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tigerman

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Think you are being a bit harsh there.

Since that disaster of a tour (for him anyway) to England in 2019. He has played 12 tests (in what 2 and a half years) but still score 1,126 runs in those tests (18 innings) at an average of 62.6. Even taking out the 335 NO he scored against Pakistan, he has averaged 46.5 in those 17 innings.

As a pom, I'd kill for an opener to have those averages over a 2 and a half year period.
It's just a shame that he's a ****:)
 
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TigerMasochist

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One glance can tell you that the Aussie slip placings are a mess. Two catches down off Boland now; Warner's just a bad miss but they're too close and getting in each others' way. Couple of times I believe Carey left catches as he was trying not to cross into 1st slip's path which is nonsense. Keeper has to go for everything reasonably within his reach. Or he's been unsure what to go for.

Who's responsible for the cramped positioning? Carey? Langer?

Or the sports scientists crew on laptops reinventing the wheel?
Gotta be on the slip fielders, getting their positioning wrong initially, but surely some peanut in the coaching gallery should be watching the game n rectifying this issue at the first opportunity as well.
Carey simply takes up his positioning behind the stumps n the slips are supposed to space themselves off his positioning. Probably just Davey, Smiff n Kwaj all wanting to snuggle up close n chat quietly among themselves between deliveries.
 
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TigerMasochist

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Reckon Broad is living so far inside Warner's head, he's actually batting for him. Short n wide outside off n moving away so Davey flaps the bat at it n Broad was shocked that he could be so stupid.
Labuschange fell over last innings stepping so far across his stumps he exposed them all to a straight n full ball from Broad so this time he stays in front of his stumps n tickles a ball going away down leg. For the master of leaving balls his flap was as stupid as Davey's.
Kwaj struggled a bit, but at least he got himself in n set up with out doing anything stupid, then unfortunately got mugged by a beast of a ball.

Simply loved Boland's efforts as night watchman. Took plenty of deliveries n kept the heat off Smiff. Poor buggers hands copped a pounding so I hope he's right to bowl during the Poms second innings.
Reckon he and the other quicks need to present Wood with a serious dose of his own short n nasty. Jig a Jig used Wood superbly during our batting. Green, Starc, Cummins, Kwaj all got worked over by the quick short n nasty with a leg side field while the other seamers bowled line n length n let a bit of movement do the job.
Bloody lucky for us that the Poms batting is way more inept than ours has been so far this game, should at least keep them from having any chance of winning even one test this series.
 
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tigerman

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Kohli Resigned. Good riddance.
Resigned..............before he was sacked ?

Was forced to resign as T20 captain after India got smashed in the T20 World Cup, a couple of months was sacked as India's ODI captain.

And he now resigns a couple of days after losing the test series against South Africa where he sooked it up at a level that would've done Salty Scott proud.
 
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tigerman

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Reckon Broad is living so far inside Warner's head, he's actually batting for him. Short n wide outside off n moving away so Davey flaps the bat at it n Broad was shocked that he could be so stupid.
Labuschange fell over last innings stepping so far across his stumps he exposed them all to a straight n full ball from Broad so this time he stays in front of his stumps n tickles a ball going away down leg. For the master of leaving balls his flap was as stupid as Davey's.
Kwaj struggled a bit, but at least he got himself in n set up with out doing anything stupid, then unfortunately got mugged by a beast of a ball.

Simply loved Boland's efforts as night watchman. Took plenty of deliveries n kept the heat off Smiff. Poor buggers hands copped a pounding so I hope he's right to bowl during the Poms second innings.
Reckon he and the other quicks need to present Wood with a serious dose of his own short n nasty. Jig a Jig used Wood superbly during our batting. Green, Starc, Cummins, Kwaj all got worked over by the quick short n nasty with a leg side field while the other seamers bowled line n length n let a bit of movement do the job.
Bloody lucky for us that the Poms batting is way more inept than ours has been so far this game, should at least keep them from having any chance of winning even one test this series.
I've got a massive man crush on Boland, what a likeable guy he is. No fuss, he just goes about business with a steely determination. His last spell with the ball yesterday was magnificent.

Considering the light, the pink ball and with Wood bowling extreme heat he did as good a job as nightwatchman as I can remember from anyone. Ya just knew he was going to get behind the ball.

And a Richmond man too. He'd be a hard as nails fullback that teammates would love and fans would just idealise, of that I'm sure.
 
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Resigned..............before he was sacked ?

Was forced to resign as T20 captain after India got smashed in the T20 World Cup, a couple of months was sacked as India's ODI captain.

