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Ashes 2019

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by RugbyReg, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    I would agree with that. Previously he was keeping, whereas now he's essentially a specialist batsman at test level. His runs are hard to ignore in comparison to other candidates to bat at 6.
  2. Finsbury Girl Bill McLean (32)

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    Perhaps, though his FC average is a healthy 50 so there is a large difference. I hope I'm wrong as I want to smash the poms 5-0.
  3. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    I’m most worried about Harris having an aimless waft outside off when he’s nearing or just gone past 50. Bancroft’s not as pretty but he can graft runs.

    Would be a pretty incredible arc if Warner, Bancroft, and Smith all return to test cricket at the same time.
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  4. Hound Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    Langer is a fan of Bangers - probably sees a bit of himself there. While I will be disappointed if Starc is not selected. I would die a thousand deaths if they put Siddle in. Wade has earned his shot and hope he takes it with both hands. CAnt wait for the first ball tonight.
  5. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    whats the tv broadcast situation for tonight?
  6. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Channel 9 have the rights. I believe they are showing it on Gem.
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  7. Finsbury Girl Bill McLean (32)

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    Great call to drop Joe
  8. John S Bob Loudon (25)

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    Shaky start. Good listening to Aggers and Boycott on the BBC commentary using the ABC listen app.
  9. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    Haven’t got a chance to watch, green or just typical English conditions we’re not playing well?
  10. John S Bob Loudon (25)

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    I missed the first hour where Warner and Bangers went cheaply. The last hour and a half been a mix. Kawaja got out to a good ball and Smith and Head working hard for their runs.

    So I'd say just not adapting to English conditions. A lot of the ribs off the back foot.
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  11. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    Apparently Anderson injured, calf gone.
  12. John S Bob Loudon (25)

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    Yeah only bowled four overs then got some "stiffness" in the calf. Pity for England not so bad for us.

    Interesting he was picked if he wasn't fully recovered.
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  13. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Wouldn't it be a shame if he were to play no part in the rest of the match. It would serve the England selectors right for doing what they've done so often in the past: picking half fit players.
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  14. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Same old Australia with the wand in England. FFS, 8/122
  15. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    The only saving grace is that we get to bowl with some favourable conditions today as well.
  16. Sully John Eales (66)

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    Smith got his ton and is now giving it to the Poms. 9 for 273. 150 for the last twonwickets.
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  17. Sully John Eales (66)

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    All out for 284. Smith gone on 144. What an innings.
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  18. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    I can’t believe Steve Smith. The guy is just ridiculously clutch. Great work from Sidds as well, could teach our top order a thing or two about grit and tenacity.
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  19. Sully John Eales (66)

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    The first hour was virtuakly unplayable.
  20. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    Ah, I missed that. Fair enough then.

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