He was strongly making his point after the umpire signalled for a review that England didn't actually have. Any actual outburst happened when he was back up in the terraces which is usually fine. The punishment was right I guess, I personally wouldn't have even done that from what I saw but it's cricket and any moaning will get you fined.
And how exactly does what I said make me salty?
You sure? Because crying about pitches sure makes you sound angry and bitter
Me criticizing something = Im crying, angry, and bitter.
Do I dare say that maybe Mitch Marsh should be in the team instead of Stoinis?Despite how highly vaunted our bowling line up was, it was still mostly reliant on Starc firing. And when he didn’t, as in the last two games and the group game against India, it was largely exposed. Cummins was mediocre throughout, Coulter-Nile was dropped, Berendorf had one good game, and Zampa flopped.
We weren’t quite as reliant on our top order as India, but both Maxwell and Stoinis had rotten tournaments with the bat, and put a lot of pressure on Carey.
Ultimately we did pretty well given how awful we’ve been in ODIs for the last few years. Six months ago I had no expectation of reaching the semis.
I’m not sure anyone but Cummins and Carey will be in India in four years, the next time we’ll put any effort into ODIs (especially now that they’re off free to air tv).
Apart from Khawaja’s injury I don’t think this will have any effect on Ashes preparations (we’ll get flogged regardless). That Australia v Australia A tour game will be far more significant (and an unironically awesome throwback to the 90s - hope it’s streamed).
Nah that was definitely an outburst. Only very rarely seen a batsmen argue with the umpire so aggressively. The second ump had to step in to calm him down. Don't think he'll be banned for the next game though. Will probably be a few more demerit points so the next time he does it he will be out.
I think this world cup has produced some fantastic games so I won't say it shouldn't be held in England but I do think several things could have been done better. For one, having reserve days for rained out games even in the play offs would help. Second - and I'm not sure if it was the pitches or something else but they need to make the coin toss less important and the game more fair. 2/3 of the teams chasing have lost this WC which is unusually off balance considering it's typically 50/50. Cricket's never given a crap about being fair though seeing how much test outcomes matter on the toss too so it's unlikely to change.
But the reason chasing has been so hard is because the pitches have slowed up during the day. This is absolutely not normal behaviour for English wickets - so whatever the ICC have done with the pitches has been diabolical. I think they wanted softish pitches to try and help the Indians out. Instead of preparing usual English wickets which offer early movement off the seam but then become more playable.I think this world cup has produced some fantastic games so I won't say it shouldn't be held in England but I do think several things could have been done better. For one, having reserve days for rained out games even in the play offs would help. Second - and I'm not sure if it was the pitches or something else but they need to make the coin toss less important and the game more fair. 2/3 of the teams chasing have lost this WC which is unusually off balance considering it's typically 50/50. Cricket's never given a crap about being fair though seeing how much test outcomes matter on the toss too so it's unlikely to change.
The pitches have generally been awful because they've favoured the team batting first so heavily it has spoiled games. What you want is proper English pitches where there is an even chance batting first or chasing. Where overhead conditions come into play but where the pitch itself is even over the 100 overs.Actually english pitches have been - by design - flat as fuck for the last couple of years. It was a conscious decision to aid ODI skill development. The weather (and perhaps ICC?) has done us a really good service by making the pitches more competitive. The idea that the pitches have been bad for this tournament is a very weird take. We've had a lot of tight, low scoring games, but very few where teams have been skittled. It could have been so very different and if it had, it would have been way more beneficial for England.
As somebody into most sports, Sunday is going to be mental.
And I'm on a weekend away with loads of other families very few of whom are interested in cricket.
Exactly. You don't want every game to be a slog fest, but equally you don't want every game to be grinding out 50 overs low scoring games.I think I've got to push back slightly against this hipster notion of "Isn't cricket better when batmen have to work for their runs and it's an even contest". My answer to that is - Is it fuck!. I do like a mix of low scoring and high scoring games but this idea that the purist can only find entertainment in the batsmen scratching around for singles for 40 overs before getting out trying to bash sixes at the end is bollocks. There is nothing *repeat* NOTHING like the entertainment value of one team scoring 400 and the other team chasing it down. It's fucking fantastic. Yeah yeah not EVERY game but we've not had ANY fucking games like that (though yesterday possibly should have been one) and that's to the detriment of the competition.
Anyone can win a low scoring mistake-fest. Takes a special team to chase 350 plus whatever the conditions.
Supposedly Dharmasena also mistakenly performed the third umpire gesture? I thought maybe that helped.
That might have felt but apparently the stump mic picked up roy saying dharmasena's decision was a fucking embarrassment. If the next game wasn't the world cup final I'm sure he would get a ban.
I thought I read something somewhere that he had the most drs overturns of top umpires, though I can't find any articles relating to that so maybe it was a fake memory lol
Found this old tread.
He's the guy who gave Moeen out 3 times in the space of a couple of overs and all three were overturned... he's not good.Found this old tread.
Damn, you are right. Not a great track record.
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