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Leysy Days

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Considering how much Tim has turned our ship around over the past couple of years it makes Leysy chuckle the amount of sulks who throw the toys out of the pram when we don't win. On here and on Twitter haha!

We took 3 wickets on the last day. India played well, pitch flattened. It happens.

The Kid Paine aint going anywhere. He's led our country to England and kept the Ashes for the first time in 20 years!! All Time Legend!!

As for the hype on what Kid said - Imagine stump mike on when AB was skipper!! And that would only be to his own players....

Great leader and aint going anywhere until he calls it!!
 
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Considering how much Tim has turned our ship around over the past couple of years it makes Leysy chuckle the amount of sulks who throw the toys out of the pram when we don't win. On here and on Twitter haha!

We took 3 wickets on the last day. India played well, pitch flattened. It happens.

The Kid Paine aint going anywhere. He's led our country to England and kept the Ashes for the first time in 20 years!! All Time Legend!!

As for the hype on what Kid said - Imagine stump mike on when AB was skipper!! And that would only be to his own players....

Great leader and aint going anywhere until he calls it!!
Agree with this.
People forget, he retained the Ashes in England, something messrs Ponting and Clarke had two cracks each at and came up empty handed. Ponting even got flogged at home once.
 

tigerman

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Considering how much Tim has turned our ship around over the past couple of years it makes Leysy chuckle the amount of sulks who throw the toys out of the pram when we don't win. On here and on Twitter haha!

We took 3 wickets on the last day. India played well, pitch flattened. It happens.

The Kid Paine aint going anywhere. He's led our country to England and kept the Ashes for the first time in 20 years!! All Time Legend!!

As for the hype on what Kid said - Imagine stump mike on when AB was skipper!! And that would only be to his own players....

Great leader and aint going anywhere until he calls it!!
I'm a fan, I think he should ease up on the chatter a bit though, it will help him keep better too.
 

spook

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Mainly agree with Leysy re Paine. He's been a steady hand through a time of crisis, and his batting and keeping were career-best up until day five in Sydney. But he made some blues. Dropped three he should have taken. Get Pant early and who knows what happens. And the bowling was too short - now, if a bowler bowls too many short balls in an over, that's on him. But if your three pacemen and your all-rounder all bowl too short all day, that's on the skipper.

His comments to Ashwin were pretty ordinary, but I've received worse in park cricket.

You can see why not many keepers are captains. It is a lot on your plate.
 
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eZyT

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Im not a close cricket follower.

India V Australia and Ashes series usually catch my attention.

watched 5 days of the Sydney test solid on the box.

but know *smile* all really.

question: Is Steve Smith proper tweeked out OCD and does this obsessiveness make him 1. a great batsman and 2. get caught being a weirdo, cheating *smile* from time to time?

Is 'Shadow batting' a defence? could it be that he restores furniture in his spare time, and was actually 'shadow sanding' in South Africa?

is a player allowed to 'shadow bowl'? when he's batting if he's a bit tweaked out?

and could OCD cricket work, where the batting side actually bowls at the fielding side?

seriously though, as a lay person, I reckon Green has a long career ahead. Seems to have real attributes.
 
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tigerdell

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Im not a close cricket follower.

India V Australia and Ashes series usually catch my attention.

watched 5 days of the Sydney test solid on the box.

but know *smile* all really.

question: Is Steve Smith proper tweeked out OCD and does this obsessiveness make him 1. a great batsman and 2. get caught being a weirdo, cheating *smile* from time to time?

Is 'Shadow batting' a defence? could it be that he restores furniture in his spare time, and was actually 'shadow sanding' in South Africa?

is a player allowed to 'shadow bowl'? when he's batting if he's a bit tweaked out?

and could OCD cricket work, where the batting side actually bowls at the fielding side?

seriously though, as a lay person, I reckon Green has a long career ahead. Seems to have real attributes.
Just one point in defence of Smith.
Captain of a team that cheated. Turned a wilfully blind eye to cheating practices.
Practices that are /were endemic to professional cricket, though the aussies took it way too far.
Copped it on the chin and didnt blame down the line.

So he,s not a sander, but lets others do the cheating. Dereliction of duty in my eyes but redeemable.

As for the shadow boxing, just a strange egg
 
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IanG

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Is 'Shadow batting' a defence? could it be that he restores furniture in his spare time, and was actually 'shadow sanding' in South Africa?

I reckon he's definitely got OCD tendencies which probably help make him such a great batsman and yes I do believe he was probably doing what he said he was doing.
 
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MD Jazz

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Jazz I think its worth considering that in Ashwin,s career he will have had far more games on spinner,s tracks. Every home test wouldve been suited to him. His average is significantly advantaged.

Thats not to rebut your criticism of Lyon and his 4th innings deficiency.
Just the comparison to Ashwin
Perhaps it is unfair. Lyon has had a very good career, I just think he has disappointed in the 4th innings a few too many times.
 
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23.21.159

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I'm a Smith fan, but ...

Seriously.
Just done a year in the sin-bin and he goes and does that a matter of inches in front of a stump cam.

As a fielder, he shouldn't be going within a bull's roar of the batting crease.
If he's not a cheat he's as dumb as they come, and needs a rocket.

Justin, maybe you need to start coaching Smith, and not just in his batting.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Nice article on Smith's actions:

I call bullsh!t. Smith used the flat of his foot rather than tilting the boot so as to use only the spikes on one side.

Even in the best case scenario, Smith as a fielder had no business walking on the wicket. If credulity is stretched to accept that it's a habit peculiar to Smith, it's one he needs to get out of.
 
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Midsy

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It’s an annoyance rather than cheating. Hasn’t altered the ball or the (relevant) pitch area in any way. It’s like walking past and undoing a pad velcro.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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It’s an annoyance rather than cheating. Hasn’t altered the ball or the (relevant) pitch area in any way. It’s like walking past and undoing a pad velcro.
I didn't use that word. It was a topic of conversation this evening and nobody could recall seeing it done before. I'd call it a sh!t bloke's act. Like Wade feigning shoulder charges at short leg.
 
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