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In The Hut / Re: Australia vs India
« Last post by Left Field on January 20, 2021, 08:32:08 PM »
One of the few benefits of having to get up in the early hours to answer nature's call, common at my age, is that you can keep an eye on cricket abroad. This morning I was able to see the last 20 odd overs of Australia v India on BT and what a performance it was by a very makeshift Indian team, with a reserve attack and no Kohli. Worth the 25 for a month's Sport Pass on its own. I'd be surprised if Root's team get much change out of them in India next month.


It would be a surprise if England win or draw next month's series. However India have got a bit to live up too now and it could be a case of after the Lord mayors show for them ?

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In The Hut / Re: Australia vs India
« Last post by Andy on January 19, 2021, 04:51:59 PM »
Slogger. My mother and her family come from the Hedingham's and she used to be accused of being an Aussies (which I notice now having been up here for years).

Even before the overspill came from the East end Essex had a variety of accents.
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In The Hut / Re: Australia vs India
« Last post by Slogger on January 19, 2021, 04:34:48 PM »
I heard on local radio a few years back that many of the first emigrants were from Canvey/South Essex. So the Aussie drawl is partly based on the old style twangy Essex accent according to the chap on the radio.
Well Newgate prison must have had many residents from Sarf Essex so it makes sense.

I think it's north Essex Suffolk rather than south Essex. I made a mistake in asking a professor based in Canada as to which Antipodean city he came fro.m...it was Ipswich Suffolk!

Maybe Andy. I'm from Castle Hedingham so have that twangy accent myself but now live in the south of the county. I've come across a few people who have the old Essex accent hereabouts but most speak estuary or East End cockney. My late Dad's boss was from Braintree. He was accused of being an Australian in a pub in Bishops Stortford! He then went on holiday to Cornwall and was accused of being a cockney! My Dad wasn't too sure which incident upset his boss the most!
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In The Hut / Re: Australia vs India
« Last post by nat on January 19, 2021, 03:13:27 PM »
I had written India off after the 36 all out but they have shown remarkable resilience losing their captain and numerous players to injury during the series. It is a great result for Test cricket and it's future.

Captaincy wise, Im not too sure it was a handicap losing Kohli.

When you've got Payne as oppo captain and WK you've always got a chance!
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In The Hut / Re: Australia vs India
« Last post by Andy on January 19, 2021, 03:12:13 PM »
I had written India off after the 36 all out but they have shown remarkable resilience losing their captain and numerous players to injury during the series. It is a great result for Test cricket and it's future.

Captaincy wise, Im not too sure it was a handicap losing Kohli.

Yes. Half the problem with Indian cricket is they pick on caste rather than ability.
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In The Hut / Re: Australia vs India
« Last post by honkytonk on January 19, 2021, 03:02:33 PM »
I had written India off after the 36 all out but they have shown remarkable resilience losing their captain and numerous players to injury during the series. It is a great result for Test cricket and it's future.

Captaincy wise, Im not too sure it was a handicap losing Kohli.
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In The Hut / Re: Australia vs India
« Last post by LeedsExile on January 19, 2021, 11:27:26 AM »
I had written India off after the 36 all out but they have shown remarkable resilience losing their captain and numerous players to injury during the series. It is a great result for Test cricket and it's future.
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In The Hut / Re: Australia vs India
« Last post by Postman on January 19, 2021, 11:11:08 AM »
One of the few benefits of having to get up in the early hours to answer nature's call, common at my age, is that you can keep an eye on cricket abroad. This morning I was able to see the last 20 odd overs of Australia v India on BT and what a performance it was by a very makeshift Indian team, with a reserve attack and no Kohli. Worth the 25 for a month's Sport Pass on its own. I'd be surprised if Root's team get much change out of them in India next month.
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England Test / Re: Sri Lanka 2021.
« Last post by bwildered on January 18, 2021, 01:07:52 PM »
 Think we still have problems in the opening positions. Still to be convinced by the Burns, Sibley combo and Crawley looks a three. Judging by his innings at Lords at the end of last season, Lammonby looks like one to look out for has a future opener.
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England Test / Re: Sri Lanka 2021.
« Last post by honkytonk on January 17, 2021, 05:17:28 PM »
I would like to see Stone and Robinson get a bowl
Stone makes Wood look like a paragon of reliability. Hope they've got the local St. John ambulance standing by.

If you dont want to play him, dont take him!!!
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