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Offline firezuki

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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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