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That's only CSK, run by the honest Mr. Srinivasan

more like 3 and a half but ok

IPL is not too bad, it is at any rate better than what england call a T20 league:D

is that the 2 hour kiddies version of proper cricket run by bookies.
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That's only CSK' date=' [b'] run by the honest Mr. Srinivasan[/b]

more like 3 and a half but ok

IPL is not too bad, it is at any rate better than what england call a T20 league:D

Ya, wonderful human being he is.

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Another great test match England have been involved in.

This morning i wasn't expecting a win but a draw and even if it had been a draw, it still would of been a great display to shut up all the critics.

I would love Cook to turn around and stick his fingers up at all people who weren't behind them at the start of this test, sadly, there are too many from England that seem to enjoy finding fault wherever they can , lets hope the media can manage to speak and write positively about this test.

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Another great test match England have been involved in.

This morning i wasn't expecting a win but a draw and even if it had been a draw' date=' it still would of been a great display to shut up all the critics.

I would love Cook to turn around and stick his fingers up at all people who weren't behind them at the start of this test, sadly, there are too many from England that seem to enjoy finding fault wherever they can , lets hope the media can manage to speak and write positively about this test.[/quote']

I don't believe New Zealand imploded like the way he did. Terrible. England finally got a win and some good news what with all the Kevin controversy and the Moores sacking and what not.

Hear Trevor Bayliss is the new England coach, that guy keeps shuttling between international teams. If he is England's first choice, then God save them.

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I don't believe New Zealand imploded like the way he did. Terrible. England finally got a win and some good news what with all the Kevin controversy and the Moores sacking and what not.

Hear Trevor Bayliss is the new England coach' date=' that guy keeps shuttling between international teams. If he is England's first choice, then God save them.[/quote']

possibly the fact that New Zealand found themselves having to save the game from the first ball meant the had to change the way they have become accustomed to playing and some good bowling along with being able to set very attacking fields all added to the situation.

Bayliss does seem like first choice at the moment but no official announcement made yet.

What is wrong with him or his coaching record?

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possibly the fact that New Zealand found themselves having to save the game from the first ball meant the had to change the way they have become accustomed to playing and some good bowling along with being able to set very attacking fields all added to the situation.

Bayliss does seem like first choice at the moment but no official announcement made yet.

What is wrong with him or his coaching record?

They could have probably saved it but the extremely early wickets probably cost them, coupled with the fact that Brendon McCullum in his current state of play and coming off the World Cup and IPL is not the player you would want to save a game. Despite his 301 against India last summer, he's likely to go more bang-bang than block-block currently.

I would have thought that Jason Gillespie would have had a chance, but the fact that he is Aussie probably did him in.

On second thoughts, Bayliss has had expertise in limited overs cricket, led SL to 2nd in the 2011 WC, and took Sydney and KKR to domestic league wins. England certainly need white-ball help.

I would have thought they'd have gone with a more marquee name, but don't think any are available.

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They could have probably saved it but the extremely early wickets probably cost them' date=' coupled with the fact that Brendon McCullum in his current state of play and coming off the World Cup and IPL is not the player you would want to save a game. Despite his 301 against India last summer, he's likely to go more bang-bang than block-block currently.

I would have thought that Jason Gillespie would have had a chance, but the fact that he is Aussie probably did him in.

On second thoughts, Bayliss has had expertise in limited overs cricket, led SL to 2nd in the 2011 WC, and took Sydney and KKR to domestic league wins. England certainly need white-ball help.

I would have thought they'd have gone with a more marquee name, but don't think any are available.[/quote']

Strauss wouldnt discriminate against anyone, unless they comment on why they preferred Bayliss to Gillespie, we wont know the reason but it certainly wouldnt be because of his nationality, Bayliss is also Australian.

My guess would be the experience and that Fairbrace will stay on as assistant, are two good reasons why he has been first choice.

I think it is a good decision and the future is looking good for England, there is a lot of promising young talent playing domestic cricket as well.

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Strauss wouldnt discriminate against anyone' date=' unless they comment on why they preferred Bayliss to Gillespie, we wont know the reason but it certainly wouldnt be because of his nationality, Bayliss is also Australian.

