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tigertim

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Vics went from 0-94 to 200 all out.
The GOAT got 6 fer.
A not unfamiliar pattern. Off to a flying start, averaging 5 an over then a couple of wickets then the new batsmen freeze up, run rate drops and the collapse ensues.
 

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Probably not a popular opinion, but as far as the Test side is concerned, if Lyon was a footballer he'd be labelled a list-clogger. Good enough to get a spot in the side but ultimately you're looking for something better.
 
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The Big Richo

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And now i read Maxwell is hoping to be picked for tests in Asia next year, and hopes to play a shield game or 2 this season.

Interesting to see how this goes after the usual bonkers IPL action last night. Maxwell picks up 2.5 million despite barely hitting a ball off the square last season, which is about 7 times what Steve Smith was paid.

Meanwhile Jhye Richardson picks up 2.5 and Riley Meredith 1.4. Hard to see why blokes would risk their bodies playing test cricket when they can earn that for a dozen 20 over games.
 

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Great experience for 18-year-old Jake Fraser-McGurk steering the mighty Vics home against the old enemy in a good partnership with Jimmy Patto.

That's now eight Shield games since the Blues have beaten the Vics.
 
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spook

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Interesting to see how this goes after the usual bonkers IPL action last night. Maxwell picks up 2.5 million despite barely hitting a ball off the square last season, which is about 7 times what Steve Smith was paid.

Meanwhile Jhye Richardson picks up 2.5 and Riley Meredith 1.4. Hard to see why blokes would risk their bodies playing test cricket when they can earn that for a dozen 20 over games.
Maxi's BBL form was white-hot, and he's proven over a decade what a superstar he is in the short game.

You have a point, it's a lot of money, but most cricketers still want to play the ultimate. Maxi is set for life, so it's about legacy for him.
 

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I thought NSWs test quality bowlers were going to be too much for our fragile batting line up but there ya go. Good stuff.
It was interesting that Captain Neville wasn't game to use Starc until the game was all but done and dusted.
Pattison has to replace Starc in the test side.
 

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Great experience for 18-year-old Jake Fraser-McGurk steering the mighty Vics home against the old enemy in a good partnership with Jimmy Patto.

That's now eight Shield games since the Blues have beaten the Vics.
I like what coach Buck Rogers is doing with the side, he's blooding a lot young blokes.
I've watched most of the Vic's innings, Fraser-McGurk handled the pressure well, he uses a lot of bottom hand.
 
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tigertim

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Great experience for 18-year-old Jake Fraser-McGurk steering the mighty Vics home against the old enemy in a good partnership with Jimmy Patto.

That's now eight Shield games since the Blues have beaten the Vics.
Didn't know that. We play them again just next week.
 

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Maxi's BBL form was white-hot, and he's proven over a decade what a superstar he is in the short game.

You have a point, it's a lot of money, but most cricketers still want to play the ultimate. Maxi is set for life, so it's about legacy for him.

The fast bowlers are the worry I think. If that sort of money is on offer, it's going to hard for them not to chose self preservation ahead of grinding out long Australian schedules. Batsman and spinners will generally play any cricket going anyway but the quicks will be a real challenge.
 

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Interesting to see how this goes after the usual bonkers IPL action last night. Maxwell picks up 2.5 million despite barely hitting a ball off the square last season, which is about 7 times what Steve Smith was paid.

Meanwhile Jhye Richardson picks up 2.5 and Riley Meredith 1.4. Hard to see why blokes would risk their bodies playing test cricket when they can earn that for a dozen 20 over games.
The fact that Smith put himself in the auction and attracted a bid does that create an obligation for him to play? Or does he say thanks but I will stay home ?
 

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The fact that Smith put himself in the auction and attracted a bid does that create an obligation for him to play? Or does he say thanks but I will stay home ?

The technical answer would depend on the terms of the contract I guess but morally he would be obliged to unless he was injured.

I'd reckon he will be keen to get out and prove a point anyway and as one of the few sportspeople who is 10 times more rich off the field than on, the money wouldn't bother him as much as some.
 

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Another insipid performance by Australia in a T20 game.
 
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