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Leysboy

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Just got back from Edgbaston. For T20 Cracking day, and good performance by England. The Hollies was its normal self… fantastic. All the Pakistan fans were friendly.

England win, and it was nice to see Jofra Archer back.

Buttler my motm for his 80+
 
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I watched a bit on TV.
Yes Archer has that x- factor. If we can keep him fit, he will get better and we have a chance in the 20 twenty WC
 
Was curious how much a ticket for India-Pakistan the weekend after next in New York might set me back.....

.....and through the official ticketing site, it's just a cool $2,500. If I try the secondary market, can can the cheapest tickets for a bargain $900!

Might just give that one a pass.
 
watched tonights t20 live on bbc2

It was a relatively easy win for England
Wood and Archer products be a good partnership with Topley if necessary.
Then we have a number of spinning options ( Rachid is still excellent).
So a better looking bowling attack with an explosive batting lineup. We must have a chance
 
Was curious how much a ticket for India-Pakistan the weekend after next in New York might set me back.....

.....and through the official ticketing site, it's just a cool $2,500. If I try the secondary market, can can the cheapest tickets for a bargain $900!

Might just give that one a pass.
So the WC is mainly in WI plus a few in the US?
 
watched tonights t20 live on bbc2

It was a relatively easy win for England
Main worry was when Jofra slipped in the outfield - the anxious look on Jos Buttler's face for a couple of seconds summed up how all England fans were feeling.
 
So the WC is mainly in WI plus a few in the US?

Format starts with four groups of five - two groups being played in the WI, one 50:50 in the WI:US, and Group A (including India, Pakistan & the US) is being played wholly in the US. Everyone plays everyone in each group, and the top two from each group qualify for the last eight.

Then it's two groups of four, followed by semis and the final - all of which games are being played in the WI.


It's also not an accident that India ended up in Group A and that they then scheduled three of their group games in New York - there's more than a million people in NY/NJ alone that identify as Indian, and a lot of disposable income!
 
I`ve been trying to explain to a Texan friend how cricket works..................... it was fun! :ROFLMAO:
 
Format starts with four groups of five - two groups being played in the WI, one 50:50 in the WI:US, and Group A (including India, Pakistan & the US) is being played wholly in the US. Everyone plays everyone in each group, and the top two from each group qualify for the last eight.

Then it's two groups of four, followed by semis and the final - all of which games are being played in the WI.


It's also not an accident that India ended up in Group A and that they then scheduled three of their group games in New York - there's more than a million people in NY/NJ alone that identify as Indian, and a lot of disposable income!
Is there much interest in cricket in.the US Tony?
I assume any interest is in T20 only?
 
Main worry was when Jofra slipped in the outfield - the anxious look on Jos Buttler's face for a couple of seconds summed up how all England fans were feeling.

Yeah need to wrap in cotton wool. Cracking bowler.

Didn’t see the game. Did Jordan play/bowl? He was decent at Edgbaston.
 
Yeah need to wrap in cotton wool. Cracking bowler.

Didn’t see the game. Did Jordan play/bowl? He was decent at Edgbaston.
Jordan was excellent in the field ( if course).
2 very expensive overs ( he seemed very angry with himself), and then had a decent 3rd over where he took a wicket.
He adds a lot, but I do wonder if he us good enough against a really good team?
 
Jordan was excellent in the field ( if course).
2 very expensive overs ( he seemed very angry with himself), and then had a decent 3rd over where he took a wicket.
He adds a lot, but I do wonder if he us good enough against a really good team?

Chris Jordan is a funny one. Seems to be either brilliant or awful with bowling when I see him play, without a happy balance in between. Brilliant fielder and can contribute a bit with the bat though.
 
Is there much interest in cricket in.the US Tony?
I assume any interest is in T20 only?

I mean there's a lot of cricket being played, but it's almost all expats.
I played at a club near me for a while - I think we were 15 Indians, 3 Brits, 2 Aussies and a Saffer! And I can count the number of second generation+ Americans we played against on one hand too.

We played proper games though - mostly 35 or 40 overs with a BBQ in the middle!


It's going to be a really tough ask to get wider adoption in the US, though, because for your average American, baseball fulfills precisely the same function as cricket does for us!
 
30 mins away from the start of England’s defence of the T20 World Cup. Live at the Kensington Oval in Barbados vs the Jocks.

Buttler not saying who will start ie Topley or Wood.

Should be an England win, before we take on the Aussies.
 
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Scotland win the toss and bat.

Salt, Buttler, Jacks, Bairstow, Brook, Ali, Livingstone, Jordan, Archer, Rashid, Wood.
 
Rain stops play. Could be off for a couple of hours looking at then images on Sky Sports.
 
Scotland 51/0 off 6.2, think we need to regroup.
 
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