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Minhosa
Post subject: Re: Cook OUT!
PostPosted: 08:12 on 20th Aug 2010

Joined: 08:07 on 21st Jul 2010
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maned Wrote:
That is the end result of his technical problem yeah.

Athers put it far better than I could:

"Cook's final movement is happening too late. His third trigger, the final movement forward of his front foot, is happening as the ball is already on its downward trajectory. It means that when this movement is complete, the ball is already three quarters of the way down to Cook, giving him no time to move again.

The upshot is a lot of movement before the ball is bowled and not much afterwards. That is why, in his second innings at Edgbaston, he was stuck on the crease when he should have been forward and why he was beaten for pace. That the ball kept low was an illusion created by the batsman's lack of footwork."

Basically he plants his front foot after the ball has been released, giving him no time to play the delivery on it's merit. He can therefore go neither forward nor back cos he's committed his feet already.

Massive knock for him coming up in this test - the biggest of his career so far. I have to say I have no confidence in him though.


Totally agree Cook has got to stand up and be counted today; the team which has basically carried him all summer now desperately needs runs from him unfortunately I'm not confident he will get them either. Hopefully I'm wrong!!
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Riff
Post subject: Re: Cook OUT!
PostPosted: 11:50 on 20th Aug 2010

Joined: 12:38 on 12th Nov 2008
Posts: 754
Minhosa Wrote:

Totally agree Cook has got to stand up and be counted today; the team which has basically carried him all summer now desperately needs runs from him unfortunately I'm not confident he will get them either. Hopefully I'm wrong!!


He's defying his doubters as I write
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Crouchy
Post subject: Re: Cook OUT!
PostPosted: 12:05 on 20th Aug 2010

Joined: 12:13 on 27th Apr 2008
Posts: 2406
Location: London
He is indeed defying me, dammit!
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dazntfc
Post subject: Re: Cook OUT!
PostPosted: 12:09 on 20th Aug 2010

Joined: 10:08 on 10th May 2008
Posts: 2170
He has also scored three centuries since Strauss last did.


Not going to Bangladesh has worked wonders for Strauss :roll:
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Crouchy
Post subject: Re: Cook OUT!
PostPosted: 12:13 on 20th Aug 2010

Joined: 12:13 on 27th Apr 2008
Posts: 2406
Location: London
dazntfc Wrote:
He has also scored three centuries since Strauss last did.


Not going to Bangladesh has worked wonders for Strauss :roll:


Not against a top-level Test team, though... Strauss had an excellent average against the Convicts last summer. Cook's was poor.
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Huey Lad
Post subject: Re: Cook OUT!
PostPosted: 12:22 on 20th Aug 2010

Joined: 18:02 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 664
I'm not sure whether this is incredibly bad journalism, borderline racist or just bloody weird but someone just sent me an article about the Cook situation which contained the following;

"Michael Carberry is next in line to take his place and he should be given the chance to stake a claim in the final Test against Pakistan. And his Caribbean heritage could mark him out as a key player on the fast, bouncy wickets Down Under."

Which Caribbean island is Croydon on?!
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Deano
Post subject: Re: Cook OUT!
PostPosted: 13:30 on 20th Aug 2010

Joined: 14:29 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 167
Ton up. Well done The Chef. Was never in doubt that he should be opening the batting both now and at the commencement of our Ashes defence. Hope everyone can quieten down now, at least until we're in Oz! :D
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dazntfc
Post subject: Re: Cook OUT!
PostPosted: 13:33 on 20th Aug 2010

Joined: 10:08 on 10th May 2008
Posts: 2170
Make that four centuries now Crouchy
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Deano
Post subject: Re: Cook OUT!
PostPosted: 13:47 on 20th Aug 2010

Joined: 14:29 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 167
dazntfc Wrote:
Make that four centuries now Crouchy


Happy days. Lots of humble pie to be eaten me thinks! :lol:
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Deano
Post subject: Re: Cook OUT!
PostPosted: 13:51 on 20th Aug 2010

Joined: 14:29 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 167
Crouchy Wrote:
I don't want to get side-tracked into the vice captaincy issue, as it might cool my ardor to storm Essex and toss Cook out of the England side. He is consistently failing to score runs or build a platform for the batsmen lower down the order. I'd drop him like a shot and give Carberry/Trott/Key/whoever a trial before the summer ends.

I reject the notion that you need a vice captain for a stable and orderly transition. Strauss is a superb captain and his transition was about as stable and orderly as a blancmange.

Cook OUT!


Still want to give Carberry/Trott/Key a shot Crouchy? :P
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