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Re: West Indies will beat England 3-0
« Reply #100 on: 05/15/2012, 05:39 PM »
Let us hope they come on better with each game.  The loss against the Lions should be a wake up call.  As Croft said the WI don't need a coach, but a psycho.  They need the confidence to believe they can do it.

A Psycho or a Psychologist is a recent invention. I will not even call it an innovation as we are complicating it far too much. I even recall when England had a Chaplin on tour.
 
Occassionally we need a confidence boost whether you  are a club cricketer or an International but taliking helps.
 
 
 
 

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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #101 on: 05/15/2012, 10:43 PM »
Some interesting stats .....
 
Shiv will be appearing at Lords as the ICC #1 ranked batsman .... and the 10th batsman to join the 10K club ...
 
He will also be the 5th opposition batsman in history to play 5 tests at Lords.... the others were Gavaskar, Border, Lloyd and Sobers.... 

Sobers scored the most runs by an opposition batsman at Lords ..
Sobers 571 followed by Bradman 551
 
Tiger has 334 runs .... needs 238 to surpass Sobers as the highest runs scorer at Lords.
 
Stats
Sunil Gavaskar is #9 in the 10K Club .... Shiv needs just 68 runs to knock Sunny off the #9 perch .... Go Tiger !!!

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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #102 on: 05/15/2012, 10:48 PM »
Looks like Ottis is going to go for the 4-prong attack .... see here
 
Since when is Sammy a paceman ??  ::lol::

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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #103 on: 05/16/2012, 03:11 AM »
LOL ...... caption this pic ::lol:: ::lol:: .. (click on pic for larger image)

Fidel Edwards has a quiet moment during indoor training

Fidel to Ottiss: "Say wot ??!! 20 laps now?? Yuh want I man bruk down before ah even bowl a ball at Lords?? .... Maan kerry yuh r##$ " ::rofl:: ::rofl::

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I see Mr. Mushy will be staying with England  :wink: ............
 
According to sources close to Mushtaq, who has been working with the England team as spin bowling consultant for the last three years, he had expressed interest in working with the Pakistan team but at the same time wanted certain conditions to be fulfilled........

However, the Board is not willing to accept his terms and conditions, revealed the source.

"Since then the board has not contacted him, which is an indication that it is not willing to accept his rigid conditions," the source said.

The source added that Mushtaq is likely to sign another fresh contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as he was being offered a good financial package and incentives and he has adjusted well within the England dressing room and with head coach, Andy Flower........Source

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Windies seam attack fully fit for Lord's opener
« Reply #105 on: 05/16/2012, 06:00 AM »
Windies seam attack fully fit for Lord's opener

The West Indies look set to have a fully fit seam attack for the opening Test against England starting at Lord's here Thursday.

http://www.vcricket.com/cricket-news/windies-seam-attack-fully-fit-for-lord-s-opener-33768.html

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Windies coach preaches patience to his seamers
« Reply #106 on: 05/16/2012, 06:00 AM »
Windies coach preaches patience to his seamers

West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has urged his pacemen to opt for patience over exuberance in the seamer-friendly English conditions starting with the first Test at Lord's beginning Thursday.

http://www.vcricket.com/cricket-news/windies-coach-preaches-patience-to-his-seamers-33766.html

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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #107 on: 05/16/2012, 07:40 AM »
Looks like Ottis is going to go for the 4-prong attack .... see here
 
Since when is Sammy a paceman ??  ::lol::

What Rampaul, Roach, Gabriel and Edwards?
 
I think 3 seamers and Shillingford is the best balance. Shillingford had better watch his action as I saw signs of the chuck against the Aussies!

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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #108 on: 05/16/2012, 08:23 AM »
Shillingford had better watch his action as I saw signs of the chuck against the Aussies!
........ even with long sleeves ??!!! .... LOL  ::lol::   I didn't pay too much attention but did ask Ketchim about it.

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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #109 on: 05/16/2012, 08:43 AM »
Not as prevelant as previously but it seems to be there. It only takes one delivery.

