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Australia squad for first two Ashes Test:

 David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (capt), Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Chadd Sayers.
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Test selectors throwing more darts than Weir.


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Don't mind the bowling line-up.
"She's going through a growth phase." - GW
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Originally posted by stayer stayer wrote:

Don't mind the bowling line-up.

LOL

Even the selectors could not stuff that one up. 


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"She's going through a growth phase." - GW
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Trevor Hohns excuse for picking Shaun Marsh is he's in career best form, guess he neglected to mention the photo's of several high profile people in CA in compromising positions. I guess Jake Lehmann and George Bailey (similar season aggregates and averages) must also be in career best form and next in line following Hohna logic.
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Hohns must be getting long in the tooth himself. Lived across the street from me at one time, I'm guessing mid 60's
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Why are Australia 1.4 to win this series? People are blowing up about how bad the side is yet they are still heavy favourites. Why?

I barely follow the sport these days so really have no idea here.
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Because Englands batting is less than ours and we have 4 world class bowlers to their 2.



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Originally posted by djebel djebel wrote:

Because Englands batting is less than ours and we have 4 world class bowlers to their 2.





So it’s battle of the no-hopers then?
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The series hasn't caught either side at a good time, Englands batting looks brittle outside of Cook, Root and perhaps Bairstow, Stoneman and Malan have got runs in the tour games but against pop gun attacks, of their bowlers Anderson and Broad are class on their day but there has tp be doubts if Anderson can play all 5 tests at full tilt, the bowling behind them has potential but is fairly unproven, Mason Crane is interesting but surely they don't throw him in early in the series and risk ruining his confidence early in his career. Ali will likely bat 7 with 4 quicks below him and be the spinner, this would also allow them to use Anderson in shorter spells. If they get Stokes back they'll be a chance but I doubt that'll happen.

Australia's side isn't one of the great runs but they still have proven runs (Khawaja, Smith, Warner) potential and current form in Bancroft and Handscombe and a dead weight in Marsh. Starc, Cummins and Hazelwood will be to good for Englands new guys in home conditions.

I reckon if England don't make a good go of it in Brisbane the series could be over before boxing day as their confidence will drop quickly.
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Guess Tim Paine's batting average over the series. I'll go 14.50
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Starts today....green top, Australia putting an excellent GABBA record against England on the line. First session vital, not only for this match, but potentially for the whole series.
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Maxwell expected to play in place of Marsh in the First Test 


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Totally missed this thread.

A GABBA green top, and an excellent GABBA record against England on the line.

First session vital.
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Some, but very little rain predicted for the last 3 days should just keep the air moist and make this an early finish, Australia's seamers should have a picnic at the Gabba this weekend, I reckon. 
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i was a cricket tragic as a kid. played, lived and breathed it every summer.

lost me through the 90's. will watch a few overs here and there...cmon aussie.


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Cricket’s lost me. Sport’s been totally corrupted. Too much meaningless hit and giggle stuff, to the detriment of the peak form of the game. Interesting watching American pro sports, and despite the staggering amounts of money in the games they’ve remained true to their formats. The flood of money into the game is killing cricket.
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Originally posted by cabosanlucas cabosanlucas wrote:

i was a cricket tragic as a kid. played, lived and breathed it every summer.

lost me through the 90's. will watch a few overs here and there...cmon aussie.
Rubbish.




I’m the same. Watched everything as a kid and played a bit too despite being rubbish.
Towards the last 2000s I started to lose a bit of interest. Perhaps it was not having as much spare time as I got older combined with the other factors you mention. I don’t know. To me cricket reached the peak in that 2005 Ashes series and has been downhill since. Still, I would love to be there today with a few mates getting on the beers.
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Originally posted by ExceedAndExcel ExceedAndExcel wrote:

Originally posted by cabosanlucas cabosanlucas wrote:

i was a cricket tragic as a kid. played, lived and breathed it every summer.

lost me through the 90's. will watch a few overs here and there...cmon aussie.
Rubbish.




I’m the same. Watched everything as a kid and played a bit too despite being rubbish.
Towards the last 2000s I started to lose a bit of interest. Perhaps it was not having as much spare time as I got older combined with the other factors you mention. I don’t know. To me cricket reached the peak in that 2005 Ashes series and has been downhill since. Still, I would love to be there today with a few mates getting on the beers.


In the same boat myself, slowly have dropped off the game, maybe age dunno , but I do recall one year at the Royal Easter Show ( many a year ago) Bill Lawrie would come out at intervals and do a session in the nets for the patrons, my favourites were slasher McKay and Peter burge, both Queenslanders.
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for me, the game really changed. it became a massive business, and even one day internationals became boring and scripted. batsman 'worked their way towards 70 runs, hitting 5 singles on the last over. not only that...their seemed to be an international tourmament every few months. it was non stop cricket and results seemed to mean little if a new tournament was only a week away. the whole 'care factor' was lost. and so was i...
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my favourites were slasher McKay and Peter burge, both Queenslanders.

Great players, but got nothing out of it financially. In fact, it would have cost them money, bosses don't want people who are wanting time off for other priorities. Both died relatively young.
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South Africa.... sorry I mean England to win 3/2
Karl and Susan Kennedy are my heroes
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Originally posted by max manewer max manewer wrote:

Originally posted by Carioca Carioca wrote:


my favourites were slasher McKay and Peter burge, both Queenslanders.

Great players, but got nothing out of it financially. In fact, it would have cost them money, bosses don't want people who are wanting time off for other priorities. Both died relatively young.


was julian weiner a queenslander? i had his cricket card or sticker...im thinking qld or sth aussie. ????
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Never heard of him, cabo.
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Weiner was from Melbourne according to Wikipedia
Karl and Susan Kennedy are my heroes
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Originally posted by Xavier Xavier wrote:

Weiner was from Melbourne according to Wikipedia


cheers. blonde haired batsman max, shield cricketer, mcdonalds cup...he may have played 1 or 2 tests for australia. sth african background???...i was only about 7 yrs old.
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That rain interruption was an anomaly, a small rain cloud and nothing else in sight for miles.
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