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Cricket world cup 10:58 - May 26 with 26816 viewssainthelens

For the cricket followers on here, who's your fancy?
I've had good wedge on India. England will find a way to fck it up, and as long as the Indians arnt too knackered after the IPL I think they'll be to strong.
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Cricket world cup on 20:17 - May 30 with 957 viewssainthelens

Cricket world cup on 20:14 - May 30 by exiledclaseboy

It’s the way it is. He qualifies according to the rules. Cricket’s nationality rules have always been ridiculously lax and England have taken advantage of them more than most.


England's best bowler is West Indian and the skipper is Irish. Pinch of salt needed here.
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Cricket world cup on 20:18 - May 30 with 953 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 20:14 - May 30 by exiledclaseboy

It’s the way it is. He qualifies according to the rules. Cricket’s nationality rules have always been ridiculously lax and England have taken advantage of them more than most.


Absolutely... it's just silliness. Like Morgan switching from Ireland.

You can kinda understand it, given the small number of first class nations but even so... if I was Willey I'd be p1ssed over it, having worked my socks off.
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Cricket world cup on 20:20 - May 30 with 951 viewsexiledclaseboy

Cricket world cup on 20:18 - May 30 by bluey_the_blue

Absolutely... it's just silliness. Like Morgan switching from Ireland.

You can kinda understand it, given the small number of first class nations but even so... if I was Willey I'd be p1ssed over it, having worked my socks off.
[Post edited 30 May 20:19]


There were South Africans playing all over the world during the apartheid years.

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Cricket world cup on 20:21 - May 30 with 944 viewsdickythorpe

Practice, practice, practice......then you'll pull off stuff like this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/cricket/48467301

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Cricket world cup on 20:21 - May 30 with 943 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 20:20 - May 30 by exiledclaseboy

There were South Africans playing all over the world during the apartheid years.


Indeed. Still silly though.

EDIT:

This is my unscientific list of non-English born / birth nationality players in England squad.

Morgan - Irish
Stokes - New Zealand
Archer - West Indies
Curran - South Africa / Zimbabwe
Roy - South Africa

And arguably Yorkshire consider themselves apart from England ;)
[Post edited 30 May 20:28]
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Cricket world cup on 20:30 - May 30 with 925 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 20:21 - May 30 by dickythorpe

Practice, practice, practice......then you'll pull off stuff like this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/cricket/48467301


BAck at secondary school, a good few decades ago, there was always an annual sixth form - teachers game.

I was crap at cricket, PE teacher absolutely hammered a ball near me. I couldn't be arsed leaping, wafted my arm out without concentrating at all and somehow the ball stuck in my hand. Everyone was stunned.
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Cricket world cup on 20:38 - May 30 with 920 viewsdickythorpe

Bluey, I can believe it as I've seen blokes with no interest and no fitness just stick one hand out and ball sticking.

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Cricket world cup on 20:40 - May 30 with 919 viewsexiledclaseboy

Cricket world cup on 20:21 - May 30 by bluey_the_blue

Indeed. Still silly though.

EDIT:

This is my unscientific list of non-English born / birth nationality players in England squad.

Morgan - Irish
Stokes - New Zealand
Archer - West Indies
Curran - South Africa / Zimbabwe
Roy - South Africa

And arguably Yorkshire consider themselves apart from England ;)
[Post edited 30 May 20:28]


Roy has lived here since he was a kid. Stokes too. Morgan has always had a British passport and his mother is English. I’m not really bothered about it to be honest. There’s more to nationality than where you were born.

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Cricket world cup on 20:41 - May 30 with 915 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 20:38 - May 30 by dickythorpe

Bluey, I can believe it as I've seen blokes with no interest and no fitness just stick one hand out and ball sticking.


Did you see it on the cricket pitch or on Pornhub?
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Cricket world cup on 20:43 - May 30 with 913 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 20:40 - May 30 by exiledclaseboy

Roy has lived here since he was a kid. Stokes too. Morgan has always had a British passport and his mother is English. I’m not really bothered about it to be honest. There’s more to nationality than where you were born.


Like I said, unscientific - Morgan was happy to play for Ireland at all levels.

It's just interesting to see a third of the squad could easily have played for another nation,
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Cricket world cup on 20:50 - May 30 with 908 viewssainthelens

Cricket world cup on 20:30 - May 30 by bluey_the_blue

BAck at secondary school, a good few decades ago, there was always an annual sixth form - teachers game.

