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Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by The torpedo, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    This seems like a convenient excuse for poor batting.

    A large number of our dismissals have been batsmen playing for spin and getting bowled or LBW to a straight ball.

    We've been routinely bad against spin in most conditions for quite a few years now.
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  2. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    This, :(
    It doesn't swing much in Australia. It never has. It doesn't spin much in Australia. It never has, especially for finger spinners.

    Not really a huge surprise that we struggle against swing and spin. Our players never face it, and even when conditions might be helpful, they domestic bowlers they face aren't nearly as good as the international players who spend their lives in those conditions.
  3. Spieber Bob Loudon (25)

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    I had similar thoughts but bottom line is ACB wants revenue from Australian summers and that means Australian teams need to win - also impact of T20.
  4. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Even with SL 2/9 this game is as good as over. No way we'll chase down whatever total they set. It's a fucking joke because we chucked away the first test with poor batting and look like doing so again. Cannot. Bat. Away. From. Home.
  5. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    *excluding West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand and the dry bits of England
  6. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Oh and Voges drops Mendis at first slip.
  7. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Australia rolled for 106
    Sri Lanka now 3/31
    :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
  8. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    I'd love to pull the stats of our team batting performances home v away in the last 10 years. It would make for some sorry reading.
  9. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    No doubt. But that's true of everyone isn't it?

    There is a major issue in Australian cricket with how to deal with finger spin and swing bowling.

    Bring up the list of overseas test victories though and its a bit less doom and gloom. We've won more than anyone.

    It's very hard to play test cricket overseas at the moment. For everyone.
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  10. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Follow up question. How do we get better at playing finger spin?

    Off spinners have always struggled here. It's not a recent thing.

    Even the traditional route of going somewhere that spins to learn is pretty much gone now with the packed T20 schedule. It would be a huge financial sacrifice.

    Is there a solution?
  11. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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  12. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    It's not surprising, but Khawaja is a shit fielder after all this time.
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  13. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Here you go:

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  14. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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  15. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Much obliged for the stats and more or less as I thought: we're lions at home and lambs away, even though we're better than most. But really, should we be losing to fucking Sri Lanka? They've just copped a towelling against England and yes that was away too, but last time we played them at their place we won.
  16. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Target: 413
  17. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Dear Australian batsmen:
    Its the end of the 2nd day. PLEASE don't throw your wickets away. Please just bat conservatively for the next 3 and a bit days. Wait for the bad balls and punish them on those. DON'T bat aggressively, you've got time.

    Signed,
    Every Australian cricket fan on GAGR
  18. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    11/94 from Starc. Great bowling, but bloody hell he needs some more support.

    Poor Dutchy.

    Bloody hell. Herath takes yet another one as Burns floats one straight to the fielder.
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  19. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    For fuck sake
  20. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Fuck.
    Australia 2/10

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