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2nd Test, Australia vs South Africa, 22-26 Nov - Adelaide Oval

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by The Red Baron, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    He didn't say that Paarl.
  2. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    He know exactly what I mean.
  3. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    The world #1?

    Not that much actually. The reason- I don't think we are good enough to be considered the best in the world just yet. Our top order batting is still very thin, and our attack can be erratic at times, not to mention injury prone.

    In fact I would go so far as to say I don't want to be #1 when the next Ashes starts. I want to be the underdog, we certainly deserve to be after the 2010/11 series. I worry that if we are #1 then the Poms will paint us as favourites and the pressure starts to mount.
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  4. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Even if Australia beat South Africa in the third test, I'm not sure that South Africa wouldn't have a chance to surpass us again before the Ashes.

    We play three home tests against Sri Lanka (the 6th ranked test side) and South Africa play two home tests against New Zealand (the 8th ranked test side) and three home tests against Pakistan (the 4th ranked test side).

    As we'd only get just ahead of them by winning this test, I think they'd have an opportunity to move back to number one.
  5. whatty Bob Loudon (25)

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    What trophy?
  6. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Don't Aus and SA play for a trophy? Frankly I just assumed there was something, like the Kepler Wessels Cup or some shit.

    There may not be anything now I think about it.
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  7. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The Gilchrist-Boucher Trophy.

    That's what I think they should call it anyway. Wicketkeepers rarely get much kudos and this is by far the best opportunity to name something after a pair of wicketkeepers. Both held the world record of dismissals at one point (Boucher still holds it), Gilchrist is arguably the best wicketkeeper-batsman the game has ever seen, and Boucher had to retire to suddenly after such a horrible and unfortunate injury.

    The second best option for me would be the Donald-McGrath Trophy.
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  8. The Red Baron Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    I would bet on it being named the Cronje-Mark Waugh golden coin.
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  9. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    The Waugh-Gibbs Dropped Cup. A mangled piece of metal, very unattractive trophy but highly sought after.
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  10. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Warne-Cullinan Shield.
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  11. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    The McGain-Tahir full toss trophy.
  12. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The masters of the two paced delivery.

    Slow out of the hand. Fast off the bat.
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  13. whatty Bob Loudon (25)

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    I want this giff as my avatar
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