I was crap at cricket, PE teacher absolutely hammered a ball near me. I couldn't be arsed leaping, wafted my arm out without concentrating at all and somehow the ball stuck in my hand. Everyone was stunned.


Being a scummer, probably not the first tale you've told tho eh.
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Cricket world cup on 22:43 - May 30 with 871 viewsBanosswan

Cricket world cup on 20:43 - May 30 by bluey_the_blue

Like I said, unscientific - Morgan was happy to play for Ireland at all levels.

It's just interesting to see a third of the squad could easily have played for another nation,


Arguing about nationality when most of our national football team could be considered 'iffy'. Rules is rules bluey old boy.

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Cricket world cup on 00:26 - May 31 with 850 viewstheloneranger

Cricket world cup on 20:21 - May 30 by dickythorpe

Practice, practice, practice......then you'll pull off stuff like this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/cricket/48467301


Great catch ... But Glamorgan's Roland Lefebvre used to make catches like that look easy on the boundary😇
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Cricket world cup on 07:11 - May 31 with 793 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 22:43 - May 30 by Banosswan

Arguing about nationality when most of our national football team could be considered 'iffy'. Rules is rules bluey old boy.


Agree that rules are rules.

Doesn't necessarily make it right though.
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Cricket world cup on 09:13 - May 31 with 769 viewsPhil_S

Cricket world cup on 20:21 - May 30 by bluey_the_blue

Indeed. Still silly though.

EDIT:

This is my unscientific list of non-English born / birth nationality players in England squad.

Morgan - Irish
Stokes - New Zealand
Archer - West Indies
Curran - South Africa / Zimbabwe
Roy - South Africa

And arguably Yorkshire consider themselves apart from England ;)
[Post edited 30 May 20:28]


Do you use the same logic in football or just sports that maybe you don't have the same level of affiliation with?

England have a real chance of winning this world cup but yesterday they were slated for a lower than acceptable score. Because winning by 150 runs would have been much better than winning by 107.

They did more than enough to win the game, there will be areas that they need to improve in after every game but that will be the same for every team after every performance.

Who gives a flying f*ck where they were born. The rules - as has been said - are lax - and well done to anyone who makes sure that they understand them to take the full advantage of them.

As for Willey - I am sure he is p*ssed but at the same time if he was a better player then he would be in the squad - one for him to work towards
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Cricket world cup on 09:24 - May 31 with 756 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 09:13 - May 31 by Phil_S

Do you use the same logic in football or just sports that maybe you don't have the same level of affiliation with?

England have a real chance of winning this world cup but yesterday they were slated for a lower than acceptable score. Because winning by 150 runs would have been much better than winning by 107.

They did more than enough to win the game, there will be areas that they need to improve in after every game but that will be the same for every team after every performance.

Who gives a flying f*ck where they were born. The rules - as has been said - are lax - and well done to anyone who makes sure that they understand them to take the full advantage of them.

As for Willey - I am sure he is p*ssed but at the same time if he was a better player then he would be in the squad - one for him to work towards


Think the same in football tbh. National sports has always been tribalistic, after all. DIfficult to get behind people with little to no affiliation with say Wales other than a desire to get international football they'd not get with say England.

The rules are incredibly lax. I just think they shouldn't be but hey ho.

WInning by 50 runs would have been better - run rate could well be a factor. England got themselves into an excellent position, lost wickets with some poor shots. As the tournament progresses, then not capitalising on a great batting start could well be costly.
England bowled and fielded incredibly well, I'm sure if you offered South Africa at start of the day 312 to win, they'd have relished that.

It's interesting to me that in the early WC days, a score of 311 would have been regarded as a difficult target to chase down. These high scoring days, it's almost average - batting has progressed ( due to ADHD T20 ), bowling less so.
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Cricket world cup on 09:30 - May 31 with 752 viewsPhil_S

Cricket world cup on 09:24 - May 31 by bluey_the_blue

Think the same in football tbh. National sports has always been tribalistic, after all. DIfficult to get behind people with little to no affiliation with say Wales other than a desire to get international football they'd not get with say England.

The rules are incredibly lax. I just think they shouldn't be but hey ho.

