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Old 14-06-2017, 17:37   #21
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No England are not there yet as these odd bad performances do still creep in, a recent example is the third match of the one day series with South Africa prior to this tournament but today we were poor and Pakistan were excellent.
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Originally Posted by Ravioli View Post
"choke" is a bit strong imo
I don't think so. The bowling was certainly not special enough to make Stokes play 60 balls without a boundary to his name or Buttler surrender his wicket like he did.

There is something psychological about quality spin bowling by the opposition that affects the England batsmen. The odd part is that those spinners may not always be the ones getting the wickets as such; but the braking effect caused by them often results in the batsmen taking risks against the seamers and get out. Under 'normal' circumstances, England's batsmen would have dealt with a seamer like Hasan Ali with aplomb on home wickets.

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