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Girish

General Cricket Thread

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Simon Quinlank

Sometimes I think that I could Mitchell Johnson and David Warner and be really pleased with my decision.

Edited by Simon Quinlank

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theadmiral

Much better from England /so far/ right now.

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Max

aiwf[ovih[esoiewof[usdoinsovnsvsibnbdskvnpweogvhbpsbnS.

 

How did we get so sh*t so quickly?

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theadmiral

aiwf[ovih[esoiewof[usdoinsovnsvsibnbdskvnpweogvhbpsbnS.

 

How did we get so sh*t so quickly?

I'm not giving up hope for England to win this test just yet, but it isn't looking good. I was watching last night when Aussies were something like 60-3 and Michael Clarke had just gotten himself out, and was thinking it was going to be an England comeback. Now they are what, something like 350-375-6 or something. I don't think England has scored over 200 in an innings yet this test. Not looking good.

 

At least if England loses this they can try some other players in the next ones, maybe. I bet Andy Flower will resign (They already said he was planning to after the summer ashes).

 

Graham Swann hasn't been good enough and it sucks that Panesar got dropped instead of him. I guess they have a problem with Monty's fielding or they are still mad about him urinating on those nightclub bouncers.

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D4 Damager

There's only so much you can do as a spin bowler when your batting is constantly leaving you about 150 runs behind before the opposition even come out to bat for a second time. If you're a slow bowler you are going to get launched for 6 runs time and time again if you have no run support from your batsmen.

 

And Monty can neither field nor bat. That's why he's a luxury and right now all we need is yet another player who can't bat ;)

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theadmiral

England has just handed over the Ashes.

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Max

Australia fully deserved it. We were totally spineless andthe only highlight has been Stokes, what a gritty and admirable innings he had today.

 

I think England need to make a lot of changes before Melbourne and play for pride. Losing the Ashes I can handle, capitulating to a 5-0 loss I cannot.

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theadmiral

Graeme Swann retiring? What the hell is going on behind the scenes in the England camp? He got in big trouble over his "rape" remarks on facebook, had a piss poor tour so far, but i'm not sure why he'd retire in the middle of the Ashes.

 

Something has to be going on here behind closed doors. This really smells of controversy. What a shame.

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Girish

Did anyone watch the South Africa-India test? Went down to the wire. SA needed 16 off the last over but they only managed to get 8. Match drawn. Test cricket needs more matches like these.

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theadmiral

Did anyone watch the South Africa-India test? Went down to the wire. SA needed 16 off the last over but they only managed to get 8. Match drawn. Test cricket needs more matches like these.

 

I didn't catch the entire thing but I tuned in and out. Kohli and Pujara were amazing and as much as im not a fan of Faf the ball tamperer he had a good knock also. I think India deserved a win. I like Mohammed Shami. (I like Shami Kabob also)

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Shoumaker

I stopped watching as I was under the impression South Africa had it in the bag.

 

I have been mistaken.

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Max

Cowardly from Swanny to retire now in my opinion. He has been one of the reasons we have been so poor this series but he should have the balls to help the team fight back and regain some dignity in the final two tests. Announce your retirement sure, but say at the end of the test.

 

Also, SA vs. India, great match.

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theadmiral

I don't understand what could have possibly happened that would lead to him not being able to play two more tests on this series that do not even matter, as the Ashes are already lost. Has to be some inside drama.

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Vercetti42

The SA-India match was fantastic, justifies why Test Cricket is still pleasant to watch.

 

I never really expected a SA win, honestly I was expecting a draw and in the end it was a draw.

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theadmiral

The SA-India match was fantastic, justifies why Test Cricket is still pleasant to watch.

 

I never really expected a SA win, honestly I was expecting a draw, Good result in the end I guess.

It was a draw?

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Vercetti42

I mean't I never expected SA to win. Typo, my bad.

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theadmiral

I mean't I never expected SA to win. Typo, my bad.

They didn't win, it was a draw

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Vercetti42

I know but shoumic said he thought SA had it in the bag but I didn't that was what I mean't.

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Max

re: Swanny retirement, I have it on very good authority from someone connected with English cricket and is over in Australia at the moment that the dressing room is in a shambles and that Broad, Anderson and Swanny f*cking hate KP. The tour is a shambles.

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theadmiral

re: Swanny retirement, I have it on very good authority from someone connected with English cricket and is over in Australia at the moment that the dressing room is in a shambles and that Broad, Anderson and Swanny f*cking hate KP. The tour is a shambles.

 

Doesn't everyone hate KP? I think the guy is impossible to like. It would make sense with the remarks Swanny made about certain players being so far up their own backside, and also with his previous jibes at KP.

 

He thinks hes god. It works when it comes off well, but when you throw your wicket away and do f*ck all for the entire tour it is bound to backfire.