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'Experienced' Trott would like to captain England team in future

'Experienced' Trott would like to captain England team in future

http://www.krishcricket.com/news/cricketnewsitem.aspx?id=20109

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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #111 on: 05/16/2012, 11:29 AM »
I rally don't care for Opisility...however he is right on this one...talking 4-prong pace attack. It would have been great to have Rochie, Fidel, Ravi and Gabriel...however we have a noted wicket taker in Sammy. And we calso have the option of SAmuels and Deo. Not bad at all.
 
Batting stacks up nicely too.
 
AB, Powell, Kirk, DB, Samuels/Deo, Shiv, Ramdin, Roachie, Fidel Sammy and Ravi.
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England will need to win its three-Test series against the West Indies starting at Lord’s from tomorrow (Thursday) if it is to stay as the number-one ranked Test side on the Reliance ICC Test Championship table.

England is currently on equal points with South Africa but is ranked above the Proteas when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point. However, if England is held to a drawn series, then it will slip behind South Africa into second position.
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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #113 on: 05/16/2012, 11:38 AM »
I rally don't care for Opisility...however he is right on this one...talking 4-prong pace attack. It would have been great to have Rochie, Fidel, Ravi and Gabriel...however we have a noted wicket taker in Sammy. And we calso have the option of SAmuels and Deo. Not bad at all.
 
Batting stacks up nicely too.
 
AB, Powell, Kirk, DB, Samuels/Deo, Shiv, Ramdin, Roachie, Fidel Sammy and Ravi.

Well it does not take a genius to figure out the bowling combination for Lords or any other established venues.
 
Lords also takes spin. It is unlikely both Deo and Samuels will play and shame Fudadin will not play.
 

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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #114 on: 05/16/2012, 11:39 AM »
how the weather looking mail
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With the annual Test championship update due to take place immediately after the conclusion of the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test series on 12 July and before the start of the England-South Africa Test series on 19 July, Andrew Strauss’ side will be hoping to collect maximum points from its series against the West Indies so that it can end all hopes of either Australia, Pakistan or South Africa to top the table at the annual Test Championship update.
While a 1-0 or 2-1 series win will keep it on 116 ratings points, a 2-0 series win will earn it one ratings point, while it will finish on 118 ratings points if it wins all the three Tests of the series.
In sharp contrast, England will drop behind South Africa and Australia if it loses the series 1-0 or 2-1, while in case of a 2-0 or 3-0 defeat, England will finish in fourth position.
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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #116 on: 05/16/2012, 12:31 PM »

Well it does not take a genius to figure out the bowling combination for Lords or any other established venues.
 
Lords also takes spin. It is unlikely both Deo and Samuels will play and shame Fudadin will not play.
I think you may be that genius!
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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #117 on: 05/16/2012, 02:09 PM »
Samuels only got about 1 over in the Lions Game !


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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #118 on: 05/16/2012, 02:11 PM »
how the weather looking mail

Thursday clear of rain with sunny spells tem ranging from 12-8 by close of play. A bit of rain after 6pm
Friday Sunny with a bit of rain forecast after 3pm.
Saturday mainly sunny with the risk of slight rain.
Sunday overcast with risk of rain
Monday slight risk of rain and overcast after 3pm.
 
Quite chilly each day.
 

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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #119 on: 05/16/2012, 02:16 PM »
Game done on Saturday Night   ::four::
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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #120 on: 05/16/2012, 02:18 PM »
thats 40's farenhet each day

they gonna frezeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #121 on: 05/16/2012, 03:15 PM »
Sars managing the weather reasonably

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Rally around west Indies
« Reply #122 on: 05/16/2012, 03:31 PM »
David Rudder - Rally Round The West Indies
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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #123 on: 05/16/2012, 04:37 PM »
thats 40's farenhet each day

they gonna frezeeeeeeeeeeeeee
That is COLD!!!
 
Plenty men gon have their hands in their pockets all day...
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Re: England v West Indies : 1st Test , Lord's
« Reply #124 on: 05/16/2012, 07:43 PM »
The days when a West Indies series began with the expectation they would inflict a blackwash are long gone. Now they begin a series with many expecting they will be whitewashed. Unless weather intervenes, anything other than an England cleansweep is likely to be viewed as a missed opportunity.

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