I do think Hain is unlucky, but I kind of understand that he doesn't really fit England's ODI plan. Someone like Phil Salt makes less sense to me (as do Denly and Billings being in, but I think we have to accept that Ed Smith is going to pick Kent players unless he absolutely cannot).
More interested in the new look Ireland side to be honest, some interesting cricketers in there and the transition from the great team is almost done now, only Porterfield, Stirling and KOB still around but assorted Delanys and Tectors due to come into the side - Ireland cricket does love a pair (or more) of brothers!
Two full tosses at the death cost England that game: brilliant from Ireland. The Ireland of the first two games chasing 328 looked about as likely as Sam Hain being picked in the England ODI side, but delighted to see it.
Post by pierredelafranchesca on Aug 4, 2020 21:24:35 GMT
Called it in the first ODI that the England team looked a bowler short and that certainly told today, not enough options at the death or in the middle overs when Moeen and Wiley were going for runs, Trying to get overs out of Vince is not going to be a success on regular occasions! Glad to finally see a close one, and England can certainly take a few positives from the series, Ireland a massive positive, so well done all round I say
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