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      bigvYNWA
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      Reply #3030: Aug 30, 2017 10:15:52 am
      Bangladesh beats Australia. This is quite a result for that cricket-crazy country even though it is at home. Further proof that the cricket in Bangladesh is on the rise.

      Bloody terrible considering the Aussies got their way back in to a winning position. But, we are f**king frustrating at the minute. Have to say the pay dispute over the last few months really has killed cricket for me, coupled with the seeming over abundance of 20/20 and all - calendar is far too saturated it seems. Just quite apathetic to it all at the moment, which as a kid thats grown up loving the Aussie test side, it is sad for me to say. But, I am hoping as the Ashes get closer that feeling will return.
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      Reply #3031: Aug 30, 2017 11:11:08 am
      Bloody terrible considering the Aussies got their way back in to a winning position.

      This has been a regular problem for the Aussies in Asia (turning pitches). In the last 10 years in Asia, Australia had 9 opportunities to win in the 4th innings (8 defeats and 1 draw).

       Test cricket was re-invented by the Aussies, and as a kid, I used to admire the teams, especially the team led by Waugh (albeit, grudgingly). I do hope things get sorted out soon and Australia is ready for the Ashes.
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      Reply #3032: Sep 02, 2017 03:00:53 pm
      This has been a regular problem for the Aussies in Asia (turning pitches). In the last 10 years in Asia, Australia had 9 opportunities to win in the 4th innings (8 defeats and 1 draw).

       Test cricket was re-invented by the Aussies, and as a kid, I used to admire the teams, especially the team led by Waugh (albeit, grudgingly). I do hope things get sorted out soon and Australia is ready for the Ashes.

      England hardly look in much better shape. Question marks at the top of the order and a bowling line up that's starting to show it's age a bit.

      The Ashes will be high on drama this winter but low in quality bar the odd world class player on either side.
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      Reply #3033: Sep 05, 2017 11:54:52 am
      Said last night it was a mistake, woakes not fully fit, stokes inconsistent and broad is past his best,  mooen struggles under pressure, one of the worst england displays i have seen, credit to the windies but the ashes are going to be humiliating

      I thought at the time the declaration was a mistake. The runs were going up as the innings went by, the pitch was actually really flat and slow. If we just batted out the day we would have made the Windies play a bit more aggressively if they wanted to chase the win, and as a result could have picked up the wickets as they took chances.

      As it was they played brilliantly but just had to bat out the overs and with the fields we were setting of they stayed in they had won the game.

      I'm old school and value a series win, so if you are 1-0 up you don't have to take that much of a risk to try to win a test. Let the Windies take the chances.
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      Reply #3034: Sep 05, 2017 07:17:48 pm
      England hardly look in much better shape. Question marks at the top of the order and a bowling line up that's starting to show it's age a bit.

      The Ashes will be high on drama this winter but low in quality bar the odd world class player on either side.

      Even then I believe England are in a much better shape and will start as strong favourites.
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      Reply #3035: Sep 07, 2017 12:40:18 pm
      499 for Jimmy. In comes last games hero Shai Hope.

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      Reply #3036: Sep 07, 2017 12:50:43 pm
      Worried about broad, seems to have lost his action a bit, can't seem to get a consistent line and length
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      Reply #3037: Sep 07, 2017 01:54:57 pm
      Worried about broad, seems to have lost his action a bit, can't seem to get a consistent line and length

      Yeah hes had this in the past where he loses his rhythm. Needs to go back to basics of line and length but also everything is going away from the left handers these days. Needs something else to his game other than that.

      And as for his batting hes a number 11 these days. Sh*t scared of the ball since having the ball hit him under the grill a few years back.
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      Reply #3038: Sep 08, 2017 04:02:38 pm
      Games movi g on very quickly, west indies in with a great chance of winning this series being 18 behind but only the tail to knock over.

      All eyes on Broad for the minute can he keep his eye on the ball? He's looking very skittish at the crease so far.
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      Reply #3039: Sep 08, 2017 04:08:11 pm
      Games movi g on very quickly, west indies in with a great chance of winning this series being 18 behind but only the tail to knock over.

