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Psyduck 5th July 2017 14:10

England v South Africa 1st Test Lords 6-10 July
 
Hooray - the proper cricket starts tomorrow and neither camp is keeping their cards close to their chests. England appear to have named their team and the only decision for SA appears to be between De Bruyn and Markram.

England:

Cook (c)
Jennings
Ballance
Root
Bairstow (wk)
Stokes
Moeen
Dawson
Broad
Wood
Anderson

SA:

Elgar (c)
Kuhn
Amla
De Bruyn / Markram
Duminy
Bavuma
De Kock (wk)
Philander
Maharaj
Rabada
Morkel

The weather is set fair for the match - let's hope Lords can produce a good wicket for a change.

Redmachine 5th July 2017 17:01

Both teams look a bit average. I'm going 2-2.

Zebroston Chase 5th July 2017 19:38

England will never have a better opportunity to beat South Africa in a series in England for the first time in my watching memory. As it is I think they'll **** it up.

mustardcharlie 5th July 2017 20:28

England v South Africa First Test Lords 6/7 to 10/7/2017
 
As no-one else has done it, I thought it was time we had a serious cricket thread. Even without Faf, De Vill, and Steyn, SA are strong opposition. We are about to find out whether Jimmy and SB can still do the business. Would like to see Cook get big runs if we bat and the "Old Guard" take wickets if we field.

luckyluke 5th July 2017 20:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by James Zebrorter (Post 761749)
England will never have a better opportunity to beat South Africa in a series in England for the first time in my watching memory. As it is I think they'll **** it up.

1998 before your time? Whippersnapper

Zebroston Chase 5th July 2017 21:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by luckyluke (Post 761751)
1998 before your time? Whippersnapper

Before my cricket watching time yeah. '99 was when I started to really take note. We were not a sporty family.

All change now though.

billyguntheballs 5th July 2017 21:20

As someone in the Telegraph has written, SA look unusually vulnerable. 4th captain in 18 months, a good but not spectacular bowling line up and a soft batting line up.

Having said that, England's bowling is suspect too but there batting should be able to carry them. Cook, Root, Bairstow, Ali (if used correctly) and Stokes instill some confidence in me.

luckyluke 5th July 2017 21:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by James Zebrorter (Post 761752)
Before my cricket watching time yeah. '99 was when I started to really take note. We were not a sporty family.

All change now though.

1999 and you kept watching?! Fair play

cabinboy 5th July 2017 21:45

Dawson FFS.

Isn't it interesting how both teams could be immeasurably improved by playing a certain Kevin Pietersen.

luckyluke 5th July 2017 22:12

No

Zebroston Chase 5th July 2017 22:32

Isn't it interesting how both teams could be immeasurably improved by playing a certain Allan Lamb?

sanskritsimon 5th July 2017 22:45

No.

Zebroston Chase 5th July 2017 22:49

Isn't it interesting how both teams could be immeasurably improved by playing a certain Andrew Strauss?

JRC67 5th July 2017 23:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by James Zebrorter (Post 761759)
Isn't it interesting how both teams could be immeasurably improved by playing a certain Allan Lamb?

Tony Greig and Robin Smith could do a job!

mustardcharlie 5th July 2017 23:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by cabinboy (Post 761755)
Dawson FFS.

Isn't it interesting how both teams could be immeasurably improved by playing a certain Kevin Pietersen.

Not in the slightest. How could either team be improved by having an obnoxious 30 something a******* playing?

mustardcharlie 5th July 2017 23:18

I fail to see why Botham has been dropped.

mustardcharlie 5th July 2017 23:34

Will Ro-Jo be carrying the drinks tomorrow?

DanielVettoriSpin 5th July 2017 23:35

Good to see Heino Kuhn get a chance. He's been there or thereabouts for years. Thought his time had passed.

Ali TT 6th July 2017 07:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by James Zebrorter (Post 761759)
Isn't it interesting how both teams could be immeasurably improved by playing a certain Allan Lamb?

Quote:

Originally Posted by sanskritsimon (Post 761764)
No.

Quote:

Originally Posted by James Zebrorter (Post 761765)
Isn't it interesting how both teams could be immeasurably improved by playing a certain Andrew Strauss?

Quote:

Originally Posted by JRC67 (Post 761768)
Tony Greig and Robin Smith could do a job!

Rumours are that Roelof vanderwhatsisname was hoping for a call, any call, but was a bit surprised when it came from Amsterdam and not London or Cape Town.

Jock McTuffnel v3 6th July 2017 08:10

Will Dawson be the new Swann and tear them apart or is he next in line to be the token holding spinner ?

Big Amla ton wouldn't be a suprise - he is slipping in under the radar.


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