Ashes 2013/14

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Re: Ashes 2013/14

Post by j-mac31 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:04 pm

BenDoolan wrote:The great news is, someone like James Pattinson (who is a f****** good bowler) can't get a look in at the moment.

Now, where the f****** hell is Pat Cummins??? If he is injured AGAIN, he should think about giving the game away. 3 f****** years of nothing.
Both are injured. Pattinson has played his first top level cricket of the summer recently in the BBL and Cummins hasn't played yet at any level as far as I've heard.

Pattinson is hoping to go to South Africa and I think he should. He won't be needed.

On the fast bowlers though, I wish they weren't talking themselves up as the best in the world ahead of SA's. They've played one fantastic series together. There's every chance Johnson will go back to bowling shite, Harris gets injured on the first morning of the first Test and Siddle's stupid diet saps him of all energy.
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Re: Ashes 2013/14

Post by j-mac31 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:06 pm

Apparently in Sydney (I think) Piers Morgan went up to Ian Chappel and said "Hi I'm Piers Morgan" and Chappel said "No, you're a dickhead." Brilliant.
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Re: Ashes 2013/14

Post by Sismis » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:47 am

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BenDoolan wrote:The great news is, someone like James Pattinson (who is a f****** good bowler) can't get a look in at the moment.

Now, where the f****** hell is Pat Cummins??? If he is injured AGAIN, he should think about giving the game away. 3 f****** years of nothing.
Both are injured. Pattinson has played his first top level cricket of the summer recently in the BBL and Cummins hasn't played yet at any level as far as I've heard.

Pattinson is hoping to go to South Africa and I think he should. He won't be needed.

On the fast bowlers though, I wish they weren't talking themselves up as the best in the world ahead of SA's. They've played one fantastic series together. There's every chance Johnson will go back to bowling shite, Harris gets injured on the first morning of the first Test and Siddle's stupid diet saps him of all energy.
Spot on, Saffas are an A grade unit. They have best bowler in the world as a spearhead and they have a lot of depth. Poms simply did not have anyone who could return fire, SA will not have that problem. It could be a very hairy series for all batsmen.

On their batting. They have a group of tough test batsmen and they have a tail which does not tend to fall over every time.

I was dreading it a couple of months ago, but I cannot wait for this series. I love the Ashes, but SA/Aus is just as fierce a rivalry and just as great to watch. i wish we could come to arrangement over sharing the boxing day test so we could go back to five test series against them.

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Re: Ashes 2013/14

Post by j-mac31 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:23 pm

Sismis wrote:On their batting. They have a group of tough test batsmen and they have a tail which does not tend to fall over every time.
They're in great form in the last 12 months according to The Age today.

The loss of Kallis could get us over the line though.

And I agree on the Boxing Day/5 Tests thing.
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Re: Ashes 2013/14

Post by Sismis » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:19 pm

j-mac31 wrote:
Sismis wrote:On their batting. They have a group of tough test batsmen and they have a tail which does not tend to fall over every time.
They're in great form in the last 12 months according to The Age today.

The loss of Kallis could get us over the line though.

And I agree on the Boxing Day/5 Tests thing.
Yup Kallis retiring will help us out. He was such a stabilising element in their line up and they now have to make a decision on whether to weaken their batting or bowling.

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Re: Ashes 2013/14

Post by BenDoolan » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:29 pm

Convincing victory in the 1st ODI....

ENG 7/269 off 50 overs (G. Ballance 79, E. Morgan 50, C. McKay 3-44) defeated by AUS 4/270 off 45.4 overs (A. Finch 121, D. Warner 65, J. Root 1-11)

Someone ought to check out Aaron Finch's eyes. He can clearly see the white ball, but is obviously blind to the red one...
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Re: Ashes 2013/14

Post by Sismis » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:39 am

BenDoolan wrote:Convincing victory in the 1st ODI....

ENG 7/269 off 50 overs (G. Ballance 79, E. Morgan 50, C. McKay 3-44) defeated by AUS 4/270 off 45.4 overs (A. Finch 121, D. Warner 65, J. Root 1-11)

Someone ought to check out Aaron Finch's eyes. He can clearly see the white ball, but is obviously blind to the red one...
No he has an issue with the white ball, for some reason he confuses the size of it with a beachball.

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Re: Ashes 2013/14

Post by BenDoolan » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:58 pm

Well whaddaya know......Brett Lee in the commentary box talking about his favourite subject - himself.

