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Good to see Jofra Archer back bowling for England Lions in the warmup match before the England v Pakistan tests. Hope he can stay fit and get back to the pace he was bowling before his injuries.
 
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Half the England side gone down with a virus and seems likely they may delay the start of the test by a day, but will leave the decision as late as possible
 

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With so much cricket being played... i thought we were still in Aus.. now i realise we finished that series and now in Pak. somehow watching cricket in winter just does not seem right, unless it is a winter ashes. The only other exception is a good Boxing day test match.
 
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With so much cricket being played... i thought we were still in Aus.. now i realise we finished that series and now in Pak. somehow watching cricket in winter just does not seem right, unless it is a winter ashes. The only other exception is a good Boxing day test match.
Pretty much 2 different squads now. Pretty massive series this, been a very long time since we went to Pak for a test series. Bit of a worry might be some short games unless the pitches are very flat.....

That said I wont be doing the 4.30am starts!
 

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With so much cricket being played... i thought we were still in Aus.. now i realise we finished that series and now in Pak. somehow watching cricket in winter just does not seem right, unless it is a winter ashes. The only other exception is a good Boxing day test match.
Tbh I prefer tours elsewhere, much more sensible getting up early and watching a test than having to stay up all night like the ashes
 

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Tbh I prefer tours elsewhere, much more sensible getting up early and watching a test than having to stay up all night like the ashes
There is nothing like walking up on a cold winter morning to find Eng is 24-4 after 2 sessions on the Day 1 on a bouncy track... there is a bit of deja vu, nostalgia, comfort, hope, anger all rolled into one.
 

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Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam Ul Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (Captain), Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Rizwan (Wicketkeeper), Agha Salman, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Ali, Zahid, Mahmood.
England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope (Wicketkeeper), Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (Captain), Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson.
 
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The first and third fastest centuries by England openers. I remember the second one - Gooch in the 2nd innings against India when they were going for a declaration and he'd made 333 in the first innings.
 
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