Cricket Part II


#8512

Yep, played in our own back yard in conditions that suit all our batsmen. The only thing that MIGHT help us is it is in England and not the sub-continent.


#8513

We couldn’t even beat them in our own backyard with our full side


#8514

When it comes to the World Cup you can’t bet against Australia. Must be in their DNA to perform at the WC.

If Warner and Smith are back in the team by the WC and have a fully fit Starc, Australia should rightly be one of the favorites.

Semi’s will most likely come down to
England
Australia
India
Pakistan

South Africa always have the talent to win it, but always seem to really struggle under the pressure.


#8515

That would involve compromising the Shield. The final is in March.


#8516

Couldn’t they just have the shield season start earlier? Say start it in Sept/Oct and do it in one go, not split in two?

Have the final around Xmas - then go into the limited over forms


#8517

It already starts in October. They’d probably have to start mid August and that means they wouldn’t play on any of the ‘big’ grounds because of the AFL and the weather would also be a factor.


#8518

Couldn’t they go up north. Tailor the northern tropical pitches to replicate Sub-Continental conditions and give our players some experience in dealing with them for the first part of the season?


#8519

How many grounds are suitable for FC cricket up north? Are conditions suitable for producing dry, dusty pitches to replicate subcontinental conditions? Don’t we want our youngsters used to the Test venues before they debut?

What you are proposing is very radical!


#8520

If we are ever going to win in the sub-continent again then we need radical, out of the box thinking.

He have a luxury no other cricketing country has, an entire continent with an incredibly diverse array of both terrain and climate. If we wanted to we could replicate virtually any conditions global cricket could throw at us, we certainly have the resources to do it.


#8521

It’d be a bold move to tailor half our season to suit subcontinental conditions and it would take years for it to bear fruit. I could see it backfiring and would hate us to abandon a lot of our traditions for a series win in India.


#8522

Good to see our ODI form is improving.

Win toss and bowl

After 28 Overs England are struggling a bit at 1/237.


#8523

Wow we did well there not… England have broken - no smashed - their own world record ODI score of 444 by totalling a massive 6/481 off their 50 overs.


#8524

Sweet jesus, what a ■■■■■■■ pasting.All our bowlers were seen to. Tye has the figures of 2/181 from 19 overs on the last two matches. :anguished:


#8525

Wow what a score line to wake up to


#8526

Jesus just saw this result. Is this what we’ve come to now?

Never understood the Tye selection. He’s not a kid they’re getting games into (like Richardson and Stanlake), he’s 31 and he’s had barely any top level cricket. If you’re going to pick an older guy at least send one with a bit more cricket behind him.


#8527

T20 has cranked up ODIs.


#8528

that’s embarrassing


#8529

Was just about to say this

We’re auditioning a few guys and trying a few different things in a meaningless off-season tour. Who cares?


#8530

Exactly. Missing our front line bowling attack and trying new players/positions in the order.
When Boof was coach he made the point several times that the 4 years between WC’s are purely auditions and practice and they were not too fussed about results. Although not deliberately trying to lose games the side would often do some “questionable” things to find out how players coped under different circumstances. I have full confidence we will be around the mark when the WC rolls around


#8531

That just shows the format is a waste of time