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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 2, 2021, 11:19 am
by -TW-
Khawaja named emergency for SA tour, if Pucovski's shoulder is no good

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 2, 2021, 12:13 pm
by julian87
-TW- wrote: February 2, 2021, 11:08 am He's basically a right armed Brad Hogg

Hogg was a gun white ball bowler but rubbish in Tests/FC where bats weren't looking to attack him. Same with Zampa.

Both averaged over 40 in FC with the ball

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That’s an interesting comparison. Brad Hogg was a world class odi bowler though. Was significantly better at every aspect of the game tbh.

While he played in a stronger team than Zampa he played in 2 world cups for an undefeated record and 2 tournament wins.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 2, 2021, 2:54 pm
by bonehead
How's Lloyd Pope's development

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 2, 2021, 3:14 pm
by -TW-
As a bowler or pie maker?

18 wickets at 72.5 doesn't fill me with much confidence, still young though.

I think Tanveer Sangha is being lined up as a prodigy

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 2, 2021, 4:12 pm
by Northern Raider
-TW- wrote: February 2, 2021, 3:14 pm As a bowler or pie maker?

18 wickets at 72.5 doesn't fill me with much confidence, still young though.

I think Tanveer Sangha is being lined up as a prodigy
The latter. Marginally OK at T20 level because he's accurate. Not effective at first class level because he doesn't turn the ball. He played a Shield game against QLD before Xmas and got pumped by Usi, Renshaw and Pierson. Same matched Swepson took 8 wickets.

Agree that Tanveer looks an infinitely better prospect.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 2, 2021, 7:59 pm
by -TW-
SA tour postponed, the NZ T20 squad will probably change

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 2, 2021, 8:16 pm
by Northern Raider
I'd rather see them keep the t20 squad the same. Some guys getting an opportunity and the series doesn't have much importance.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 2, 2021, 8:21 pm
by -TW-
They've just come out and said it will be the same squad as originally picked

Probably a good call, give those guys a break from bubble life for a bit

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 3, 2021, 8:27 am
by Northern Raider
Warner, Smith, Starc, Cummins, Carey would be part of the normal T20 squad. Henriques and Abbott maybes. The latter 2 have played stuff all cricket this year so they should consider adding them to the squad.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 3, 2021, 10:08 pm
by RedRaider
-TW- wrote: February 2, 2021, 7:59 pm SA tour postponed, the NZ T20 squad will probably change

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Prudent move to can the SA tour. Although improving they are still recording new infections in the thousands each day. (Info from Worldometer). I love cricket, but not at the risk to the health of everyone in the Australian Touring Party.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 4, 2021, 5:41 am
by -PJ-
I watched Chris Gayle smash 84* off 22 balls this morning in a T10 innings..

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 4, 2021, 6:02 am
by julian87
NSW have remained at $2.88 to win the Shield with the SA tour cancelled.

Warner, Smith, Henriques, Abbott, Lyon, Cummins, Starc and Hazlewood potentially become available for the second half of the season.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 4, 2021, 1:18 pm
by -TW-
-PJ- wrote:I watched Chris Gayle smash 84* off 22 balls this morning in a T10 innings..
Was he dropped 18 times? Fielding in that comp is worse than grade standard

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 4, 2021, 2:26 pm
by -PJ-
-TW- wrote: February 4, 2021, 1:18 pm
-PJ- wrote:I watched Chris Gayle smash 84* off 22 balls this morning in a T10 innings..
Was he dropped 18 times? Fielding in that comp is worse than grade standard

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The fielding is foul, but the clean hitting was brilliant..22 balls.

The bowling was pure garbage.

Gayles team needed 98 runs from 60 balls. Gayle scored 84 of them in the best display of hitting ever.

Funny thing- All players have their surname on their playing shirt right ?

Not CGayle.. on his shirt it says”universal boss”

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 4, 2021, 2:49 pm
by -TW-
Noticed that, it's a bit wanky but that's who he is.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 4, 2021, 2:55 pm
by -PJ-
A-grade wanker..

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 4, 2021, 7:51 pm
by bonehead
spent some time with boneyjr watching Merv Hughes and Curtly Ambrose highlights tonight

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 7, 2021, 6:03 am
by -PJ-
Steve Smith wins his 3rd AB Medal.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 15, 2021, 11:09 am
by Matt

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 16, 2021, 7:59 am
by Northern Raider
Sheffield Shield resumes tomorrow with NSW vs VIC and TAD vs QLD. All test players should be available which will make it interesting.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 16, 2021, 6:26 pm
by Matt
Northern Raider wrote: February 16, 2021, 7:59 am Sheffield Shield resumes tomorrow with NSW vs VIC and TAD vs QLD. All test players should be available which will make it interesting.
Smithy in good nic too

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 17, 2021, 3:03 pm
by julian87
Henriques walked out at 3-36 against Victoria this morning and has grafted a very solid 46* so far against some pretty good bowling. NSW 8-134

