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4 minutes ago, boltondiver said:

Not looking good

Nope.

Some slack work and stroppy body language from the off in the field.

Not sure if it's nerves, complacency or what, but Archer giving it the arm waving for being punished with a wide for bowling it over the batsman's head, was unedifying.

Almost a lack of discipline at times. Hope I'm not reading too much into it, but perhaps a few words might not go amiss.

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5 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Nope.

Some slack work and stroppy body language from the off in the field.

Not sure if it's nerves, complacency or what, but Archer giving it the arm waving for being punished with a wide for bowling it over the batsman's head, was unedifying.

Almost a lack of discipline at times. Hope I'm not reading too much into it, but perhaps a few words might not go amiss.

They don’t like it up ‘em

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Is this a bad day at the office or first signs of not having the bottle for this tournament?

I think we should have batted first - these are dry pitches and I think the scoring will not be quite as excessive as earlier in the summer. Spin will be more difficult to play. 

But what worries me is how this team look so, so different from the one we saw a few weeks back. Even against SA it was nervy batting. They don't seem able to impose themselves at all.

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15 minutes ago, bwfcfan5 said:

Is this a bad day at the office or first signs of not having the bottle for this tournament?

I think we should have batted first - these are dry pitches and I think the scoring will not be quite as excessive as earlier in the summer. Spin will be more difficult to play. 

But what worries me is how this team look so, so different from the one we saw a few weeks back. Even against SA it was nervy batting. They don't seem able to impose themselves at all.

Good game to win. Perhaps they need to convince themselves that they can win?

Working from home, but have to out, just as Buttler is opening up; bugger.

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Hard to understand why the coach and captain still send Ali in this far up - he's been a nightmare with the bat for 2 or 3 years now. Even his good days are boundaries surrounded by lots of dots.

 

2 great individual performances today, surrounded by lots of dross but nearly got there. Just need to hope a few rain offs against the weaker teams doesn't leave them with too much pressure later on against decent sides.

 

Not convinced the chasing preference works under world cup pressure either - top order looks very nervy with it. Bat first today on that pitch Pakistan wouldn't have had a prayer.

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What’s happened to the England team that dominates teams with the bat and gets ahead of the rate? This was not that. We nearly chased it but in reality would have got there if we’d been more aggressive from about 35 overs on.

But something isn’t right. Felt that way against South Africa who in truth were poor and definitely felt that way today. Is it the pressure? We’ve beaten everyone since 2015 near enough and most we’ve not just beaten we’ve destroyed. But now we look nervy and are trying to take 8/9 an over into the last ten...that’s not how we’ve been playing before.

I hope it’s the kick up the arse they need but they need to improve. Both openers have to go back to their aggressive starts and put the opposition under pressure. 

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16 hours ago, bwfcfan5 said:

What’s happened to the England team that dominates teams with the bat and gets ahead of the rate? This was not that. We nearly chased it but in reality would have got there if we’d been more aggressive from about 35 overs on.

But something isn’t right. Felt that way against South Africa who in truth were poor and definitely felt that way today. Is it the pressure? We’ve beaten everyone since 2015 near enough and most we’ve not just beaten we’ve destroyed. But now we look nervy and are trying to take 8/9 an over into the last ten...that’s not how we’ve been playing before.

I hope it’s the kick up the arse they need but they need to improve. Both openers have to go back to their aggressive starts and put the opposition under pressure. 

The burden of being labelled favourites is weighing heavily.

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The burden of dropping catches and other shit fielding is

We shouldn't be looking at the failings of the batsmen

That was a winning total, or should've been

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8 minutes ago, Casino said:

The burden of dropping catches and other shit fielding is

We shouldn't be looking at the failings of the batsmen

That was a winning total, or should've been

Yes. But we’ve dominated with the bat. Not the ball. Chasing down 400 has been quite possible. 347? A few weeks ago we’d have knocked that off no worry. 

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On that pitch?

Have there been any 400s yet

I'm busy at work so only catching bits at night

Anyway, let's see

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too many gash bowlers for England, not enough variety, no big wicket takers or spinners don't take enough wickets

for me ive backed Pakistan,they can bat well and have a bit of variety with the ball

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20 hours ago, fester58 said:

too many gash bowlers for England, not enough variety, no big wicket takers or spinners don't take enough wickets

for me ive backed Pakistan,they can bat well and have a bit of variety with the ball

Bit harsh. Rashid is one of the leading wicket takers over recent times.

Plunket also highly effective in the middle overs.

Do concede a few runs in fairness but we're a decent side.

Today's batting was sensational, so much so that it was a little frustrating to lose Morgan and Stokes in a few balls at the end.

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I like this format that everyone plays each other, but think that whoever is top at the end should be world champions. The thought that a team having lost 3 games and finished 4th might win the final against a team who has won every game seems bizarre. A bit like the rugby league I suppose. I suppose it’s good to have a final showpiece game, but should just make it between the top two in my opinion. 

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Rain in danger of making a mockery of this tournament,

Agree with the  Bangladesh coach saying that reserve days should have been put in place for postponed games.

Rain in England, who'd have thunk it.

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16 hours ago, Alf Hartigan said:

Rain in danger of making a mockery of this tournament,

Agree with the  Bangladesh coach saying that reserve days should have been put in place for postponed games.

Rain in England, who'd have thunk it.

Yeah he made a decent point.

Over the last few years it has surprised me how little time has been lost to bad weather- maybe climate change?

Couldn't have picked a worse time though. It was freezing yesterday-  not worked with a bob hat on in June before.

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38 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Another fine bowling performance from England.

Two more injuries though, which don't look good.

Couple of drops that probably let them add 30 runs to the score too.

Beeb reporting Morgan is just a spasm so fingers crossed its not too bad.... Roy tight hamstring, get him swinging at no.6 boundaries only. 

 

 

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