FFS, give cricket to Channel 10. With Greigy, Benaud and Lawry all but gone, C9 commentary is garbage.
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Post by BenDoolan » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:08 pm

James Faulkner, you f****** STAR!!!!
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Post by Crazyman » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:52 pm

BenDoolan wrote:James Faulkner, you f****** STAR!!!!
Yep, snatched victory from the jaws of defeat…or if you're a pom, defeat from the jaws of victory…one of the worst last 5 overs I can recall in a very long time….

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Post by rockhole » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:52 pm

That really was something special. He knew exactly what he was doing, what was required and when it was called for, delivered.
Too far for Baker now he's on to it, now he’s got it, OPEN GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Dons are in front by one point at the 8 minute mark

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Post by BenDoolan » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:59 pm

2nd ODI;

ENG 8/300 off 50 overs (E. Morgan 106, I. Bell 68, J. Buttler 49, G. Maxwell 2-31, N. Coulter-Nile 2-55, J. Faulkner 2-73) defeated by AUS 9/301 (J. Faulkner 69*, S. Marsh 55, G. Maxwell 54, J. Root 2-46, C. Jordan 2-53, T. Bresnan 2-64)

Awesome stuff from James Faulkner. Bloody sensational hitting. That is one of the best victories I have ever seen in Australian ODI's.
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Post by ealesy » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:31 am

James Faulkner is a f****** ripper, is only 23 as well.

Good left arm medium pacer, and can be destructive with the bat. I want to see him be given a extended run in the Test team very soon.

Maybe drop Bailey from the South African tour, bat Haddin a six, Faulkner at 7, Johnson at 8?

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Post by BenDoolan » Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:58 am

ealesy wrote:James Faulkner is a f****** ripper, is only 23 as well.

Good left arm medium pacer, and can be destructive with the bat. I want to see him be given a extended run in the Test team very soon.

Maybe drop Bailey from the South African tour, bat Haddin a six, Faulkner at 7, Johnson at 8?
Very tempting. But I get the feeling Faulkner is only going to get a crack at the expense of Mitchell Johnson (which ain't going to happen for a quite some time in light of recent heroics) or Shane 'under performer' Watson. Bailey should be replaced by a proper batsman.
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Re: Ashes 2013/14

Post by Crazyman » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:10 am

BenDoolan wrote:
ealesy wrote:James Faulkner is a f****** ripper, is only 23 as well.

Good left arm medium pacer, and can be destructive with the bat. I want to see him be given a extended run in the Test team very soon.

Maybe drop Bailey from the South African tour, bat Haddin a six, Faulkner at 7, Johnson at 8?
Very tempting. But I get the feeling Faulkner is only going to get a crack at the expense of Mitchell Johnson (which ain't going to happen for a quite some time in light of recent heroics) or Shane 'under performer' Watson. Bailey should be replaced by a proper batsman.
After this Ashes series, unless Johnson breaks down, he aint going nowhere…either of the Marsh boys or Khawaja for Bailey and Faulkner as back up for Watson when he breaks down (let's face it, there's no IF with Watto breaking down…)

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Re: Ashes 2013/14

Post by j-mac31 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:21 pm

BenDoolan wrote:James Faulkner, you f****** STAR!!!!
So good! I thought we were gone when Maxwell went out and later when we needed something like 25 from the last 10 balls.
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Post by j-mac31 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:22 pm

ealesy wrote:James Faulkner is a f****** ripper, is only 23 as well.

Good left arm medium pacer, and can be destructive with the bat. I want to see him be given a extended run in the Test team very soon.

Maybe drop Bailey from the South African tour, bat Haddin a six, Faulkner at 7, Johnson at 8?
I'd definitely have Faulkner in. He did well at the Oval. I don't see why he shouldn't bat at 6 though and leave Haddin at 7. And a proper batsman in at 3.
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Re: Ashes 2013/14

Post by Gimps » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:58 am

Reckon Phil Hughes will replace Bailey against the Saffas.

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Post by bomberdonnie » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:17 pm

Gimps wrote:Reckon Phil Hughes will replace Bailey against the Saffas.
Good call

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Post by j-mac31 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:32 am

BTW at the start of the Brisbane ODI I was surprised that Doherty had been left out. And then England made 300. You really need at least one frontline spinner in limited overs games.
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