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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    England Thread

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    It's the only way an England side have got any sort of chance this World Cup.
    "Your averages, captain, coaches and players can probably survive incompetence over a relatively short series, so if youíre going to be rubbish, make sure itís against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand or someone."

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    Don't bother unpacking your bags guys, you won't be lasting long

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    Turbs carries on with all talk and no action.

    Bring it, bitch.


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    England Schedule:

    Feb 27 - India v England
    Mar 02 - England v Ireland
    Mar 07 - England v Australia
    Mar 11 - Bangladesh v England
    Mar 17 - England v West Indies

    Tactics time. Here's the XI.

    marc71178
    TombolaG
    Neil Pickup
    Eds
    GIMH
    Flyonthewall
    BoyBrumby
    MW1304
    Kweek
    Marcuss
    Howe_zat

    No need to mess about with the batting order. Being a batsman short would be a good reason for one of the bowling all-rounders to open up as a hitter, but all the top 8 batsmen are entred as "aggressive", so we wouldn't be gaining anything.

    As for bowling, all of the 6 bowlers are down as aggressive except Brumby (moderate). So it might be a good idea to keep him for the middle overs and bowl Marcuss first change.

    Other than that I've not much to go on. Ideas?
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    Well team-make-up-wise we're essentially Pakistan, so lets just have no organisation or team spirit and see where it takes us.

    At least we can say we're talented even when we get humiliated.

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    GIMH to be Imran Khan......


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    Will post the lineup in a couple of hours, get ideas in now if you've any.

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    Kinda wish I signed up with more bowling. My inventive slogging and care-free reverse sweeps look wasted in this lineup*



    *England's profound ability to collapse not withstanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Will post the lineup in a couple of hours, get ideas in now if you've any.
    As Matthew Prior, I demand to be given at least 38 chances to fail as opening batsman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    As Matthew Prior, I demand to be given at least 38 chances to fail as opening batsman.
    Have decided to put you in at #3, i.e. the only position at which Prior has not failed in ODIs. This is a foolproof plan.

    Similarly, I can confirm that England have never lost an ODI that involved them playing four different types of spinner. Might as well give us the trophy.

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    I.. I... I've... I've godda.. Hey, hey, where are my keys?... *mumble*dribble*... I've godda go rescue my cat.. *hick*.. or summin....
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    Seems as though we will have to make do with three spinners.

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    Skip, I would like you to arrange security, too many birds outside my hotel room wanting action. No more than three at a time, please.

    Also, giz a bowl

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