Maintains his great red ball form with his last innings being 113. It's a shame selectors used him for nothing but mixing cordial in the Indian series.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 17, 2021, 4:18 pm
by Northern Raider
Henriques really been a late bloomer. Was picked for test cricket when he probably wasn't ready for it. Much more complete batsman now. Even though he's just turned 34 they could still get 2-3 years of decent service from him. Similar to Adam Voges a few years ago. He was something like 35 on debut.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 17, 2021, 5:02 pm
by julian87
If Henriques plays a pure bat I think he could play top level for 4/5 years. He's very strong and fit and his injuries have almost invariably been from bowling which wouldn't really be required with Green in the side.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 19, 2021, 12:44 pm
by Matt
Puc having shoulder surgery. Its a 5 month recovery. Its 9 months til the Ashes. Poor SOB can't catch a break

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 22, 2021, 8:00 am
by Northern Raider
Khwaja and Burns both with tons in QLD win over Tassie. Should keep them on the selectors radar for the time being.

T20s against NZ starts today. Expect a very competitive series. They just manage to squeeze it in before footy season begins.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 22, 2021, 8:06 am
by Matt
Northern Raider wrote: February 22, 2021, 8:00 am Khwaja and Burns both with tons in QLD win over Tassie. Should keep them on the selectors radar for the time being.

T20s against NZ starts today. Expect a very competitive series. They just manage to squeeze it in before footy season begins.
Uzi probably should have had a run this series, but yes, keeps them in their minds

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 22, 2021, 8:35 am
by Northern Raider
Still can't understand why Usi was being overlooked for the test squad this season. At least he was named as a reserve for SA Tour. For Burns it was his first significant score since last season.

Runs at the back end of this season will be important. That will create the short list of contenders. Start of the next Shield season will then be critical to decide who gets those couple of batting spots up for grabs. I think there's a 1 off test against the Bangas before the ashes.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 22, 2021, 3:32 pm
by -PJ-
1st T20 int NZ v AUS soon..

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 22, 2021, 5:42 pm
by -PJ-
NZ 5/184 after 20 overs.

AUS to bat soon..

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 22, 2021, 8:45 pm
by -TW-
Didn't watch it, wouldn't call what they did batting based on the scorecard though

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 22, 2021, 9:26 pm
by Northern Raider
Aussies really got towelled up. A few bruised egos after that game.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 23, 2021, 5:12 am
by julian87
julian87 wrote: January 20, 2021, 8:29 am Just on T20s.

With the World Cup around the corner the selectors have some make or break decisions coming up. If the all rounder is to bat #7 it has to be Dan Christian, absolutely no questions asked. Marsh keeps breaking down and Stoinis is nothing but an opening bat (cost us the 50 over World Cup). T20 roles are very specific and you can’t just plonk your 7th best bat at 7 if they’re not suited to it.

You could suggest Agar but he’s not good enough to bat 7. If you play 2 spinners you probably need Stoinis to open with either Warner or Finch at 3 and Christian at 7 so you still have 4 (of sorts) seam options.
This all happened yesterday. Agar nosebleeds at 7. Stoinis being completely useless unless opening.

Selecting Stoinis ahead of Christian as a lower order all rounder is an absolute laugh.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 23, 2021, 9:45 am
by kiwi raider
Devon Conway's effort was as classy(not a word often used to describe T20 innings) a T20 nock as i can remember, really stamped himself as a quality international cricketer last night. you can see why the selectors have chosen him over one of our all time best batsmen and left Ross Taylor out of the T20 squad

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: February 23, 2021, 10:25 am
by Northern Raider
julian87 wrote: February 23, 2021, 5:12 am
julian87 wrote: January 20, 2021, 8:29 am Just on T20s.

With the World Cup around the corner the selectors have some make or break decisions coming up. If the all rounder is to bat #7 it has to be Dan Christian, absolutely no questions asked. Marsh keeps breaking down and Stoinis is nothing but an opening bat (cost us the 50 over World Cup). T20 roles are very specific and you can’t just plonk your 7th best bat at 7 if they’re not suited to it.

You could suggest Agar but he’s not good enough to bat 7. If you play 2 spinners you probably need Stoinis to open with either Warner or Finch at 3 and Christian at 7 so you still have 4 (of sorts) seam options.
This all happened yesterday. Agar nosebleeds at 7. Stoinis being completely useless unless opening.

Selecting Stoinis ahead of Christian as a lower order all rounder is an absolute laugh.
World Cup squad would look a little different with the Test squad players available. Warner, Carey, Smith, Henriques, Cummins, Starc all likely inclusions. Abbott and Neser also in the mix.

I'm completely over Stoinis. Proven many times that he doesn't cut it at international level. He continues to get picked on the back of his BBL form, which is in reality a 2nd tier T20 comp. He doesn't bowl so can make way for one of those Test batsmen.

Agree on Agar. You can pick him as a bowler but not as a no7 bat. A batting all rounder is required there or a pinch hitter who can be thrown up the order if needed. Christian would be ideal. Henriques worth a look if he was able to bowl.