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Old 4th January 2015, 18:30   #21
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OK, I'll bite.

Simply too erratic? Somehow or other he is just 4 centuries behind Cook from fewer matches and lies 7th in the all-time list of England centurions. He last made a hundred two games ago. Cook's last century was 17 matches ago; certainly he's far less erratic than Bell in terms of poor form.

Cook used to have an enviable record for consistency of big scores. Hopefully this summer he will begin to shake off the travails of the last year and get back into form. If he does do so then I would agree Bell is unlikely to catch him up. Cook is younger and if he starts making 100s again he will be playing for England long after Bell has retired from international cricket and is making centuries as Warwickshire captain.

But if, as gbg suggests, Cook is unable to adapt his game now that his limitations are well-known, who knows what will happen?
I actually wasn't laying out the bait. My point actually was that Bell is prone to long slumps in form. Let alone his form in the Moores years that I have pointed out in that particular thread, between January 2012 and summer 2013 (prior to the home Ashes series) he had scored one ton in 19 tests. Then post perhaps the finest series of his career Bell only amassed 1 ton in the last 12 tests.

Indeed when you amass his stats between January 2012 to date that include the home Ashes series he averages 37.35. That is 36 matches with 5 tons. You tell me that is not erratic? I'm not talking about a limited time period either.
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Bell might be inconsistent but we all know that runs which are aesthetically pleasing are worth more.
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Old 4th January 2015, 19:53   #23
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Bell might be inconsistent but we all know that runs which are aesthetically pleasing are worth more.
So Virat Kohli averages 88 then?
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So Virat Kohli averages 88 then?
In England that would be knocking on the door of 20.
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Old 4th January 2015, 20:18   #25
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In England that would be knocking on the door of 20.
In that recent tour he did develop the rather Bell habit of going fishing on a fifth stump line. Yet he now has 4 tons in Australia in 7 tests............
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Rogers has more or less confirmed that this will be his last Test in Australia and that he will retire after the Ashes in England, if he makes it that far.
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Old 6th January 2015, 17:59   #27
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Alviro Petersen retires from international cricket to take up a country contract, rumoured to be with Lancashire.
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Old 6th January 2015, 18:19   #28
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Alviro Petersen retires from international cricket to take up a country contract, rumoured to be with Lancashire.
Saffer after a "Country contract" Snigger snigger.

I am undecided if I want him back at Taunton. On balance I think I would. Just. With kieswetter injured we need to up saffer quota.
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Rogers has confirmed his retirement, another one to add to SVaZ's stating the bleeding obvious confirmed predictions. Am Indian summer of an international career for Rogers, very unlucky not to have a much longer one really and proved to be a stubborn thorn in our side, even in this series at times.

Is he returning to the county game or is this the end of his playing days?
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Rogers has confirmed his retirement, another one to add to SVaZ's stating the bleeding obvious confirmed predictions. Am Indian summer of an international career for Rogers, very unlucky not to have a much longer one really and proved to be a stubborn thorn in our side, even in this series at times.

Is he returning to the county game or is this the end of his playing days?
I read he was in talks with Middx but you wonder about his part in the re-sale of Ashes tickets.
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Can I take the liberty of mentioning that Chris Tremlett has announced his retirement today? I know it has been a couple of years nearly since his ill starred appearance in Brisbane but he should be well remembered for his performance on the 2010-11 tour and also that 2nd innings bowling performance in Cardiff when England won from nowhere.
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Should've probably played a few more times for england but injuries and playing in an era containing a number of good English pace bowlers limited his opportunities.
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I'd almost go as far to say that on his day Tremlett was the best of the lot but his body just couldn't cope with it.
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Can I take the liberty of mentioning that Chris Tremlett has announced his retirement today? I know it has been a couple of years nearly since his ill starred appearance in Brisbane but he should be well remembered for his performance on the 2010-11 tour and also that 2nd innings bowling performance in Cardiff when England won from nowhere.
He was also 12th man in 2005.

The Cardiff result may have had some help if you believe a cricket book.

Good luck to him with life post-cricket.
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He was also 12th man in 2005.

The Cardiff result may have had some help if you believe a cricket book.

Good luck to him with life post-cricket.
http://www.emirates247.com/sports/cr...11-14-1.482979

I've heard the rumours but there isn't anything of real substance apart from a bit of supposition. I don't think the likes of Sanga and Jaya were cut from that cloth. I have heard stories about an ex-SL player who had properties and income that couldn't have been as a result solely of his own career but that is very much 3rd hand stuff.
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I've heard the rumours but there isn't anything of real substance apart from a bit of supposition. I don't think the likes of Sanga and Jaya were cut from that cloth. I have heard stories about an ex-SL player who had properties and income that couldn't have been as a result solely of his own career but that is very much 3rd hand stuff.
I remember watching that live and was convinced it was fixed. It's one of only two occasions when I've been so sure, the other being an innings by a Pakistani in one of the ODIs they played over here against Australia. The use of Sri Lanka's referrals were utterly ludicrous, I could understand a team collapsing but not the reviews they used.
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I've heard the rumours but there isn't anything of real substance apart from a bit of supposition. I don't think the likes of Sanga and Jaya were cut from that cloth. I have heard stories about an ex-SL player who had properties and income that couldn't have been as a result solely of his own career but that is very much 3rd hand stuff.
I believe that's the book that a former poster on here (see my signature) raved about and insisted the author would reveal some surprising names involved in match fixing "within days". I'm still waiting.

Never read the book myself but some of the reviews suggest it's nothing more than toilet paper.
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Shane Watson has retired from test cricket. Shame.
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Shane Watson has retired from test cricket. Shame.
Has haddin quit yet? I want my prediction of retiring five to come true.

Saw a fine tweet suggesting that it is likely Watson will review the decision.
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Has haddin quit yet? I want my prediction of retiring five to come true.

Saw a fine tweet suggesting that it is likely Watson will review the decision.
Must be at least the third Watto review joke I've heard since Cardiff
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