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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by julian87 » January 29, 2019, 8:03 am

I’ll stand by this I think Head being the golden boy of the current crop is a big issue. 7 centuries in 81 first class games whilst still averaging mid thirties sums him up.

Gets outs between 20-80 way, way too often.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » January 29, 2019, 8:30 am

julian87 wrote:
January 29, 2019, 7:59 am
Matt wrote:
January 28, 2019, 7:04 pm
-TW- wrote:
January 28, 2019, 5:40 pm
Why can't incumbents be named?

Paine, Patterson, Labushagne and possibly even Head won't be in the WC squad, so they'd be named in the a tour
There is no way the national skipper plays for the A side.

Id be surprised if Head isnt in the WC squad TBH.

If those other 2 played in the A side, im ok with that.

The A side is supposed to be an up and comers/ fringe players side. I think my problem is that Maxwell will be, and Handscomb could be in the WC side.
Head is not even close to the World Cup side.

He’s behind Finch, Warner, (Carey), Khawaja, Smith, Marsh, Marsh, Stoinis, Maxwell, Handscomb
With the way CA picks teams, his Test form will play into that Im sure.

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Post by LP Raider » January 30, 2019, 5:07 pm

Still no confirmation from the man himself that he was dressed up as a boxing kangaroo.

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Post by Brewdle » January 30, 2019, 8:44 pm

He looked deep in his cups, might still be recovering...


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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » January 31, 2019, 5:19 pm

LP Raider wrote:
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Still no confirmation from the man himself that he was dressed up as a boxing kangaroo.
Ive seen the pics.
He was

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Post by Northern Raider » January 31, 2019, 5:28 pm

Unchanged Aussie team for the 2nd test.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 1, 2019, 9:48 am

Australia win the toss and bat vs Sri Lanka. Marcus Harris chasing a few wide ones early and eventually paid the price. Not good batting.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Sid » February 1, 2019, 9:51 am

T Paine won a toss?!
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Post by Northern Raider » February 1, 2019, 10:01 am

Ball is hooping everywhere. Harris and Khawaja out chasing balls they shouldn't. Its bowler friendly conditions so need to repsect that and see out the first hour.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » February 1, 2019, 10:13 am

Labu out caught behind now too.
Aussies having the wobbles again.
Awful Test match batting TBH.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 1, 2019, 10:17 am

Matt wrote:
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Labu out caught behind now too.
Aussies having the wobbles again.
Awful Test match batting TBH.
Cracking ball toget Marnus. The 1st 2 wickets were poor decisions by the batsman chasing wide balls. That one was a perfect away seamer right in the corridor.

Right now it looks like the Sri Lankan 2nd string attack is on the same level as their first choice bowlers. Impressive start by them.
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Post by -PJ- » February 1, 2019, 10:27 am

I forgot this was on.

Turned over and 3 out for not many...
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » February 1, 2019, 10:41 am

-PJ- wrote:
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I forgot this was on.

Turned over and 3 out for not many...
Plenty of seam and swing early for the Sris. Aussies not coping well. Its going to be tougher than this in England so not boding well at the moment.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » February 1, 2019, 10:47 am

Northern Raider wrote:
February 1, 2019, 10:41 am
-PJ- wrote:
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I forgot this was on.

Turned over and 3 out for not many...
Plenty of seam and swing early for the Sris. Aussies not coping well. Its going to be tougher than this in England so not boding well at the moment.
We ain't very good eh ?
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Post by Northern Raider » February 1, 2019, 10:51 am

Michael Vaughan said at start of play that Sri Lanka needed 3 wickets in the 1st hour if they were going to be any chance. They did exactly that.
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Post by -PJ- » February 1, 2019, 11:36 am

AUS 3/103 at lunch.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by LP Raider » February 1, 2019, 12:36 pm

Missed the start, I'm assuming Khawaja has been put down the order to bat at 6.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » February 1, 2019, 1:13 pm

Head and Burns looking good. Both passed 50 since lunch

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by LP Raider » February 1, 2019, 1:39 pm

Matt wrote:
February 1, 2019, 1:13 pm
Head and Burns looking good. Both passed 50 since lunch
Both have booked their flights to England.

