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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » October 29, 2019, 6:33 pm

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I would love the bowlologist to take him under his wing.
Worst that could happen is that he never makes it.
Best case, he is the 2nd coming

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » October 30, 2019, 9:29 pm

Australia pumps Sri Lanka again

This series is a non event really

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Azza » October 31, 2019, 6:04 am

Who cares.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » October 31, 2019, 6:15 am

This series is just for Warner to get his eye in before PAK and NZ arrive.

On another note- I'm hearing PNG have qualified for the next T20 WC.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » October 31, 2019, 7:38 am

-PJ- wrote:
October 31, 2019, 6:15 am
This series is just for Warner to get his eye in before PAK and NZ arrive.

On another note- I'm hearing PNG have qualified for the next T20 WC.

PNG ??
Yep, saw that. Crazy!

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Makaveli » October 31, 2019, 8:47 am

I bet it makes us feel real good about ourselves punishing a **** team like Sri Lanka.. well done Aussies

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by bonehead » October 31, 2019, 9:26 am

would you rather we struggled against SL?

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -PJ- » November 1, 2019, 5:57 am

Makaveli wrote:
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I bet it makes us feel real good about ourselves punishing a **** team like Sri Lanka.. well done Aussies
Well..we don't make the schedule.

If we did, we'd be punishing SRI every single day yes !!
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » November 1, 2019, 8:31 am

Maxy taking time out with mental health issues.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » November 1, 2019, 3:14 pm

I'm surprised more players don't have time off tbh

It's such a mentally demanding sport at any level, let alone with all the scrutiny that elite players get through the media

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » November 1, 2019, 5:26 pm

-TW- wrote:
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I'm honestly surprised more players don't have time off tbh

It's such a mentally demanding sport at any level, let alone with all the scrutiny that elite players get through the media

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Post by reptar » November 2, 2019, 10:32 pm

zim wrote:I would love the bowlologist to take him under his wing.
I'd select him in tests if he batted like Dizzy.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by zim » November 3, 2019, 12:44 am

Sayers with a handy 8-64.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » November 3, 2019, 7:40 am

SMarsh in the runs again, 77.
Stoinis 44.
Head 100.
Maddinson 69 and Harris a 60.
Wade 69.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » November 3, 2019, 7:43 am

Lyon, Hazelwood, Bird, Tremain, Neser and Meredith all chiming in with wickets.

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Post by Matt » November 3, 2019, 5:02 pm

Burns a timely 76.
Wade another 50

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » November 3, 2019, 5:03 pm

Bitter sweet that the drought broke in Sydney. Oh well, T20 at Manuka on Tues will be good

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » November 4, 2019, 5:42 pm

Got a feeling Harris might hold his spot by default at this stage.

Burns still not totally convincing, though a timely 77. Uzi is running out of chances. Both have one more dig, probably, in this Rd. Then it's 1 more Shield Rd and the Paki warm up game.

Labu failed for what seems like the war time in ages. Well played mate, get that out of the way.

Bangers, SMarsh and Stoinis failed in the 2nd dig. BUT, Stoinis got Uzi and Labu plus Gannon with the ball. Interestingly, Cartwright also picked up 3 for, and Bangers got Wildermuth.

Big Wood got 6 for in the 2nd vs SA. Sayers was MOTM with 13 wickets and 47 in the 2nd dig. Head fell for 29 after a 100 in the 1st.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » November 7, 2019, 2:35 pm

That Cameron Green from WA is an interesting prospect. Coming out of the blue in a similar way to Agar IMO. Looks a bowling allrounder, but, at 20, he has:
1st class - batting - 9 games, 13 innings, 3 not outs, Avg 37.6, best 121*, 1x 100 and 1x 50
bowling - 15 innings, 28 wickets @ 21.53 with a 3.12 economy, 2x 5 wicket hauls.

