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Post by Red on Wed 04 Oct 2017, 07:55

Hard to imagine he can ever fulfil his potential now given that he has remodelled his action and it hasn't stop the recurrence of the back injuries.
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Post by horace on Wed 04 Oct 2017, 23:07

Sad if this ends his career. The bloke also can bat well.
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Post by Red on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 02:23

He may well return later in the season simply as a batsman.

Meanwhile, England is considering adopting American technology which will see a tent-like structure linked to wires as a roof over stadia to counteract issues with rain delays.
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Post by taipan on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 05:04

So let's play it indoors, for 4 days at night, with a pink ball and still call it test cricket.
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Post by tricycle on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 05:23

^Is that really such an issue? Apart from the four day part, the rest are non issues IMO.

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Post by taipan on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 06:42

Maybe I am being reactionary but am totally against the day/night matches because of the huge swing in conditions.
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Post by Bradman on Thu 05 Oct 2017, 23:48

A test under those conditions every now and then is ok if only to test the skipper. Maybe having to think outside the box occasionally will help develop the game generally. Of course that's predicated on the bastards being capable of thought in the first place.
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Post by horace on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 00:15

Bradman wrote:A test under those conditions every now and then is ok if only to test the skipper.   Maybe having to think outside the box occasionally will help develop the game generally.  Of course that's predicated on the bastards being capable of thought in the first place.

erm...Seasick Steve struggles with calling heads or tails.
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Post by Bradman on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 01:09

Which was my point.
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Post by horace on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 04:59

Fair enuff. Ksnr may have been a selfish redinker and a by the numbers colour in book skipper but his deficiiencies were papered over by having a great side.

Seasick Steve has no such advantages. Even his thicko deputy seems to  have more acumen.
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Post by Bradman on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 07:40

That's ascary thought.
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Post by beamer on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 17:54

Finn added to the squad as cover for Stokes.

Can't see him batting at number 6, somehow... (still, odds on him averaging more than 2, 3 and 5 with the bat might be worth taking...)

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Post by horace on Fri 06 Oct 2017, 23:37

horace wrote:Fair enuff. Ksnr may have been a selfish redinker and a by the numbers colour in book skipper but his deficiiencies were papered over by having a great side.

Seasick Steve has no such advantages. Even his thicko deputy seems to  have more acumen.

Even though he has not cemented his place, I think Sneaky Pete should replace gcspoc as vc. The guy is sharp though a little dubious on the sportsmanship front. The other possibility is the Wrench who also seems cool and calculating. Time Oz moved away from selecting ASWDAC (any spiv will do as captain). The spivs have a failed cricketing culture.
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Post by Bradman on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 01:38

I think if they show a character fault early, make an idiot of themselves on the wallop or desert a tour to tender to their own/gf's ego etc, they should have their card marked.
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Post by Red on Sat 07 Oct 2017, 09:03

Smith is coming home with a shoulder complaint, but physios are assuring the public that his Ashes campaign is not in doubt.
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Post by Bradman on Sun 08 Oct 2017, 01:14

Can mental Mickey be any more of a nob? After railing against a search for an allrounder and needing to name your six best batsmen, he has Maxwell in his side.
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Post by Red Yesterday at 10:46

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Post by beamer Yesterday at 12:41

Has the “spirit of cricket” really existed since the 1930s?

The current points system for minor misdemeanours is ridiculous, if it’s not racist or similar then it’s just a part of professional sport. I’ve always thought occasional baseball-style bench-clearing brawls would add to T20 at least!

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Post by Basil Yesterday at 22:13

So, the Willy waving has started then.
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Post by skully Today at 07:21

You say that like you are surprised, Bas. Warner is a westie bogan (English chav??) of the highest order.
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Post by skully Today at 07:25

And with late November rapidly approaching, it is much hoped that we see some/plenty of posts from our former prolific English buddies in the coming months.
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Post by taipan Today at 07:30

Basil wrote:So, the Willy waving has started then.

Warner is Boof's mouth piece.
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Post by horace Today at 08:19

Gcspoc should be suspended for his comments
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Post by taipan Today at 08:47

horace wrote:Gcspoc should be suspended for his comments

Agreed. Hey we all know it goes on but what is the point of splashing it all over the media?
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Post by horace Today at 12:54

Spiv Hughes could easily open the batting instead of gcspoc.
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