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feenix67

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WTF is with the second rate guitar riff covers with every new batsman? Sounds like some kid jamming in his bedroom on his little practice amp or something. Bizarre.
 

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Stuck it out to the end - bit bleary eyed!

Really enjoyed that game, momentum swung both ways throughout.

Have to say it’s a change to have a competitive WI side, haven’t seen that for a while. They’ve got a great new breed of player untouched by the lethargy of WI cricket over the last 10-15 years.

Those kids were really hungry and anything that went wrong clearly hurt them. Lot of pride in performance.

They will be a very difficult opponent for years now. Hopefully we get some good test battles as cricket needs a strong WI.
 
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Stuck it out to the end - bit bleary eyed!

Really enjoyed that game, momentum swung both ways throughout.

Have to say it’s a change to have a competitive WI side, haven’t seen that for a while. They’ve got a great new breed of player untouched by the lethargy of WI cricket over the last 10-15 years.

Those kids were really hungry and anything that went wrong clearly hurt them. Lot of pride in performance.

They will be a very difficult opponent for years now. Hopefully we get some good test battles as cricket needs a strong WI.
Also, I rate Holder as captain.

Such as important role when bringing together so many different nations.
 

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NCN is doing the job, but he is a better late hitter & Cummins is better at occupying the crease.

Similar to why did we bring in Maxwell too early when Stoinis is better at occupying the crease.

Then I remember we have Langer as coach, who wasn't the smartest bat in the kit...
NCN has some real runs on the board in short form cricket. Cummins has shown a lot in red ball cricket as a lower order batsman, but not in white ball as of yet.

Maxwell has batted before Stoinis pretty much every game of the last 12 months (at least, when Stoinis has gotten a game). Maxwell has been in far better form.
 
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NCN has some real runs on the board in short form cricket. Cummins has shown a lot in red ball cricket as a lower order batsman, but not in white ball as of yet.

Maxwell has batted before Stoinis pretty much every game of the last 12 months (at least, when Stoinis has gotten a game). Maxwell has been in far better form.
What I was raising was some players are better occupying the crease when in trouble & others are better at accelerating the run rate. Our line up should be flexible based on the circumstances.

NCN got us out of trouble though so that's all that matters.
 
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