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Old 1st February 2015, 09:03   #121
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Ha ha ha. India? Really? Have they seen those boys field?
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Old 1st February 2015, 09:13   #122
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Ha ha ha. India? Really? Have they seen those boys field?
I rather think fanboyz with laptops have been responsible for that vote.
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Old 1st February 2015, 09:20   #123
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Either that or in trying to navigate the new look cricinfo they've managed to vote in a poll whilst trying to do something completely different. It's horrendous.
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Old 1st February 2015, 12:12   #124
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I rather think fanboyz with laptops have been responsible for that vote.
Indian fans are certainly very prolific on Cricinfo. They also proliferate the Guardian BTL, talking about India when India weren't even playing.

Presumably most voters voted for their own nation but England fans, ever objective, voted for South Africa and New Zealand.
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Old 1st February 2015, 12:43   #125
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Indian fans are certainly very prolific on Cricinfo. They also proliferate the Guardian BTL, talking about India when India weren't even playing.

Presumably most voters voted for their own nation but England fans, ever objective, voted for South Africa and New Zealand.
Yes we are always objective, particularly when praising ourselves for being so much more objective and reasoned than those impassioned foreigners.
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Yes we are always objective, particularly when praising ourselves for being so much more objective and reasoned than those impassioned foreigners.


Ah, but don't forget we are always hardest on our own players. We downplay runs and wickets made in favourable conditions and against poor opposition. We damn with faint praise. Beefy is always telling us off for this.

As it nearly says in the O2 adverts, we need to be more Aussie.
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Old 1st February 2015, 19:30   #127
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Either that or in trying to navigate the new look cricinfo they've managed to vote in a poll whilst trying to do something completely different. It's horrendous.
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Old 1st March 2015, 20:21   #128
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Anderson - Finch - dropped by Woakes on 0 - makes 135
Anderson - Warner - Ali get his fingertips to it - makes 22 (chance)
Anderson - Bailey - Ballance and Broad leave it to each other - 11 runs ( chance)
Finn - Maxwell - Buttler gets fingertips to it - 26 runs (chance)
Anderson - Maxwell - Finn makes a mess - a further 17 runs from the last drop (chance)
Anderson - Coetzer - Bell couldn't hold on - 67 runs
Broad - Thirimanne - on 3 Buttler didn't go for a catch that was his - 136 runs by the end.
Anderson - Thirimanne - dropped by Ali on 98 - further 41 runs
Woakes - Thirimanne - Taylor can't hold - further 15 runs (chance)
Broad - Iqbal - dropped Jordan - 1 run added

Numerous throws at the stumps yet no run outs.

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Old 1st March 2015, 21:36   #129
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Anderson - Finch - dropped by Woakes on 0 - makes 135
Anderson - Warner - Ali get his fingertips to it - makes 22 (half chance)
Anderson - Bailey - Ballance and Broad leave it to each other - 11 runs (half chance)
Finn - Maxwell - Buttler gets fingertips to it - 26 runs (half chance)
Anderson - Maxwell - Finn makes a mess - a further 17 runs from the last drop (half chance)
Anderson - Coetzer - Bell couldn't hold on - 67 runs
Broad - Thirimanne - on 3 Buttler didn't go for a catch that was his - 136 runs by the end.
Anderson - Thirimanne - dropped by Ali on 98 - further 41 runs
Woakes - Thirimanne - Taylor can't hold - further 15 runs (half chance)

Numerous throws at the stumps yet no run outs.
As I said in the match thread had England held their catches they may have sneaked it. other sides know it's safe to take quick singles against us because we never hit. If England hit the dismissed batsman would be in a state of shock.
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Ah, but don't forget we are always hardest on our own players. We downplay runs and wickets made in favourable conditions and against poor opposition. We damn with faint praise. Beefy is always telling us off for this.

As it nearly says in the O2 adverts, we need to be more Aussie.
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15 - Pakistan (15) dropped the most catches at #CWC15, ahead of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe (both 13). Grassed.

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Stokes to Blackwood on 43 dropped Tredwell makes 69 runs
Tredwell to Holder on 87 dropped Tredwell makes 16 runs
Broad to Holder on 4 dropped Ballance makes 12 runs
Jordan to Smith on 13 dropped Ballance makes 2 runs
Jordan to Samuels on 32 dropped Cook makes makes 71 runs
Broad to Blackwood on 20 dropped Broad makes 6 runs
Broad to Bravo on 0 dropped Cook makes 9 runs
Root to Blackwood on 27 dropped Bell makes 58 runs
Broad to Hope on 4 dropped Root makes 5 runs
Root to Blackwood on 4 missed stumping by Buttler makes 43
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Stokes to Blackwood on 43 dropped Tredwell makes 69 runs
Tredwell to Holder on 87 dropped Tredwell makes 16 runs
Broad to Holder on 4 dropped Ballance makes 12 runs
Jordan to Smith on 13 dropped Ballance makes 2 runs
Jordan to Samuels on 32 dropped Cook makes makes 71 runs
Broad to Blackwood on 20 dropped Broad makes 6 runs
Broad to Bravo on 0 dropped Cook makes 9 runs
Root to Blackwood on 27 dropped Bell makes 58 runs
Broad to Hope on 4 dropped Root makes 5 runs
Root to Blackwood on 4 missed stumping by Buttler makes 43
Jimmy got lucky then!
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Jimmy got lucky then!
He did. I think he had only 1 catch dropped against India. He's had most of his wickets caught keeper, lbw and bowled in the last year so maybe why hardly any dropped catches.

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What would Broad's average be over that time period if those 40 chances had been taken?
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Run outs since Collingwood retired

Run outs made

8 - Anderson
6 - Prior
3 - Buttler
2 - Swann, Cook, Bairstow, Bresnan, Ali, Broad, Bell
1 -Trott, Strauss, Pietersen, Finn, Craddock, Carberry, Root, Woakes

Players run out

3 - Prior
2 - Root, Bell, Anderson, Ali
1 - Broad, Taylor, Swann, Jordan

At least we have made more run outs than getting run out.
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What would Broad's average be over that time period if those 40 chances had been taken?
Don't forget that is after the beginning of 2011. Must also be more drops previously. If all catches were to be taken then we would have won all our Tests.
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What would Broad's average be over that time period if those 40 chances had been taken?
First of all, if all chances were taken, all averages would be lower and a lower average for any bowler would then be judged against a different yardstick. Some special pleading there, it would seem.

I get the impression, can't prove anything of course, that the good fortune enjoyed by Broad rather outweighs the bad.
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What would Broad's average be over that time period if those 40 chances had been taken?
Assuming some weren't off the same batsman or later taken by Broad anyway? And that they weren't difficult chances that you wouldn't expect to be taken regularly? Or dropped by Broad himself? I'd say it would be lower. Like KP's score vs the Aussies in 2005 5th test.
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First of all, if all chances were taken, all averages would be lower and a lower average for any bowler would then be judged against a different yardstick. Some special pleading there, it would seem.

I get the impression, can't prove anything of course, that the good fortune enjoyed by Broad rather outweighs the bad.
Maybe you can't prove it because the facts suggest that he's more unlucky than most?

I mean he's had more catches dropped off his bowling than Jimmy, for starters.
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