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theadmiral

Finally England is showing some fight. I guess it is better late than never

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Pyrrhic

Just got back from Day 4 of the Melbourne Test match.

f*cking class act from Rogers and Watson today, absolutely some of the best batting and leadership I've seen from the pair of them.

Cooke's few drops were disappointing, dunno if it was a lack of confidence or a lack of attention that let him down on that one.

Good to see Clarke hit the 8,000 Test runs mark, fantastic batsman.

 

By the way, good on England for being great sports, there was a lot of chanting and a lot of banter going on between the two sides but it was all in good spirit.

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Vercetti42

I think this is the return of Australia's invincible 2007 World Cup team.

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Girish

I think this is the return of Australia's invincible 2007 World Cup team.

haha, no. It's just that England have been utter sh*te.

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Pyrrhic

I think this is the return of Australia's invincible 2007 World Cup team.

f*ck no. A good run against a side that to be honest have played their worst in a long time doesn't mean jack.

Until we get some players of legendary status again (i.e. Ponting, Glichrist, McGrath) I don't think we'll reach that stage. At the moment our most famous player is Clarke and as a household name I don't think too many others really come to mind.

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theadmiral

I have to agree, these are the same Aussies who got blown away a few months ago. No way it is anywhere near Warne/McGrath/Gilly/Lee/Ponting level.

 

Mitchell Johnson has been on form and so has Brad Haddin. Other than that, England has just been a complete and utter disgrace/shambles.

 

One player going home for mental stress (No laughing matter, but it definitely doesn't look good)

 

Another retiring in the middle of the series and slagging off his own countrymen.

 

Giving away wickets with ridiculous slogs that are worse than shots I've seen played in sunday league cricket here in the United States

 

Dropped catches galore. Prior dropped. Misuse of Monty Panesar and bowling Joe Root instead even when spinners like Lyon are making the most of the wicket.

 

Andy Flower not sure about if he wants to retire or not

 

They finally get back into it in the 4th test and then blow it again. I can't see anything other than 5-0 at this point.

 

I don't know what happened to England over the last 3 months. It is really a shambles.

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D4 Damager

I have to agree, these are the same Aussies who got blown away a few months ago. No way it is anywhere near Warne/McGrath/Gilly/Lee/Ponting level.

 

Mitchell Johnson has been on form and so has Brad Haddin. Other than that, England has just been a complete and utter disgrace/shambles.

 

One player going home for mental stress (No laughing matter, but it definitely doesn't look good)

 

Another retiring in the middle of the series and slagging off his own countrymen.

 

Giving away wickets with ridiculous slogs that are worse than shots I've seen played in sunday league cricket here in the United States

 

Dropped catches galore. Prior dropped. Misuse of Monty Panesar and bowling Joe Root instead even when spinners like Lyon are making the most of the wicket.

 

Andy Flower not sure about if he wants to retire or not

 

They finally get back into it in the 4th test and then blow it again. I can't see anything other than 5-0 at this point.

 

I don't know what happened to England over the last 3 months. It is really a shambles.

I do completely agree with all of the points that you raise in your post, but one thing that it's important to note is that this isn't a sudden turn of events -- we were dire in New Zealand and lucky to not lose that test series, and we followed that up by getting saved by Root and Bell and some terrible New Zealand batting in the home series. Then Australia gifted us the Ashes with some terrible batting of their own.

 

The fact is we should have never won the Ashes 3-0 playing as we did. But we did, largely because our bowlers knew the conditions better and our batsmen came up big in 3/4 innings. Now that we are in Australia, a place where there are different expectations of bowlers, we are still continuing with the same bowlers and they can't do what they did in England because of the different pitches. I have to ask, what was the point in bringing Rankin and Finn if neither are going to play in spite of them both being perfect bowlers for Australian conditions?

 

To sum it up: Some of our squad has gone on at least 2/3 test series too far, and we have been too reluctant to blood new players. This is exactly what happened to Australia...

 

Regarding the World Cup, there's no reason why Australia couldn't win it. They're at home after all and some teams will find it difficult to compete with Australia on their own pitches. However that doesn't mean that they're anywhere near as good as the team which won in 2007, because they just aren't.

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theadmiral

How about a cricket thread round of applause for Jacques Kallis, who has just played his final test and is the third highest run scorer in test history, behind Sachin and Ricky Ponting? What an absolute legend.

 

Hilarious tribute video:

 

 

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Girish

Great end to a great cricketing career. He would have probably smashed Sachin's record if he had stayed around for a couple more years. But I guess being an all-rounder takes its toll on your body. We're never going to see such a complete all-rounder like Kallis again.

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Shoumaker

A shame to see such few people show up for his last test boys, I remember the number of people that showed up for Sachin's last test.

 

A legend of his class deserved a better standing ovation in my opinion.

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