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    Vince looks mentally broken. Never mind his international career, I’m starting to fear for his cricketing future full stop.

    It’s a great shame ... things could have been so different for him if he’d ever managed to convert one of his decent starts for England into a three figure total. Now it looks like he’s succumbed to the pressure of his Twenty Something and Out reputation.

    If he has to play in the next match then it must be somewhere down the batting order .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo Stickman View Post
    Vince looks mentally broken. Never mind his international career, Iím starting to fear for his cricketing future full stop.

    Itís a great shame ... things could have been so different for him if heíd ever managed to convert one of his decent starts for England into a three figure total. Now it looks like heís succumbed to the pressure of his Twenty Something and Out reputation.

    If he has to play in the next match then it must be somewhere down the batting order .
    Vince looked pretty good for Hants in the season so far. Probably why he got the England call up for the warm up games. But then again Markram looked pretty great for Hants as well and he's not had a great WC so far. Couple of decent'ish scores and a few failures.
    Vince's problem, as I see it, is the same as it's always been, poor judgement on occasions, trouble is that now everybody knows it and good bowlers just set him up time after time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Window Cleaner View Post
    Vince looked pretty good for Hants in the season so far. Probably why he got the England call up for the warm up games. But then again Markram looked pretty great for Hants as well and he's not had a great WC so far. Couple of decent'ish scores and a few failures.
    Vince's problem, as I see it, is the same as it's always been, poor judgement on occasions, trouble is that now everybody knows it and good bowlers just set him up time after time.
    I agree, Vince has played well for Hampshire this season and fully deserved his England call-up. I also thought he started well against Afghanistan, but when he got to twenty something he attempted to hit every ball for four, mostly over mid-on. He should have been caught just before he was actually dismissed. He stopped playing each ball on its merits and seemed to be premeditating his shots before the ball was delivered. Like you say, it’s a judgement failing; but one which seems to me to be brought about by pressure; whether it’s the pressure of feeling he has to push on rather recklessly knowing that Morgan, Stokes, Butler et al are waiting in the wings, or whether it’s the self-inflicted pressure of his previous batting record for England, or something else ... only he really knows, I suppose.

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    Are Afghanistan going to do us a massive favour and beat Pakistan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Are Afghanistan going to do us a massive favour and beat Pakistan?
    Fingers crossed

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Are Afghanistan going to do us a massive favour and beat Pakistan?

    Looking fairly likely but who knows how England will fare against India...think it's tomorrow isn't it?

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    Until Gulbadinís over - FFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Window Cleaner View Post
    Looking fairly likely but who knows how England will fare against India...think it's tomorrow isn't it?
    Yes tomorrow and need to win it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Yes tomorrow and need to win it.
    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Until Gulbadinís over - FFS
    Bringing himself on to bowl was probably the worst decision by a team captain in any cricket world cup.
    ( Mind you, a couple of truly abysmal LBW not outs helped Pakistan's run chase ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Yes tomorrow and need to win it.
    And NZ in the last match, given that Pakistan's last match is against Bangladesh.

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    I can't help feeling Pakistan deserve this more than England. Of course I want England to go through and win, but I'll feel as if they got lucky right now. They haven't shown the heart and desire. Pakistan have battled back from the brink and from the mental blow of a hammering in the series against England. I hope we start showing some spirit against India, then I might feel like England deserve it a bit more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nta786 View Post
    yes games are now practically dead rubbers with no genuine incentive for topping the group.

    in effect England's last three games against Australia, India and NZ are like warm ups before the knockouts.
    Looking forward to todays 'Warm up' for the knockouts.

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    Excellent start by England today , then again India seem to be bowling extremely badly.

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    How come India have all the tickets?

    Good game but still nervous

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    How come India have all the tickets?

    Good game but still nervous
    Birmingham has all the tickets.

    India trying hard to make it not very obvious that they are doing their best to prevent Pakistan reaching the semi finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerx16 View Post
    Birmingham has all the tickets.

    India trying hard to make it not very obvious that they are doing their best to prevent Pakistan reaching the semi finals.
    Hadnít thought of that. Yeah petered our thankfully and we are home now

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgerx16 View Post
    Birmingham has all the tickets.

