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RoarEmotion

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Aug 20, 2005
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Watched the Kayo mini this morning. Batting second always a huge advantage in this format. Great batting performance.
 

Mr Brightside

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In the wake of L2R2R passing it would be great to know if that’s the oldest World Cup winning team , whole team were old when I followed cricket.

Read the comments on an Australian cricket Twitter tweet, 9 out of 10 were congrats and comments from Indian names , man they love the game of cricket
 
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artball

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Is it cricket though?
Being a Test Match purist, I have my doubts.... ;)
 
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jb03

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Didn't think we were good enough at T20. Great effort to win, especially with Finch and Smith not contributing much throughout the tournament.
 
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Leysy Days

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Amazing effort. Zampa huge all tournament.

Got to hand it to CC's mate Warner as well. Player of the tournament after essentially being shut out of his IPL team.

Marsh, Hazlewood also fantastic!! Will also give a big lift for the Ashes.
 
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tigertim

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Wow, I gave us no chance coming 8nto this tournament. And Mitch Marsh! Who knew…
 

DjJazzyPete

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Really surprised we won esp with the form coming in to the T20 world cup . .. Pretty happy we won :) .
One of the PRE regulars back in the day ( now passed sadly ) would be pretty happy up in heaven as he used to coach Finchy as a Junior . He didn't have the best tournament as a batsman but captained the team well.
 

spook

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And now the push is on for a bloke who averages 25 in 32 Tests to be installed as our new No.5. Dropkick Whately saying he should play ahead of Green. FMD.
 

CarnTheTiges

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Mar 8, 2004
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And now the push is on for a bloke who averages 25 in 32 Tests to be installed as our new No.5. Dropkick Whately saying he should play ahead of Green. FMD.
He’s okay in T20’s, that suits him, but I wouldn’t let him anywhere near the Test team.
 

Leysy Days

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Yeah no way he plays ahead of Green ATM.

But - For the first time ever, wouldn't write him off in future. The confidence and sense of belonging it will give him will be massive.

Could well come back a different player.
 

spook

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Staggering. Surely he wasn’t pumping him up at 5??
Sport's all about momentum, don't you know. We know this is true because authorities like Whately tell us it is true despite never having played competitive sport in their adult lives.

Momentum, Jazzy. It's more important than being able to get your front pad out of the way of Jimmy Anderson's in-ducker.
 

MD Jazz

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Sport's all about momentum, don't you know. We know this is true because authorities like Whately tell us it is true despite never having played competitive sport in their adult lives.

Momentum, Jazzy. It's more important than being able to get your front pad out of the way of Jimmy Anderson's in-ducker.
Funny how you don’t get many bowlers throwing down off cutters in 20/20. How many balls would he face in 20/20 with the bowler actually trying to get him out? Test bowlers spend overs on a plan to remove batsman. It’s the wonder of test cricket, that personal battle between bowler and batsman.

It’s why guys like Pollard and Braithwaite don’t bother trying to make a test cricket career. Cause it’s tough. Difficult. And not lucrative. Can’t blame them. But WI cricketers I’ll always remember fondly are the likes of Lloyd, Richards, Gomes, Greenidge, Richardson etc etc.
 
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bigwow

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First test squad : Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner

Australia A Squad : Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Henry Hunt, Josh Inglis, Nic Maddinson, Mitchell Marsh, Matt Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Bryce Street
 

tigerman

It's Tiger Time
Mar 17, 2003
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First test squad : Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner

Australia A Squad : Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Henry Hunt, Josh Inglis, Nic Maddinson, Mitchell Marsh, Matt Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Bryce Street

Zampa misses out.............. He didn't even make the Australia A squad which will take part in a probably v possibles game next month. Is very unlucky for mine.
 
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tigerman

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He's not really a 'red ball' cricketer.
Yes, has improved a hell of a lot though. Hardly bowled a bad ball in the T20 World Cup.
Swepson has been doing ok and has made the 15 so that's good, got a hunch that a leggie might come in handy this summer, the Poms have always struggled against them.
 

MD Jazz

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Will be interesting to see what impact this has on the English team.

My initial thoughts were was it really that bad? But of course it was. And is for those players subjected to the "abuse". But its not really the other players fault, they are probably only repeating things they have heard from a junior level at various cricket clubs across all ages. Elephant washer is an expression I have heard to describe Indian or Pakistani players plenty of times, and not just in cricket clubs. I've laughed at that expression, not thinking there is really anything wrong with it. But in reality I would have known it was wrong but would have laughed to fit in. I wouldn't have had the courage to call it out lest I be on the outer. People try and justify it by saying it's just a joke. But its demeaning, It's not used as a compliment, it's used derogatively. Like naming your dog the name used for black players. Why? Its the sort of behaviour borne of immaturity. And fear of difference. If I was to place myself in the offended players shoes it would be devastating. It only changes by people like Rafiq keep calling it out, and then people acknowledging the impact and calling out future poor behaviour.
 
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