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Cricket: Summer 2018-19

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by Up the Guts, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    Australia wins the first t20 of the the 3 match series by 4 runs. Two more t20s will be played in Melbourne and Sydney on Friday 23 November and Sunday 25 November. The first of four tests will start on December 6 in Adelaide and a 3 match ODI series will round out the tour on 12, 15, and 18 January (following the New Years Test in Sydney).

    Test team to be announced tomorrow, November 22.
  2. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    Test squad for India:

    Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Travis Head, Chris Tremain, Peter Siddle

    Labuschagne, Dogget, Holland, Renshaw all not included for a lack of Shield/JLT form. Harris the only real new name who makes his way into the squad off the back of averaging 87 in Shield with a 250 not out against NSW.
  3. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Finch
    Harris
    Khawaja
    Handscomb
    Head
    M.Marsh
    Paine (c)
    Cummins
    Starc
    Hazlewood
    Lyon
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  4. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    No room for S. Marsh? I think the selectors might go for him off the back of his ODI 100 in Hobart
  5. Hound Fred Wood (13)

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    Yep I agree S Marsh will be there for either Head or Handscomb.
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  6. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    I'd like to see them persist with Head. He did quite well in the second dig of the first test in the UAE. The batting order needs some consistency.
  7. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    Starc into the t20 side for the first time in two years.
  8. The_Brown_Hornet David Codey (61)

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    And the mountain of runs he's made in the Shield just recently. He'd be an absolute shoe-in.
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  9. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    Now the t20s are done and dusted (series drawn 1-1) it’s on to the test series starting December 6 in Adelaide. The plan is to get Smith and Warner to bat in the nets to give our bowlers some experience of “world class batsmen.” Bit of an indictment on our current players but a good move to get the pair back into the environment slowly and help our bowlers.

    India have traditionally done quite well in Adelaide so we’ll be up against. Last time the teams played there Lyon bowled out India in the afternoon of the 5th day, I remember Mitch Marsh taking a good catch on what I think was his debut.
  10. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    One of the best tests this decade.
  11. The_Brown_Hornet David Codey (61)

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    Why the hell aren't we playing the first test at Fortress Woollongabba?
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  12. Hound Fred Wood (13)

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    Can only be that India didn't want to. Start with a friendly pitch so India can get used to the Aust wickets. The gabba test is now in Jan and will be washed out and ohh the ground and facilities are showing age and CA wanted to promote "better" grounds.
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  13. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    It’s also not a day night test in Adelaide as it has been for the last few years and we know it’s not exactly a slow turner with the pink ball, makes you think doesn’t it.
  14. The_Brown_Hornet David Codey (61)

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    How much longer are we going to kowtow to fucking India? Over the last decade we've buckled every time.
  15. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    I think CA will be banking on the ticket sales from all the Indian fans turning up and will do whatever the BCCI wants. The level of support for the Indian team in the t20s was insane.
  16. Hound Fred Wood (13)

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    The unfortunate reality is that having India makes CA money. Lots of it. Sad that India supporters outnumber the Aussies at the T20 and probably at the Tests but I think it shows the state of Aus cricket with the public at the moment. Like Rugby by winning both sports will draw the fans back.
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  17. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    Teams:

    Australia XI for the first Test: Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

    India: Team - Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravi Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

    Mitch Marsh misses out for Australia but the selectors have hinted he’ll be back in if he regains some batting form. Marcus Harris makes his debut and Pete Handscomb comes back into the side. The batting order still looks prone to a collapse in my mind, I’m glad we’re not up against the South African attack. That said Shami, Sharma, and Ashwin haven’t had a whole lot of success in Aus.
  18. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    India 3 down early—Kohli gone!
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  20. Up the Guts John Thornett (49)

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    India 9-253 at stumps.

    Pretty pleased with that from an Australian perspective, definitely would have taken that at the start of the day. At 4-40 and 6-130 odd it would have been nice to knock them over for a few less but well played to Pujara who batted really well with the tail to score a nice hundred.

    If we’ve learnt anything from the Indian innings it is to shoulder arms for the first 20 overs whilst there’s some swing and then cash in. This should be a pretty good track for batting and hopefully we can build some confidence in our green top order.
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