My guess would be the experience and that Fairbrace will stay on as assistant, are two good reasons why he has been first choice.

I think it is a good decision and the future is looking good for England, there is a lot of promising young talent playing domestic cricket as well.[/quote']

Probably yes. England always have good talent playing County Cricket, but they hardly play well for England do they? Except Stokes, Ballance I think.

Mark Wood did well in his debut Test though.

Talking about Strauss and discrimination: Kevin Pietersen?

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Probably yes. England always have good talent playing County Cricket' date=' but they hardly play well for England do they? Except Stokes, Ballance I think.

Mark Wood did well in his debut Test though.

Talking about Strauss and discrimination: Kevin Pietersen?[/quote']

Im pretty sure KP spoke about team tactics and how to stop their own players in the media, not the best of things to do akin to treason in the sporting world.

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Im pretty sure KP spoke about team tactics and how to stop their own players in the media' date=' not the best of things to do akin to treason in the sporting world.[/quote']

But that's only speculation, and he remains one of England's current best players all said and done. A real shame they have dumped him. At least he tried getting back his place, rather than go for the money in IPL. His 350-odd was a superb innings too.

Cook needs to man up and use Moeen Ali better - if he doesn't want to use him properly' date=' send him back to us, we'd love to have him back at New Road![/quote']

Yes, Moeen Ali is being misused

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Probably yes. England always have good talent playing County Cricket' date=' but they hardly play well for England do they? Except Stokes, Ballance I think.

Mark Wood did well in his debut Test though.

Talking about Strauss and discrimination: Kevin Pietersen?[/quote']

? how has he discriminated against him, whether you agree or not that KP should be playing, it has to be one of the easiest situations to understand why the ECB have made their decision.

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? how has he discriminated against him' date=' whether you agree or not that KP should be playing, it has to be one of the easiest situations to understand why the ECB have made their decision.[/quote']

Yes, it's easy to understand why the ECB have dumped him. Although how could Strauss believe that KP would accept an advisory role for limited-overs cricket when they said he can't play for them on levels of "trust"? Astounding.

I get your point though, but it's a sad ending for KP, though I doubt that's the last we've heard of him and England.

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Yes' date=' it's easy to understand why the ECB have dumped him. Although how could Strauss believe that KP would accept an advisory role for limited-overs cricket when they said he can't play for them on levels of "trust"? Astounding.

I get your point though, but it's a sad ending for KP, though I doubt that's the last we've heard of him and England.[/quote']

i think the advisory role was to get him involved with the players and coaches to see whether he could get back some of the respect he has lost over the last few years, to see if he is capable of being a team player.

It does make sense but i can see why people wouldn't think of it as a good idea.

I'm just glad that the whole situation can now be left alone for the summer and we can talk about how good test cricket is and hopefully will be over the next few months.

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i think the advisory role was to get him involved with the players and coaches to see whether he could get back some of the respect he has lost over the last few years' date=' to see if he is capable of being a team player.

It does make sense but i can see why people wouldn't think of it as a good idea.

I'm just glad that the whole situation can now be left alone for the summer and we can talk about how good test cricket is and hopefully will be over the next few months.[/quote']

Yes, I'm looking forward to a great summer of Test cricket coming up! :D

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Two brilliant Test matches between NZ and England' date=' hope this continues on to the Australia-WI series and then the Ashes next month![/quote']

It certainly was, NZ taking batting to a new level, whether attacking to this degree is the right thing to do, only time will tell.

From an English point of view, plenty of positives to be taken from it, sadly the one reliable player, Ian Bell, is in his worst form as an International.

Although Australia will be favourites for the Ashes, i still sense it wont be an easy time for them.

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It certainly was' date=' NZ taking batting to a new level, whether attacking to this degree is the right thing to do, only time will tell.

From an English point of view, plenty of positives to be taken from it, sadly the one reliable player, Ian Bell, is in his worst form as an International.

Although Australia will be favourites for the Ashes, i still sense it wont be an easy time for them.[/quote']

NZ has become very entertaining to watch under Baz! Great to see :)

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