WInning by 50 runs would have been better - run rate could well be a factor. England got themselves into an excellent position, lost wickets with some poor shots. As the tournament progresses, then not capitalising on a great batting start could well be costly.
England bowled and fielded incredibly well, I'm sure if you offered South Africa at start of the day 312 to win, they'd have relished that.

It's interesting to me that in the early WC days, a score of 311 would have been regarded as a difficult target to chase down. These high scoring days, it's almost average - batting has progressed ( due to ADHD T20 ), bowling less so.


They did make some poor shots but they made some excellent shots, fielding moments and of course an out of the world catch but as ever people focus on the negative.

South Africa would have taken 312 yet got bowled out for 100 less - give the credit where it is due and stop focusing on the negative

But then I guess based on the football you watch, you understand more about the negatives than the rest of us.

Excellent win on the first day of a very long tournament
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Cricket world cup on 09:37 - May 31 with 744 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 09:30 - May 31 by Phil_S

They did make some poor shots but they made some excellent shots, fielding moments and of course an out of the world catch but as ever people focus on the negative.

South Africa would have taken 312 yet got bowled out for 100 less - give the credit where it is due and stop focusing on the negative

But then I guess based on the football you watch, you understand more about the negatives than the rest of us.

Excellent win on the first day of a very long tournament


I've said England had an excellent start given them a platform. I've said the bowling and fielding were excellent.

It was a good win against a tough opponent with room for improvement. I think it could well have been a much tighter game had Amla not had to have gone off.

England should certainly qualify for the semis minimum now.
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Cricket world cup on 09:41 - May 31 with 734 viewsPhil_S

Cricket world cup on 09:37 - May 31 by bluey_the_blue

I've said England had an excellent start given them a platform. I've said the bowling and fielding were excellent.

It was a good win against a tough opponent with room for improvement. I think it could well have been a much tighter game had Amla not had to have gone off.

England should certainly qualify for the semis minimum now.


All unknowns you talk about. I think it would have been much tougher had England not kept taking wickets. Semantics. They won and comfortably. Enjoy it.
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Cricket world cup on 12:35 - May 31 with 707 viewsbluey_the_blue

Pakistan are either amazingly good, amazingly crap or cheating.
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Cricket world cup on 12:39 - May 31 with 705 viewsSwanjaxs

Cricket world cup on 12:35 - May 31 by bluey_the_blue

Pakistan are either amazingly good, amazingly crap or cheating.


In a nutshell they bottled it, Windies fasts pitched the ball short and the Pakistani batsman shat it...

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Cricket world cup on 12:42 - May 31 with 703 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 12:39 - May 31 by Swanjaxs

In a nutshell they bottled it, Windies fasts pitched the ball short and the Pakistani batsman shat it...


Yeah, thought the Windies got away with a few wides there personally.

I liked the female commentator, when a Pakistani batsman sent one short pitch looping slowly into the air... "Chris Gayle, leaping around the slips like a cat". Eh? He had time to make a cup of tea before the ball ended up in his hands.
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Cricket world cup on 13:12 - May 31 with 697 viewsSwanjaxs

Cricket world cup on 12:42 - May 31 by bluey_the_blue

Yeah, thought the Windies got away with a few wides there personally.

I liked the female commentator, when a Pakistani batsman sent one short pitch looping slowly into the air... "Chris Gayle, leaping around the slips like a cat". Eh? He had time to make a cup of tea before the ball ended up in his hands.


Yes heard that too 😂 in fairness Gayle's days of leaping around are long gone but he wont be far away from the most sixes hit by the end of the tournament...

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Cricket world cup on 13:26 - May 31 with 683 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 13:12 - May 31 by Swanjaxs

Yes heard that too 😂 in fairness Gayle's days of leaping around are long gone but he wont be far away from the most sixes hit by the end of the tournament...


He'd be close to it - just depends, he's often vulnerable early on. After then it's an onslaught.
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Cricket world cup on 19:40 - Jun 2 with 581 viewsCooperman

I do confess to having a lazy Sunday and have therefore had eyes on the cricket. A thoroughly professional performance from Bangladesh who managed to keep South Africa at arms length for the entire 100 overs. That’s now two defeats for South Africa and they have India to come; lose that and it spells big trouble for them. As for Bangladesh there is undoubted talent in the squad but perhaps not the mental strength for the big one off game.

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