6 wickets for TRJ in the first innings, sad to see Leach go wicketless. And Rashid, what a lad.. 8 wickets in one innings. Foakes impressing with the bat to help Lions set a decent target. Afghans are 18 for 3, with Currans grabbing them all. This sort of explains why England would play 4 seamers on a rank turner. As Rashid took 12 wickets, Rayner and Leach have combined to take just 2 wickets.
Edit: Currans take 3 apiece and Leach takes two as Lions win their game by 48 runs. A good win, coming after some late fightback from the Afghan lower order. They wouldn't be much out of place if given a test spot.
Keaton Jennings (Durham, capt), Haseeb Hameed (Lancashire), Nick Gubbins (Middlesex), Tom Alsop (Hampshire), Tom Westley (Essex), Joe Clarke (Worcestershire), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Sam Curran (Surrey), Tom Curran (Surrey), Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex), Tom Helm (Middlesex), Craig Overton (Somerset), Ollie Rayner (Middlesex), Jack Leach (Somerset)
Limited Overs team:
Keaton Jennings (Durham, capt), Daniel Bell-Drummond (Kent), Tom Alsop (Hampshire), Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire), Joe Clarke (Worcestershire), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Sam Curran (Surrey), Tom Curran (Surrey), Craig Overton (Somerset), Tom Helm (Middlesex), James Fuller (Middlesex), Ollie Rayner (Middlesex), Josh Poysden (Warwickshire).
In the Lions' warm up game, SL Board President's XI lead by 56 runs with 6 wickets in hand. Lions's batsmen Westley and Livingstone played great innings to steady the ship and gaina crucial lead. Its comes as a surprise to me that Rayner is outperforming Leach at the moment.
Well the modification in Leach's action was at the very start of his run-up. Or at least that is what he said. It might be that Sri Lankans are better equipped to play turn and Rayner's variations and line would have brought him wickets.
Leach looking hideously ineffectual in this innings. I know it's England, but does anyone else know whether he's been more threatening than his figures suggest? His remodelled action seems to have taken all the sting out of him.
Lions Squad : Dom Bess (Somerset), Joe Clarke (Worcestershire), Paul Coughlin (Durham/Nottinghamshire), Alex Davies (Lancashire), Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire), George Garton (Sussex), Nick Gubbins (Middlesex), Tom Helm (Middlesex), Keaton Jennings (Durham/Lancashire), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Jamie Porter (Essex), Amar Virdi (Surrey), Tom Westley (Essex), Mark Wood (Durham).
November 14 – depart for Australia. November 15-29 – Brisbane, including three-day match against a Queensland XI at Allan Border Oval from 27-29 November 30 – December 16 – Perth, including T20 matches against Perth Scorchers on 11, 13 and 15 January 31 – March 12 – England Lions tour of West Indies (Squad will be announced later)
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
Dec 31, 2020 8:55:05 GMT
Mattzo: I hope you are all well, and good luck for 2021.
Dec 29, 2020 20:14:16 GMT
nemouk: Merry Boxing Day Test Eve!
Dec 25, 2020 12:59:41 GMT
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Dec 25, 2020 2:01:50 GMT
pierredelafranchesca: Gale and Pyrah to support Lions as coaches.....OK, i mean Gale has been shit for Yorks and is potentially neck deep in this racism case, but sure why not. In fact, keep the useless prick.
Dec 1, 2020 14:52:55 GMT
Balladeer: Definitely needed to be a thread. I came up with one of the same answers as you because I can't see the chatbox on mobile.
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