Attention: Please take a moment to consider our terms and conditions before posting.

England Cricket 2021 (excluding Ashes)

24567113

Comments

  • England all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at Hambantota airport in Sri Lanka.

    Moeen, 33, will now isolate for 10 days, in accordance with the Sri Lanka government's quarantine protocol.

    Fellow all-rounder Chris Woakes has been deemed as a possible close contact, and will observe a period of self-isolation and further testing.

    England's two-Test tour of Sri Lanka starts in Galle on 14 January.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55532526

  • clive said:

    England all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at Hambantota airport in Sri Lanka.

    Moeen, 33, will now isolate for 10 days, in accordance with the Sri Lanka government's quarantine protocol.

    Fellow all-rounder Chris Woakes has been deemed as a possible close contact, and will observe a period of self-isolation and further testing.

    England's two-Test tour of Sri Lanka starts in Galle on 14 January.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55532526

    That's not good news, after all the efforts made to get this tour happening
  • clive said:

    England all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at Hambantota airport in Sri Lanka.

    Moeen, 33, will now isolate for 10 days, in accordance with the Sri Lanka government's quarantine protocol.

    Fellow all-rounder Chris Woakes has been deemed as a possible close contact, and will observe a period of self-isolation and further testing.

    England's two-Test tour of Sri Lanka starts in Galle on 14 January.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55532526

    That's not good news, after all the efforts made to get this tour happening
    It's not good news because he tested negative before leaving the UK.  As did everyone on the flight. 

    He either caught it on route, on the plane or one of the tests is wrong. 
  • Cafc43v3r said:
    clive said:

    England all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at Hambantota airport in Sri Lanka.

    Moeen, 33, will now isolate for 10 days, in accordance with the Sri Lanka government's quarantine protocol.

    Fellow all-rounder Chris Woakes has been deemed as a possible close contact, and will observe a period of self-isolation and further testing.

    England's two-Test tour of Sri Lanka starts in Galle on 14 January.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55532526

    That's not good news, after all the efforts made to get this tour happening
    It's not good news because he tested negative before leaving the UK.  As did everyone on the flight. 

    He either caught it on route, on the plane or one of the tests is wrong. 
    IATA (the International Air Transport Association) have reported that, during the course of 2020 (up to, I think, about October) just 44 people became infected on fights, out of 1.2bn passengers.  That's an infection rate of one in 27 million.  

    For that reason, I suspect it's more likely he's had either a false negative in the UK or a false positive on arrival.  

    If it's the latter, then a bit of isolation will be fine. 

    If it's the former, then, potentially, he may have been shedding the virus for twelve hours, in a confined space with the majority of the rest of the team.   In which case, they should start making return flight reservations, sharpish!
  • Chizz said:
    Cafc43v3r said:
    clive said:

    England all-rounder Moeen Ali has tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival at Hambantota airport in Sri Lanka.

    Moeen, 33, will now isolate for 10 days, in accordance with the Sri Lanka government's quarantine protocol.

    Fellow all-rounder Chris Woakes has been deemed as a possible close contact, and will observe a period of self-isolation and further testing.

    England's two-Test tour of Sri Lanka starts in Galle on 14 January.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55532526

    That's not good news, after all the efforts made to get this tour happening
    It's not good news because he tested negative before leaving the UK.  As did everyone on the flight. 

    He either caught it on route, on the plane or one of the tests is wrong. 
    IATA (the International Air Transport Association) have reported that, during the course of 2020 (up to, I think, about October) just 44 people became infected on fights, out of 1.2bn passengers.  That's an infection rate of one in 27 million.  

    For that reason, I suspect it's more likely he's had either a false negative in the UK or a false positive on arrival.  

    If it's the latter, then a bit of isolation will be fine. 

    If it's the former, then, potentially, he may have been shedding the virus for twelve hours, in a confined space with the majority of the rest of the team.   In which case, they should start making return flight reservations, sharpish!
    I agree its highly unlikely he got it on the plane considering everyone on it had tested negative. 

    It can only be that one of the test results is wrong.  If that's the case I pray it's a false positive as the other option is quite scary. 
  • It'll soon be easier to list everyone who has NOT has Covid 19
  • Not England, but thought I'd watch a bit of the Aussie/India match. I have to put up with watching Smith bat, then the players all charge off the pitch for a tiny shower of rain!
  • Will Pucovski is an interesting case.

    You wonder, with the best will in the world, how long a career he may have, given the issues he's had.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55571309
  • edited January 8
    Why do Aussie cricketers all have those annoying faces that makes Ian botham want to punch them
  • Will Pucovski is an interesting case.

    You wonder, with the best will in the world, how long a career he may have, given the issues he's had.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55571309
    Yes, as you know he will be targeted
  • Sponsored links:


  • It's difficult to understand how a 22 year old playing at Test level has been hit on the head 9 or 10 times let alone suffered that many instances of concussion. The reality has to be, therefore, that he has actually been hit a lot more than that in his short career.

    Watching the last time he was hit, it is clear that in that particular instance he tried to duck it and then made a late decision to play it. Those decisions should, actually, be the other way round - prepare to hit it but if it's not there then duck or weave - because it is very hard to catch up with a 90mph ball when you haven't set yourself to hook it.