      All eyes on Broad for the minute can he keep his eye on the ball? He's looking very skittish at the crease so far.

      West Indies very much still in front of tge test for me at this stage.

      Weather looks better tomorrow, England have to bat last on this.
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      Reply #3040: Sep 08, 2017 04:11:10 pm
      West Indies very much still in front of tge test for me at this stage.

      Weather looks better tomorrow, England have to bat last on this.

      I dont think batting last will be a huge issue because the game will be over by latest day 4.

      Any runs now are really precious, if we can get that lead up past 50 then England will be ahead. Even game for now though imo.
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      Reply #3041: Sep 08, 2017 04:16:20 pm
      I dont think batting last will be a huge issue because the game will be over by latest day 4.

      Any runs now are really precious, if we can get that lead up past 50 then England will be ahead. Even game for now though imo.

      It's not the pitch as much though it's the pressure of chasing, historically it's tough chasing in the 4th
      If they bat well, with the weather supposedly around tomorrow then it could be tough for England

      Rolling them for 123 and not taking that advantage isn't great

      But I agree, anything over a 50 lead for England would be great having been 20 odd for 4 especially
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      Reply #3042: Sep 08, 2017 04:42:36 pm
      It's not the pitch as much though it's the pressure of chasing, historically it's tough chasing in the 4th
      If they bat well, with the weather supposedly around tomorrow then it could be tough for England

      Rolling them for 123 and not taking that advantage isn't great

      But I agree, anything over a 50 lead for England would be great having been 20 odd for 4 especially

      The lead is there now but the pitch is looking flat, and here comea the sun like you say.

      A bit more care from the batsman perhaps and they could have cashed in now.

      Didn't like the innings from Moeen in particular he got too worried about batting with a real tail end, but he is a bit wasted at 8 meaning he gives his wixket away more often than he would like.
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      Reply #3043: Sep 08, 2017 04:49:07 pm
      Good stuff from jimmy and broad, now over to the bowlers
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      Reply #3044: Sep 08, 2017 05:13:48 pm
      Looking a batsmans paradise now haha.

      500 for Jimmy. What a player he's been!
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      Reply #3045: Sep 08, 2017 05:29:04 pm
      Congratulations to jimmy on his 500th test wicket, think this series in sponsored by Teflon
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      Reply #3046: Sep 08, 2017 05:42:44 pm
      The lead is there now but the pitch is looking flat, and here comea the sun like you say.

      A bit more care from the batsman perhaps and they could have cashed in now.

      Didn't like the innings from Moeen in particular he got too worried about batting with a real tail end, but he is a bit wasted at 8 meaning he gives his wixket away more often than he would like.

      I don't mind Moeen at 8 really, he often does a really good job with the tail. But to be honest if we don't  sort out 2,3 and 5 there is a massive argument for him batting higher, but I'm not sure I'd go higher than 5 with him. He's a bit of a flasher, I don't think he often solves the problem of 30/3 if he opens or bats 3

      We really need to find an opener though, I'm not sure 5 is an issue, there is Mo, Hales who has been batting 5 for Notts and probably more of a comfortable 5 at test level or even Ballance who I felt sorry for in the South Africa series. Been batting 4 for Yorkshire, batted 4 for the lions but thrown in at 3 again for England.




      Well don't Jimmy son, we are lucky to have witnessed your career
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      Reply #3047: Sep 08, 2017 05:55:58 pm
      Would pick stoneman as an opener and malan at 5 deserves a longer run but no 3 is a huge worry, maybe try hales at 3 and tell him to play a counter attacking role. Agree on ballance
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      Reply #3048: Sep 08, 2017 06:02:24 pm
      Would pick stoneman as an opener and malan at 5 deserves a longer run but no 3 is a huge worry, maybe try hales at 3 and tell him to play a counter attacking role. Agree on ballance

      Yeah I wouldn't drop Stoneman yet, he deserves a run and Malan has done ok.
      It's just those faster bouncy pitches in Australia, going there with no real scores under their belts yet for an ashes tour...  :o good luck boys.

