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6 hours ago, eddie said:

4-1.

Australia won the toss, put England in and a total of 259 seemed to split opinion. This was the first ODI played at the new Perth ground, and nobody seemed to know what par was. Although England got off to a flier, they were unable to post the big total that the early overs seemed to herald. The Aussies too started well, but were gradually subdued by tight bowling.

The hero of the day for England was 22 year old Tom Curran, who bagged 5-35. This kid is a superstar in the making - brash, arrogant  and a bloody good cricketer to boot. Son of Kevin, he's got a kid brother Sam who I reckon will be even better.

Tom Curran has the right kind of attitude for top level sport - the kind that stands out the very first time you see him, the same applied to the likes of Kevin Pietersen & Ben Stokes when they made their debuts... you can spot winners a mile off. Good on the kid, I hope you're right about his brother too, we could do with a decent left-armer to add variety to the attack.

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1 hour ago, Saul Pimpson said:

Tom Curran has the right kind of attitude for top level sport - the kind that stands out the very first time you see him, the same applied to the likes of Kevin Pietersen & Ben Stokes when they made their debuts... you can spot winners a mile off. Good on the kid, I hope you're right about his brother too, we could do with a decent left-armer to add variety to the attack.

Won't be long then before he is being cut down to size by disapproving authority figures, the press etc.

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9 hours ago, eddie said:

4-1.

Australia won the toss, put England in and a total of 259 seemed to split opinion. This was the first ODI played at the new Perth ground, and nobody seemed to know what par was. Although England got off to a flier, they were unable to post the big total that the early overs seemed to herald. The Aussies too started well, but were gradually subdued by tight bowling.

The hero of the day for England was 22 year old Tom Curran, who bagged 5-35. This kid is a superstar in the making - brash, arrogant  and a bloody good cricketer to boot. Son of Kevin, he's got a kid brother Sam who I reckon will be even better.

Good to hear. How old is Sam Curran then?

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3 minutes ago, PistoldPete2 said:

Good to hear. How old is Sam Curran then?

I believe he's 19. Currently playing for Auckland in New Zealand, but has been in the Surrey first team for a couple of years now.

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10 hours ago, eddie said:

4-1.

Australia won the toss, put England in and a total of 259 seemed to split opinion. This was the first ODI played at the new Perth ground, and nobody seemed to know what par was. Although England got off to a flier, they were unable to post the big total that the early overs seemed to herald. The Aussies too started well, but were gradually subdued by tight bowling.

The hero of the day for England was 22 year old Tom Curran, who bagged 5-35. This kid is a superstar in the making - brash, arrogant  and a bloody good cricketer to boot. Son of Kevin, he's got a kid brother Sam who I reckon will be even better.

The Currans are both class. Have watched them at the Oval a lot.

Sam has potential as a proper all-rounder, and he's a left-arm bowler. Will be absolute dynamite in the England squad in a couple of years' time. Add Jofra Archer to those two (once he's qualified) and we will have a pretty good bowling attack.

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17 hours ago, eddie said:

I believe he's 19. Currently playing for Auckland in New Zealand, but has been in the Surrey first team for a couple of years now.

Got a chance then,  if the selectors don't have to navigate their way out of London to keep an eye on him.

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On 29/01/2018 at 12:26, Posh Ram said:

The Currans are both class. Have watched them at the Oval a lot.

Sam has potential as a proper all-rounder, and he's a left-arm bowler. Will be absolute dynamite in the England squad in a couple of years' time. Add Jofra Archer to those two (once he's qualified) and we will have a pretty good bowling attack.

We need a really quick bowler for next time we play in Oz. Dont think either of the currans fit that bill?

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Just watched England's second team beat the Black Cats in the 20/20. Got me thinking what is England's strongest 20/20 team. I would go for:

Hales

Butler (WK)

Root

Bairstow

Malan

Morgan

Stokes

Woakes

Willey

Ali

Rashid

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Mighty England, at the time of writing this post are 23-8 and in danger of recording the lowest test innings score of all time.

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4 hours ago, eddie said:

Mighty England, at the time of writing this post are 23-8 and in danger of recording the lowest test innings score of all time.

OMG ... Back to bed then.. :o

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