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CricketERA |OT1| "Weird, a bit random, not what I was expecting"

Oct 25, 2017
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Great send off for Cook, he will be sorely missed.

Not sure why England have carried on batting this long (unless they reckon Kohli can get these on his own).
 
The return of Banana Man!

Australia squad: Tim Paine (capt, wk), Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne (lols), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc
Out: Joe Burns, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb, Jhye Richardson

Hazelwood and Cummins are injured.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't want to come across all Harrison Ford, but I'm getting a bad feeling about this... 200 in 3 hours is definitely doable...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Clearly I was worrying over nothing. Rashid bringing out an absolute cracker of a ball, Curran putting it in the right places and Jimmy finishing things off nicely.

All in all, a great series. The batsmen definitely need to knuckle down on the winter tours, but I'm very happy with Curran as one for the future. I think they need to get another bowler in the squad to learn and eventually replace Anderson (and Broad in time); Woakes will come back in, so perhaps he may get the new ball in Sri Lanka.

And Cook will be a huge loss, both in runs and as a team player. He goes out as one of the great openers of the modern era.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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T20 finals day today. Looks to be good weather, and some great players to see. Hoping for a Worcester miracle. Beer in hand.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Worcs 169. Could have been a lot lower but Cox and Barnard have played really well and given a respectable total.

Only problem is Jos Buttler. Damn.
 
Looks like Australia will play as many as 4 debutants in the opening Pakistan test. Finch and Head are in, renshaw was hit in the head during fielding practice and is very doubful so Labuschagne is likely to play and Michael Nesar is up against Siddle for the 2nd fast bowler spot.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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The real Warne is way more boring than that. That's always been teh funny thing about him, for all his reputation asa character, he has very little of it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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As someone who loves leg spin more than most things in life, seeing Labuschagne take wickets with whatever the hell that is supposed to be is upsetting me on a personal level.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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What's everyone's thoughts on the Cricket Australia report into snadpapergate?

My thoughts are they are trying to shift the blame to the administrators so they can fast track Smith and Warner back into the team.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What's everyone's thoughts on the Cricket Australia report into snadpapergate?

My thoughts are they are trying to shift the blame to the administrators so they can fast track Smith and Warner back into the team.
1. It wasn’t an internal report, and I don’t know how you could force that result in the terms of reference.

2. I seriously doubt the pricks at CA would be that selfless or clever enough to play nth dimensional chess like that.

From what I’ve seen, all the recommendations seem like meaningless crap that will be circumvented if they get in the way of winning.
 
Dec 31, 2017
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The Player's Pact is the most lolworthy thing I've read in my life.

The Players’ Pact:

We recognise how lucky we are to play this great game.

We respect the game and its traditions.

We want to make all Australians proud.

Compete with us.

Smile with us.

Fight on with us.

Dream with us.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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1. It wasn’t an internal report, and I don’t know how you could force that result in the terms of reference.

2. I seriously doubt the pricks at CA would be that selfless or clever enough to play nth dimensional chess like that.

From what I’ve seen, all the recommendations seem like meaningless crap that will be circumvented if they get in the way of winning.
Players union is already saying they should be reinstated immediately. There is clearly a PR campaign going on to get the players back in and to blame the administrators. Obviously not by CA, but someone behind the scenes is pushing for this.

I mean, fuck CA, it's definitely their fault too, but it's just more evidence of the rotten culture from top to bottom of cricket in Australia right now.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Can someone explain to me how Australia won despite getting less runs in the same amount of overs???
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duckworth–Lewis_method

Australia could have gone harder sooner if they knew the innings was only going to be 17 overs at the start.

Honestly, with the way they were batting before the rain Australia looked to be blowing past that target but the method proved itself again by how close the match was.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duckworth–Lewis_method

Australia could have gone harder sooner if they knew the innings was only going to be 17 overs at the start.

Honestly, with the way they were batting before the rain Australia looked to be blowing past that target but the method proved itself again by how close the match was.
Ah, I didn’t realise the rain came during the innings. That makes sense then.