CWC 19: England V New Zealand

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The truth is that when the batting works (and generally when we bat first) we look an excellent side - but we are prone to losing clusters of wickets in the middle order for not many. That's OK if the top three have made some runs, but if they've gone cheaply we are in trouble. The bowling is OK (but this isn't really a 'bowling' competition in the main), nothing spectacular.

So you are right, it's 'when we are on song' - and that's been a bit hit and miss (no pun intended) this WC.
 

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The truth is that when the batting works (and generally when we bat first) we look an excellent side - but we are prone to losing clusters of wickets in the middle order for not many. That's OK if the top three have made some runs, but if they've gone cheaply we are in trouble. The bowling is OK (but this isn't really a 'bowling' competition in the main), nothing spectacular.

So you are right, it's 'when we are on song' - and that's been a bit hit and miss (no pun intended) this WC.
Also, don't put Buttler ahead of Morgan to speed up the run rate. Morgan is a damn good ODI player, but gets himself in first generally, and can easily score at a fast rate so keep Buttler for later (even though his form isn't great at the mo).
 

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Also, don't put Buttler ahead of Morgan to speed up the run rate. Morgan is a damn good ODI player, but gets himself in first generally, and can easily score at a fast rate so keep Buttler for later (even though his form isn't great at the mo).
He'll fire when we really need him to. Cant wait for next Thursday
 

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Think it has shown how important Roy is to the side (Surrey Scum 😂). Perhaps we should give him a go in the tests? Just a thought...
And Liam Plunkett. We have won every game he has played in this WC. When Mo replaced him we won 1 and lost 3. He is one of, if not the best middle order bowler in ODI's.
Just glad we got there in the end. We need performances like the last two and then we can win it.
 

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And Liam Plunkett. We have won every game he has played in this WC. When Mo replaced him we won 1 and lost 3. He is one of, if not the best middle order bowler in ODI's.
Just glad we got there in the end. We need performances like the last two and then we can win it.
I just hope that Thursdays wicket is a flat one and not a turning wicket.
England are better with Plunkett as opposed to a misfiring Moeen, but if was a spinning wicket v India it would be a very difficult choice.
 

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And Liam Plunkett. We have won every game he has played in this WC. When Mo replaced him we won 1 and lost 3. He is one of, if not the best middle order bowler in ODI's.
Just glad we got there in the end. We need performances like the last two and then we can win it.
Best middle over bowler in the world in the last 4 years,they showed his stats yesterday
 

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I just hope that Thursdays wicket is a flat one and not a turning wicket.
England are better with Plunkett as opposed to a misfiring Moeen, but if was a spinning wicket v India it would be a very difficult choice.
Can't see Morgan changing it now regardless, only change he may make is Rashid, he's been awful
 

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