    You don't have to be a "happy hooker", especially at Test level, but if you can demonstrate that the bouncer holds no fear then the opposition are far less likely to target you. Archer would be licking his lips at the prospect at bowling at him especially as he is one of those bowlers who doesn't give you an early "tell" when he bowls the bouncer.
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55587666

    A rather one side intersquad game! Awkward that the best Buttler player Pope isn't even in the Sri Lanka squad as he's recovering from his shoulder injury

    Intra squad warm-up, MRIC Stadium, Hambantota (day one of two)
    Team Root 184-2 dec (50 overs): Root 74*, Lawrence 46*, Crawley 46; Crane 1-37, Bess 1-59
    Team Buttler 120-6 (38 overs): Pope 58*; Anderson 2-21, Leach 2-27, Robinson 2-15
  • It's not England-related.  But it's worth looking at it, because it's quite a well taken catch... 


  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55587666

    A rather one side intersquad game! Awkward that the best Buttler player Pope isn't even in the Sri Lanka squad as he's recovering from his shoulder injury

    Intra squad warm-up, MRIC Stadium, Hambantota (day one of two)
    Team Root 184-2 dec (50 overs): Root 74*, Lawrence 46*, Crawley 46; Crane 1-37, Bess 1-59
    Team Buttler 120-6 (38 overs): Pope 58*; Anderson 2-21, Leach 2-27, Robinson 2-15
    These practice games throw up a lot of odd and sometimes inexplicable situations.  But you have to feel sorry for Foakes being played as a batsman - for both sides.
  • Chizz said:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55587666

    A rather one side intersquad game! Awkward that the best Buttler player Pope isn't even in the Sri Lanka squad as he's recovering from his shoulder injury

    Intra squad warm-up, MRIC Stadium, Hambantota (day one of two)
    Team Root 184-2 dec (50 overs): Root 74*, Lawrence 46*, Crawley 46; Crane 1-37, Bess 1-59
    Team Buttler 120-6 (38 overs): Pope 58*; Anderson 2-21, Leach 2-27, Robinson 2-15
    These practice games throw up a lot of odd and sometimes inexplicable situations.  But you have to feel sorry for Foakes being played as a batsman - for both sides.
    Ridiculous when he's the best keeper in the squad.
  • edited January 9
    Chizz said:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55587666

    A rather one side intersquad game! Awkward that the best Buttler player Pope isn't even in the Sri Lanka squad as he's recovering from his shoulder injury

    Intra squad warm-up, MRIC Stadium, Hambantota (day one of two)
    Team Root 184-2 dec (50 overs): Root 74*, Lawrence 46*, Crawley 46; Crane 1-37, Bess 1-59
    Team Buttler 120-6 (38 overs): Pope 58*; Anderson 2-21, Leach 2-27, Robinson 2-15
    These practice games throw up a lot of odd and sometimes inexplicable situations.  But you have to feel sorry for Foakes being played as a batsman - for both sides.
    And then the second day was rained off

    So the Test will feature an under prepared England side versus a Sri Lankan side just back from South Africa
  • edited January 9
    I make Labuschagne about 60 odd runs away from Australia having the batsmen with the 2nd and 3rd best averages ever batting out there, assuming Smith doesn't get out before.
  • I make Labuschagne about 60 odd runs away from Australia having the batsmen with the 2nd and 3rd best averages ever batting out there, assuming Smith doesn't get out before.
    A real feeling of Deja Vu about watching the Aussies in this match, a great attack (especially Cummins and Hazlewood) and 2 batsmen that you can't get out...
  • Yeah, very worrying for the Ashes!
  • Chizz said:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/55587666

    A rather one side intersquad game! Awkward that the best Buttler player Pope isn't even in the Sri Lanka squad as he's recovering from his shoulder injury

    Intra squad warm-up, MRIC Stadium, Hambantota (day one of two)
    Team Root 184-2 dec (50 overs): Root 74*, Lawrence 46*, Crawley 46; Crane 1-37, Bess 1-59
    Team Buttler 120-6 (38 overs): Pope 58*; Anderson 2-21, Leach 2-27, Robinson 2-15
    These practice games throw up a lot of odd and sometimes inexplicable situations.  But you have to feel sorry for Foakes being played as a batsman - for both sides.
    Ridiculous when he's the best keeper in the squad.
    set up to fail imo, bairstow's root's yorkshire mate and apparently the trio of root, stokes and buttler are inseparable when they're together. If you're not the captain's mate you wont get a look in.
  • Sponsored links:


  • Could be a thriller this. Rishabh Stokes getting warm 
  • Out for 97 (118 balls) giving Gary the charge 

    Pujara 70 not out 

    145 needed new ball 4 overs old 
  • 6 wickets left for India but probably 5 cos of Jadejas injury 
    so up to these two 
  • Saying that Jadeja is padded up 🤷‍♂️
    Dislocated/broken thumb 

  • Pujara pulls is hamstring physio on 
  • It’s Vihari injured *
  • No runners allowed 
  • Pujara out bowled Hazlewood for 77
    272/5 

    407 the target 

    Ashwin comes in 
    not sure how mobile Vihari is 
  • Steve Smiths shirt number is 49 according to internet 🤦‍♂️
Sign In or Register to comment.

Roland Out Forever!