Ireland U20 Nats Thread

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justforkix
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Ireland U20 Nats Thread

Post by justforkix » Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:55 am

It was an almost perfect last SOD tour except the last game loss

But important is we won the division, promote to D1 via NRR due to strong wins in the 1st 4 games and also qualified for WC thanks to Kenya beating NZ

Its the 1st SOD WC after missing out twice & in D1 after a while.

Kudos to KIC too for the right tweaks to the orders that worked very well :)

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Re: Ireland U20 Nats Thread

Post by justforkix » Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:56 am

D1 in SOD, D2 in T20 w/ 4 wins - a good D2 T20 tour also means we qualify for T20 WC next season.

And lot to play for, with the SOD WC in a few weeks - will almost be a revamped squad due to most of the players who toured promoting to seniors. Will start scouting for new players next week.

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Re: Ireland U20 Nats Thread

Post by paulos » Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:57 am

Congrats on the division win and the WC qualification :clap

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Re: Ireland U20 Nats Thread

Post by justforkix » Thu Jul 14, 2022 4:46 am

We pulled Uneven, Hard, Crumbling, Flat, Flat - given that, we are inclined to 4 spinners & 5-6 seamers

- 4 batters, 2 wk are locks
- 2 Fs, 2 Ms, 4 spinners (rfs, lfs, lws, rws) are locks

that leaves 4 spots - key decisions to be made are -
1. Pick 9 batters + 9 bowlers or 8 batters + 10 bowlers with 1 of the bowler double up as pure bat also given he's expert summary
2. 1 more seamer spot - either F or FM, both have a bit of batting but only accom summary
3. Among batters - we have a seam specialist, BH, finisher to pick from

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Re: Ireland U20 Nats Thread

Post by paulos » Thu Sep 08, 2022 7:15 pm

A great week so far. Best of luck in the crunch game tomorrow :thumbsup

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Re: Ireland U20 Nats Thread

Post by KeepItCool » Fri Sep 09, 2022 6:08 am

We finally have different batsmen scoring 100s ...don't remember when that happened last.

The Aussie game is the toughest of the lot ...given respective ratings. Let's see whether a flat wicket evens that out somewhat.

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Re: Ireland U20 Nats Thread

Post by justforkix » Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:26 am

We tried our best & almost pulled off a huge chase - excellent tour for us.

Now with a home T20 tour next week - need 1 win to qualify for WC but hoping to promote & be in D1 so that subsequent WC qualification becomes easier.

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