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I know he's formerly of your parish and he did some damage to mine last night, but those last couple of overs from Buttler last night... wow

Gayle seems to genuinely be a great lad: "I'll be celebrating with the lads and a few ciders tonight for sure". What a bloke!

Awful news about Kieswetter too, destructive player and great cricketer on his day. Such a shame that he's missing probably 10 years of his career because of something that could have happened to any player

He bats way too low for england. His batting is effortless. Class act.

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He bats way too low for england. His batting is effortless. Class act.

I think for the test team 6 is about right; you need to plan positively and hope there's 400 on the board when he comes in so he can play his natural game and give it some tap. In the shorter form I'd be thinking about him coming in at 3 or 4
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We need to get into the mindset of players being able to float up and down the batting order depending on the situation. Too often with England they'll slot a player in somewhere in the order and he'll stay there, regardless of what score he comes in at.

 

Buttler came in at 5 for Lancs last night which was ideal for him in the context of the game, however if he'd come in maybe 3 overs later, he wouldn't have had the time to get set.

 

Incidentally, given the recent talk of a franchise T20 tournament, the Roses match last night was a pointer to what it'd be like. 2 teams based in big cities and fierce rivals, playing in a Test venue which was full with a cracking atmosphere, with a good sprinkling of current England players, some on the fringes and a couple of big name internationals.

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We need to get into the mindset of players being able to float up and down the batting order depending on the situation. Too often with England they'll slot a player in somewhere in the order and he'll stay there, regardless of what score he comes in at.

Buttler came in at 5 for Lancs last night which was ideal for him in the context of the game, however if he'd come in maybe 3 overs later, he wouldn't have had the time to get set.

Incidentally, given the recent talk of a franchise T20 tournament, the Roses match last night was a pointer to what it'd be like. 2 teams based in big cities and fierce rivals, playing in a Test venue which was full with a cracking atmosphere, with a good sprinkling of current England players, some on the fringes and a couple of big name internationals.

Exactly this. When Cook fell last test at 177-1 the stage was set for Stokes or Buttler. Instead England stuck to their order, Ballance came in, the runs dried up and pressure was exerted and criminally we fell to around 250-8 & ultimately this lost us the Test in my mind.

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Exactly this. When Cook fell last test at 177-1 the stage was set for Stokes or Buttler. Instead England stuck to their order, Ballance came in, the runs dried up and pressure was exerted and criminally we fell to around 250-8 & ultimately this lost us the Test in my mind.

Presumably it would have taken a committee decision to change the batting order?

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Exactly this. When Cook fell last test at 177-1 the stage was set for Stokes or Buttler. Instead England stuck to their order, Ballance came in, the runs dried up and pressure was exerted and criminally we fell to around 250-8 & ultimately this lost us the Test in my mind.

 

I hope we might start to see a change with Bayliss, he's a much more attacking ODI/T20 style coach and hopefully it'll rub off on the test side.

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And now it's announced Gayle won't be playing Saturday against Glamorgan due to exertions over the past 12 months!!!

Of course nothing to do with the fact he has been on the piss for the past week and spent the past 24 hours out with KP

 

Strange how he is fit for tomorrow night but not for Saturday

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And now it's announced Gayle won't be playing Saturday against Glamorgan due to exertions over the past 12 months!!!

Of course nothing to do with the fact he has been on the piss for the past week and spent the past 24 hours out with KP

 

Strange how he is fit for tomorrow night but not for Saturday

 

But he will be back for the knock-out games and finals day!

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