    India trying hard to make it not very obvious that they are doing their best to prevent Pakistan reaching the semi finals.
    The thought crossed my mind but wouldn’t they rather play Pak than Eng in the semis or final?

    Either way, good away win for England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    The thought crossed my mind but wouldn’t they rather play Pak than Eng in the semis or final?
    Despite today's result, I think they believe they can beat either.

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    Bizarre ďbattingĒ from India at the end.


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    So then: England will probably need to beat New Zealand or have a rain off to qualify for the last 4. New Zealand will probably not want to lose too heavily because that would put them in danger if Pakistan get an easy win in their last game, but as it's against Bangladesh, that might not be all that easy.

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    Bit of an England collapse today but they should be alright for the win. I can se Pakistan crying "fix" though.
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    God we made that hard work. Middle order need a word with themselves.

    Donít get the fuss over Buttler at all.

    On paper, we can defend this, yes, will we make it easy, no.

    Gotta get Williamson out quick when he comes in


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    Good start, get Williamson out quick


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbage_Face View Post
    Good start, get Williamson out quick


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    Not too quick, NZ need to assure that their RRR doesn't fall as low as to be accessible by Pakistan if they manage to inflict a severe thumping on Bangladesh on Friday...part of the plan .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Window Cleaner View Post
    Not too quick, NZ need to assure that their RRR doesn't fall as low as to be accessible by Pakistan if they manage to inflict a severe thumping on Bangladesh on Friday...part of the plan .
    They should use head to head as the first tie breaker. That would avoid a lot of the NRR shenanigans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Window Cleaner View Post
    Bit of an England collapse today but they should be alright for the win. I can see Pakistan crying "fix" though.
    I think India 'letting us win' might already have stirred the pot somewhat.

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    Was a great display yesterday (Bar some dodgy middle order batting, but I think everyone could see the wicket had slowed up).

    I'm hoping this gives Bairstow and co, confidence they can perform under pressure.

    Gonna be tough, but we have the side to win this.

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    Fantastic to see England showing some real spirit to come through to the semis clearly deserving their place. Roy, Bairstow and Root have played really well so far, Archer has done his bit too. Buttler seems to be searching for form and I still don't have that much confidence in our ability to take wickets against the best, but we can win.

    Can Pakistan still get past NZ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norwaysaint View Post
    Can Pakistan still get past NZ?
    In theory yes but it's a virtually impossible task which requires Pakistan to bat first, make a huge score and then skittle Bangladesh for just a few runs, somewhere between 30 and 100, depending on how many they make themselves. If Bangadesh bat first then Pakistan are out whatever the result..

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    Top bowling from New Zealand this. Swing is incredible.

    Santner, 33 Balls. 27 Dot Balls and 3 Wickets. Blimey.
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    Be interesting tomorrow to see if England can cope with the pressure.

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    Aussies batting first. Oh no.

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    Only concern is Starc has to bowl on this.................

    But, this is incredible bowling

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    England are dishing out a whacking

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    Great bowling effort, watch us snatch defeat from the jaws of victory...

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    We never lose at Egbaston and if canít knock off 224 then donít deserve to make final. Just donít give them a sniff

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    This has got a batting collapse written all over it...

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    Just seen a replay of the Steve Smith run out, Buttler threw the ball through Smith's legs as he scrambled for the non-striker's end.

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    WOOT !!!!!

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    fking get in there England!!!!

    over the moon!

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    Thatís my Sunday sorted

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    On CH4 too so everyone who wants to can watch it

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    F**king awesome! Now I just need to find somewhere in Switzerland showing the final.

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    Amazing stuff. We were incredible with bat and ball today


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    I never thought I would ever feel sorry for the Australia cricket team..



    and I was right!

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    Gonna be a tense day. Either we will storm this or make it hard work. Come on England. Lords is buzzing already.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabbage_Face View Post
    Gonna be a tense day. Either we will storm this or make it hard work. Come on England. Lords is buzzing already.


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    *Lord's

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    Game over

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    Take 3/1 (NZ) whenever dealing with England at any level and sport.....

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