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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Blackadder on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 06:02

Hmm what chance Koo being fit?
As long as Agar doesn't make the XI. aces

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by skully on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 06:05

I'd keep Koo on ice so as not to rebruise that heel.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Big Dog on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 06:27

Blackadder wrote:Hmm what chance Koo being fit?
As long as Agar doesn't make the XI. aces

Selectors still (wrongly) think Sydney is a bunsen so i'm predicting they will go with Jelly at the expense of Tweet. A bit tough on Tweet if it happens. His figures were not great but it was his first test in twelve months and on that road he was always going to struggle.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by lardbucket on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 06:28

... second thread on this topic?

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by lardbucket on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 06:30

no cricket for nearly a week

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Nath on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 06:35

quoting from the other thread in case of deletion/merge:
Big Dog wrote:
Blackadder wrote:Hmm what chance Koo being fit?
As long as Agar doesn't make the XI. aces

Selectors still (wrongly) think Sydney is a bunsen so i'm predicting they will go with Jelly at the expense of Tweet. A bit tough on Tweet if it happens. His figures were not great but it was his first test in twelve months and on that road he was always going to struggle.

we have zero Shield games to use as a guide this season.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by JGK on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 06:46

lardbucket wrote:no cricket for nearly a week


Stoopid CA qunts who moved the SCG test to the 4th. A decade ago it started on the 2nd.

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Blackadder on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 07:22

JGK wrote:
lardbucket wrote:no cricket for nearly a week


Stoopid CA qunts who moved the SCG test to the 4th. †A decade ago it started on the 2nd.

Aye, have the 3rd off work so was thinking I would be set for Day 2, now I have to wait until Day 4..FFS

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by beamer on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 10:43

skully wrote:Hopefully Aus takes the same XI into Sydney.

I'd reckon England will give Mason Crane a go.
If they donít there was really no point in taking him.

Moeen Ali could have played his last Test for a while, although in the absence of him and Stokes thereís a real problem with the balance of the side. We would have to play Ballance or Foakes and leave out a seamer as well.

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by horace on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 21:11

So four Worriers, a Billy, prolly four Spivs and aptly two twosies. This does not bode well.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by skully on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 21:40

No Vomits!!!!

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by lardbucket on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 22:18

'When WA cricket is strong, Australian cricket is strong'.

in the 5th Test of the 1972 Ashes series, won by Australia, there were 6 Wozzies ... and no Dubbers. I think that may have been the first time we were Dubber-free, and I'm not sure it has happened again. Clever stats people?

Watson (WA)
Stackpole (VIC)
Chappell I (SA)
Chappell G (SA)
Sheahan (VIC)
Edwards (WA)
Marsh (WA)
Inverarity (WA)
Lillee (WA)
Massie (WA)
Mallett (SA)


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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Blackadder on Sat 30 Dec 2017, 22:30

skully wrote:No Vomits!!!!

snoopy-dance

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Nath on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 04:57

Blackadder wrote:
skully wrote:No Vomits!!!!

snoopy-dance

cheers aces Mexican wave

hrumph!

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by skully on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 06:28

You know the Forum rules, Nath:

"No Victorian shall be selected in the Aus Test side unless named Warne".
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by lardbucket on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 06:30

Handscomb is still in the squad, isn't he?

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by skully on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 06:34

Who?
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by taipan on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 06:35

lardbucket wrote:'When WA cricket is strong, Australian cricket is strong'.

in the 5th Test of the 1972 Ashes series, won by Australia, there were 6 Wozzies ... and no Dubbers. †I think that may have been the first time we were Dubber-free, and I'm not sure it has happened again. Clever stats people?

Watson (WA)
Stackpole (VIC)
Chappell I (SA)
Chappell G (SA)
Sheahan (VIC)
Edwards (WA)
Marsh (WA)
Inverarity (WA)
Lillee (WA)
Massie (WA)
Mallett (SA)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2gpyo6wRyk


No Doug Walters?
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Red on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 07:50

taipan wrote:
lardbucket wrote:'When WA cricket is strong, Australian cricket is strong'.

in the 5th Test of the 1972 Ashes series, won by Australia, there were 6 Wozzies ... and no Dubbers. †I think that may have been the first time we were Dubber-free, and I'm not sure it has happened again. Clever stats people?

Watson (WA)
Stackpole (VIC)
Chappell I (SA)
Chappell G (SA)
Sheahan (VIC)
Edwards (WA)
Marsh (WA)
Inverarity (WA)
Lillee (WA)
Massie (WA)
Mallett (SA)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2gpyo6wRyk


No Doug Walters?

He had a crap record in England.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Fred Nerk on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 07:58

Not just a crap record - a Bay City Rollers de-luxe boxed set. Amazingly that was the only Test he missed in four tours of England....and in his first Test there he scored 80 plus in both innings, and he top-scored for the team in the innings after that.

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by lardbucket on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 08:09

Red wrote:
taipan wrote:
lardbucket wrote:'When WA cricket is strong, Australian cricket is strong'.

in the 5th Test of the 1972 Ashes series, won by Australia, there were 6 Wozzies ... and no Dubbers. †I think that may have been the first time we were Dubber-free, and I'm not sure it has happened again. Clever stats people?

Watson (WA)
Stackpole (VIC)
Chappell I (SA)
Chappell G (SA)
Sheahan (VIC)
Edwards (WA)
Marsh (WA)
Inverarity (WA)
Lillee (WA)
Massie (WA)
Mallett (SA)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2gpyo6wRyk


No Doug Walters?

He had a crap record in England.

and was dropped for that game

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by skully on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 08:12

I remember being gutted when Dougie hit a catch to Greigy on 88 in this Test.

Little did I know that the tour was in turmoil due to the Packer negotiations in the background.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Basil on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 11:32

beamer wrote:
skully wrote:Hopefully Aus takes the same XI into Sydney.

I'd reckon England will give Mason Crane a go.
If they donít there was really no point in taking him.

Moeen Ali could have played his last Test for a while, although in the absence of him and Stokes thereís a real problem with the balance of the side. We would have to play Ballance or Foakes and leave out a seamer as well.
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If the Aussie batsmen take a shine to Crane, that leaves us with these seamers to do the heavy lifting. Even if Mo misses out, I think he will be back in the side come the first test against NZ.
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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by Big Dog on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 12:59

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Re: Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4-8 January, 2018

Post by horace on Sun 31 Dec 2017, 15:22

The bnlg aside, few would claim WA long form cricket is strong. The four in the squad do not have good Test records. Presumably Agar was selected for his batting ahead of Holland and for his sobriety ahead of sok .
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