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Reply #900
Lyon and Murphy did OK with the bat too. 

Despite some cheap wickets, the change from bowler friendly to batter friendly pitches is astounding.
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Reply #901
Lyon and Murphy did OK with the bat too. 

Despite some cheap wickets, the change from bowler friendly to batter friendly pitches is astounding.
Not when you think about where we are playing and who the opposition is.
The IPL never seem to have any trouble with their prepared pitches.
The whole series has been farcical in terms of pitch preparation and the ICC need to step in and make it clear India will be docked test championship points if they continue to prepare substandard spin nightmare pitches .

 

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Reply #902
Just do not get why Smith wants to be slipping to spinners, I get he takes spectacular diving catches, but his technique is rubbish, he moves too much which makes him too likely to drop catches he should take. He'll get the seemingly impossible, and drop puddings!

btw., Watching Kuhnemann makes me think, imagine if old timers like myself could back in the day chuck the pill like modern bowlers?
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Reply #903
Looks like Bazball is on for The Ashes with Warner set to get another gig! :o
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Reply #904
No way, seriously no way
DrE is no more... you ok with that harmonica man?

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Reply #905
No way, seriously no way
That is what I'm hearing, Warner is in the squad.

We've a bunch of talented kids around the country that should be getting an early Ashes run, one of them will be very unlucky to miss out!
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Reply #906
I refuse to believe this, surely there a mistake...

It's an opinion grab from Mark Taylor, but given that he's a mouthpiece of cricket NSW you'd think that this is going to happen, no matter how implausible it seems.
DrE is no more... you ok with that harmonica man?

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Reply #907
England are doing an India and Stokes has asked for bazball pitches which will be one day like..ie flat with enough pace to suit the batsmen but docile for any decent movement or spin.
Its going to be one day cricket which is their forte and lifeless batting tracks where they will go the bash with the bat and then resort to their ridiculous field placings and bowling patterns ie what went on in Pakistan with the likes of Anderson bowling six short deliveries an over with packed leg side fields.
The ICC need to set firm guidelines for test cricket pitch preparation and have all wickets presented in a condition which allows for normal test cricket not contrived wickets to suit the home team.
Its fecks up the game and makes a joke of the traditional format....Warner might actually make some runs on this tour.

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Reply #908
The "friends of Warner" society is out and pushing the sell today.  If, as numbers and history suggest, this bloke fails, the lot of them should follow him out the door. The entire situation is awkward and makes me cringe.
DrE is no more... you ok with that harmonica man?

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Reply #909
Pat Cummins
Scott Boland
Alex Carey
Cameron Green
Marcus Harris
Josh Hazlewood
Travis Head
Josh Inglis
Usman Khawaja
Marnus Labuschagne
Nathan Lyon
Mitchell Marsh
Todd Murphy
Matthew Renshaw
Steve Smith
Mitchell Starc
David Warner
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Reply #910
I didn't know Candice was a selector.
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Reply #912
The Marsh selection is bewildering.  Been injured and isn't a test players A-hole.   Hazelwood could consider himself lucky too, but at least he's a non quantity at the standard.
DrE is no more... you ok with that harmonica man?

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Reply #913
Neser is bloody unlucky as well.
DrE is no more... you ok with that harmonica man?

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Reply #914
The Marsh selection is bewildering.  Been injured and isn't a test players A-hole.   Hazelwood could consider himself lucky too, but at least he's a non quantity at the standard.
Marsh is backup for Green I presume who will probably injure himself at the IPL carrying that suitcase of money onto the plane...