Cricket Part III


#8432

Not much danger, unless it rains. There’s 5 full sessions left.

Even if Nevill’s still there, they’ll pick up 3 at the other end.


#8433

Indian tour has been a massive form and confidence boost for the one day side.


#8434

Doing a bit from the highlights. A lot of wickets thrown away, too.

Steve O Keeffe forgot he had a runner, and ran himself out.


#8435

Of Finch’s 11 ODI centuries only 3 of them have come at a SR of 100 or more. He has a SR of 88. And he’ll be a walking wicket in English conditions against a Duke in his current form.

Of SMarsh’s 7 ODI centuries 6 were scored at a SR of 100 or more. He has a SR of 81.


#8436

Yeah, but he’s fat and old.


#8437

88 Finch
81 SMarsh
83 Waja

“Waaaay” quicker was an overstatement, but there is a difference there. I’d chop Marsh FWIW.


#8438

So you’re saying there’s still a chance that I can captain Australia one day? Woohoo!


#8439

So would I, but if I were replacing one of Finch or Khawaja for Warner, I’d probably take Khawaja based on form and expected conditions.

The more interesting question is who would be left out for Smith; Handscomb? Turner?


#8440

Yes.

From memory we normally rotate 1 bat and only work out who the best XI is in the knockout rounds.


#8441

NSW 9 for 54.
Pattison 5/13


#8442

Might be bowing himself into an Ashes tour.


#8443

Marsh was squeezed for Turner.
But that’s only one slot


#8444

Remember when Essendon lost the first two matches of the series?


#8445

Now 9/82. S’OK is clearly swinging like a rusty gate - he’s already equal top-scorer…


#8446

That’s looking to be a reasonably prescient call right about now…


#8447

i live over the road so to speak am not surprised with the scores…its been raining on and off for the last week has been overcast since it started with wind coming from a very favourable end.

bowl from the city end today wiith a breeze from mind on overcast duke ball and youd be hooping them all over the place…


#8448

And… all out 102. That’s a fairly good result after day 1.


#8449

Pattinson got a great 5-for and Siddle took 3 wickets.

James Pattinson is back. Test Team now, please.


#8450

lights have been on since play started wind is about 40kph…sun wind showers no wonder the vics are playing well lol.


#8451

I really like Pattinson as a bowler but suspect that getting 5 wickets in the second innings when he went wicketless in the first innings hasn’t got him closer to a recall and I’d be shocked if he got a berth to England