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Joe's captaincy watch

Postby The Professor » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:31 pm

Now we've had a decent handful of Tests (and a shade of criticism) about our new England captain; what is your verdict?
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Re: Joe's captaincy watch

Postby backfootpunch » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:32 pm

He's been following the ball a bit with his field placings

But I liked the aggression of his decleration

Though with us losing I imagine he may not have the faith in his bowlers and fielders to do it again
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Re: Joe's captaincy watch

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:13 am

The missing/floating first slip today was a Cook cover version. But I think his bowling changes and fields feel less like cramming of GCSE captaincy modules. There's more of a Vaughan like narrative in the field. If he was instrumental in bringing Ballance back though, perhaps he erred.
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Re: Joe's captaincy watch

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:45 am

All the pitches so far have offered something for the bowlers to work with. Usually a lot. It's going to be harder on flat pitches of course, so we've not seen him on PlanZ yet.
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Re: Joe's captaincy watch

Postby Slipstream » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:59 am

Should have stuck with Roland-Jones. Saying Woakes hasn't had enough bowling in the previous match and then playing him when he has had no more bowling. Would have been better for Woakes to have played the match v Lancs and come back at Lords.

Should have bowled Stokes more and told him to bowl dry as in the first innings (25.0-9-63-2 econ 2.52) rather than short pitched bowling and only using him for 5 overs.

Should have had a third man for most of the innings and he bowled Broad and Anderson at the wrong ends for a spell.
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Re: Joe's captaincy watch

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:41 pm

backfootpunch wrote:He's been following the ball a bit with his field placings

But I liked the aggression of his decleration

Though with us losing I imagine he may not have the faith in his bowlers and fielders to do it again

I reckon Cook's advice will have been "I told you we needed 500 more runs"
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Re: Joe's captaincy watch

Postby captaincolly » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:34 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:
backfootpunch wrote:He's been following the ball a bit with his field placings

But I liked the aggression of his decleration

Though with us losing I imagine he may not have the faith in his bowlers and fielders to do it again

I reckon Cook's advice will have been "I told you we needed 500 more runs"

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Re: Joe's captaincy watch

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:06 pm

should have got the wickets anyway... they dropped a few, I believe.
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Re: Joe's captaincy watch

Postby captaincolly » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:32 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:should have got the wickets anyway... they dropped a few, I believe.

Yep.
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