Official Cricket Thread: Test World Cup is the best. Ashes 2019 first.

Who will win the Ashes?

  • England

    Votes: 28 32.6%
  • Australia

    Votes: 24 27.9%
  • Weather

    Votes: 12 14.0%
  • Tie

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • New Zealand

    Votes: 18 20.9%

  • Total voters
    86

kmag

Member
Nov 5, 2017
1,509
That's terrible from Dar as well. That was out if he wasn't playing a shot and there was no way he was actually playing a shot there.
 

Window

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,148
Thank god for DRS. At this point they may as well consider implementing a system to use the DRS for appeals reviewing in general.
 

kmag

Member
Nov 5, 2017
1,509
Jaffa there from Cummins. Wee bit of variable bounce, didn't get as high as the length would have suggested.
 

Daphne

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
1,208
One thing you have to admire about England is that the crowd are not giving up. Good on 'em.
 

Solaris

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,320
At least we have the World Cup right lads?

Bairstow being undroppable is becoming quite annoying
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,114
At least we have the World Cup right lads?

Bairstow being undroppable is becoming quite annoying
Yup. If YJB is not scoring runs then there's no excuse to not have Foakes in the team because he'd have taken at least one of the stumping Bairstow missed yesterday.

The thing is he'd still have to play as a specialist bat so who do you drop, Denly? Buttler?
 

Hamchan

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
2,876
Congrats to Australia's GOAT for a 5-fer 6-fer.

Also the satisfaction of showing Ali how to bowl well.

Yeah GOAT!
 

Geoff

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,275
Broady and Woaksy
Broady and Woaksy
La, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la
Broady
and Woaksy
are gonna save the test!
 

Joe Spangle

Member
Nov 1, 2017
1,706
Yep. This is Ashes cricket.

Pre-series positive talk from England, then it starts and we get rolled by the Aussies.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,543
UK
Yup. If YJB is not scoring runs then there's no excuse to not have Foakes in the team because he'd have taken at least one of the stumping Bairstow missed yesterday.

The thing is he'd still have to play as a specialist bat so who do you drop, Denly? Buttler?
Why does he have to play as a specialist bat? Bairstow, Buttler and Ali should all be out. Woakes bats better in test cricket than all of them, so does sam curran.

Get sibley in to open with burns, drop roy to 4 stokes 5, foakes 6, woakes and curran 7 and 8, broad, archer and leach.

It wont happen unfortunately but englands insistence of playing odi specialist players in the test side is fucking our test team.
 

Window

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,148
Massive win. Good game. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster until yesterday when Australia just dominated.
 

Hamchan

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
2,876
What a great cricket match. Test cricket really is the best.

Amazing comeback by Australia after being so down on the first day. Steve Smith is the best test batsman in the world. Bowling was good too.

England just lost in their supposed fortress. Dear oh dear. Moeen Ali was trash. England had zero pressure with the ball in Australia's second innings. Bad luck with Anderson but then they rolled the dice on him to not get injured and lost out, thats the way it goes.

Same old Aussies, always winning. Good one Tubbs, I like it.

It's coming home lads!