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Not purely on stats, for me Williamson would be in my side even if he gets 0 in the final as he has pretty much carried his side through the comp, partly with his runs but also with his captaincy and a few under pressure catches too. Roots runs have mainly come under far less pressure comparatively.

If Bairstow got 200 in the final then expect it would be pretty hard not to pick him yes, cant see it though :)


For me Sharma , Shakib, Roy, Williamson, Carey, Starc, Bumrah would be certs in my side needing 2 batters from Finch, Warner, Bairstow (see what i did there), Root, Stokes and 2 bowlers from Boult, Ferguson, Archer, Woakes, Mustafizzer, Amir
Thought the Fizz was disappointing this World Cup. Picked up some late wickets, but went for plenty. Think he was found out in last IPL. Archer has been excellent, even when not taking wickets, and has been very economical. Woakes good up front, but is not a death bowler in my mind. Just the right pace to go the distance. Bumrah is just different class at the end of innings.

I was really impressed with Barbar. Very elegant batsmen, consistent, and calm. Definitely one that surprised me and could be another Root, Williamson.

Maxwell was disappointing again. As one of the commentators said, a ‘no show’ but he is a stunning fielder. Having watched nearly all the games, I am going to be sad when it is all over.
 
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Thought the Fizz was disappointing this World Cup. Picked up some late wickets, but went for plenty. Think he was found out in last IPL. Archer has been excellent, even when not taking wickets, and has been very economical. Woakes good up front, but is not a death bowler in my mind. Just the right pace to go the distance. Bumrah is just different class at the end of innings.

I was really impressed with Barbar. Very elegant batsmen, consistent, and calm. Definitely one that surprised me and could be another Root, Williamson.

Maxwell was disappointing again. As one of the commentators said, a ‘no show’ but he is a stunning fielder. Having watched nearly all the games, I am going to be sad when it is all over.
Amazing how badly most of the so called IPL stars have done in a slightly longer format

Babar def been one to enjoy in this world cup, as have Harris Sohail and Shaheen Afridi from Pak. They must be feeling pretty hard done by having beaten both finalists in the group stages! Pooran for the WI, Van der Dussen for the Saffers, Carey for the Aussies all improved their stock greatly

Maxwell a busted flush for me, albeit not as bad of one as Stoinis lol

Think its been a decent tourney, any longer and it would start to drag I think, still not sure Im a huge fan of the format and would rather see a few more of the associate sides getting their chance
 

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Wow.. what a day.
.. unfortunately had to follow it on cricinfo rather than on TV. ECB would be happy to have changed its rules to let Archer play - what a player he is. Surprisingly not yet MoM in a single game. Great to have Roy in - just about made the team based on Hales injury.
Now it’s time to show up in the finals and deliver. Also good to see that it will be life on C4.

... it’s coming home ...
 

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Amazing how badly most of the so called IPL stars have done in a slightly longer format

Babar def been one to enjoy in this world cup, as have Harris Sohail and Shaheen Afridi from Pak. They must be feeling pretty hard done by having beaten both finalists in the group stages! Pooran for the WI, Van der Dussen for the Saffers, Carey for the Aussies all improved their stock greatly

Maxwell a busted flush for me, albeit not as bad of one as Stoinis lol

Think its been a decent tourney, any longer and it would start to drag I think, still not sure Im a huge fan of the format and would rather see a few more of the associate sides getting their chance
I liked the format, just a shame the weather caused games to be abandoned. Shame they couldn’t have a reserve day for all games.

Pakistan were definitely unlucky, and I had forgotten Afridi. He looked about 28, but is a real talent, and has all the attributes to be a top pace bowler.

Pooran looked good, but Hetmeyer was a real disappointment. Even his fielding was generally poor.

Carey looks good enough to play just as a batsman in the Ashes.

You are right about IPL players. Shows the difference between 20 and 50 over cricket, especially for the batsman. A quick 30 is okay in 20/20, but 100’s needed in 50 overs.
 

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Wow.. what a day.
.. unfortunately had to follow it on cricinfo rather than on TV. ECB would be happy to have changed its rules to let Archer play - what a player he is. Surprisingly not yet MoM in a single game. Great to have Roy in - just about made the team based on Hales injury.
Now it’s time to show up in the finals and deliver. Also good to see that it will be life on C4.

... it’s coming home ...
Hope it is a good wicket, and the weather is sunny for the final. Think NZ will have their best chance in a low scoring game, similar to their semi final. Let’s hope for a cracking game with an England win.
 