Head really needs a consistent run, has shown he will learn and should be a good foil with Smith.

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Post by Matt » February 1, 2019, 1:57 pm

LP Raider wrote:
February 1, 2019, 1:39 pm
Matt wrote:
February 1, 2019, 1:13 pm
Head and Burns looking good. Both passed 50 since lunch
Both have booked their flights to England.

Head really needs a consistent run, has shown he will learn and should be a good foil with Smith.
I agree. I think both will go to England. However, only 1 of Harris and Burns can open alongside Warner. Despite his failure today, I think Harris is still in front. I do worry about the technique of both though. Burns plants his front foot, esp early, and will therefore be a prime nic off target. Harris chases the wide stuff and isnt learning not to. He also plays that awful cut glide thing. Its nearly as bad as when Shaun Marsh used to play that front foot cut. Both are catching practice for gully.

As for Head, I still worry about his technique, but he keeps scoring runs. So he is proving me wrong with nearly every innings. I will wait til he has to face a swinging ball in England though.

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Post by Matt » February 1, 2019, 1:57 pm

Burns 99*. Was dropped at slip in the 30s.

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Post by Matt » February 1, 2019, 1:59 pm

And there is the 1st Aussie hundred of the summer

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Post by Northern Raider » February 1, 2019, 2:03 pm

Burns 4th test hundred in 15 tests. He's only 2 short of Shaun Marsh in that regard and 2 ahead of Mitch. They had 38 and 31 tests respectively.
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Post by Northern Raider » February 1, 2019, 2:05 pm

Throws in a selection curve ball. It seemed a given that Warner would join Harris and Burns would drop out. Be harsh to do that now Burns has the century to his name. Maybe a re-shuffle and Burns bat lower down?
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by LP Raider » February 1, 2019, 2:06 pm

Matt wrote:
February 1, 2019, 1:57 pm
LP Raider wrote:
February 1, 2019, 1:39 pm
Matt wrote:
February 1, 2019, 1:13 pm
Head and Burns looking good. Both passed 50 since lunch
Both have booked their flights to England.

Head really needs a consistent run, has shown he will learn and should be a good foil with Smith.
I agree. I think both will go to England. However, only 1 of Harris and Burns can open alongside Warner. Despite his failure today, I think Harris is still in front. I do worry about the technique of both though. Burns plants his front foot, esp early, and will therefore be a prime nic off target. Harris chases the wide stuff and isnt learning not to. He also plays that awful cut glide thing. Its nearly as bad as when Shaun Marsh used to play that front foot cut. Both are catching practice for gully.

As for Head, I still worry about his technique, but he keeps scoring runs. So he is proving me wrong with nearly every innings. I will wait til he has to face a swinging ball in England though.
So your basically worried about every batsman except the elephant in the room.

There is no guarantee that Warner and Smith will get back to the level they were playing at, Warner tbh had massive question marks before his suspension and wasn't in the best form.

Head dropped, probably the luck he needed to get over his century funk.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by LP Raider » February 1, 2019, 2:08 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
February 1, 2019, 2:05 pm
Throws in a selection curve ball. It seemed a given that Warner would join Harris and Burns would drop out. Be harsh to do that now Burns has the century to his name. Maybe a re-shuffle and Burns bat lower down?
Honestly the mind boggles, how is it a selection curve.

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Post by LP Raider » February 1, 2019, 2:11 pm

Little fumble costs Sri Lanka a run out.