And he now resigns a couple of days after losing the test series against South Africa where he sooked it up at a level that would've done Salty Scott proud.
The BCCI have told Kohli to step down, they will have then gone to the ICC and told them Kohli’s stepped down, that’s your pound of flesh, no further action will be taken against the team or the players.
 
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tigerman

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The BCCI have told Kohli to step down, they will have then gone to the ICC and told them Kohli’s stepped down, that’s your pound of flesh, no further action will be taken against the team or the players.
Kohli has got off extremely lightly, he should've been publicly sacked by the BCCI.

He is in disgrace, and should have had to face a press conference to answer questions on his behaviour and his sacking/resignation.
 

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Kohli has got off extremely lightly, he should've been publicly sacked by the BCCI.

He is in disgrace, and should have had to face a press conference to answer questions on his behaviour and his sacking/resignation.
They won’t do that. The Indian public love Kohli, and this latest incident will have only endeared him further to them.
 
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bigwow

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I've got a massive man crush on Boland, what a likeable guy he is. No fuss, he just goes about business with a steely determination. His last spell with the ball yesterday was magnificent.

Considering the light, the pink ball and with Wood bowling extreme heat he did as good a job as nightwatchman as I can remember from anyone. Ya just knew he was going to get behind the ball.

And a Richmond man too. He'd be a hard as nails fullback that teammates would love and fans would just idealise, of that I'm sure.
Yep, I deadset thought he was a trundler, who would struggle at the level. He is McGrath like with his consistent line and length, and he seems to have found 7-10 kmh as well. He'd be loving life at the moment, but I doubt you'd hear it from him. Living the dream.
 
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tigerman

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Yep, I deadset thought he was a trundler, who would struggle at the level. He is McGrath like with his consistent line and length, and he seems to have found 7-10 kmh as well. He'd be loving life at the moment, but I doubt you'd hear it from him. Living the dream.
And going to get a nice pay rise too, good on him.

Two years ago I would have said that Tremain (I know he's now playing for NSW) would be the next Victorian to play test cricket.

Is Mick Lewis still the Vice bowling coach?

I reckon Buck Rogers has played a big part in Boland's development too, his appointment as coach seems to coincide with his improvement.
 

TigerMasochist

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Kohli has got off extremely lightly, he should've been publicly sacked by the BCCI.

He is in disgrace, and should have had to face a press conference to answer questions on his behaviour and his sacking/resignation.
Kohli's got a very healthy dose of the ugly Aust cricketer about him these days. He'd fit in extremely well with a few of our players from very recent era's.
 

tigerman

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Kohli's got a very healthy dose of the ugly Aust cricketer about him these days. He'd fit in extremely well with a few of our players from very recent era's.
Yes, he definitely took more than a few pages out of Michael Clarke's (what a schmuck) play book. He got results, but took it a bit too far at times for my liking.
 

Brodders17

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Yep, I deadset thought he was a trundler, who would struggle at the level. He is McGrath like with his consistent line and length, and he seems to have found 7-10 kmh as well. He'd be loving life at the moment, but I doubt you'd hear it from him. Living the dream.
No offence to Boland, but the level he is currently bowling to would be lower than half the shield cricket he has played.
 

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The good thing about Boland's night watchman effort was he did what a night watchman is meant to do, protect the recognised bat and take the heat. It's a big ask but Scotty did it excellently.

I think history says he won't last long today though
 
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mrposhman

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If someone had said to me before the series that Woakes would average 28 and 51, I'd think, wow, he's had an awesome series.

Unfortunately the 28 is with the bat and the 51 is with the ball :cry:
 

Ridley

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Aussies have batted very poorly in this second dig. Very soft leg side dismissal of both Marnus and Head. Disappointing effort so far.

Even though we’ve won this series comfortably there a still some gaps in our batting line up. The openers are a real concern. Warner is badly out of form and Kawahja, for all his heroics in Sydney is 35 and not an opener. Harris doesn’t seem the answer either. You’d back Smith and Marnus to regain form (drop the irritating antics though geez) and Head has had a great series despite that rubbish dismissal.
 

bigwow

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Aussies have batted very poorly in this second dig. Very soft leg side dismissal of both Marnus and Head. Disappointing effort so far.

Even though we’ve won this series comfortably there a still some gaps in our batting line up. The openers are a real concern. Warner is badly out of form and Kawahja, for all his heroics in Sydney is 35 and not an opener. Harris doesn’t seem the answer either. You’d back Smith and Marnus to regain form (drop the irritating antics though geez) and Head has had a great series despite that rubbish dismissal.
Some really dumb batting so far today. Smith sucked in.
 
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