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T20 fixtures
Discussion started by RadstockRob , 12 August, 2020 12:57
T20 fixtures
RadstockRob 12 August, 2020 12:57
Is anybody excited by the fixtures out today?



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Re: T20 fixtures
cricketjerry-mouse 12 August, 2020 13:12
With the T20 internationals between England and Pakistan due to end at Old Trafford on September 1, there is no reason (in theory) why Babar Azam won`t be available for Somerset`s last seven 20/20 Blast fixtures, starting with the televised match with Worcester on September 3, and hopefully the knock-out stages in October too.

Babar is one of only two Pakistan tour players who have not yet had their 2020 county overseas contract cancelled. He is captaining the Pakistan 20/20 squad and it would certainly be useful to see him on the park for Somerset as well..

Re: T20 fixtures
Farmer White 12 August, 2020 13:13
Same groups as for the BWT.

All five Somerset home matches on live stream, and hopefully four of the five away matches as only one Somerset match is being televised - v Worcs at Edgbaston. SKY will only be broadcasting from three grounds, one in each group which, with all 18 counties having at least one match on SKY, will mean some matches will be played on neutral grounds.

Farmer



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Re: T20 fixtures
nelliec 12 August, 2020 14:32
Who has got first shout on Tom Banton if he is offered an IPL contract ,or will no English players be made available.I think they overlap by a couple of weeks

Re: T20 fixtures
Grockle 12 August, 2020 15:47
You are surely not suggesting that the ECB will say that the domestic competitor to its delayed short form cricket showboat is important against the Indian version of what the idiots at Lord's want the 💯 to become?

Good luck with that. Banton will be pulled or be on the subcontinent



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Re: T20 fixtures
cricketjerry-mouse 12 August, 2020 16:27
The IPL is being played in September and October in the UAE, not on the subcontinent, at the request of the Indian government. This could change, too.

Re: T20 fixtures
wsm fan 12 August, 2020 17:04
Unlikely we see Banton.
England white ball will keep him busy.
Pakistan & then Aussies. And yes then quite likely IPL training.

Re: T20 fixtures
nelliec 12 August, 2020 18:10
And Gregory will be stuck away in a bubble also for the first fortnight ,with very little or no opportunities to get in the team or being used to show his ability

Re: T20 fixtures
AGod 12 August, 2020 21:34
The whole "bubble," nonsense is patently unfair to those involved - and couter-productive to their development as cricketers.

It's absolute nonsense - what they should have done (and they can still change this now) is just expand the full squad size and rotate people. It's not rocket science, is it?


IOW... all the players are still in their bubble, it's just that all of them also get to play cricket, from time-to-time.

That's unless I've misunderstood what is meant, and the likes of LG are actually wrapped up in cotton wool and surrounded by a protective bubble, just in case...

Re: T20 fixtures
Bobstan 13 August, 2020 08:15
IOW? What's the Isle of Wight got to do with it? Is that where the bubble is? In other words I don't understand IOW.

Re: T20 fixtures
Loyal of Lhasa 13 August, 2020 10:53
I think IOW is a long lost brother of LBW.



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Re: T20 fixtures
wsm fan 13 August, 2020 16:58
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Re: T20 fixtures
Grizzers 13 August, 2020 23:43
Some good alternatives, not many of which are seen often on this site, here:

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Grizzers

Re: T20 fixtures
Bobstan 14 August, 2020 09:11
wsm fan, those words did appear in my post! LoL won't believe this, but I was being silly. There's a first time for everything.

Re: T20 fixtures
Loyal of Lhasa 14 August, 2020 10:48
Glad you've taken the credit you deserve for your astute response, Bobstan. However, you need to revert to your normal silliness asap.

Re: T20 fixtures
Wickham 14 August, 2020 11:22
Thanks for the link, Grizzers. However, it doesn't seem to mention that Jim Laker once took IOW in a Test innings.

In One Word: disappointed.

Re: T20 fixtures
Railboy 14 August, 2020 15:01
Just to further devalue this tournament and make doubly sure it doesn't embarrass the ECB's pet 100, we now have Australia coming over for a 6 match series in September.
Interesting to see Josh Philippe in the Aussie squad. Played for Taunton Vale 2 seasons ago, his dad played a couple seasons over here, mainly for Bishops Lydeard, back in the early 80's. Pretty sure he had some UK credentials.

Re: T20 fixtures
cricketjerry-mouse 20 August, 2020 23:42
Somerset`s one appearance on Sky TV during the T20 Blast next month must be in considerable doubt.

It was to have been the match with Worcestershire at Edgbaston on September 3, but it has emerged this evening that Birmingham is on the brink of complete lockdown after the covid-19 infection rate there doubled in the last two weeks.



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Re: T20 fixtures
Phantom 21 August, 2020 11:11
Quote:
cricketjerry-mouse
Somerset`s one appearance on Sky TV during the T20 Blast next month must be in considerable doubt.
It was to have been the match with Worcestershire at Edgbaston on September 3, but it has emerged this evening that Birmingham is on the brink of complete lockdown after the covid-19 infection rate there doubled in the last two weeks.

The players will be isolated away from any infected areas, won't be an issue

Re: T20 fixtures
cricketharris 22 August, 2020 12:44
If the club wanted to save some money why are all the home T20 games being played under floodlights? I won’t be given them a shilling for the meter.

Re: T20 fixtures
Nailsea_Fizz 22 August, 2020 13:35
I suspect it might not be all the Clubs doing but Jason Kerr was bemused by the amount of day nighters

Re: T20 fixtures
RadstockRob 22 August, 2020 14:45
The club should be praised for not penny pinching.

The majority of fans would be able to view online during the evenings.

Also it's a bonus for those who have donated their membership.



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Re: T20 fixtures
dilly 22 August, 2020 16:22
And a double bonus for those who haven’t donated.
Not at all good for away teams getting back home after midnight.

Re: T20 fixtures
cricketjerry-mouse 22 August, 2020 19:10
Somerset are hoping to announce next week that Babar Azam, T20 Blast top-scorer last summer and Pakistan`s T20 captain, will be available for the bulk of Somerset`s T20 Blast campaign next month.

He is one of the few Pakistan players expected to meet his county contract, once the three T20 matches with England are completed.

Re: T20 fixtures
Scrumper 23 August, 2020 00:27
Must be the shirt purchases.

Re: T20 fixtures
Grockle 23 August, 2020 11:08
Excellent



(Sm72)

Re: T20 fixtures
cricketharris 26 August, 2020 20:45
Floodlights on tonight. A full-blown T20 practice game underway.

Re: T20 fixtures
cricketjerry-mouse 26 August, 2020 22:15
Adam Hose scored 32 off 17 balls in Birmingham Bears warm-up T20 match against Staffordshire yesterday, and is expected to play against Somerset at Edgbaston on Friday.

Veteran spinner Jeetan Patel, who is not playing red ball cricket this summer. is also likely to play.

Re: T20 fixtures
Scrumper 27 August, 2020 00:58
I recommend a 3xspinner selection. Are Jack and Dom back?

Re: T20 fixtures
RadstockRob 27 August, 2020 14:11
Kent v Hants and Essex v Middlesex both live on youtube now. 14.00 starts.



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