Cricket Part III


#9694

Unfortunately he will probably never bat like that again but will bowl like that nearly every game


#9695

Thats why I am dropping him. We have seen the best of him.


#9696

Yep, I’m playing with an extra batter.
We have 2 legitimate gun quicks, a handy spinner and can make up the rest of the overs with 1 all rounder and a couple of jobbers.


#9697

Plenty of Boos for Smith and Warner in the warm-up matches. It will continue for the foreseeable future and I’m sure it will be a talking point during the Ashes. We copped a bit of abuse at the warm-up match from English fans who shouted at us and called us a nation of cheats. First time at the cricket I’ve had opposition fans heckling me directly. To be fair, one of my mates was being a bit obnoxious so some response was warranted (but he was only criticizing English players). I’m sure it will boil over at some point, particularly when the Barmy Army get going and the mob outnumber the Aussie fans.


#9698

Nah it was in response to a previous post.


#9699

Let’s call a spud a spud and just admit he is a straight out potato.

And NCN/NBN jokes are not funny.


#9700

Agree on both fronts


#9701

All English players or just the ones that were actually from England?


#9702

I dunno that I’d want kohli (et al) facing 5 or 8 overs of Smith/Warner.


#9703

Can’t do much worse than NCN


#9704

Maxi was getting everyone out last night

Until the review


#9705

How does Starc look so toothless in Tests sometimes and look so unplayable in ODI’s with his pace?

NCN played a great batting innings but fck I’d take both Richardsons + Behrendoff over him in a heartbeat, his bowling is rank and reminds me of Mick Lewis playing for Australia. Behrendoff injured?


#9706

NCN said himself he expects to be dropped given his bowling performances over a few games


#9707

I knew he was the David Myers is Australia cricket…


#9708

Defensive fields in ODI games allow him to go for his swinging full balls with less fear. In ODI the ones he misses go to the boundary riders for one in test cricket they go for 4.


#9709

I never thought I’d see the day when India would be seeking to intimidate us with pace but here we are…

“Assistant coach Ricky Ponting believes India could consider drafting in another fast bowler for their clash against Australia on Sunday after seeing the reigning champions’ top order flattened by a hostile West Indies pace onslaught at Trent Bridge.”


#9710

“The government does not interfere in matters of sports bodies, they are autonomous,” the sports minister, Kiren Rijiju, said on Twitter. “But when the issue is related to the country’s sentiments, then the interest of the nation has to be kept in mind. I urge the BCCI to take appropriate steps on the issue.”


#9711

Putting sentiment aside, India are now officially the epitome of the only kid in the playground with a bat, and if you even think about getting me out I will leave quicker than a dodgy curry through a rajahs r€ctum.


#9712

NCN’s ODI bowling economy average is 5.5 rpo. Zamps 5.6. Cummins 5.15.
The difference over 50 overs between Cummins & NCN is 18 runs.
Does his batting make up for that?
I like Behrendorff’s bowling better (5.33) but he can’t bat like NCN. Lyon (4.86) should get a chance soon.


#9713

Given India have some good spinners and a few troublesome quicks I wouldn’t mind seeing Shaun Marsh brought in to replace Khawaja.

Finch will be lucky to survive 10 balls against Bumra and who ever he is teamed up with.

Maxwell needs a big innings with the bat as well.