One to watch

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » November 8, 2019, 10:13 am

Riley Meredith being talked up as a Test bolted. Not sure who he pushes out though

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » November 8, 2019, 7:27 pm

Starc showing why he is the best swing bowler in the country. Fast and moving is impossible to counter

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » November 8, 2019, 10:59 pm

So Pakistan are a bit ****

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Re: The Cricket Thread

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So Pakistan are a bit ****

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Matt wrote:
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Starc showing why he is the best swing bowler in the country. Fast and moving is impossible to counter
He’s always been world class with a white ball.

Red ball not so much though.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by yeh raiders » November 11, 2019, 10:03 am

Anyone noticed Starc's action has changed slightly? Hard to describe, but the bowling arm is appearing more controlled.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » November 11, 2019, 10:44 am

yeh raiders wrote:
November 11, 2019, 10:03 am
Anyone noticed Starc's action has changed slightly? Hard to describe, but the bowling arm is appearing more controlled.
I have heard that mentioned before. Cant remember if it was on TV or an interview with Starc himself, but it has been tweaked slightly.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » November 11, 2019, 4:22 pm

yeh raiders wrote:Anyone noticed Starc's action has changed slightly? Hard to describe, but the bowling arm is appearing more controlled.
His arm is tucked in and lower when he loads up, he's more slingy now


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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Northern Raider » November 11, 2019, 9:43 pm

Shafiq and Babar getting plenty of batting in against Australia A. Rock solid against the good balls and punishing the bad ones.

Babar in particular could be poised to really break out at test level. He's one to watch in the upcoming series.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by -TW- » November 11, 2019, 10:06 pm

Might be a good series if they can put it together

The Pakistanis were 3-60 early, now 3/330 odd

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Post by Northern Raider » November 11, 2019, 10:12 pm

Good news is Neser has looked pretty good. Need him to get a few more wickets so there's no excuse for picking Siddle ahead of him.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by yeh raiders » November 11, 2019, 10:52 pm

-TW- wrote:
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yeh raiders wrote:Anyone noticed Starc's action has changed slightly? Hard to describe, but the bowling arm is appearing more controlled.
His arm is tucked in and lower when he loads up, he's more slingy now


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Post by Matt » November 12, 2019, 3:03 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
November 11, 2019, 9:43 pm
Shafiq and Babar getting plenty of batting in against Australia A. Rock solid against the good balls and punishing the bad ones.

Babar in particular could be poised to really break out at test level. He's one to watch in the upcoming series.
He has always been a talented batsmen, but had too much Afridi about him. Has tempered that, and looks a heap better. His transition has been a bit Warner-esque.

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Northern Raider wrote:
November 11, 2019, 10:12 pm
Good news is Neser has looked pretty good. Need him to get a few more wickets so there's no excuse for picking Siddle ahead of him.
I think good is debatable given the score. But I would never pick Siddle, even if the analytics suggest otherwise.

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Post by Northern Raider » November 12, 2019, 4:44 pm

Matt wrote:
November 12, 2019, 3:04 pm
Northern Raider wrote:
November 11, 2019, 10:12 pm
Good news is Neser has looked pretty good. Need him to get a few more wickets so there's no excuse for picking Siddle ahead of him.
I think good is debatable given the score. But I would never pick Siddle, even if the analytics suggest otherwise.
Neser was the guy giving them most trouble. He bowled with swing and accuracy. Richardson was getting plenty of movement but didn't have his line right. No idea why Meredith was picked. He's far too wayward and should be several other quicks ahead of him in the pecking order.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Matt » November 12, 2019, 5:15 pm

Northern Raider wrote:
November 12, 2019, 4:44 pm
Matt wrote:
November 12, 2019, 3:04 pm
Northern Raider wrote:
November 11, 2019, 10:12 pm
Good news is Neser has looked pretty good. Need him to get a few more wickets so there's no excuse for picking Siddle ahead of him.
I think good is debatable given the score. But I would never pick Siddle, even if the analytics suggest otherwise.
Neser was the guy giving them most trouble. He bowled with swing and accuracy. Richardson was getting plenty of movement but didn't have his line right. No idea why Meredith was picked. He's far too wayward and should be several other quicks ahead of him in the pecking order.
That sounds like a fair assessment.

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