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Trescothick says NO : The end

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by Silk (U1717598) 13 August 2009
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In this article, Trescothick rules himself out of a return to International cricket at The Oval. "I don't want it enough", he says.

www.cricinfo.com/engvaus2009...

Let that be an end to all this "Recall Trescothick" nonsense.

(Sadly, Ramps still wants it)

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comment by Silk (U1717598)

posted Aug 14, 2009

"I think people should remember that Ramprakash has a very good test average against Australia"

I think people should remember that Ramps has a very poor Test average against everyone else.

And that batting at 3 he averages 10 and at 4 he averages 24.

And that virtually all of his best performances against Australia were IN DEAD RUBBERS (no pressure at all)

The 133 at the Oval being a case in point.

WHEN IT MATTERED (i.e. in the first 3 matches, he averaged 26)

(He did have a very good series in Aus in 1998, where he averaged 47, but he couldn't make a ton and was batting down the order)

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posted Aug 14, 2009

All this talk of Trescothick and Ramprakash coming back is silly. They have nothing to play for. If they fail in this test, they walk away and have lost nothing.
On the other hand the current team is under pressure. So other than a couple of changes to the line-up for example Rob Key in for Bopara or Bell, it should basically be the same team.

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comment by Stev (U6790938)

posted Aug 14, 2009

"Let that be an end to all this "Recall Trescothick" nonsense."

Here, here, let the man rest on his laurels.

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comment by Stev (U6790938)

posted Aug 14, 2009

123allout Putting peoples lack of confidence in Ramprakask all down to "ageism" might be very convenient for your arguement, but its much more likley that its down to the fact that the guy has failed abysmally at test level and crumbles under the remotest hint of pressure.

Tonking around county attacks all day is one thing but you really think he can come back to what would be the biggest test match of his life in a must win decider and not go belly up? Your faith while admirable seems some what naive.

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posted Aug 14, 2009

Lets bring in key for bopara, and end harmisons test career and then give it a shot. We got hammered at Leeds but we must not lose sight of the fact there was talking about us clinching the series before that debacle started.
Anyone seeing Rashids bowling today, not long after his 127 not out. Food for thought? Swann is good but not exactly taking wickets is he??

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posted Aug 14, 2009

Why is it the end numbnuts, if you discount Chris Gayle, Tres is the best opener England have got. Or would you rather they go for another South African.

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posted Aug 14, 2009

Chris Gayle plays for the west indies, not england??

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posted Aug 14, 2009

That's my point, why persevere with an Englisman when you can go pinch an Aussie, a South African or a WestIndian.

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posted Aug 15, 2009

So they've picked another South African and retained Bell.

Bell scoring a century at Trent Bridge sounded like good news until they reported the pitch was flat and I saw Bell getting out in the same old way, ball pitched up just outside offstump, Bell throws his front foot across, ball straightens and Bells bat is trapped behind his pad. LBW. If it wasn't so important it would be laughable.

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posted Aug 15, 2009

Someone wondered in the tms inbox whether Colly's
200 in OZ was the worst thing that could have happened to English Test cricket. I agree. If I was i/c a county side he would be my first-choice player. But does anyone see him as a run-scoring no. 5 when he is not battling to avert defeat. Either way, Ian Bell is no answer. For this last Test, the selectors should dump 2-5 and replace with Carberry, Key, Ramps & Trott--these are the form men. The selectors won't, of course, and they should take the blame if...

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