Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by grassy1 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:45 am

One or 2 cocky so and so’s my way,reckon the MCG pitch is grounds for the ICC to strip the Boxing Day Test from Melbourne,Ben.

Your thoughts? :-"

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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by BenDoolan » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:21 am

grassy1 wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:45 am
One or 2 cocky so and so’s my way,reckon the MCG pitch is grounds for the ICC to strip the Boxing Day Test from Melbourne,Ben.

Your thoughts? :-"
I have no issue. I think it’s a good thing that there is a threat to take it off Melbourne. Fix the f****** wicket or else.
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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by grassy1 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:55 am

So you’re not going to put a banner up saying,”Who gives a f*** about WA?” like you Vics did all those years ago,after we ragged Healy all day? 8) :lol:

You won’t have Perth to worry about.The Stadium’s Wicket copped a bad rap from the ICC and the interesting part is,Cricket Australia’s fingerprints are all over it.It is,if their curator is to be believed,which CA doesn’t think he should be.

Now I think of it,maybe all Curators should spill the beans and confirm what the Cricketing public suspects?That Cricket Australia determines how all pitches are prepared.

They’ll deny it of course.
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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by s'dreams » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:11 pm

Wicket is crap? Maybe...

But then again a number of chances were missed by bad field placement (no 2nd slip FFS) or sloppy fielding.

Also I wonder about the selection - you have 3 arguably 4 of a same style of fast bowling and a finger spinner who will come into the game later. You don't have a real swing bowler, a leg spinner or a plodding medium pacer who bowls stump to stump and cuts or tweaks the occasional ball.

The Indians have made the ball do more in 6 overs than the Australians did in 2 sessions.

Ask about the pitch in a couple of days.
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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by grassy1 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:44 am

4th Test
Outs - A.Finch,M.Starc
Ins - G.Maxwell,J.Holland Or F.Ahmed.

Ussie moves up the order to open the batting.On Notice pending today’s efforts - S.Marsh,M.Marsh.

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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by grassy1 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:02 pm

Mitch Marsh OUT!Anybody in!

Sean Marsh saved by contentious LBW.

Is Ben McDermott worth a look?

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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by s'dreams » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:05 pm

grassy1 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:44 am
4th Test
Outs - A.Finch,M.Starc
Ins - G.Maxwell,J.Holland Or F.Ahmed.

Ussie moves up the order to open the batting.On Notice pending today’s efforts - S.Marsh,M.Marsh.
Tough on Finch... he isn't playing in his normal position in the red ball game. He is more of a 2nd drop... which isn't working anyway.

I doubt we will ever know whether he would have worked in this spot.

In Joe Burns. Out: Finch
In: Handscomb Out. M. Marsh (there might be questions about Handscomb's technique but Marsh is a just a dumb player)

Regarding spinners ... who??? This season's sheffield shield averages for spinners...


Name Matches Wickets Average
Lyon 3 20 21.45
Swepson 5 10 56.90
F. Ahmed 2 9 17.33
Pope 4 9 51.33
Labushagne 4 5 59.20
Qadir 2 4 59.25
Sangha 5 3 35.33
Short 4 2 34.50
Head 3 2 58.50
Fallins 1 2 61.00
O'Keefe 2 2 67.50
Holland 2 2 78.50

Apart from Lyon - its a bit lean and/or expensive.
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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by grassy1 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:56 pm

Handscomb Must work on his technique 1st.

Fahwed Ahmed.

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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by s'dreams » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:27 pm

grassy1 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:56 pm
Handscomb Must work on his technique 1st.

Fahwed Ahmed.
Handscomb allegedly has been working with Hick every day since the Perth test and the word is that the coaching staff is confident that he has adequately addressed his issues (mind like the technique of all the others is sooo good as well /s) ....frankly, if my life depended on two batsmen of late - I'd be looking at Cummins and Lyon - at least they value their wickets).

