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Strauss called Pietersen a c**t on TV this morning :lol:

Did he? :blink:

I'm guessing even KP might have the small of amount of self awareness required to realise he is a bit of a c**t.

I quite like Strauss tbh. Seems alright for a posh lad.

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Strauss called Pietersen a c**t on TV this morning :lol:

Brilliant!

Strauss seems like a very safe pair of hands that would never ruffle any feathers - but behind the scenes you get a glimpse into what he really thinks. To be fair surely no one doubted the cuntishness of KP.

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I'd like to know the context but I've absolutely no doubt Strauss is spot on. Good for the truth if he got caught off guard (as it were) but it doesn't exactly take Columbo to work out KP is either someone you think is great or is a total dick.

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I'd like to know the context but I've absolutely no doubt Strauss is spot on. Good for the truth if he got caught off guard (as it were) but it doesn't exactly take Columbo to work out KP is either someone you think is great or is a total dick.

I think he's both. Quite clearly a dick. But should still be playing for England as the is no one else with the talent he has.

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These Tests v India will be a good challenge re: Cook's captaincy; I reckon that it's make or brake for him as skipper. Will also be interesting to see if Jimmy Anderson still has the look of a five-star bowler. Home conditions should suit but we've been a bit shite of late (let's not mention the Ashes, Sri Lanka ...!) so I'll not be surprised if India take something from this series.

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I think he's both. Quite clearly a dick. But should still be playing for England as the is no one else with the talent he has.

I don't know. From the limited sporting experience I have, I would say if someone's fantastic but a complete dick, the team is more enjoyable without him.

Edit: what the heck have they done to Trent Bridge? Usually it's the best track on the circuit, but this is flat as a pancake. Why didn't they prepare one to swing? That's what every home country should do. Prepare pitches to suit your own bowlers. Unless England feel their bowling can't take 20 wickets, in which case they've prepared for a draw...

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I think a lot of the grounds are more interested in 5 days play than 30-40 wickets falling.

Right. See Headingley. But Trent Bridge? It's one of the best cricket grounds, sold out every year, and has historically provided a tremendous results wicket. I don't get that.

It has always been my test match of choice, but with a pitch like this?

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Been quite an afternoon. India collapsed after lunch and lost 4 quick wickets to go 340 odd for 9.

Since then the final partnership of tail enders Shami and Kumar have put up quite a stand, and India are on 384-9.

Very nicely poised at the minute.

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Good stat that England last scored 50+ for the last wicket in 2008 and have conceded eight since then. Agar got his 98 on this ground last year. This isn't even a tailender slogging, or a batsman nursing the strike, this is just #9 and # 11 playing at a normal pace. Probably taken the game away from England, 350 would have been a score they could try and put a bit of pressure on.

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