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Cricket - what to do?

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by RugbyReg, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Are you being sarcastic? :nta: No-one said the man didn't have a drinking problem, but well placed sources have stated what happened with the "gone fishing" affair and it all points to the BCCI putting pressure on everyone involved to get Harbie off his racism charge without incident. Symonds didn't appreciate being sold out by his own people over what was, at the base level, money.

    That's the problem with being or hanging out with whitey - you're a racist waiting to happen. Just that Symonds had the balls to play the racist card first.

    Seems to me that if I walked down a street in Mumbai and called someone a monkey, I'd be branded as a racist too.
  2. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Myself havent followed this series, but congrats to India with this victory. Want to know from Turbs his thoughts about Gary Kirsten as coach of India. Gary always a calm kind of player and maybe just the right medicine for the India players.

    Myself are looking not to much forward to the Protea Aus series. Think this loss will make our task even more difficult.
  3. Turban

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    WTF? Why would Symonds not want to go to India and boost his million dollar profile? He's a fucking legend there. Everyone just wants to have a go at the BCCI at every oppertunity. They have made plenty of shithouse choices but at the end of the day they are trying to do whats best for themselves. Just like everyone else. CA have always done the same.

    Paarl, seems to be working well so far but one series against an out-of-form Aussie team is little to judge him on just yet. A calming influence would be just what the team needs to avoid getting carried away with their recent success. I'll get back to you in a year on that one.
  4. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Oh well it look like they just go on and klapping the Poms at the moment. Hope he'll learn his trade and return and coach SA. His brother is coaching Kenia and his Peter helping as consultant. The Kirstens is quite a big name in this area and my kid played on the Gary Kirsten Oval against his x school Rondebosch Boys, TB from TSF old school.
  5. Turban

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    The Indian's aren't thrashing England. Yuvraj is smashing them by himself! ;)

    The Aussie's play the Kiwi's today, heres hoping Australia can win back some pride. I wouldn't mind if the game was close thou.
  6. Virgil Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Oz might need to get a new top 3, Southee ripped through them
    Had them 23/3. Have recovered since with Clarke and Hussey taking them to 55/3.
  7. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Shocking shot offered by Katich though - woefully out of touch on these faster wickets.

    But we're getting belted. Will be interesting to see if our attack can do anything on this pitch. Haddin will need to be on his toes.
  8. Turban

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    As much as i think Clarke is a tosser, very well played by him yesterday. Really saved the team from what would have been a horrible score. Might just have saved the match with that innings. I'm expecting the Black Caps to suffer a similar collapse. ;)
  9. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    very interesting article in the latest Inside Sport about the Centre of Excellence.

    They talk about a centre wicket game they play on the oval with the young stars. Bowling machine at one end, batsman at the other with a hockey net playing wicket keeper. 13 or so witches hats placed all around the field in relevant positions. The coach manning the bowling machine (for instance, programmed to bowl shoulder high bouncers at 130kph) calls a position "Mid Off" and the batsman must hit the ball (regardless of where it is pitched) to mid off. Then again "3rd man" same ball, different stroke. "Cover" and again etc etc. Apparently the top score possible is 128. Katich has the best of the Aussies at the moment with high 60s. These young lads were scoring 29.

    Nice lateral thinking. Love hearing that sort of stuff. Also very interesting, despite me wishing to drop him in the first post, that Katich has the most 'ball control'. I'll admit it, I was harsh on him. Drop Haydos instead.
  10. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Its good to see a bowler's wicket after all those shocking strips in India I must say.
  11. Turban

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    Yeah it was the pitches... ::)

    You and I must have a different meaning of the word 'good'. I thought it was crap that by the time i got up on sunday the match was over.
  12. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    The pitches in India are shitty dustbowls almost without exception. I didn't say a thing about the results - you're the one with the complex here it would appear.
  13. Turban

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    Off course I have a complex. The fact that you jump at every chance to bag the Indian's is just my imagination. ::)
  14. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    I was referring to the issue you have with taking any criticism of India as a personal affront.

    Its a simple fact that most Test wickets in India have been shitty dustbowls. The glaring exception is that Test a couple of years back where the curator gave the BCCI the bird and prepared the kind of pitch he'd like to see. Lo and behold - proof that you can have a grassy pitch in India, just that most grounds are more designed for Indian players. That's cool - what the hell else is home advantage about?

    Its interesting to see some of the media wags talk about how boring the Gabba Test was. But I found it a good contrast to the endless compiling of runs almost without challenge that occurred in India recently, and a lot of the modern grounds that turn out roadbeds for flat-track bullies to gild their lily on.
  15. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    And here lies the ultimate irony in world cricket- the amount of $$ in India (which sees Symonds payed over 1 mill for a handful of 20/20 games) cannot seem to buy half-decent facilities.
  16. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Much money in Indian Cricket?

    There must be. Cricket Australia are oppening an office there. Seriously!
  17. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Like any other pro sport you'd care to name barb - too busy paying the players and lining the officials' pockets. Think about how long the SCG has been overdue for upgrade!
  18. Dismal Pillock Peter Sullivan (51)

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  19. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Oh Dismal, I do love your posts.
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