Sadly, under Baz, I feel like this is going to be a common refrain. Stokes has batted in meme mode in nigh on every innings since he took over the (c). The guy who played one of the greatest Test innings of all time, suddenly no longer will be able to play that way ever againSad Root didn't ton up.
Pretty standard Stokes innings.
"Can't be given out caught behind" is a good reason to pick him tbf.
Only private schoolboys have ever gotten away with such things
I genuinely don’t understand why you think thatThis thread really is an education in people not reading. It's kind of amazing.
When a non private schoolboy does it they are fighting back against the system of entrenched privilege and therefore their act of resistance should be applauded.Only private schoolboys have ever gotten away with such things
I think this makes it a good declaration. You want to set Pakistan a score where they feel they can still win even if they're 4 or 5 wickets down. If the target and asking rate are too steep they'll just shut up shop and the games done. This way they'll keep trying to win despite losing wickets, and that keeps England's hopes of victory alive too.As it is they will be measuring the wickets against runs and not time for the entire rest of the test, so it's a bad declaration. This seems... really simple to understand? But it'll only be talked about as a bad call if they lose.
next to India?Honestly Pakistan are next to the only team in the top 8 of world cricket capable of (almost) squandering this game from the start of the 4th innings. Maybe that's why England tried it?
Maybe they should have played repeated highlights of the last Ashes series so they didn't let an average team like England get in their heads.
Babar isn't a captain, selectors are a joke. Oh well, nothing new.
India would have won with 7 wickets in hand. Pakistan are playing at home on the flattest of decks against 3.5 bowlers, one of whom is like 40. Their whole way of thinking reminds me of medieval times lol. They can be so exciting and then they pull this crap, i completely understand why all of our fans get so infuriated with them at times like this...next to India?
I'm hoping he can burgle one with a great delivery tbh.Stokes hoping Jacks can burgle another one with garbage