn't got many runs lately but surely he is the future. Looked so good in India. Ballance is very Duminy-like. Bullies domestically but something is missing at international level.

    As for Dawson, I never like putting down my namesake haha, but what is the point of him? I looked at his stats and he seems a very middling player. I don't get that selection at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris712 View Post
    England are overrated

    Ballance is simply out of his depth, Dawson is average. Anderson and Broad need to be moved on as we need to find the next generation
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    Great performance by the boys. Faf made a massive difference.

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    Ballance having x-ray on finger. If it's broken he's out of the next test.

    Would take the decision out of their hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegionOfBrad View Post
    Ballance having x-ray on finger. If it's broken he's out of the next test.

    Would take the decision out of their hands.
    Fingers crossed then 🙄

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Also one of those players that basically has had one great season in his life.

    We hear a lot about people doing really well in county cricket and then struggling in international cricket but most of them have actually had fairly modest career records, Ballance is the obvious exception.
    Is it fair to say he might be the closest thing this generation has to a Hick/Ramprakash type player?

    He probably gets next match though, as of the 4 that are candidates for dropping, he's been the least dreadful. In order to go for me would be: Wood, Dawson, Jennings, Ballance
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Yeah there's something about him that just doesn't look quite up to it against quality pace bowling. Imagine taking him to Brisbane with that defence, eek.
    TBH I'd back him for one good knock in Oz conditions. Looks one of those blokes who'll lace anything wide and just miss anything that moves off the straight. The times I've seen him castled, think it was the low bounce that did for him more than the movement.
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    Just seen the dismissals for the first time - I thought folk were exaggerating how bad it was - now I know they weren't - genuinely shocked

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    Well done SAF. Doesn't get any easier for ENG with Rabada back next game.



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