      If Hales is picked it needs to be accepted he will nick off, especially at three against the new ball in Australia. He will get you a score but will fail.. If he's picked it needs to be with confidence in him to play his natural game.
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      Reply #3049: Sep 08, 2017 06:47:38 pm
      Root needs to switch the bowling around a bit more, far too predictable
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      Reply #3050: Sep 09, 2017 06:52:17 pm
      Another brilliant spell from jimmy, how are we going to replace him...
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      Reply #3051: Sep 10, 2017 04:18:47 pm
      My ashes squad:

      Cook
      Stoneman
      Westley
      Root
      Malan
      Hameed
      Hales
      Stokes
      Bairstow
      Foakes
      Mooen ali
      Crane
      Anderson
      Broad
      Woakes
      Roland-Jones
      Wood
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      Reply #3052: Sep 15, 2017 06:48:16 pm
      I like the look of Stoneman. Doesn't get himself tied down like Robson/Lythe/Jennings before him and looks like he belongs even if his scores so far have been modest.

      Worried about the Ashes because the Kookaburra is a pish ball and they play on some real boring flat decks.

      Our batsman get out more easily than theirs and our bowlers rely on the swing and seem.

      Not sure how the Aussies are doing though so who knows?

      Our long batting line-up will ceryainly be needed just worry about where 20 wickets are coming from.
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      Reply #3053: Sep 15, 2017 11:30:41 pm
      I like the look of Stoneman. Doesn't get himself tied down like Robson/Lythe/Jennings before him and looks like he belongs even if his scores so far have been modest.

      Worried about the Ashes because the Kookaburra is a pish ball and they play on some real boring flat decks.

      Our batsman get out more easily than theirs and our bowlers rely on the swing and seem.

      Not sure how the Aussies are doing though so who knows?

      Our long batting line-up will ceryainly be needed just worry about where 20 wickets are coming from.

      The aussies drew 1-1 in Bangladesh and to be honest their batting is a bit flimsy. Just feel Australia's greater pace will be the difference
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      Reply #3054: Sep 17, 2017 10:18:32 pm
      The aussies drew 1-1 in Bangladesh and to be honest their batting is a bit flimsy. Just feel Australia's greater pace will be the difference

      Different ball game though isn't it on those spinning wickets in the sun continent. Bangladesh beat England confortably over there not so long ago I think.
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      Reply #3055: Sep 17, 2017 10:28:35 pm
      Different ball game though isn't it on those spinning wickets in the sun continent. Bangladesh beat England confortably over there not so long ago I think.

      Yeah it was 1-1 then as well
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      Reply #3056: Sep 26, 2017 03:16:09 pm
      http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41399632

      Silly from Hales and ridiculous from Stokes.

      The day before the ashes squad is announced too.
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      Reply #3057: Sep 26, 2017 11:38:59 pm
      James vince at 3 , ballance in squad, no westley, crane back up spinner, foakes back up keeper, ball and craig overton in, no reserve opener.
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      Reply #3058: Sep 29, 2017 08:56:54 am
      James vince at 3 , ballance in squad, no westley, crane back up spinner, foakes back up keeper, ball and craig overton in, no reserve opener.

      Can understand the Ballance recall but Vince? Awful last summer for England and unlike Ballance he hasn't had a great county season either. Shame Wood wasn't deemed fit enough to go, would have been a very handy player to have considering the conditions down there.

      All in all, a pretty weak squad. Hard to know where the Aussies are at either though, they've been on the subcontinent a while now and I think their current series with India doesn't have any test matches in it.
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      Reply #3059: Sep 29, 2017 01:12:20 pm
      Can understand the Ballance recall but Vince? Awful last summer for England and unlike Ballance he hasn't had a great county season either. Shame Wood wasn't deemed fit enough to go, would have been a very handy player to have considering the conditions down there.

      All in all, a pretty weak squad. Hard to know where the Aussies are at either though, they've been on the subcontinent a while now and I think their current series with India doesn't have any test matches in it.

      Wood will go with the lions to Australia and be getting game  time, should he prove it and England need him he will be pulled across.

      Vince I think is a gut call, good strike maker, especially off the back foot, struggled in English conditions knicking off against the swinging ball.
      The kooka doesn't swing as much beyond the first ten overs

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