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Northern Raider wrote: January 6, 2021, 2:14 pm
Azza wrote: January 6, 2021, 2:08 pm Kohli averages 68 against India? What a bunch of absolute pie chuckers.
Averages 68 in India.
I prefer my interpretation.
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F Smith is good. Those numbers are crazy!

I still think ABD and Kohli are better all round batsmen, but hard to argue that he isnt the best batsmen in world cricket with an avg over 60, after avging 20 odd in his 1st 10 tests.

Williamson is 4th on the list for mine. Very very good player though.
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Matt wrote: January 6, 2021, 4:27 pm F Smith is good. Those numbers are crazy!

I still think ABD and Kohli are better all round batsmen, but hard to argue that he isnt the best batsmen in world cricket with an avg over 60, after avging 20 odd in his 1st 10 tests.

Williamson is 4th on the list for mine. Very very good player though.
Who is F Smith ?
Sorry, should read, F! Smith is good.
Does that help?
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No, money down!
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India have gone with an ODI styled opening oartnership for the next Test. Sharma will partner Gill.

Santi is the new quick
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Azza wrote: January 6, 2021, 4:36 pmNo, money down!
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Herald Sun saying Pucovski will be Australian men's cricketer #460
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all starts again today i suppose

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I’m excited.

I love seeing a debutant get a chance. WP is as exciting as we’ve had in recent times.

On a betting note: India at $4 seems great value in a 3 horse race.


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The petulant children are starting to tantrum....
...but daddy I dont wanna face Starc at the Gabba.
I dont wanna face Hazelwood on a seamer.
I dont wanna face Cummins on a green top.
I dont want to face Lyon spinning it on carpet.
I dont wanna be stuck in a room with Pant... he's mean
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Matt wrote:The petulant children are starting to tantrum....
...but daddy I dont wanna face Starc at the Gabba.
I dont wanna face Hazelwood on a seamer.
I dont wanna face Cummins on a green top.
I dont want to face Lyon spinning it on carpet.
I dont wanna be stuck in a room with Pant... he's mean
this morning the heads up was they were just muscle flexing to get full resort access

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Overcast conditions in Sydney town.

Waiting on offical team announcement and toss.

I’m ready..
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AUS have won the toss and elected to bat.

AUS- Warner, Pucovski, Labuchagne, Smith, Wade, Green, Paine, Cummins, Starc, Lyon, Hazlewood.
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Very interesting 1st session coming up. Warner returning from injury and Pucovski on debut.

I wasn't convinced by Pucovski in the Australia A match. Did not look confident. If he can see off the new ball be might settle in better.
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He’s taking first ball..
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This is our best opening stand of the series lol
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Azza wrote: January 7, 2021, 9:43 am This is our best opening stand of the series lol
No it’s not.
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Warner out.

AUS 1/6
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Best 5 I've seen
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-PJ- wrote: January 7, 2021, 9:47 am
Azza wrote: January 7, 2021, 9:43 am This is our best opening stand of the series lol
No it’s not.
Yes it was. I don't mean in numbers you numpty. I was being sarcastic.
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Think Warner had some pressing business back in the dressing sheds. Didn't want to hang round long in the middle.
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Azza wrote: January 7, 2021, 9:49 am
-PJ- wrote: January 7, 2021, 9:47 am
Azza wrote: January 7, 2021, 9:43 am This is our best opening stand of the series lol
No it’s not.
Yes it was. I don't mean in numbers you numpty. I was being sarcastic.
Well..if it’s not about numbers I have to agree..

It was a fantastic opening stand.
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Northern Raider wrote: January 7, 2021, 9:52 am Think Warner had some pressing business back in the dressing sheds. Didn't want to hang round long in the middle.
SBW walked into the ground.
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Not much in the deck for the bowlers. Distinct lack of seam for the start of a 5 day test.
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Rain rain go away come again another day...
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Northern Raider wrote: January 7, 2021, 10:04 am Not much in the deck for the bowlers. Distinct lack of seam for the start of a 5 day test.
Yeah it does look that way - poor shot from Warner.
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Pucovski gets a great chance here. Batting on a road vs an understrength Indian attack.
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Northern Raider wrote: January 7, 2021, 11:02 am Pucovski gets a great chance here. Batting on a road vs an understrength Indian attack.
That's it you put the mocker on him now.

It feels for some reason like it rains every Sydney test nowadays...
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Azza wrote: January 7, 2021, 11:07 am
Northern Raider wrote: January 7, 2021, 11:02 am Pucovski gets a great chance here. Batting on a road vs an understrength Indian attack.
That's it you put the mocker on him now.

It feels for some reason like it rains every Sydney test nowadays...
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Matt wrote: January 7, 2021, 11:30 am
Azza wrote: January 7, 2021, 11:07 am
Northern Raider wrote: January 7, 2021, 11:02 am Pucovski gets a great chance here. Batting on a road vs an understrength Indian attack.
That's it you put the mocker on him now.

It feels for some reason like it rains every Sydney test nowadays...
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You telling anyone else to shut up with the quality of your so called match-ups over the years is ironic :lol:
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Sticks bday..54 today
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Matt wrote: January 7, 2021, 11:30 am
Azza wrote: January 7, 2021, 11:07 am
Northern Raider wrote: January 7, 2021, 11:02 am Pucovski gets a great chance here. Batting on a road vs an understrength Indian attack.
That's it you put the mocker on him now.

It feels for some reason like it rains every Sydney test nowadays...
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I said he gets a great chance. Didn’t say he would take it.

For predictions I'm backing Steve Smith for a big 100
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-PJ- wrote: January 7, 2021, 11:51 am Sticks bday..54 today
Who was he playing?
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Northern Raider wrote:
-PJ- wrote: January 7, 2021, 11:51 am Sticks bday..54 today
Who was he playing?
Pakistan

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There’s blue sky over the SCG and everyone’s standing around scratching their balls..

Seriously..test cricket doesn’t do itself any favours..
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