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« 2018-Jan-09, 02:45 PM Reply #75 »
Certainly not all of it.


But I saw a fair bit of Khawaja's knock and he played and missed more times than I've had hot dinners.


Don't see anyone banging on about that. 

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« 2018-Jan-09, 03:17 PM Reply #76 »
From about the same amount of tests as each other Usman averages 45 whilst marsh averages 29.
Usman bats at #3 where the better bats bat.
Mitch bats @ 6 for a reason as his average shows.

You want to critique Usmans batting, go ahead if you wish

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« 2018-Jan-09, 07:33 PM Reply #77 »
Well I guess what's good for the goose and all that.


Marsh has averaged 80 in his Ashes appearances and yet people are having a crack at him. 


Khawaja, in his ton, played and missed a billion times and I believe dropped early as well.


But then he's from NSW so that's okay. 

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« 2018-Jan-09, 07:57 PM Reply #78 »
Firezuki you are dead set kidding. Khawaja came to the wicket when the score was 1/1 .  M Marsh arrived when the score was 4/375.
It is hardly comparing apples with apples. Gee it is more years than I care to remember since I pulled the pads on but gee I still reckon there would be far less pressure on when Marsh arrived at the crease.

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« 2018-Jan-09, 08:10 PM Reply #79 »
I'm not kidding.  He had one job to do every time he came in to bat.


Crush the Poms.


Job done.


I don't hear Steve Smith bitching about him. 

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« 2018-Jan-09, 08:28 PM Reply #80 »
You are 100 percent correct. He did his job and he did it very well. It is just disappointing to hear someone belittle the effort of Khawaja who I think most would agree faced a bigger challenge and also did it very well.

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« 2018-Jan-09, 09:15 PM Reply #81 »
I think if you take a closer look, Khawaja made bugger all runs until the series was over.


And he had a lot more opportunity than Marsh.

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« 2018-Jan-09, 10:02 PM Reply #82 »
Certainly it wasn't a stellar series for him though he made some handy scores before the fifth Test. Probably not helped by a an opening partnership that generally failed to deliver. I have always been a great believer that your best batsman bats at No 3 and that clearly is Smith. Think it is definitely time for him to bat there. Marsh has certainly done with the bat more than was expected of him . The test for him will come when he has to do it under pressure and in less benign circumstances. I hope he is able to take the next step.

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« 2018-Jan-09, 11:48 PM Reply #83 »
I'd imagine Sth Africa will sort him out one way or the other. 

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« 2018-Jan-14, 05:01 PM Reply #84 »
Brilliant batting in the ODI today against the Poms by our valiant West Aussies.    emthup  


Nice 50 by Mitch Marsh and a devastating 60 from Marcus Stoinis.


Sets up a big target.  Let's see how the chase goes. 

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« 2018-Jan-14, 05:45 PM Reply #85 »
Wonderful knocks from both of them. Pity Stoinis just stuffed up a run out that will be costly.

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« 2018-Jan-14, 08:31 PM Reply #86 »
Unfortunately that's what happenes when you leave WA  and pick up bad habits over East.

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« 2018-Jan-19, 06:24 PM Reply #87 »
The Aussies are trapped in a mentality from yesteryear.
Knocking the balls around for singles in the middle overs is not good enough anymore.
We've come up 50 runs short

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« 2018-Jan-19, 08:50 PM Reply #88 »
Strange again from Smith.  Head gets belted but he keeps bowling him whilst Marsh gets the ball when it's all over.  Has Smith got money on the Poms?

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« 2018-Jan-19, 09:44 PM Reply #89 »
and Lyon is nowhere to be seen in the side  :shutup:  :shrug:  :wtf:

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« 2018-Jan-20, 03:04 AM Reply #90 »
Think you'll see him in Sydney.

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« 2018-Jan-21, 09:01 PM Reply #91 »
How useless is Paine?  Fair dinkum.

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« 2018-Jan-28, 07:12 PM Reply #92 »
After several failures, I'm prepared to drop Smith from the Australian Test and One Day side.


He should be immediately replaced by Geoff Marsh with Mitch Marsh as Vice Captain.


Bring Swampy back to open and Rod back behind the stumps. 


Graham Marsh could swing a golf club so a cricket bat shouldn't be a problem.  Bring him in.


Now all we need is to find a Marsh to pilot the plane to Sth Africa. 

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« 2018-Jan-28, 09:32 PM Reply #93 »
West Aussies make almost all the wickets, make almost all the runs and we leave the Eastern Staters just a tiny bit to do.  And they go to pieces.  Sheesh.

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