Something tells me Poysden probably won't get a chance to complete that hat trick.
by StaggerBreaths7/11/2016 2:38:57 PM
@nickcricket Bowling average of 56 compares favourably to Moeen.
by StaggerBreaths7/11/2016 2:39:29 PM
Well, that was a pathetic end. Should have declared on Wheater's 200, at 520/5. Sounds more imposing than 531ao.
by Matt Warwick7/11/2016 2:39:31 PM
@StaggerBreaths No doubt Warwickshire will surpass Hampshire's total. Probably some time tomorrow
by George Potter7/11/2016 2:40:30 PM
Middlesex have the lead!!!!!!!!!!!
by Yaacov7/11/2016 2:40:47 PM
TEA: Pakistan A 222/5 (69 ov, trail by 28 - 1st inns) v Sri Lanka A Mohammad Hasan 0* (3) Mohammad Nawaz (3) 14* (27)
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/11/2016 2:41:04 PM
Momentum is also key, Matt. much better to dictate terms than to have them dictated to you - i'm sure Warwikshire will go in with their tails up
by dave7/11/2016 2:41:23 PM
George you are plumbing new heights of pessimism.
by StaggerBreaths7/11/2016 2:41:34 PM
Middlesex are facing double dobble. More of this sort of thing.
by StaggerBreaths7/11/2016 2:42:09 PM
Yeah thought Rashid was in with a chance of displacing Mo, out bowled him in the ODIs and took more wickets in CC before the start of the tests. I like Moeen and enjoy watching him bat but his bowling has sort of hit a level and is not really improving, I do wonder if was rested a bit he might find time to improve his game. Think Rashid has used the gaps in his international calendar well
by nickcricket7/11/2016 2:42:59 PM
TEA: Worcestershire 59/0 (15.3 ov, lead by 188 - 2nd inns) v Northants BL D'Oliveira 33* (52) DKH Mitchell 23* (42)
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/11/2016 2:43:10 PM
TEA: Middlesex 242/8 (80 ov, lead by 6 - 1st inns) v Somerset JK Fuller 22* (33) JAR Harris 25* (67)
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/11/2016 2:44:30 PM
I agree, it's very sad because his flat-footed batting is wonderfully graceful (and dat beard), and I love the way he unwinds like a spider at the crease, but he just hasn't improved. I do think there are very different skills for spinners in LO and FC, but they could at least give Rashid a go.
by StaggerBreaths7/11/2016 2:44:34 PM
The problem a while ago was, I think, that Rashid bowled too slowly. Does anyone know whether he's fixed that?
by StaggerBreaths7/11/2016 2:45:07 PM
I really can't imagine England being brave enough to go into a test with only a leggie as a spin option
by Haystack_Jnr7/11/2016 2:49:21 PM
They've got Root. ¬_¬
by StaggerBreaths7/11/2016 2:51:54 PM
On the speed side of things I still don't think he zips it through
by Haystack_Jnr7/11/2016 2:52:55 PM
He may not be able to (Majid) Haq it at Test level then. :(
by StaggerBreaths7/11/2016 2:53:32 PM
It's weird that maybe they think he is too expensive for test wicket whereas he is practically an automatic choice for ODI / T20I.
by Haystack_Jnr7/11/2016 2:54:06 PM
StaggerBreaths - No but I never thought it was a problem, his problem were that there was a 4 ball every over because he didn't have control of most of his variations. Look at Hearth Vs Moeen, its about accuracy
by nickcricket7/11/2016 2:55:39 PM
That was the other problem, but frankly it's one I think Moe suffers from as well.