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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » June 6, 2019, 11:21 pm

That's the difference between us and Pakistan. Pakistan got into a bad position against West Indies and couldn't fight back

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Post by -TW- » June 7, 2019, 12:07 am

Two of the worst decisions to attempt to fire Gayle in the one over..

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Post by Azza » June 7, 2019, 2:08 am

Close game at the halfway point

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Post by Azza » June 7, 2019, 3:22 am

Great match

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Post by Rick » June 7, 2019, 5:26 am

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » June 7, 2019, 6:51 am

Can't believe we posted over 250, let alone 280.

Then to also see we won. WOW!

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Post by Chicka's shoe » June 7, 2019, 7:07 am

It was a good finish. Starc wrapped it up, cracker of a running catch by Maxwell, some pretty stupid shots played by the Windies with wickets and time in hand.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » June 7, 2019, 8:53 am

The boys are in this World Cup up to their necks.

That's 10 ODI wins on the trot and their in good touch.

Great knock NCN !!

And the return of Steve Smith is sweet timing. He's a class act.
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Post by Azza » June 7, 2019, 9:59 am

I felt like it was not good to have Coulter Nile concede 4 boundaries to end the match but the fight shown by the middle - lower order and bowlers was excellent.

Maxwell and Usi in particular played some terrible shots. Reckon some other teams may try the same short ball approach to Usi now and see what happens (not suggesting he should be dropped, he has points in the bank).

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Post by RedRaider » June 7, 2019, 10:56 am

Welcome back Steve Smith. Really held the side together early on when a class player was needed. The young keeper and two dads then were able to build the total from being defensible to being a match winning score which enabled the bowlers to attack. Stark was brought back just in time to run through the Windies lower middle order and Stoinis bowled tightly at the other end. Sure there are batsmen who need to look at both their technique and match awareness, but we are only 2 games into the World Cup so better to have the issues addressed at this stage than later in the tournament. India next. That should be a beauty.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » June 7, 2019, 11:00 am

Chicka's shoe wrote:It was a good finish. Starc wrapped it up, cracker of a running catch by Maxwell, some pretty stupid shots played by the Windies with wickets and time in hand.
They lost it more then we won it

It was about a run a ball needed for the last 15, and they played some absolutely horrendous shots

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » June 7, 2019, 12:14 pm

I'd say that's a tad harsh - pretty good job getting to 280 odd given the position we were in, and Starc and Cummins bowled well at the end... but yeah, there are things to improve in the bowling and batting departments.

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Post by yeh raiders » June 8, 2019, 12:34 am

That innings from NCN was sensational, especially under World Cup pressure.

Hopefully the batsman who got out playing dumb shots have now got their cobwebs out. Batting 101 to play with a straight bat early in your innings.

Biggest concern for me is the lack of a 3rd top line seamer, which heaps bigger pesssure on Starc and Cummins.

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Post by -TW- » June 8, 2019, 12:48 am

I'd almost be inclined to rest Khawaja soon after the concussions he's had

He looked very rattled against the short ball, and he's just going to get bounced out for fun

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Post by julian87 » June 8, 2019, 8:51 am

I’m nowhere near as confident as most about the side. I think we lack a number 5 that can come in and hit a 90 strike rate 50 odd if were in trouble. Maxwell and Stoinis are both good at icing the cake but you don’t want either of them walking in at 3-30 or 4-40. I guess were just using the England playbook of living and dying by the aggressive play sword.

The bowling is also a concern. NCN is not effective at the moment and the other 2 seamers are no better. Behrendorff is good but can’t see him playing with Starc there. I also think come a semi final if you need a big spell in the middle overs to turn the game every opposition player would rather be facing Adam Zampa than Nathan Lyon.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Post by Azza » June 8, 2019, 10:24 am

julian87 wrote:
June 8, 2019, 8:51 am
I’m nowhere near as confident as most about the side. I think we lack a number 5 that can come in and hit a 90 strike rate 50 odd if were in trouble. Maxwell and Stoinis are both good at icing the cake but you don’t want either of them walking in at 3-30 or 4-40. I guess were just using the England playbook of living and dying by the aggressive play sword.
You could bring Marsh in and play that role. The problem is, if you need someone to come out and smash quick runs in that no 5 role, Maxwell is the better bet. It's a tough call as it really depends on the situation.

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Post by gergreg » June 8, 2019, 10:36 am

julian87 wrote:I’m nowhere near as confident as most about the side. I think we lack a number 5 that can come in and hit a 90 strike rate 50 odd if were in trouble. Maxwell and Stoinis are both good at icing the cake but you don’t want either of them walking in at 3-30 or 4-40. I guess were just using the England playbook of living and dying by the aggressive play sword.

The bowling is also a concern. NCN is not effective at the moment and the other 2 seamers are no better. Behrendorff is good but can’t see him playing with Starc there. I also think come a semi final if you need a big spell in the middle overs to turn the game every opposition player would rather be facing Adam Zampa than Nathan Lyon.
One advantage of Zampa is the perception he isn't that good so batsmen seem to go after him and make mistakes, whereas Lyon can tie up an end.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » June 9, 2019, 2:15 pm

Interesting game tonight - we have a recent decent record in ODIs against the Indians (minus Smith/Warner), but could go either way.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » June 9, 2019, 8:07 pm

Not sure we struck the right balance with the bowling line up here

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Post by gergreg » June 9, 2019, 10:01 pm

Where is this game being held? Lock up your daughters.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » June 9, 2019, 10:15 pm

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » June 9, 2019, 10:36 pm

Dropped catches, shoddy bowling. Not Zampas best day. If we win this it will be the batsmen pulling it out of the fire like they did a couple of times in India

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Makaveli » June 10, 2019, 8:36 am

Warner **** us. Pathetic strike rate for an opener

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » June 10, 2019, 9:26 am

Terrible bowling performance and yeah, not sure what the hell Warner was doing. Put us on the back foot right from the start.

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Post by I'm Bate Man » June 10, 2019, 9:48 am

Makaveli wrote:Warner **** us. Pathetic strike rate for an opener
When your struggling as much as Warner was you have to hit out chasing such a big total, it didn’t help he ran Finch out just as Finch started to let his hands go.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by julian87 » June 10, 2019, 10:40 am

Stoinis is a pretty big problem in this side imo. Absolutely trash 5th bowling option.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » June 10, 2019, 10:50 am

Yeah I think we miss Jhye Richardson quite a bit actually. Stoinis, NCN and Zampa were all exploited. Which then puts a lot of pressure on Starc and Cummins.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by julian87 » June 10, 2019, 10:55 am

Still bemused that Hazlewood is rated lower than Kane Richardson.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » June 10, 2019, 11:44 am

Hazelwood not getting picked was a massive error

We basically have 2 quicks, and 3 guys that would tie for 5th change normally

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » June 10, 2019, 12:53 pm

Yeah so I guess we are all feeling a lot less optimistic than a few days ago - things can turn quickly but some changes will be required

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Lucky » June 11, 2019, 8:03 pm

Another CWC match abandoned due to poor weather.... England, what a hole... 2 days in a row no games to watch

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by julian87 » June 11, 2019, 8:58 pm

Mitch Marsh in as cover. Stoinis with a side strain.

This will be an unpopular opinion but if Marsh is bowling at 100% I reckon it’s almost an upgrade.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » June 11, 2019, 9:01 pm

I rate MMarsh as an ODI player

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Post by Rick » June 11, 2019, 10:01 pm

His bowling will be very handy.


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Post by Sid » June 11, 2019, 10:19 pm

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