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Re: Cricket Season Thread

Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 08 Mar, 2017 2:20 pm

happy tiger wrote:
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I think we are a batsman short. India included an extra batter for this test and won
I think we're two bats short.

I'd be tempted to even give Handsome Pete a run behind the pegs and bring in Patterson and Khawaja.

Our four bowlers are taking 20 wickets comfortably, Marsh is useless with the ball and we're better off sending out a traffic cone with a bat. Wade gave it up when the game was on the line. Renshaw got done by a jaffa, S. Marsh was unlucky I thought, Warner got off to his start and then failed to kick on.

We still very nearly won, had we got Pujara or Rahane early it'd have been a totally different game.
I didn't watch because I was at work but I get the feeling that we might have been slightly impatient looking at the strike rates
We're very competitive which many (myself included,) never gave us a chance of being when the squad was named.

We're still brittle in the batting. I don't see Handscomb being any worse behind the pegs or with the bat than Wade, which frees up a spot for another bat, and dumping M. Marsh opens another.

We could feasibly bat all the way down to Starc at #8 and still have an attack that will be more than capable of rolling them. We have capable part timers in Warner and Smith.
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Unread post by happy tiger » Wed 08 Mar, 2017 4:45 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Wed 08 Mar, 2017 2:20 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Wed 08 Mar, 2017 1:37 pm
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Wed 08 Mar, 2017 1:18 pm
Tigerdon wrote:
Wed 08 Mar, 2017 8:39 am
I think we are a batsman short. India included an extra batter for this test and won
I think we're two bats short.

I'd be tempted to even give Handsome Pete a run behind the pegs and bring in Patterson and Khawaja.

Our four bowlers are taking 20 wickets comfortably, Marsh is useless with the ball and we're better off sending out a traffic cone with a bat. Wade gave it up when the game was on the line. Renshaw got done by a jaffa, S. Marsh was unlucky I thought, Warner got off to his start and then failed to kick on.

We still very nearly won, had we got Pujara or Rahane early it'd have been a totally different game.
I didn't watch because I was at work but I get the feeling that we might have been slightly impatient looking at the strike rates
We're very competitive which many (myself included,) never gave us a chance of being when the squad was named.

We're still brittle in the batting. I don't see Handscomb being any worse behind the pegs or with the bat than Wade, which frees up a spot for another bat, and dumping M. Marsh opens another.

We could feasibly bat all the way down to Starc at #8 and still have an attack that will be more than capable of rolling them. We have capable part timers in Warner and Smith.
Sorry mate I meant with our batting in the 2nd innings of the 2nd test , seems like no one was digging in when you look at their strike rates

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Unread post by Geo. » Wed 08 Mar, 2017 7:35 pm

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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Wed 08 Mar, 2017 8:42 pm

Does Ed Cowan come into contention for the Aussie side. He just got another hundred today and he is in supreme form right now. I know the Aussies selectors will not pick him but he is playing out of his skin.

I think they will replace Marsh with either Hilton Cartwright or Travis Head (or possibly stoinis)
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Unread post by happy tiger » Fri 10 Mar, 2017 11:36 pm

Killer news for our hopes in India

Starc out for the series

http://www.msn.com/en-au/sport/cricket/ ... cid=ASUDHP


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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Sat 11 Mar, 2017 8:08 am

Any thoughts on who should replace Starc?

Cricket.com says 5 options are: Jason Behrendorff, Pat Cummins, James Pattinson, Chadd Sayers & Chris Tremain
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Unread post by Harvey » Sat 11 Mar, 2017 9:04 am

Surely Sayers has to get a game. I would not rush Cummins, Pattison has seemed underdone since he returned. Tremain is a pie chucker as seen in his one day exposure. Behrendorff would be the only other option, but again is just working his way back from injury.

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Unread post by happy tiger » Tue 14 Mar, 2017 2:14 am

Good to see Geoffrey Lawson has his priorities right

Possible NSW Sheffield Shield final over playing Test Cricket with Cummins

Good call Geoff , we should make you chief Test selector

Sure NSW would win a few Sheffield Shield's but Australia might win a few Test Matches and not choke at the vital stage of a series

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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Tue 14 Mar, 2017 5:44 am

Who bats at number 6???
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Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Tue 14 Mar, 2017 8:22 am

Shaun Marsh preferably, with Uzi coming in at #4.
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Unread post by Geo. » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 3:28 pm

Solid start..Aussies winning the Toss and batting 0/25 ...No spin from indian yet..

Big Show and Cummins in for Darsh and Starc...Uzi stiff..
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Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 4:24 pm

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Solid start..Aussies winning the Toss and batting 0/25 ...No spin from indian yet..

Big Show and Cummins in for Darsh and Starc...Uzi stiff..
Warner once again proving he can't bat on anything that offers the bowler something.

Runshaw potting along nicely, was batting his first 25 runs at a strike rate of 100. He and Smiffy building nicely here.
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Unread post by happy tiger » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 4:32 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
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Solid start..Aussies winning the Toss and batting 0/25 ...No spin from indian yet..

Big Show and Cummins in for Darsh and Starc...Uzi stiff..
Warner once again proving he can't bat on anything that offers the bowler something.

Runshaw potting along nicely, was batting his first 25 runs at a strike rate of 100. He and Smiffy building nicely here.
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Unread post by Geo. » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 4:57 pm

Good Dig from our best player on the sub-continent..
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Unread post by happy tiger » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 5:01 pm

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Good Dig from our best player on the sub-continent..
Look is it just me but Smith seems to have slightly altered his style v the spinners

He is using far softer hands when playing the spinners to the leg side and is finding the gap more often

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Unread post by Geo. » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 5:05 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Thu 16 Mar, 2017 5:01 pm
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Good Dig from our best player on the sub-continent..
Look is it just me but Smith seems to have slightly altered his style v the spinners

He is using far softer hands when playing the spinners to the leg side and is finding the gap more often
I mean't Marsh..

Fix your sarcasm meter..

Renshaw is also very good hap... I like his style defo a Keeper

Smith is Class all over the WORLD,,,
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Unread post by happy tiger » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 5:19 pm

Geo. wrote:
Thu 16 Mar, 2017 5:05 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Thu 16 Mar, 2017 5:01 pm
Geo. wrote:
Thu 16 Mar, 2017 4:57 pm
Good Dig from our best player on the sub-continent..
Look is it just me but Smith seems to have slightly altered his style v the spinners

He is using far softer hands when playing the spinners to the leg side and is finding the gap more often
I mean't Marsh..

Fix your sarcasm meter..

Renshaw is also very good hap... I like his style defo a Keeper

Smith is Class all over the WORLD,,,
I realize you weren't talking about Renshaw /Smith (however you could of been talking about Warner )

Just nice to see that Smith realized they were starting to tie him down and frustrate him last test with their field placements and smith's tendancy to over hit the ball on the leg side and not use his wrists

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Unread post by happy tiger » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 6:42 pm

Umesh for me has been the real surprise packet for the Indians

Always knew he was a solid cricketer but he really has been India's best bowler this series

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