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3 minutes ago, Wronggenes said:

If it’s a dead rubber I would be inclined to keep Warner and Harris and tell them this is their chance.

So would I. Form is temporary, class is permanent  

Remember Steve Waugh's slump before 'that' knock at the SCG? 

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where are all the Kudos for the team from trannies?  

 

well, I'll start.  Well done boys. hard fought and patient win, and after never forgiving myself for quitting and going to bed early and missing Aust 2 winning the cup, I am tragically compelled to always watch our big achievements live. 

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1 hour ago, Prince said:

where are all the Kudos for the team from trannies?  

 

well, I'll start.  Well done boys. hard fought and patient win, and after never forgiving myself for quitting and going to bed early and missing Aust 2 winning the cup, I am tragically compelled to always watch our big achievements live. 

Big night last night. I slept half of yesterday with the flu, so staying up was easy. Cricket, reasonably good mountain stage in the Vuelta, and a mate unfortunately had to pull the pin 3/4 of the way through an attempt at the North Channel (Ireland to Scotland). The day before one of the girls from the dam group was successful in crossing from Catalina Island to the mainland. We have another EC crossing coming up during the next test as well, so more late nights coming.

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13 hours ago, Prince said:

where are all the Kudos for the team from trannies?  

 

well, I'll start.  Well done boys. hard fought and patient win, and after never forgiving myself for quitting and going to bed early and missing Aust 2 winning the cup, I am tragically compelled to always watch our big achievements live. 

Great win, and even better series victory.  It took an absolute miracle from Ben Stokes to deny Australia the win at Headingley, but they responded and got the job done.  How flat and disinterested England looked for most of that 4th test is strange, youd have thought they would have tried to ride the wave of momentum the 3rd test victory gave them and take the Aussies down, not to be.

There is a real chance that Ben Stokes 3rd test performance could be lost in the rubble of England's failure to regain the Ashes if they lose the 5th test and the series 3-1.

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it was also interesting to see Archer drop his bickkies when things got tough. He has to understand he won't always get wickets.  He is young though and I guess it was only his second test.   I think also we are lucky to have Langer as our coach. He would have said the right things to the boys to get them over the disappointment of the 3rd test and likewise Bayliss must take some of the blame for not inspiring the Poms, as PT pointed out, they should have been quite confident going in to the 4th test. 

All in all it has been a very enjoyable Ashes series 

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9 hours ago, Pencil_Towel said:

Even days play, if anything the Aussies let England off the hook a few times, could have had them all out for under 250, but still a chance to have them out under 300, just need to bat well in reply.

yep, and I hope Warner likes pressure.   It is kinda like watching a car crash, I don't want to watch but I have to...

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On 13/09/2019 at 6:59 PM, IronJimbo said:

First opener ever to get eight single figure scores in a series apparently 

Yes, he made double figures! That'll guarantee his spot for the home summer 😉

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12 hours ago, AA7 said:

Yes, he made double figures! That'll guarantee his spot for the home summer 😉

chapelli is in the paper saying warner is so good he knicked em whereas everyone else missed so will be auto selection for the summer.  wade with a few hundreds however is in struggle street as scored them when australia didnt need them so his spot will need to be looked at.

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2 hours ago, Prince said:

it was such a let down the fifth test.  I will never understand why they chose not to bat first. what on earth were they thinking? 

Because we were worried that on a seaming grassy pitch with overcast skies our openers might get dismissed in single figures again? 

If things had of gone to plan and they both had a half decent dig once the pitch flattened out the selectors wouldn't have looked so bad for dropping Head and Khawaja.

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On 22/11/2019 at 7:40 PM, Mike Del said:

Yep world beater in Aus

Can't seem to do a thing wrong here. This'll go a long way to redeeming him in Aussie eyes.

 

ETA: After scoring 95 runs in 10 innings in England, he now has an average of 50+ for 2019.

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Pat Cummins will make just under $10,000 per delivery in the IPL next year. No Big Bash contract this summer, but Cummins’ $3.1 million price will see him take home almost as much as two entire BBL franchises (36 players). #BBL09 #IPLauction

 

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So what is it with Aussie pitches? The commentators yesterday morning were saying that the pitch was flat, and that it wasn't giving enough for the bowlers. Our 450+ result kind of lends itself to that. Now halfway through the first session on the 3rd day, NZ is at 5/58.

Is it a flat track and our bowlers are just that good?

Is it a tricky wicket & our batsmen are just that good?

Did we manufacture a wicket that was going to be flat for 2 days, then fall to pieces? Given that though, shouldn't the NZ captain have been able to see that & bat himself rather than send us in first?

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What are your thoughts on Mankad?

 

I feel it's a perfectly legitimate dismissal. If they want to ban it, then the 3rd umpire should be looking at every run that is scored & disallow it if the batsman has left the crease before the ball is delivered, the same way they do with checking no-balls when there is a wicket.

Why should they be given free reign to shorten the distance they have to run, especially in limited overs games where quick runs are so valuable?

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29 minutes ago, Merv said:

Think there should be 1 warning shot fired by the bowler, after that it's fair game.

Should there also be a warning first for no-balls? Everything in cricket these days is making it easier to be a batsman, not a bowler.

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Its in the rules, he can do it.  Good on the young bloke for having the balls to do it.

As for "Not in the Spirit of the game", I think some people should have a good long hard look at themselves and what they're saying

  • They talk about pride in the Baggy Green but some of the ones on display this season look like they've just been retrieved from the bottom of the toolbox in the shed.  Faded, Dirty, sweatstained, and torn. I've seen homeless people with more pride in what they're wearing on their heads than some of our Australian cricketers
  • Sandpapergate (no more needs to be said)

 

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5 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

What are your thoughts on Mankad?

 

I feel it's a perfectly legitimate dismissal. If they want to ban it, then the 3rd umpire should be looking at every run that is scored & disallow it if the batsman has left the crease before the ball is delivered, the same way they do with checking no-balls when there is a wicket.

Why should they be given free reign to shorten the distance they have to run, especially in limited overs games where quick runs are so valuable?

How can it non be legit? It's the rules, else batsman would never stay behind their crease. 

Nice work is all I'd say.

 

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Indian commentator made the very valid point that the wording of the rule was changed to imply that the batsman is the one that is not really playing within the spirit of the game by leaving the crease early. The onus is on them to stay put.

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