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Post by RedRaider » February 1, 2019, 2:22 pm

Happy for Burns. His form said he should have been in the side against India. Amazing how players in form seem to also get a little luck go their way. I would hope the selectors have learned to pick on form, but Hohns has his favourites and we were 'stuck in the Marshes' for far too long.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » February 1, 2019, 2:28 pm

LP Raider wrote:
February 1, 2019, 2:06 pm
Matt wrote:
February 1, 2019, 1:57 pm
LP Raider wrote:
February 1, 2019, 1:39 pm
Matt wrote:
February 1, 2019, 1:13 pm
Head and Burns looking good. Both passed 50 since lunch
Both have booked their flights to England.

Head really needs a consistent run, has shown he will learn and should be a good foil with Smith.
I agree. I think both will go to England. However, only 1 of Harris and Burns can open alongside Warner. Despite his failure today, I think Harris is still in front. I do worry about the technique of both though. Burns plants his front foot, esp early, and will therefore be a prime nic off target. Harris chases the wide stuff and isnt learning not to. He also plays that awful cut glide thing. Its nearly as bad as when Shaun Marsh used to play that front foot cut. Both are catching practice for gully.

As for Head, I still worry about his technique, but he keeps scoring runs. So he is proving me wrong with nearly every innings. I will wait til he has to face a swinging ball in England though.
So your basically worried about every batsman except the elephant in the room.

There is no guarantee that Warner and Smith will get back to the level they were playing at, Warner tbh had massive question marks before his suspension and wasn't in the best form.

Head dropped, probably the luck he needed to get over his century funk.
Mate, I don't trust any of the top 6 ATM. However, there are varying levels and reasons. I've already outlined 3 of them.

Labuschange has the best technique. Plays very straight, leaves well, and is happy to bat time. BUT, not sure he has enough shots to be productive when he does get through the tough bit.

I like Patterson, I wanted him to play a couple of years back when Maddinson was picked. I have talked about him a lot. However, right now he has 30 Test runs against a Sri Lanka side that is no better than a state side, and with the current side have 3 quicks with 6 games between them, it could definately be argued that its worse. Even if it was a effortless and almost graceful 30.

Khawaja, aka your elephant, has had a terrible summer. No doubt. I suspect the stuff with his brother has played into his mindset, mentioned or not. Yes, his numbers at home are much better than abroad, BUT, the guy avgs over 40 in Test cricket from 40 Tests. He also avgs over 40 in 1st class cricket. He is one of the best batsmen we have produced in the last 10 years. I have no doubt there are more runs in his future.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by LP Raider » February 1, 2019, 2:29 pm

I'm sorry but Khawaja just dangled the bat, I mean if your talking technique that's about as bad as it gets.

The other 2 I can excuse, Koala is terribly out of form and how the selectors came to the conclusion that he should be picked over Short in the ODI squad is probably indicative as to why Australian sport is so pathetic.

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RedRaider wrote:
February 1, 2019, 2:22 pm
Happy for Burns. His form said he should have been in the side against India. Amazing how players in form seem to also get a little luck go their way. I would hope the selectors have learned to pick on form, but Hohns has his favourites and we were 'stuck in the Marshes' for far too long.
Yep. He should have come in over Labuschange against India.
Im glad they picked Patterson after his twin tons against Sri Lanka in the CA XI game.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by BJ » February 1, 2019, 2:41 pm

Joe the Camera Man now works for Channel 7. Just saw him sitting on the mid wicket boundary at the Telopea end.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » February 1, 2019, 2:53 pm

BJ wrote:
February 1, 2019, 2:41 pm
Joe the Camera Man now works for Channel 7. Just saw him sitting on the mid wicket boundary at the Telopea end.

Tempted to yell out “Can’t zoom Can’t focus”.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by zim » February 1, 2019, 2:55 pm

Both guys lucky to still be out there but fantastic to finally have some tons.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by LP Raider » February 1, 2019, 2:56 pm

Well done Travis Head, only his 8th Test and already a test match century.

Our most consistent and best batsmen this summer.

Not from NSW but should be OK for another couple of tests.

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