As for the others - I'm at a loss. I suspect that they may only go with one spinner and hope that part timers (Head and maybe Finch in he is there) can pitch in like Captn Grumpy used to do..
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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by s'dreams » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:37 pm

Anyway - with 33 wickets gone (it would have been 38 but Kohli protected his tail end who can't bat)... We are not talking about the wicket no more.
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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by BenDoolan » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:32 pm

Give something a try such as...

OUT: A. Finch, M. Marsh

IN: G. Maxwell, M. Stoinis

Open with Harris & Khawaja. Get Maxwell and Stoinis to attack their bowling, and they both can provide decent bowling options.

Thank f*** for Pat Cummins.
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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by grassy1 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:21 am

...and Melbourne’s weather,Ben?

Do we deserve to get off the hook a 2nd time,when Kohli let us off the 1st time?

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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by grassy1 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:11 am

Reckon The Big Show deserves another look,if he wasn’t so reckless on Social Media.

Jeez Maxine!Way to go about mending fences,Champ! :roll:

Leave the lambasting of the Selectors over your omission to others.

Series over.India effectively slammed the door in our face,if they didn’t do so already.Well played Mr Pujara.Man of The Series Award coming your way. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by grassy1 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:01 pm

:evil: India 7 - 622

Our lot 6/212.

Marsh Out feebly to his preferred bowlers,Twit Travis holes out yet again.

I don’t know what’s worse and who gets the bigger kick up the arse?!Probably both! #-o :roll: :-& :evil:

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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by grassy1 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:50 pm

Australia 6 - 236.

Lengthy Rain delay at the SCG,means Kohli can’t muck about by batting again.

If India has the option of enforcing the follow on,they can’t muck about.They have to send us back in again if they want to Win with time to spare.

I’ll be staggered if they don’t,which begs the question why?Surely they don’t think they need to worry about batting again with our brittle batting?

I just hope Kohli isn’t unduly influenced in making his decision.And if there is undue influence in that decision,he should tell them in No Uncertain terms where to go!

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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by BenDoolan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:02 pm

4th Test;

IND 7/622 dec (C. Pujara 193, R. Pant 159*, R. Jadeja 81, M. Argawal 77, G. Vihari 42, N. Lyon 4-178, J. Hazlewood 2-105) v AUS 300 (M. Harris 79, K. Yadav 5-99, M. Shami 2-58, R. Jadeja 2-73) & 0/6

What a cuntox of a series. f*** me. Not ignoring our shitness in the top 6 of the batting order, but we have been f***** over with losing 3 tosses (the one we won, we won the test!), we also had to contend with bowling most times in searing f****** heat and then batting in overcast, rain interrupted sessions. GAGF!
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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by grassy1 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:27 pm

Whatever the conditions Ben,we have been seriously outplayed.

The weather in Sydney the past 2 days has let us off the hook.India could have had this Test Won by now without it.

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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by Crazyman » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:28 pm

grassy1 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Whatever the conditions Ben,we have been seriously outplayed.

The weather in Sydney the past 2 days has let us off the hook.India could have had this Test Won by now without it.
This x2

India have been too good, our batsmen are crap.
Must be close to our worst batting lineup in history.

Picking players out of form, schedule of domestic comps, 20/20 ruining batsmen...

Perfect storm leading to perfect shitness imo

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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by BenDoolan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:00 pm

grassy1 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Whatever the conditions Ben,we have been seriously outplayed.

The weather in Sydney the past 2 days has let us off the hook.India could have had this Test Won by now without it.
Well, I’d like to reverse everything, and see how they’d go. India lost the 2nd Test because they lost the toss. Win the toss, win the test. That’s how it goes.

Bat in rain interrupted sessions, and see how they go. Concentration interrupted, bowlers rested, overcast conditions provides swing.

Of course they’ve outplayed us. They’ve had the best of the conditions.
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Re: Australia v India Test Series 2018/19

Post by BenDoolan » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:07 am

And FFS, pull the plug on S. Marsh. His “experience” is giving nothing to this group - other than his usual, lousy, inconsistent claptrap. Pick STOINIS ffs.
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