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The Afghans made it up to 160 but that shouldn't pose any problems for England. 3 wickets for Archer, 3 for Root and Adil Rashid got a few overs under his belt.

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Stunning innings by Jason Roy. Such an underappreciated player.
Always helps when you can come out swinging as you know you aren't chasing a big target, but some brilliant hitting from him.

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6 team names announced for this ridiculous 100- ball tournament they're having.

London Spirit, Southern Brave, Leeds Superchargers, Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Rockets and Welsh Fire.

I mean, f**k right off. "See you later dear, I'm just off down Trent Bridge to see the Rockets play the Brave"

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17 minutes ago, Forest_Fifer said:

6 team names announced for this ridiculous 100- ball tournament they're having.

London Spirit, Southern Brave, Leeds Superchargers, Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Rockets and Welsh Fire.

I mean, f**k right off. "See you later dear, I'm just off down Trent Bridge to see the Rockets play the Brave"

Pile of pish. 

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The irony of course that they invented the format. I went to one of the first games in the T20 at the Rose Bowl. It was quite good at the time but I think Hampshire only got about 120 odd and that was seen as being a good score at the time!

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The irony of course that they invented the format. I went to one of the first games in the T20 at the Rose Bowl. It was quite good at the time but I think Hampshire only got about 120 odd and that was seen as being a good score at the time!


Indeed.

English cricket is about the only place where test cricket turns a profit. They missed out on the T20 coin, so here’s the latest craze.

I actually am kind of interested in it, but I’m in a small minority.

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The biggest new competition I'm interested in this year is the Euro T20 slam. Don't think I'll make it along to any games, unfortunately, but I really hope it's a big success. Will be interesting to see the calibre of player that plays in it.

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The biggest new competition I'm interested in this year is the Euro T20 slam. Don't think I'll make it along to any games, unfortunately, but I really hope it's a big success. Will be interesting to see the calibre of player that plays in it.



Dublin Chiefs
Amsterdam Kings
Edinburgh Rocks
Belfast Titans
Rotterdam Rhinos
Glasgow Giants

Surely P&B could come up with better suggestions

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3 hours ago, Forest_Fifer said:

6 team names announced for this ridiculous 100- ball tournament they're having.

London Spirit, Southern Brave, Leeds Superchargers, Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Rockets and Welsh Fire.

I mean, f**k right off. "See you later dear, I'm just off down Trent Bridge to see the Rockets play the Brave"

Fucking Hell those are abysmal. 

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That South African tail looks a bit suspect for modern day ODIs, will struggle if England set a big target which is looking likely at the moment.

 

 

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Just in the house so unfortunately missed Archer’s opening spell. Hoping South Africa can pull off a win here, Van Der Dussen at the crease now plays for the same club as Arbroath’s pro this season.

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Rabada & Pretorious as well I believe.

de Kock and van der Dussen building a nice partnership now, both seem to have settled and are playing well now. If they can stay in together South Africa have a real chance.

First time I have seen v.d. dussen play and he looks a classy player, not much international experience but his record is very good

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Well that Stokes catch is utterly ridiculous

Even he can't believe that one stuck, don't think he was even looking at it when it went into his hand.

 

Archer has been tremendous, he's already established himself as England's number 1 bowler imo.

 

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Agreed. Seen Archer a lot but mainly in T20s. He’s definitely England’s best bowler.
Can see him finishing Stuart Broads Test career. Anderson, Stokes & Woakes barring injury will be certainties for the Ashes, will strengthen their bowling and make their lower order even stronger, the tail will effectively be Jimmy.

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