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tigerman

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Need a big partnership from Smith and Maxwell, just like the one in the test match in India.
 

mrposhman

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I know its Maxwells natural game, but he was playing too aggressively for where this game is placed and there not being much left, sure Cummins and Starc can bat but Maxwell / Smith was the partnership Australia needed
 

tigersnake

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not looking good. But, 224 on the board. They gotta get em.

how was that runout direct hit through smith's legs? and not just through his legs but through his upper thighs? a whole new dimension to threading the eye of a needle. never seen anything like it. Reminds me of the old Beverley Hillbillies line, 'he could shoot the egg out from under a chicken and not move a feather'.
 
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Leysy Days

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Stoinis and Maxwell did what they have done for the previous 9 WC games. Sweet F All.

Not sure why the selectors were expecting any different. They both simply aren't good enough (for different reasons).

Can we please now move on from them.

Hint - Including the most impressive and destructive batsman outside national colours for many a year is a good start. ;
 
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marella jube

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A wonder we made semis, in hindsight, playing 2 short all the time, carrying 2-3 sightseers. Better off playing both Paine & Carey. Criminal also to ignore Hazlewood. Offer far more than the fraud allrounders bar consistent failure. Selectors & coach deserve a bucket. Most of the best performers in CWC 2019 have been test players so find & pick best 13 for tests & they should also form the nucleus for shorter formats. Warner the only successful graduate (my memory) from T20 to tests otherwise T20 the playground of the neverwases & best ignored.
 
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toby64

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A good effort to make the semis given the side we had. Simply not good enough.
Heavily reliant on Finch and Warner at the top and Starc with the ball. Once we lost the two openers early it was game over.

Whilst the sides will be different in the ashes, we will be heavily reliant on Steve Smith yet again to make a mountain of runs.
 
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lukeanddad

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A good effort to make the semis given the side we had. Simply not good enough.
Heavily reliant on Finch and Warner at the top and Starc with the ball. Once we lost the two openers early it was game over.

Whilst the sides will be different in the ashes, we will be heavily reliant on Steve Smith yet again to make a mountain of runs.
Agree. Beaten semi-finalists is about where we are at this stage after the horrible 2018. India and England the two best teams, so lets see how England goes in a final they should win.

Smith looked a class above the other Aus batsmen and the English bowling was generally very good.

Sadly, some of the Victorians who played in the SF had awful matches. I suspect Stoinis will be having nightmares about his dismissal for a while.

The revelation for me was Alex Carey. His batting was excellent and it was very impressive to see him bat through the obvious discomfort he was in. I'm not sure where he in in the list of candidates for #1 keeper in the test team.

Very much looking forward to the Ashes.
 
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Mr Brightside

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I'm well out of the loop now but going back a few years most guys tended to wear their helmet straps loose so they could chew gum when they batted.
What an interesting thing to do.

Bit like the NHL , I don’t know how the guys move in all the protective gear they have to wear.
 

Mr Brightside

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A good effort to make the semis given the side we had. Simply not good enough.
Heavily reliant on Finch and Warner at the top and Starc with the ball. Once we lost the two openers early it was game over.

Whilst the sides will be different in the ashes, we will be heavily reliant on Steve Smith yet again to make a mountain of runs.
The one good thing is there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel with a few new batsmen appearing to be up to the level.

Didn’t watch a lot of the WC, however good to see the final is between a couple of good swing/ pace bowling line ups and not just a pure spin and batting team.

Just from my novice point of view, we were always going to need , Warner or Finch to make a big score and Starc to be on , when neither of those happen we are always up against it it appears.

Credit to Carey, setting a standard of courage
 

DjJazzyPete

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Yeah disappointing end to a good Campaign seeing we were rated 6 th coming into to the tournament . Also2018 was a a bad/ horror year for Aussie cricket .. we have some good young talent coming , which is good .Think its the end of Maxwells international career .
 

craig

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Where do the selectors sit with Paine?
If Carey warrants a spot in the Test team, can they justify picking him?
Paine is the skipper there isnt really another option as Smith not allowed to do it.

HOW COME WADE DIDNT PLAY FFS

The Poms would've been pissing their pants laughing knowing we brought him into the squad in Imperious touch and then leave him out for Hanscombe.

Thats the sort of stupid arse decision they used to make.

FML.
 

marella jube

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Jul 27, 2004
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If Carey can hold, if not develop his batting further, there's room for him & Paine in the test middle order at present.
 

mrposhman

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Really pleased with the win from an English point of view but would have loved an England Australia final having been here 10 years now.

Agree with most on the Aussie team, a lot of reliance on Warner, Finch, Smith and Starc, which (bar Finch) will be the same in the Ashes. I'd play Carey as a dedicated batsman in the Ashes if I was a selector, he's proven he's up to the task and would be an asset in the middle order. I'd play him at 6 with Paine at 7.

On the final, if England can deal with Boult (don't really care if he goes for between 3-4 an over, as long as we don't lose wickets to him) then we'll win, though he'll enjoy bowling at Lords. Not a great ground for us to play on, we rarely seem to play well there which worries me a bit.
 

IanG

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Paine is the skipper there isnt really another option as Smith not allowed to do it.

HOW COME WADE DIDNT PLAY FFS
Cause Langer and the selectors don't like him. Langer really should come under scrutiny but won't, I get that we finished higher than many thought we would but that was due to a few players rather than the team and we absolutely threw it away at the end.
 

tigerman

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If England win the World Cup it will because they have an Australian as their coach. They would be nothing without Trevor Bayliss:p;)
 

Leysy Days

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Correct MJ.

Crazy Wade didn't play.
Cause Langer and the selectors don't like him. Langer really should come under scrutiny but won't, I get that we finished higher than many thought we would but that was due to a few players rather than the team and we absolutely threw it away at the end.

Yep - from all reports they made the decision to play him ahead of the No Show but then back flipped.

Crazy after his body of work all World Cup especially complete inability against the short ball.

Stoinis the other love child who they tried to bring into the team after injury time and again off zero performance.
 
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