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Hazlewood bowled with passion and skill. Earned his 5fer whereas one or two others were gifted theirs by some atrocious batting. Cummins looked flatter than usual .. Pattinson is lacking real pace. 
They barely had time to warm up. Hazel did bowl beautifully.

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2 minutes ago, cultfilman said:

Therein lies the answer. The Dukes ball. It does have a more raised and a wider seam than the Kooka.. is hand made and does not soften as quickly. It will swing and seam all day. So there is always a wicket just around the corner.

Yes I agree that is at least part of what is going on but there used to be a way to play in English conditions-play late and use "soft" hands which does not seem to be very evident in modern players.Also a general lack of footwork.

It would be interesting to see how a really good batsman like Virat Kholi would fair if he was in out there against the same bowlers.

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13 minutes ago, THOMO said:

Yes I agree that is at least part of what is going on but there used to be a way to play in English conditions-play late and use "soft" hands which does not seem to be very evident in modern players.Also a general lack of footwork.

It would be interesting to see how a really good batsman like Virat Kholi would fair if he was in out there against the same bowlers.

Definitely the case. Too much white ball. Some have forgotten how to play the deft late shot with soft hands.

 

Kohli had a poor tour of England several years ago against the moving Dukes. Fared better last year during their heatwave when the ball did not move all that much. 

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27 minutes ago, cultfilman said:

You were spot on.. he did fire but not before he played and missed at least a dozen balls. Marnus Labuchagne continues to show character. A good choice to bring him in for Smithy. he must now stay for remainder of the series with one to make way.

And there is the question. Who makes way for Labuchagne when Smith slots back in?

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20 minutes ago, cultfilman said:

Pattinson is lacking real pace. 

89mph not quick enough for you? I rarely saw below 85-86 and he appears to be like Cummins in bowling a "heavy" ball, yet Archer was often around 83 and looks like the work load is starting to have its effect.

 

Archer is still very young with little first class experience so they will need to gradually increase his work load, not continually turning to him and creating injury. That said, the technique is extraordinary and fantastic to watch how easy his speed appears to be off an ambling run up.

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5 minutes ago, wolster said:

And there is the question. Who makes way for Labuchagne when Smith slots back in?

as much as I love watching him bat, Usman.

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1 hour ago, cultfilman said:

You were spot on.. he did fire but not before he played and missed at least a dozen balls. Marnus Labuchagne continues to show character. A good choice to bring him in for Smithy. he must now stay for remainder of the series with one to make way.

 

Labuchagne is riding a lot of good luck.  He was dropped twice last night ( one an absolute sitter ), so let's hope he makes England pay with a century tonight.

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1 hour ago, wolster said:

And there is the question. Who makes way for Labuchagne when Smith slots back in?

Good question.  Khawaja has to be moved down the order away from the new ball... or drop him.  Wade may be the unlucky batsman. Tho Head is struggling but has credit in the bank and is the vice captain.

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24 minutes ago, metal beat said:

 

Labuchagne is riding a lot of good luck.  He was dropped twice last night ( one an absolute sitter ), so let's hope he makes England pay with a century tonight.

I like his attitude. These are tuff batting conditions. He scored more in the first innings than the entire England team scored in their second innings. 

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Folks evidently there is an Ashes thread. Best we post there if you all agree.

 

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Round 4 Shield:

Blues have their Test attack as they take on WA at the SCG. Looks like it'll turn into a spinners deck by day 3.. understandably then that both sides have gone in with two tweakers.

 

A belter at Adelaide Oval for the clash between the Redbacks and Tassie while there looks a good covering of grass at the G as the bottom of the table home side and the Bulls do battle.

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That NSW test attack demolished WA 🤨

Looks like Burns will open with Warner in the first test. Hope he does well.

The way that Pakistan bowled in Perth could mean a closer series than first thought.

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50 minutes ago, wolster said:

That NSW test attack demolished WA 🤨

Looks like Burns will open with Warner in the first test. Hope he does well.

The way that Pakistan bowled in Perth could mean a closer series than first thought.

 

They picked Burns because they are desperate for right handers.  After Pucovski pulled out on mental health issues, Burns was a certainty. 

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52 minutes ago, wolster said:

mean a closer series than first thought

You'd almost slap $50 on Pak to draw the series and perhaps $100 in the Lillee Marsh vein...😉

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On 18/06/2019 at 9:33 AM, cultfilman said:

Ben Oliver, the man who (with Justin Langer) led the renaissance of Western Australia cricket, will take over as national male and female team supremo with  former champion Olympic rower Drew Ginn OAM to oversee Australia's state and pathway programs.. including umpire development, talent identification plus sports science and medicine.

 

The dual high-profile CA appointments represent a restructure of the previous High Performance role as announced in the wake of Pat Howard's departure last November.

 

 

Is CA simply exchanging one bloke for another without a cricket background  to run our national sport?

 

 

I work with Ben Olivers mother in law in Castlemaine, Ben's home town. His brother is former Carlton footy player, Stephen.

 

PS: "without a cricket background" ? He played Shield cricket for Victoria.

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On 15/11/2019 at 10:26 AM, metal beat said:

 

They picked Burns because they are desperate for right handers.  After Pucovski pulled out on mental health issues, Burns was a certainty. 

Reckon you have it spot on about the r/handers. CA has been making a concerted effort to mix left and r/handers in our batting lineup since the start of the Ashes.

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On 15/11/2019 at 10:26 AM, metal beat said:

 

They picked Burns because they are desperate for right handers.  After Pucovski pulled out on mental health issues, Burns was a certainty. 

Reckon you have it spot on about the r/handers. CA has been making a concerted effort to mix left and r/handers in our batting lineup since the start of the Ashes.

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All this talk about playing these Paki kids in the First Test. One is not even 17. Dare they subject a baby to an away game in foreign conditions. I think not. They will go with the status quo of Abbas, Khan, Afridi and possibly the 19 year old Musa.

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19 hours ago, wolster said:

Why did they leave Abbas's out?

Didn't know Abba played cricket.

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Good bowling yesterday and some entertaining batting but that non- no ball looked to be a home-town decision.

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3 hours ago, wolster said:

Good bowling yesterday and some entertaining batting but that non- no ball looked to be a home-town decision.

Which it cannot possibly be because their are no local umpires adjudicating.....and any umpire worth their salt surely isn't going to adjudicate with crowd response in mind, as in they do in the AFL.😒

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1 hour ago, wolster said:

Fair cop. Not a home town decision but a wrong one nevertheless.

 

 

Anyone looking at that would have to wonder how he got it wrong.

He should have been stood down last night.

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