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  1. Dr Jacoby

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    Curiously, we’ve also prepared pitches that have favoured Australia’s quicks and batsmen.

    With the inception of The Hundred next year, I fear the state of the English test team is only going to deteriorate further.

    T20 is enjoyable and has its place in the game but test cricket should be the priority for every major cricketing nation.
     
  2. howfen blue

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    Some absolute nonsense being posted on here. "Drop X , Drop Y" . I would love to hear some names of alternatives. The top and bottom of it is the cupboard is bare! Anybody who shows anything in county cricket has had a go and failed!

    Saying that some of the decisions are crazy. Bairstow keeping but batting above Buttler, Buttler batting 8 in the 1st innings playing as a specialist batsman?? On the flip side the Aussies tick a lot of boxes people saying they are one of the worst teams theyve had? With this attack?
     
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  3. Murph

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    Smith has carried the batting, otherwise not a great batting line up. As for their bowling they are a good, but not a vintage unit, they are hardly Warne, McGrath, Lee, standard. If they were it would be 5-0 no danger.
     
  4. waspish

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    Main gripe was Aussie had to replace Smith the bloke who came in had been playing county cricket racking up the runs acclimatising to pit conditions! The ECB should change the rules to no touring team who we playing that summer should play any cricket in england!
     
  5. ManCitizens.

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    In normal circumstances I’d agree Test cricket should be the priority but for me I’d have took the World Cup over an Ashes win every day of the week before this year started.

    Moving forward I’m not too sure what the answer is. Test cricket should be the pinnacle but I expect them to focus on where the money is.
     
  6. lefty goldblatt

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    No, no and no again.
    Sorry, markb, I've no idea how old you are, but I was 12 (and LOVED cricket at that age) when Botham was made captain. Anybody of a similar vintage or older, will tell you what the captaincy did to Botham.

    Back on thread, why wasn't Curran anywhere near the Test squads?
    He did well last year
     
  7. waspish

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    Agree about the world cup win over the ashes. Still a bitter pill ti swallow watching them keeping the ashes! Lets win the last test match stopping them winning over here something they haven't done for a long time.
     
  8. jay_mcfc

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    At last! This happens every time there’s a defeat in any sport in the off topic section.
    The WC killed England. The best player any of us have seen in our lifetime killed us. The best bowler in the world killed us. One session of dropped catches and a no ball killed us.

    Dropping 5 players, changing captains and coach will only make things worse. The coach has gone so there’s gonna be some natural changes anyway. People questioning the likes of Bairstow and Buttler are mad, just like the Moeen doubters. These are the best in the country and they’ll prove it over time.

    What some of our players need more than anything is a good rest, but of course we have a mental winter coming up with the NZ tour starting a month after the ashes!

    Some of the other players need a bit more red ball practice but it’s impossible with a schedule like we have.
     
  9. joe123

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    in the same way that stokes needs to concentrate on his bowling and his batting, i'd be reluctant to put even more pressure on him!

    simple fact here is we weren't good enough with either bat or ball, although take Smith out of the Australian side and it's pretty even stevens.
     
  10. Mike Brock

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    Does anyone know why Ben Foakes has been left out?
     

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