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To face of the ToTT.. you can put the remaining characters and create an Alternate ToTT.. equally brutal (in no particular order)

Bairstow
Finch
Smith
Pooran
Buttlar
Hardik
Kohli
Chahal (spinner)
Shami
Wood
Holder
-can’t think of any SL players-
-Pak’s Babar and Amir in ToTT-

I would pay to watch the ToTT v GM XI
 
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I liked the format, just a shame the weather caused games to be abandoned. Shame they couldn’t have a reserve day for all games.

Pakistan were definitely unlucky, and I had forgotten Afridi. He looked about 28, but is a real talent, and has all the attributes to be a top pace bowler.

Pooran looked good, but Hetmeyer was a real disappointment. Even his fielding was generally poor.

Carey looks good enough to play just as a batsman in the Ashes.

You are right about IPL players. Shows the difference between 20 and 50 over cricket, especially for the batsman. A quick 30 is okay in 20/20, but 100’s needed in 50 overs.
logistics of a reserve day for every game just too much I assume, but does feel like the weather had a large say in NZ not Pak making semi finals (albeit NZ beat India when they did play them!), worse for me was the non random order of games in the group stages!

not sure if its just a format difference, think it shows to some degree who are more money than success/country driven and also that some of them have been on the treadmill too long and in need of a rest! this world cup has definitely been about those who have been able to adapt to differing conditions though and not sure that suits many of the T20 generation
 

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Hope it is a good wicket, and the weather is sunny for the final. Think NZ will have their best chance in a low scoring game, similar to their semi final. Let’s hope for a cracking game with an England win.
Eng to win the toss and bat.. set a decent total.. (what is their highest in Lords) .. make it entertaining for the thousands of kids watching on C4.. opportunity of a lifetime as you don’t play WC at home every year
 
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Hope it is a good wicket, and the weather is sunny for the final. Think NZ will have their best chance in a low scoring game, similar to their semi final. Let’s hope for a cracking game with an England win.
Lets hope its a normal Lords deck! Fcast is for an overcast day it seems
 
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Eng to win the toss and bat.. set a decent total.. (what is their highest in Lords) .. make it entertaining for the thousands of kids watching on C4.. opportunity of a lifetime as you don’t play WC at home every year
328 against Ireland in 2017, 322 v India last year their top 2 scores at Lords, actually very few 300+ scores

the good thing today will give them is they wont mind chasing if they have to
 

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Just for fun question, as neither of the options might happen! But as an England cricket fan, what would you rather win this summer if you could only choose one - the cricket World Cup, or The Ashes?

One of the commentators pondered this yesterday during the Australia game (think it might have been Mike Atherton but not sure?). He answered his own question by saying "most of those players would rather bring home the World Cup".

Surprised me a bit. Although winning the World Cup would be great, I'd kind of thought The Ashes was the pinnacle....?

What are anyone else's thoughts?:unsure:
 

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Just for fun question, as neither of the options might happen! But as an England cricket fan, what would you rather win this summer if you could only choose one - the cricket World Cup, or The Ashes?

One of the commentators pondered this yesterday during the Australia game (think it might have been Mike Atherton but not sure?). He answered his own question by saying "most of those players would rather bring home the World Cup".

Surprised me a bit. Although winning the World Cup would be great, I'd kind of thought The Ashes was the pinnacle....?

What are anyone else's thoughts?:unsure:
The Ashes every time. The World Cup is just fluff for me, forgettable stuff. I really don't care within 30 minutes of the end as to who wins, same for 20-20

The World Cup doesn't show the best team in cricket, it shows the best 50 over team. If you think 50 overs cricket is the pinnacle then that is fair enough but it isn't for me. Ref Atherton's comments. Some of those players wont be near the test team, they are one day specialists.
 

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Ashes for me every time

But a lot of these players will be in the yeah squad

Roy
Bairstow
Root
Stokes
Buttler
Rashid
Woakes
Wood
Archer

Add in Anderson , Broad , Leach and Burns and you pretty much have you test squad

I’m not sure who the Aussies have to come in but at the moment it’s going to be a great chance to reclaim the Ashes - just need to get an opening partnership
 

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Ashes for me every time

But a lot of these players will be in the yeah squad

Roy
Bairstow
Root
Stokes
Buttler
Rashid
Woakes
Wood
Archer

Add in Anderson , Broad , Leach and Burns and you pretty much have you test squad

I’m not sure who the Aussies have to come in but at the moment it’s going to be a great chance to reclaim the Ashes - just need to get an opening partnership
I'm Hoping Stoinis, Maxwell and Handscomb:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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