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Cricket Summer of 2014/15

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by mark_s, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Finch critics have suddenly crawled into a dark, quiet place.
  2. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    It was a great innings but should have been caught by Woakes with a regulation catch on 0.

    I guess those are the swings and round-abouts of cricket.

    Regardless, he's certainly one of the openers in my best Aussie XI.
  3. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Surely Watson's goneski if Clarke is picked - must be nice to be an also ran and pay $9m for a house :confused:
  4. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    No one's commented about Mitch Marsh's match-winning performance with the ball? Just as important as Finch's innings.
  5. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I think Watson stays because of his bowling. If we replace him with a batsman, Maxwell needs to bowl 10 overs.

    Watson is terrible but maybe he loses his spot when Faulkner is available and can bowl again.
  6. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    On last night's evidence we want to limit how much any of our spinners bowl.
  7. No4918 John Hipwell (52)

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    Nah, still a flake. He got dropped on 0. One good knock doesn't mean much in a summer of shit.

    Oh and nice and sunny here, good to see a dominant victory first up.
  8. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Anyone can score those 100s in games like the World Cup opener in front of only 88,000.

    Means nothing until he can do them in a meaningless tri-series against a middling opponent in front of a half-full WACA.
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  9. No4918 John Hipwell (52)

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  10. the plastic paddy John Solomon (38)

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    Hope you Aussies are all quaking in your boots at the prospect of the Blarney Army making the quarter finals of the World Cup.
  11. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Ireland could foreseeably do better than England at the CWC.

    I wonder if Eoin Morgan is thinking that he picked the wrong team to play for?
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  12. the plastic paddy John Solomon (38)

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    And Boyd Rankin.
  13. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    I was stoked for Ireland getting that result yesterday. It'd be nice to see them step up and play test cricket at some stage too.
  14. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Squads selected for the Windies and Ashes tours: Michael Clarke (c), Steve Smith (vc), Fawad Ahmed, Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris (Ashes only), Josh Hazlewood, Mitch Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Peter Nevill, Chris Rogers, Peter Siddle, Mitch Starc, Adam Voges, David Warner, Shane Watson.

    HTF does Watson warrant a spot over Maxwell? :mad: Apart from that mystifiying selection the rest of the squad looks OK. O'Keefe could consider himself unlucky while Harris and Siddle should buy tickets in a lottery.
  15. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Don't agree with most of what you've written there Lindommer!

    If Harris can walk he gets picked, last few years have proven that.

    Siddle was dropped and then went and took 28 wickets in the shield at the best strike rate and average in the competition. Deserves his spot.

    And Watson (batting down the order and in red ball cricket) simply offers more with the ball and the bat then Maxwell.

    O'Keefe is unlucky but were going to pick a leg spinner every time if it can possibly be justified.
  16. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Thanks, Sc, just goes to prove my adage, "who'd be a selector?".
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  17. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    I reckon Maxwell is still a little way off test cricket. His fielding would be a huge advantage but its yet to be seen if he has the grit to hold an innings together against the red ball.

    As for Siddle, I'm a little disappointed he's there regardless how he performed in the shield. He has had so many chances and failures. I would have liked to seen Cummins or Abbott or some other young prospect. Agree that O'Keefe is extremely unlucky.

    Well done to Voges on being selected at the ripe age of 35. Neville is another one I am stoked to see selected, as too Ahmed.

    Hopefully we can give some of the fresher faces a run in the West Indies series and reward some of the world cup performers with a rest before a huge Ashes series.
  18. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Not too much to argue with about those selections. Good to see the Shield form of Voges and Ahmed rewarded.
  19. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Hope the Windies and Poms put up stiffer resistance than their ODI teams did for the CWC.

    Being at home should help. International credibility of Cricket will take a blow if these series are both one sided white washes. Even John the Bookie may lose interest if they come too predictable.
  20. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    I think they've picked him in the squad for the west Indies portion especially, where Harris is going to be absent. Apparently Harris has basically been the on field coach at mid-off keeping Johnson's head in the right place.

    The bowling group need an experienced "leader" - even if he doesn't play any tests.

    Johnson is not that man and Hazelwood and Starc aren't there yet.

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