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AUS Tour to NZ 2016

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by Quick Hands, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    And oddly enough, had it been the tea break approaching they could have stayed out for and extra half hour to get a result.
  2. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Great series win for the boys, very well deserved. Hats off to BMac as well for a fine career and an innings to remember in his last match. I've got a lot of time for him as a player and as a bloke. We're nowhere near the finished article yet but we're on our way and considering the turnover in personnel over the last 12 months this summer has been a great success.
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  3. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Imagine how much better the past 12 months would have been had Burns and Khwaja gone to England last year as some of us advocated.:)
  4. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    But then we wouldn't have the 2nd G(B)OAT of all time in Voges.
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  5. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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  6. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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  7. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    :)

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  8. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Perhaps, but I'd like to think that the selectors are trying to identify talent, not just going off the numbers.

    By the number, David Hussey would have been picked ahead of everyone but Voges and Michalel Klinger would have been picked ahead of most of the rest. :)

    Disclaimer: I was advocating both Burns and Khawaja pre Ashes.;)
  9. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Ussie hadn't recovered from his knee reconstruction and wasn't available for the Ashes.

    Think Burns has been handled really well. He still has that technical flaw that has been noted previously, but these last few innings have been the best he's played. Would he have done any better in England? Perhaps, though the moving ball, and his county record last year suggests the selectors probably got it right.
  10. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Yeah, shoulda pointed out that it wasn't Nigel Llong and/ or sung a few lines of Instant Karma (the remix in which it's not quite so instant :))
  11. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    You've got to base it on something I guess. Voges stats were so imposing that he had to at least be in the frame. Anyway, old argument, what happened, happened.
  12. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Not quite sure about the injury preventing him from touring. Both Burns and Khawaja were selected in an Australia A team to tour India last March.;)

    http://www.cricket.com.au/news/aust...of-india-usman-khawaja-pat-cummins/2015-03-31

    In fact, Khawaja was so uninjured that he was named captain. This was almost the exact same day as the touring party to the West Indies was announced. And of course its the same selection panel that couldn't find anyone to drop in favour of US only 3 weeks ago.
  13. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Nor criticising the Voges selection in this post - just pointing out that selectors need to judge talent, not simply rely on figures.
  14. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    The contrast between the Smith/Hazelwood reaction to the McCullum/Bracewell reaction to the incorrect no ball call in Wellington could not be more marked.
  15. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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  16. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Sadly, it's the same refrain we get from Australian cricketers. We play the game hard - as if that excuses poor behaviour. By extension do they think that no one else in world cricket is playing to win?
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  17. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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  18. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Players surrounding the umpire/referee and remonstrating in a clearly intimidatory way is not on any where, anytime. Soccer is the only sport where such behaviour isn't dealt with in the harshest way. Cricket needs to think about suspending players in this sort of stuff continues - fines aren't the answer.

    As I've said all summer, I think that the on-field umpiring has been of a high standard all season. The Bracewell "no ball" was the only real howler I can recall - any other errors have come from the 3rd umpire e.g. Nigel Llong.
  19. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Fines are definitely NOT the answer. These amounts are trifling in the scheme of what these blokes earn, and matter not a jot.
    I honestly reckon both deserved a Test off.
    It's a bad look, and even worse from the captain.
    I agree with QH that the no-ball issue needs sorting - it's currently crap. I reckon if we looked at footage of every ball bowled, they'd see a heap missed.
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  20. Bobas Darby Loudon (17)

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    IMO, if he wanted to plead ignorance he should have said that he didn't see the hotspot on the big screen so blew up. Apart from SFS (and only recently) have I seen an actual big screen, that's not at home, that shows anything you couldn't have already seen.

    further more, the old tennis sensors that made a distinct sound when a serve went long should be used for bowlers who overstep and no umpire needs to adjust their eyes to police them at all.

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