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Ashes 2023



  • spinkingspinking    3,776 posts
    The Eagles selectors must be moonlighting at the Australian selectors table. How they continue whith Warner at the exspence of a up and coming batsman or a couple of openers at shield level . One being the same trio who i reckon was the scapegoat in the sandpaper blue has got me beat. he surely should have been gone this test. Luckly for him it is the final test of the ashes. Surely he wont be there the next time  a tset series starts. His strike rate is miserable

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  • detonatordetonator    4,368 posts
    N.S.W boys club.
  • MoonrakerMoonraker    99 posts
    Ive been think all series that this is could be the perfect chance for a replication of what happened over there in 2001:

    Late in the series Slater got dropped for Langer (who wasnt previously opened mind you).... who from memory he scored a 100 that test and the rest is history!

    I guess one difference is their doesn't exactly seem to be anyone knocking the door down to have their shot.

    To compound matters we will need to find 2 openners relatively quickly given Uzzy's doesnt have that long left either.
  • spinkingspinking    3,776 posts
    Moonraker What about these 4 to start with. As i said above Cam Bancroft then there is Caleb Jewell Marcus Harris or Peter Handscomb

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  • actionaction    60 posts
    Three of those players you mentioned are over 30, have had opportunities, and are playing Country cricket at the moment and not exactly killing it.

    Moonraker is right, there isn't anyone in domestic cricket, and hasn't been for a few years, smashing runs and demanding to be picked. I thought last summer was a perfect opportunity for a young batsman to score heavily in domestic cricket and get themselves on an Ashes tour but it didn't happen. Surely this summer one or hopefully two guys step up knowing Warner is finished.

    NSW club, really. It's the highest quality cricket, at most levels, in Australia thus a lot of very good cricketers emerge from it. WA's best player, possibly ever, came from NSW.
  • VillageKidVillageKid    2,289 posts
    Dennis Lillee was a Belmont (WA) boy!
  • JayJayJayJay    7,712 posts
    NSW's best player, possibly ever, had 4 seasons in WA, putting the polish on a raw talent....and producing 2,470 runs at an average 79.67 including both a maiden and a second double century, after being unable to convert good starts playing grade cricket in NSW.
  • MarkovinaMarkovina    2,947 posts
    There is a video clip up today re the passing of Michael Parkinson - called Boycott Bird ( Dickie the umpire ) and Parkinson - goes for about 11 minutes - absolutely fantastic - they all grew up together as Yorkshire cricketers 

  • PCPC    2,217 posts
    World Cup match: Australia vs Afghanistan

    I really am lost for words....Glenn Maxwell....take a bow....Australia vs Afghanistan....Afghanistan made 291...in reply Australia were 7/91 and looking like a monumental upset result and they looked down and out. Glenn Maxwell, survives an LBW decision, is dropped twice...one of the dropped catches dropped by the Afghanistan fieldsman was an absolute sitter. But then Maxwell started to sieze up...his back started playing up....maybe muscle problems or maybe a pinched nerve. Whatever the case, it got so bad that Maxwell could hardly run and in between overs the team physio was on the ground checking Maxwell. He was in so much pain he could hardly get in position to play shots..instead it was all hand/eye co-ordination. In the end Australia don't lose another wicket, and Maxwell ends up making 201 not out which included 21 fours and 10 sixes. Pat Cummins played a good support role too. I've seen a lot of innings in One Day International cricket and a lot of match saving innings and batsman dragging their team over the line but this innings from Maxwell has to rate right up there in my opinion as one of the best innings I have seen - probably on top. Well done Glenn Maxwell.

    Now you all know I keep my emotions in check but gee that innings....I have no words...

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  • ChariotsonfireChariotsonfire    2,870 posts
    What price would have Australia been against South Africa if you knew before hand that Marsh and Maxwell would make one run between them.

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  • PCPC    2,217 posts
    Trust Pakistan to lose to a minnow team in an ICC tournament. Pakistan = mixed bag. You just never know what you're going to get on the day. Losing to the USA, Horrendous
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