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  1. kippaxwarrior

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    Looking forward I think we need to replace Root as captain. He's a quality batsman but he's not a good captain. This winter will be tough as away to New Zealand and South Africa.

    The question is who do you replace him with?
     
  2. Gray

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    Minimum requirement should be to save the follow on, but frankly if Stokes doesn't perform some more heroics then I am not optimistic.

    Batting averages of the players who are not out in out first innings:-
    • Stokes - 83.50
    • Bairstow - 27.60
    • Buttler - 9.16
    • Acher - 11.33
    • Broad - 11.00
    • Leach - 8.00
    We need another 98 runs to avoid the follow on, if Stokes goes early the average (67.09) of the remaining 5 players will just not do it.

    There are six full sessions to go, if we bat 1.5 of them today and save the follow on then the Aussies will probably bat for one session giving us 3.5 to save the match on a wearing pitch.

    How Buttler has retained his place is a complete mystery to me, he is a one day player and even then he is hit and miss.
     
  3. waspish

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    The main difference is Smith and the Consistent bowling by all the Aussie bowlers! We have Broad and thats it who bowls consistent!
     
  4. waspish

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    Always find it Weird that when captaincy comes up Broad never gets a mention! He be my choice followed by Buttler.
     
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  5. Dr Jacoby

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    I didn’t realise quite how poorly Buttler has performed.

    Assuming we fail to regain the Ashes, Root should step down as captain and Roy, Denly & Buttler to be discarded.

    I’d like to see England prioritise test cricket and manage Stokes and Archer’s workload better.

    Pope, Sibley/Crawley and Foakes should feature in our next test series in New Zealand.
     
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  6. waspish

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    Right need only one wicket down by Dinner preferably None.
     
  7. Dr Jacoby

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    4% chance of rain according to BBC weather. Bummer.
     
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  9. M18CTID

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    Yep - just saving the follow-on doesn’t save the match. We need to bat most of today and get within 100 runs of their score at least to give us a realistic chance of saving this test. I just can’t see us scoring 400+ though
     
  10. aguerrrroooooooooooo

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    No way, he's one of our few batsmen that gets consistent runs
     

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