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Started by lammaMia on Oct 24, 2021 11:20:54 AM
T20 world cup 2021

The hit and giggle gets serious.

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lammaMia - 25 Oct 2021 16:00:40 (#1 of 24)

Most matches have had something to offer so far. Babar Azam is quite a pleasing batsman to watch.

ReverendBlueJeans - 25 Oct 2021 17:41:32 (#2 of 24)

Scotland v Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Having to go through the prequalification taradiddle, Scotland already have won three matches in this tournament. Beat that, England.

spirali - 25 Oct 2021 17:44:56 (#3 of 24)

Scotland v Afghanistan is actually happening right now. AFG made 190-4, Scotland are, to put it gently, struggling in response (they’re 53-8 as I type).

ReverendBlueJeans - 25 Oct 2021 17:46:23 (#4 of 24)

What?

I have been telt duff information.

That's poor. We have beaten them before in various formats. And they've beaten us before.

spirali - 25 Oct 2021 17:46:28 (#5 of 24)

Anyway most of the discussion on this tournament is happening in the Football folder. A deplorable state of affairs, but what can you do.

cozzer - 25 Oct 2021 17:58:12 (#6 of 24)

Five ducks

spirali - 26 Oct 2021 10:48:43 (#7 of 24)

WI v SA starting shortly. For WI the only way is up after the 55ao against England.

This is almost a knockout match, given that they both lost their first games.

spirali - 26 Oct 2021 11:18:36 (#8 of 24)

I don't really get this thing of Gayle batting at 3. If you're going to have him in this side then don't you want him to have the chance to bat as long as possible?

cozzer - 26 Oct 2021 11:55:36 (#9 of 24)

They must have read your post, and decided not to bat him at 3 after all.

spirali - 26 Oct 2021 11:58:16 (#10 of 24)

Yeah, I just saw that, he's just emerged at no.4. Weird tactics from WI - a tremendous rollicking innings from Lewis but Lendl Simmons is batting like it's a red ball game. Not sure you can afford an anchorman in T20. 89-2 off 13 is OK though, I suppose.

cozzer - 26 Oct 2021 12:15:23 (#11 of 24)

Joe Denly agrees with you

https://twitter.com/joed1986/status/14529531579114
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spirali - 26 Oct 2021 12:50:25 (#12 of 24)

WI innings never really got going after Lewis' initial blitz. 143-8, seems under par.

cozzer - 27 Oct 2021 15:12:48 (#13 of 24)

Scotland's tournament going from bad to worse.

spirali - 27 Oct 2021 22:27:06 (#14 of 24)

They've now lost to the two teams they might have had a chance of beating. Hard to see them putting one over on anyone now.

Hadn't noticed before today that the Sussex allrounder David Wiese is playing for Namibia. He's previously played ODIs and T20s for SA, so he's another player who has switched nationalities, if anyone fancies opening up that can of worms again...

LordofMisrule - 28 Oct 2021 07:50:29 (#15 of 24)

I’ve got no problem with players doing so, if it helps strengthen Associate cricket.

They* were saying on radio commentary yesterday: that there’s a difference between a player doing so purely for personal gain (the chance to play in a WC, as a shop window for franchises etc), and someone who contributes to building a more professional ethos for the Associate team, guiding the younger teammates, and even influencing the national structure for the coming generations - the right player in the right place can work wonders. Sounds like Wiese is potentially one of the latter.

* I think it was Simon Mann and John Blain.

LordofMisrule - 28 Oct 2021 07:52:25 (#16 of 24)

It’s also amusing to hear just how many ways commentators/summarisers can pronounce the surname Wiese in the course of one match...

spirali - 28 Oct 2021 09:25:42 (#17 of 24)

I'm guessing Veez-uh is the correct pronunciation?

barkis - 28 Oct 2021 13:14:18 (#18 of 24)

The spirit of Norman Tebbit lives on:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/28/indi
an-police-arrest-seven-for-celebrating-pakistan-cricket-win

kalva44 - 28 Oct 2021 14:54:11 (#19 of 24)

Modi’s India… won’t be long before they’ll be arresting people for laughing at jokes about the PM.

cozzer - 28 Oct 2021 14:55:40 (#20 of 24)

And demolishing the Taj Mahal for being too Muslim.

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