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manchesterseasider

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Forgive my ignorance, have loved the tests especially through these times.
What difference does the colour of the ball make?
I know there’s a lot of intricacies in Test Cricket
 

sirjames

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One spinner is a risk, although Root can turn a few.
With it being a day night match the argument is that you get 4 different chances, the hard new ball, twilight, full lights and then as it's a dry pitch reverse swing. Seam is England's strength so they have gone with that.
 

seasideone

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With it being a day night match the argument is that you get 4 different chances, the hard new ball, twilight, full lights and then as it's a dry pitch reverse swing. Seam is England's strength so they have gone with that.
I agree and probably think it’s for the best.

If that balls moving around, our attack is about as good as it gets 👍
 

NewburyOne

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Great toss to win but I suspect this will be a much more even test in terms of conditions. Clearly we are going to need a solid start. How good is it to see such a magnificent stadium with some fans in. Come on England!!
 

NewburyOne

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Not the easiest session, the ball is nibbling about a bit. I guess the key is leaving the ball well and making sure we score off the loose balls. This could be a bit of a nightmare to watch....
 

seasideone

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No, nor me on reflection. Archer ahead of Leach in the order says it all. We're a batsman short at least I think, the ball is doing enough.
I never get Archer ahead of Leach - I know Archer has at least one first class hundred - but for England he is woeful at batting.
 

Whenthepoolcomemarchingin

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When Archer first came into the team, he was supposed to be able to bat a bit, but in test cricket has never done it.
Archer average is 8, which is shocking to play at number 8.

Broad on his day can hit a few and was higher up when a few years ago, but always 10 or 11 now.
 

seasideone

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When Archer first came into the team, he was supposed to be able to bat a bit, but in test cricket has never done it.
Archer average is 8, which is shocking to play at number 8.

Broad on his day can hit a few and was higher up when a few years ago, but always 10 or 11 now.
Broad lost the ability to bat when he took that bouncer in the face.
 

Mark_GT

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When Archer first came into the team, he was supposed to be able to bat a bit, but in test cricket has never done it.
Archer average is 8, which is shocking to play at number 8.

Broad on his day can hit a few and was higher up when a few years ago, but always 10 or 11 now.
Broad above Archer all day for me. The thing with Jofra is he's a good natural cricketer but he lacks the application and concentration to see it through. I hope I'm wrong but I'd have gone with Woakes - or Stone, who's really unlucky to lose out.
 
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