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AUS v IND ODI Series 2016

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by Quick Hands, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Game 1 in Perth tomorrow. Not sure if it's official, but Aussie team looks like:

    Australia XI: Warner, Finch, Smith (c), Bailey, Maxwell, M Marsh, Wade (wk), Faulkner, Paris, Boland, Hazlewood.
  2. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    George Bailey. :mad:

    That batting line-up is deep but jeez the middle order looks brittle.

    Interesting fact - Faulkner has the highest ODI batting average in that team.
  3. Jets Tony Shaw (54)

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    I thought Chris Lynn would have been a better addition to the squad than Bailey.
  4. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    I'm not certain, but I'd imagine that a handful of blokes who've been quality in the BBL (Most importantly Cam Boyce and Chris Lynn) will be allowed to continue to play in the league as preparation for the 3 game T20I series and then the World T20.

    That's not a bad side though. 5-7 is a bit boom or bust. Would have preferred Behrendoff over Paris, and a proper spinner would be nice, but it's a good one.
  5. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    India cruising along - one wicket down for 150 after 30 overs. Pitch looks good for batting (as do all WACA pitches these days) - we'll be chasing something like 300.
  6. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    Bowlers finding this a bit more of a challenge than for most of the summer!

    Not really a fan of Paris. He's the sort of bowler that oppositions bring to Australia - 130km/hr, relies on swing which doesn't happen on international wickets here. They inevitably get smashed all over the place and I suspect he will too.
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  7. Jets Tony Shaw (54)

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    Anyone else think the Indian batting was underwhelming in their total. I was expecting 330+. In saying that 309 will make the Aust innings worth watching.
  8. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    They probably could have made a few more, but historically its' the 7th highest ODI total at the WACA and only twice have a team scored more than 300 in a run chase at the WACA (both lost).

    Top 5 winning chases:

    9/274 by PAK v Aust 1987
    6/269 by WI v Aust 1997
    7/268 by PAK v Aust 2005
    5/258 by WI v PAK 1997
    4/237 by Aus v SL 2006

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/austr...nnings_totals.html?class=2;id=213;type=ground
  9. The_Brown_Hornet David Codey (61)

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    Jeez that was a weak bowling attack picked by us. You'd think we would have restricted India to a lower total with more front line blokes playing. That said this is a pretty meaningless series, as are nearly all ODI series these days, so it's good experience for them.
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  10. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    It was a fairly white-bread bowling attack we picked wasn't it? The Indians managed to pick a worse attack - why would you pick 2 spinners for the WACA? Although, honestly, who'd want to be a bowler at the WACA these days? Once upon a time bowlers would queue up to bowl there; but now it's a bowlers' graveyard.

    India had a great chance to win this game, but as Jets alluded to above, they went too slowly in the middle and finished about 20 runs short. And then to have those two spinners operating with singles available everywhere meant we could just pick off ones and twos with ease and with the odd boundary 8-10 an over was almost effortless. Said it all really with one run to win, mid-on was back and a push there allowed an ambled single to win the match.

    Lots of runs, but somehow the game lacked something. If this is what we can expect from the WACA pitch, the I can't wait till cricket moves to the new stadium.
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  11. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Impressive chase from the Australians, comfortably closed it out after a shaky start losing both openers. Although Smith was given MoTM (he was a class above), for mine it should have gone to Bailey. He was lucky to survive that first ball but after that he took the attack to the spinners and played magnificently for his ton.

    Serious misjudgement by the Indian's picking two specialist spinners at the WACA. The middle overs when the Aussies milked easy singles looked far too comfortable.

    As others have mentioned, it was surprising that India only managed 309 after the start they had, really should have pushed 320-330 with the power hitting they have in their middle order. In the end those runs would probably have made a big difference.

    1-0 to the good guys, and the series moves to Brisbane where you'd have to think Aus will be strong favourites again.
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  12. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    Think the pace attack isn't good enough to avoid selecting a bona fide spinner. Maybe if 2 of Starc, Patto, NCN or Cummins were playing, they could join Hazelwood and the 2 all rounders, but when it's Paris and Boland, I'd prefer just one of them and Ahmed, Boyce or O'Keefe, albeit form SOK, One day is probably his weakest format.

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  13. The_Brown_Hornet David Codey (61)

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    In the end the Aussies did it pretty easily, certainly more easily than I thought they would.
  14. Jets Tony Shaw (54)

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    The curators need to sort out these pitches for ODI cricket. The fact that 309 is a score that can be chased down easily makes the whole thing a bit dull. T20 is where you can have a road for a pitch but the ODI's should trouble the batsmen when they go out to bat. I'd prefer scores of 230 that involve some quality batting than 300+ where you just have to make sure no one catches you out.


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  15. Jets Tony Shaw (54)

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    So he made me look stupid. Also loved the wide brimmed hat.


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  16. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Interesting to read Dhoni hinted at a conspiracy to deny India 50/50 calls because the BCCI won't go along with the DRS. Ha ha, suck it up! OK, it isn't perfect, what system involving human intervention is? The benefits from using DRS far outweigh the odd SNAFU, and it must be used to allow refinements and improvements.

    Llong's ballsup re Lyon's non-dismissal and the inconsistencies over LBWs reverting to umpire's call will be sorted out with some sensible reviews by the powers-that-be.
  17. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    In fairness to Dhoni, it was a somewhat loaded question from a journo. Unfortunately the Nigel Llong disaster just gives the BCCI more amunition. I also think that the ball tracking part of the LBW should be done away with completely as I'm not convinced that it's any more accurate that the umpires' eyes. It's a predicitive technology rather than factual and I'd back the human brain over a computer programme in this regard. From what I understand, this is one of the big problems that the BCCI have with the whole system. I have no problem with the rest of the LBW process though.
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  18. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    You are completely correct. That is the area where India are against DRS. Everything else about it they are reasonably happy with because it's a judgement of fact.

    The only bits of hawk-eye worth keeping are where the ball pitched and where it hit the batsman in my opinion.
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  19. Pfitzy John Eales (66)

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  20. No4918 John Hipwell (52)

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    When was the last time Aus fielded such a bad bowling attack?

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