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Offline Jack Burton

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Re: Australian Cricket - Crisis, What Crisis ??
« Reply #1350 on: October 11, 2018, 10:03:23 PM »
Yet we are the villains of world cricket. While they are the number 1 team in the world. If their players used sandpaper on the ball a couple of players would have missed 1 test (maybe). Therein lies the difference, and why we will never again be the number 1 test team in the world

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Re: Australian Cricket - Crisis, What Crisis ??
« Reply #1351 on: October 11, 2018, 10:39:36 PM »
Yep and our players did get one match. ACB added the rest.

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Re: Australian Cricket - Crisis, What Crisis ??
« Reply #1352 on: October 12, 2018, 12:37:28 AM »
Gutsy effort that,  takes a lot of application to bat five sessions in searing heat on a busted up deck. Batting out draws (tine)  is not something we are good at.

Old idiom in cricket... You can't win a test in a session but you can certainly lose one.
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« Reply #1353 on: October 17, 2018, 04:01:37 PM »
Australia as part of Australian Cricket might be in trouble, but Shield and First Class cricket is back and it's a ripper!

I'm pegging some good times ahead for Australian Test cricket, once we remove the final remnants of the past! Hint, hint!
The Force Awakens!

Offline Jack Burton

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Re: Australian Cricket - Crisis, What Crisis ??
« Reply #1354 on: October 17, 2018, 06:15:36 PM »
202 not out for Will Pucovski for Vic vs WA, haven't seen much of him but he's starting to put up some good numbers. Only 20 years old

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« Reply #1355 on: October 17, 2018, 06:44:57 PM »
Grow a pair Langer,  ditch the Marsh boys,  they just aren't good enough.  No more excuses,  no more fluff. Drop 'me.
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« Reply #1356 on: October 17, 2018, 06:48:54 PM »
Grow a pair Langer,  ditch the Marsh boys,  they just aren't good enough.  No more excuses,  no more fluff. Drop 'me.

Yep, you know what they say about the definition if insanity..................!
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Re: Australian Cricket - Crisis, What Crisis ??
« Reply #1357 on: October 17, 2018, 06:52:23 PM »
Marsh boys amongst the runs again.....NOT.
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Offline Jack Burton

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Re: Australian Cricket - Crisis, What Crisis ??
« Reply #1358 on: October 17, 2018, 07:58:56 PM »
Sons of a mate, going to have to do more than that to get dropped

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Re: Australian Cricket - Crisis, What Crisis ??
« Reply #1359 on: October 17, 2018, 08:07:46 PM »
Geoff Marsh has too much influence.  Sorry mate. Your boys are duds,  they must be dropped.   That's what happens to batsmen that don't make runs,  it isn't personal,  that's the game.
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Re: Australian Cricket - Crisis, What Crisis ??
« Reply #1360 on: October 18, 2018, 07:32:45 AM »
Well, letting the Pakis off the hook, and then collapsing like a pack of cards is not the sort of thing followers of cricket want to see.
Not many safe spots in the team at the moment.
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Re: Australian Cricket - Crisis, What Crisis ??
« Reply #1361 on: October 18, 2018, 07:55:36 AM »
Geoff Marsh has too much influence.  Sorry mate. Your boys are duds,  they must be dropped.   That's what happens to batsmen that don't make runs,  it isn't personal,  that's the game.

While I agree in the intent, the problem this test wasn't just the batting it was also the bowling. That 1st Innings total by Pakistan was way over par on that pitch. but the media is patting the bowlers on the back!

I said this for a while now, and it is biting us again. We have no effective new ball bowlers at the moment. Starc sprays it like underarm deodorant, Siddle just doesn't have that extra bit of pace he needs for the top level.

The batting was atrocious, but the bowling wasn't much better!
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Re: Australian Cricket - Crisis, What Crisis ??
« Reply #1362 on: October 18, 2018, 09:46:17 AM »
Agreed,  should have been all out for 120.

Holland has had no penetration,  Starc's inaccuracy is an issue and don't get me started on the third seamer...the gun "no rounder".

The all rounder in this series should have been a spinning all-rounder like a Maxwell,  not Langer's love child.

Why isn't Head bowling a few overs, he's handy.

Can't win games playing men short.   Bad selection - again.
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Offline Jack Burton

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Re: Australian Cricket - Crisis, What Crisis ??
« Reply #1363 on: October 18, 2018, 10:24:32 AM »
Can't argue with any of that Prof. Question is will we ever learn and change the way we select teams?

Offline malo

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Re: Australian Cricket - Crisis, What Crisis ??
« Reply #1364 on: October 18, 2018, 11:08:20 AM »
While I agree in the intent, the problem this test wasn't just the batting it was also the bowling. That 1st Innings total by Pakistan was way over par on that pitch. but the media is patting the bowlers on the back!

I said this for a while now, and it is biting us again. We have no effective new ball bowlers at the moment. Starc sprays it like underarm deodorant, Siddle just doesn't have that extra bit of pace he needs for the top level.

The batting was atrocious, but the bowling wasn't much better!

Yeah, but at least we have the bowlers that can come in to that lineup who are test class when fit (Hazelwood, Cummings) .....sadly our batting stocks are, & have been for some time, atrocious.  The presence of Steve Smith has papered over gaping cracks for too long.  Our high-middle order collapses are now becoming the norm rather than the exception.  First round of Shield cricket has so far seen 1 score of 100 plus, and that from a bloke who was discarded for not doing much wrong in the first place.  Glad that Finch has fought for his spot, he should stay there for the summer.  Renshaw has to come in for S.Marsh at the very least & someone scoring runs in Shield has to be given a go for M.Marsh.

These collapses are just not acceptable in the slightest.

(woops...edited...I just saw the 243 from Pucovski ....that's the sort of stuff I want to see !)

« Last Edit: October 18, 2018, 11:10:59 AM by malo »
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