England vs. India: 2nd ODI

I’m on holiday, but it seems like no one has put up a post so here one is.

I missed the first ODI too, but it sounds like England’s issues with spin have spread from the Test team. It’s been a very dry summer, so you’d expect this to continue. England also still have issues batting first, which hopefully they’ll address in the next year.

As always, feel free to comment on the game below.


12 thoughts on “England vs. India: 2nd ODI

  1. thebogfather Jul 14, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Haha.. now get off twitter and enjoy your break! 🙂


  2. thebogfather Jul 14, 2018 / 10:53 am

    Ah, mid July
    This heat, strokes
    Reminds me why
    My love of Tests was inspired
    ’76, as the country perspired
    West Indies evoked
    Pure passion in whites
    Intense battles displayed
    No gimmicks needed to invite
    A 5-day powerplay
    Yet now all we know
    Is the pyjama game
    No ebb, no flow…

    Liked by 1 person

    • oreston Jul 14, 2018 / 11:26 am

      Sadly, those days are gone beyond recall.

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  3. oreston Jul 14, 2018 / 11:35 am

    Looks like India could present a real challenge, and indeed a reality check, this summer. For that I guess we should be grateful. The ECB has “…issues with spin” of a different kind, but even their most fervent apologists might struggle to explain away a failure on home soil, especially perhaps in this ODI series. But it’s OK – hardly anyone’s paying any attention.

    Enjoy your holiday, Danny!

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  4. thebogfather Jul 14, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    This match was fixed in joint agreement of the ECB and BCCI, so as to ensure a live series… someone explain the goings on to me otherwise


    • dlpthomas Jul 15, 2018 / 4:46 am

      The sad thing about that theory is that whilst I don’t believe it is true, I did stop and think about it.


  5. Zephirine Jul 15, 2018 / 11:35 am

    Good to see Root making runs again. He’s been looking miserable.

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    • metatone Jul 16, 2018 / 2:11 pm

      I hope he can carry a bit of form through to the Tests, get that conversion monkey off his back.


  6. d'Arthez Jul 16, 2018 / 11:57 am

    In case anyone is wondering, Malcolm Waller has withdrawn from the Zimbabwe ODI side, citing labour practice law issues. That is probably code speak for: I refuse to play if I am never going to get paid.

    That basically renders more than half the regular team unavailable for selection due to yet another failure by Zimbabwe Cricket.

    I am almost starting to think it is a good thing for world cricket that Zimbabwe Cricket possibly fixed themselves out of the World Cup: they would stuggle to get visas for England anyway.

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    • dannycricket Jul 16, 2018 / 1:00 pm

      Would that mean Scotland took their place? They’re the ones who were the next closest to qualifying…


      • d'Arthez Jul 17, 2018 / 7:08 am

        Think you misread my comment Danny. Neither Zimbabwe or Scotland qualified.

        Scotland in part due to a dodgy decision by an umpire in their game against Zimbabwe – and thus we cannot even rule out that that was fixed, due to ACU being rather silent on the issue of Zimbabwe officials who have been caught doing rather dubious things.

        But even if Zimbabwe had qualified, I have my doubts that the team would get the required visas to play in England, considering the organisational mess that ZC is these days.


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