Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 November

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Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:11 pm

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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:16 pm

Only seen the scorecard, but it looks a bit KP-esque the way Curran saw out the collapse playing within himself and then thrashed the bowlers with the tail.

Not born in SA though to extend the connection (though TC was, in Cape Town). Junior was born in Northampton.

He reminded me of Botham last summer when he was hooking off his eyebrows.
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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby sussexpob » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:24 pm

Dr Cricket wrote:Sussex you seen a worse spinner than Akila from an asian team yet.
he pretty much allowed england to score 350 in the last test as well.


Out of players that played a lot, Id have to say Mohammed Rafique for BD back a few years was utterly rubbish. He couldnt turn the ball on dustbowls, and was more of a slow left arm seam bowler. Abdul Razzak was also rubbish.... in fact, theres been quite alot from BD through the last 20 years.

Ashraful was insanely bad, he bowled all over the place.
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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby Dr Cricket » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:37 pm

TBH I tend to forget about that period of bangladesh cricket since they were basically associates they only really started being a good team around 2007 or 08.

When Bangladesh became a full member they didn't even have a first class system so probably understandable they didn't really have players in the first decade of status.
Although after the buffer period of 10 yrs they done ok in spin.
Shakib, Mehedi hasan, Takijul islam they all pretty decent at spin and do the basic well and are some threat on a dustbowl, can't really say the same with Akila though.
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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby Dr Cricket » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:39 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Akila's got the best SR of any Asian spin bowler ever to take 19 or more wickets.

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine ... pe=bowling

The best for any team is the legendary Bernard Bosanquet. Followed by the unremembered underarm bowler George Simpson-Hayward, who according to WIsden was a handy full back too. Then Akila.


very misleading stat considering sri lanka been playing on dustbowl against Australia and SA, they will be found wanting on a flatter deck though and even on a decent turner in pallekele he goes at 5 or 6 runs an over.
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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:35 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:
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Joe Root has urged his team to keep attacking Sri Lanka's bowlers as England go in search of their first Test series win here for 17 years.

His batsmen came in for criticism at Galle last week after they reached lunch on the first day five wickets down. But England have maintained that the rate at which they scored their runs in that first session – 113 at 3.9 an over – put the Sri Lankans under pressure and made life easier for their lower-middle order.


Got to be nonsense, hasn't it?

as long as one player pulls them out of the sh1t every match, they'll reckon it's a tip top plan...

ridiculous!
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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:40 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Only seen the scorecard, but it looks a bit KP-esque the way Curran saw out the collapse playing within himself and then thrashed the bowlers with the tail.

he'll probably be dropped for not putting the SL bowlers under more pressure, thereby denying Leach and Santiago the opportunity to feast upon dispirited deliveries..... selfish b*****d!

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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby bigfluffylemon » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:33 am

Ben Stokes with two brilliant bits of fielding to turn what has been an otherwise poor session for England into one that's just about passable.

England will be lucky to register much of a first innings lead now though.
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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:04 am

England probably ahead I would have thought with SL batting last. Not much work from the seamers so far.

Two proper batters in and the new ball a long way off, so might be a case of attrition for the next two hours.
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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:08 am

Valuable wicket for Root.

Maybe the new ball can nick the tail out. Getting tight now.
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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:56 am

England's other opening bowler allowed only 2 overs, I see

just as well he top scored in the first innings, or there would be no point to him being there

England demonstrating once again what a complete mess they've made of selection. They really haven't got a clue who to pick, or where to play them
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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:59 am

and not given the second new ball, either
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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:00 am

which suggests, that in Bayliss world, England got their bowling selection spot on
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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

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Re: Second test: Sri Lanka v England in Kandy, 14-18 Novembe

Postby backfootpunch » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:05 am

Poor bowling so far this session
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