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Fanatic
Mar 9, 2006



BrigadierSensible posted:

Warner is not as bad on commentary as I expected him to be.

He is still awful, but I expected worse.

Yeah I haven't minded him too much.

He's made it more like a cricket podcast than a commentary which works well for a T20 (well atleast one where the outcome is so obvious).

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webmeister
Jan 31, 2007

The answer is, mate, because I want to do you slowly. There has to be a bit of sport in this for all of us. In the psychological battle stakes, we are stripped down and ready to go. I want to see those ashen-faced performances; I want more of them. I want to be encouraged. I want to see you squirm.

Forgot this was on and, uh, yikes

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat


This is the ground really near my house in Finsbury Park! Itís Wray Crescent. Thereís a net there that I go to with my son to play (I throw him a ball to hit, basically).

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

They announced the hundred teams. I haven't actually looked at the sides.

Are you excited for watching Skips vs Hula Hoops?

notaspy
Mar 22, 2009



goatface posted:

They announced the hundred teams. I haven't actually looked at the sides.

Are you excited for watching Skips vs Hula Hoops?

The Braves bowling looks scary and they have some strong batting.

But my money is on the invincibles, top class spin options with solid batting, a generally adaptable team.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

Enjoyment and excitement



Buglord

I hope nobody watches the hundred and it dies a quick death.

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


Just realised I've got the first three days of a day night game on terrestrial TV off.

Owns. England are gonna get battered, but whevs

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


Hmm. India are quite good

ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


As sure as the sun rises in the East, England will England

Seams
Feb 3, 2005


It's almost as if England don't even care if Australia don't make the Test championship final. Disgusting.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

Enjoyment and excitement



Buglord

I feel like Joe Root is going to do plenty of bowling in this test

notaspy
Mar 22, 2009



Flayer posted:

I hope nobody watches the hundred and it dies a quick death.

Only if it transforms into a proper t20 competition.

ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


The Hundred wouldn't exist if the ECB didn't realise about 15 years too late that they had hosed up their own domestic t20 competition

Seams
Feb 3, 2005


great review lmao

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


Watto esque

Although I assume he thinks he's hit the ball when he's hit his pad

Smorgasbord
Jun 18, 2004

Our review identified changes needed to be made and, in Stephen, we have a coach who has a reputation for demanding the highest standards.


Seams posted:

great review lmao

That was terrible, it looked like he had some sort of seizure/tantrum after he saw the finger and involuntarily reviewed it

LoudPipesSaveLives
Apr 30, 2007

Make a shit-load of noise, not war.



Hahah that was classic, he was so adamant he has to feel like poo poo now.

Seams
Feb 3, 2005


Smorgasbord posted:

That was terrible, it looked like he had some sort of seizure/tantrum after he saw the finger and involuntarily reviewed it

i think bairstow just always looks like that

notaspy
Mar 22, 2009



ShaneMacGowansTeeth posted:

The Hundred wouldn't exist if the ECB didn't realise about 15 years too late that they had hosed up their own domestic t20 competition

Quoting for truth.

How much connection does the average brit have to their county these days?

Most of the population lives in or near the major cities do they see themselves as Lancastrian or Mancunian?

Seams
Feb 3, 2005


Oh god they renamed the stadium after Modi.

ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


notaspy posted:

Quoting for truth.

How much connection does the average brit have to their county these days?

Most of the population lives in or near the major cities do they see themselves as Lancastrian or Mancunian?

In Yorkshire, you're from Yorkshire first, second and third

notaspy
Mar 22, 2009



ShaneMacGowansTeeth posted:

In Yorkshire, you're from Yorkshire first, second and third

True but there again you have Leeds F.C, Leeds rhinos, sheffields United and Wednesday, Bradford Bulls etc.

I am edging around making the case that the current county cricket structure is outmoded and outdated, and should be replaced by a city based setup.

There are loads of larges cities, and some with large asian populations, that have no representation thus cricket is missing out on having a much greater impact on the national sporting agenda.

Cricket should be the summer sport.

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


Some loving quality reviews going on here lads

notaspy
Mar 22, 2009



Looking forward to the England bowlers showing us what they can do under the lights this afternoon

BWV
Feb 24, 2005



Axar has a good look.

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


Welp

WELP

tarbrush fucked around with this message at 11:31 on Feb 24, 2021

Seams
Feb 3, 2005


whats with the replays from an angle instead of directly behind the bowler. you can't see poo poo.

tanglewood1420
Oct 28, 2010

The importance of this mission cannot be overemphasized


England were looking forward to bowling under lights in this test match, but I think they may be taking that strategy a bit too far.

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

Enjoyment and excitement



Buglord

You know a proper England collapse is on when Jack Leach coming on to bat feels like hope.

BWV
Feb 24, 2005



Sir, we are all out of angles.

Dead Goon
Dec 13, 2002


Forgot it started today, lets have a look... 100/8 lolgland

ShaneMacGowansTeeth
May 22, 2007



I think this is it... I think this is how it ends


I have to give this England team credit, they do come up with new and interesting ways to England it up

tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


loving hell, they were 74-2

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


Soiled Meat

Bloody hell. A proper old-fashioned collapse. Spectacular.

Airstream Driver
May 6, 2009



Stokes a cheat???

Flayer
Sep 13, 2003

Enjoyment and excitement



Buglord

Airstream Driver posted:

Stokes a cheat???
I think it's one of those where it feels like a legitimate catch to the fielder even though the ball definitely did indeed touch the ground.

goatface
Dec 5, 2007

I had a video of that when I was about 6.

I remember it being shit.



Grimey Drawer

I am glad I am not following this series.

Paul.Power
Feb 7, 2009

The three roles of APCs:
Transports.
Supply trucks.
Distractions.



England, 1st innings of the 1st test: 578 runs
England, next four innings: 588 runs

That uh. Hmm. That's like some sort of meta-collapse.

Scylo
Aug 5, 2009


I will always be impressed that Sharma manages to be consistently excellent in India and absolutely poo poo everywhere else

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tarbrush
Feb 7, 2011

But Schefter said they Love Herbert?!


This must suck for England, they are absolutely worse than India and deserve to be losing, but all the 50:50 moments are going India's way

Also Root is going to get a ban for arguing with the umpire.

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