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Offline sobig

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« 2019-Feb-04, 08:59 PM Reply #10725 »
Windies will be without their captain for the third test.

Holder suspended for the match because of slow over rates,

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« 2019-Feb-05, 02:19 AM Reply #10726 »
It will be good for world cricket if Windies win the 3rd match too. First test was an absolute sandbagging while the 2nd test toss win was crucial as pitch was green. This was from some of the English media.

Australian media also makes excuses too so this is expected but it belittles the minows winning tests.

It will be great for cricket in general if Windies, Bangladesh and Sri Lankan join the ranks of Pakistan and NZ in challenging the Aussies, India, SAF and England.

The below test rankings are not a true indicator as home test series are usually one sided with the Asian countries not getting a big opportunity to play against the big ones at home. Pakistan donít even play at home.

https://www.icc-cricket.com/rankings/mens/team-rankings/test


Because the pitch might be explosive.  Literally. 


Sri Lanka look to be a complete shadow of themselves. 


To be honest - at the moment - it's India and daylight. 

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« 2019-Feb-05, 06:33 AM Reply #10727 »
It wasnít India then daylight in Perth. We beat them fair and square and the first test could have gone either way, especially with some tweaking to the team.
It was no surprise we lost on 2 pathetic flat tracks in Sydney & Melbourne

The series should have started in Brissy which would have been  close to an Australian.

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« 2019-Feb-06, 06:41 AM Reply #10728 »
It appears Australia and England are hardly the best in the world at the moment, which poses the question how good were they both when Bradman dominated ?
Bradmanís batting average of 99.94 was , in all honesty , was made virtually against batting against English bowling. If the English bowling was as bad back then, as It is now , does that mean Bradmanís average is a little inflated ? I know Bradman faced  body line bowling, but has that been overplayed ?
Bradman averaged 190 ( rounded ) against West Indies and South Africa, but in that era they were the weakest teams, which of course did no harm to his batting average, but that does not answer how strong was the English bowling attack.
Other than Anderson, when he bowls in England with the Duke ball, the Poms have  a pretty ordinary bowling attack and one wonders whether any current day player could achieve a batting average against the Poms anything like Bradman ?
No doubt he was the best batsman of all time but is his batting average a ď little ď inflated ?
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Offline JWesleyHarding

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« 2019-Feb-06, 08:34 AM Reply #10729 »
I've wondered the same, Bubba, about Bradman's average.

But then I've asked myself why didn't other players have averages in the 70s and 80s?

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« 2019-Feb-06, 08:39 AM Reply #10730 »
And the other thing is that fielding these days is light years better than is was.

But they played on uncovered pitches which made batting far more difficult.

The averages are the averages, I've concluded. 

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« 2019-Feb-06, 09:30 AM Reply #10731 »
JWH, I agree with all your thoughts on fielding and uncovered pitches, both would influence a batting average,one for and the other against the ability to score runs. It is of interest that Wally Hammond, playing for England in that era, also amassed batting records.

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« 2019-Feb-06, 10:38 AM Reply #10732 »
Yes, Hammond does have great averages  Test and 1st class in the high 50s

Still a long way short of Bradman's high 90s


Offline wily ole dog

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« 2019-Feb-07, 06:58 PM Reply #10733 »
In the selectors minds, Mathew Wade must be a real turd. Thereís no other reason why he canít get in the odi team

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« 2019-Feb-17, 08:06 AM Reply #10734 »
I think the only things we've learned from this first Test is that Sri Lanka are a second rate side..


Shit, youíre a dud judge  :lol:


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« 2019-Feb-17, 11:00 AM Reply #10735 »
Yes, he's a bloody genius, this bloke.  :biggrin:

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« 2019-Feb-17, 11:02 AM Reply #10736 »
Or in other words "Shit-for-brains wouldn't know shit from clay"

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« 2019-Feb-23, 08:11 PM Reply #10737 »
I think the only things we've learned from this first Test is that Sri Lanka are a second rate side.

Their batting is worse than ours. 


Yep.

Wouldn't know shit from clay.

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« 2019-Feb-23, 08:42 PM Reply #10738 »
I am another one who underestimated the Sri Lankans. Are Australia a much better side than the South Africans because of the way we dismantled the Lankans?

The truth lies in the middle. This augurs well for the Ashes and World Cup.

I admit to be wrong and based on form, India will be hard to beat anywhere.

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« 2019-Feb-23, 08:51 PM Reply #10739 »
Well done to the Sri Lankans.  emthup

After their unsuccessful  tour of NZ and Aust, losing their skipper and a number of principal players, to then go and beat the South Africans in both tests (comiing from behind in both), and becoming the first team from the sub-continent to win a series in South African must the stuff of dreams for them.

Well done again.  emthup    

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« 2019-Feb-23, 10:27 PM Reply #10740 »
Two firsts in different ways for the sub continent teams. India winning itís first ever series in Australia and now the Sri Lankans winning the first test series ever for the sub continent in SA. On top of this the West Indians beat England in the recent series shows there maybe a shifting of the guard.

It will be interesting to see if the winners mentioned can keep winning. Pakistan and NZ at times look good but have no consistency at times.


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« 2019-Feb-23, 11:24 PM Reply #10741 »
Hmmm,

Like the Romans before them the Western world is crumbling before our eyes.

Gone soft on too much easy living and corruption.

Fours

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« 2019-Mar-11, 11:26 AM Reply #10742 »
Comparison of Khwaja's and Marsh's performance in first 4 ODIs

ODI   Khawaja         Marsh   
1   50   76         
               
2   38   37      16   27
               
3   104   113      7   12
               
4   91   96      6   10
               
Runs\   283         29   
               
average   70.75          9.67    

Offline wily ole dog

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« 2019-Mar-11, 12:33 PM Reply #10743 »
Some fool decided old crusty needed another chance at failure.
Got their wish with scores of 16, 7 & 6 since being put back in the team.
He sure is a talent   :lol:

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« 2019-Mar-14, 08:04 AM Reply #10744 »
Great series win. :no1:
Usman another ton whilst crusty Marsh was banished to the sidelines again. The penny must be dropping even with his love in partner as the coach

Handscomb in great form as well as young Zampa who bowled well :clap2:


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