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3rd Test

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by Clint, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Surely this is the first time ever that a whole bowling attack has changed from one test to the next.
    With Pattinson, Hilfy and Siddle all out injured and Lyon not to be selected imo.
    What will the bowling line up be?
    Starc & Johnson probably certanties now.
     
  2. Volley

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    Sounds like Hazlewood will get a start. Maybe a bit early, but he's got so much talent. WACA should suit him too. Tall unit, good pace, great seam work. Looking forward to him hopefully getting a baggy green.

    Another Country NSW boy.
     
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  3. The Eagle

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    Looks like Johnson is saddling up....I'm going to go out on a limb and back him, when on one is the worlds premier bowlers... Problem is he is rarely on

    If hr can make the ball take a shape he'll rip the heart out of south Africa

    On the flip side we lose this game then might as well cancel the Ashes and any other tests series before the rest because we will lose, we must make Ponting go out a winner for team morale
     
  4. Volley

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    Should've known the selectors would go with the worst possible bowling line up.
     
  5. The Eagle

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    Who the **** is Hastings?
     
  6. Fro

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    Arent you from out western Sydney way Shane?

    He is born and bred around Penrith, as for his cricketing credentials I share your bemusement.
     
  7. The Eagle

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    Apparently he played against my club a few times

    Why not Hazelwood?
     
  8. Fro

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    Cant answer that, I'd have gone with Hazelwood too.

    Experience is the only thing I can come up with, as in he is older. ability wise the young guy is far better.
     
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  9. The Eagle

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    2 roads then they put up this pitch, could settle down by 3rd and 4th innings

    Weather willing this game ends....I reckon it'll flatten out for innings 4 we could have a shot
     
  10. Fluffy

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    pitch was a day behind in prep it seems. Second day played like a good first day pitch, did plenty early then settled down. 3rd day like a second day offering little for the bowlers and with any luck 4th day will be like a 3rd day again offering not much.

    looked that way tonight after 10 overs the ball was easy to play.

    Perfect set up for Cowan to play a steady 200 and keep his place
     
  11. Volley

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    Cowan doesn't have enough time left in the match to hit 200.
     
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  12. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great sportsmanship shown by the SA. Ricky Ponting comes out to bat as the SA's form a guard of honour around him.
    Good on them.

    Now smash em for 300 Rick.
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

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    Strange effort with the bat today, can't really say that the bowlers have been responsible for most of the wickets. Seems to be a lack of fight and a clear gameplan from some of them, especially if we look back to what the Saffies did at Adelaide
     
  14. Chip and Chase

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    Some ordinary dismissals from Aussies today. I'm all for playing natural game and attacking, but when you are chasing 600 in the 4th dig you need to respect your wicket a little. Clarke worst of ones I saw, should have been leading from front.
     
  15. Kiwi Eagle

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    The fact only Cowan faced more than 60 balls showed the lack of application required today. I didn't think that match would end today
     
  16. The Eagle

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    **** game, **** pitch poorly handled by the Aussie bats, ****ing disgrace

    Expect us to slide to the position just over Bangladesh in world rankings
     
  17. Chip and Chase

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    A slight over reaction Shane. Let's not forget that apart from Lyon and Watson we fielded a second and third string bowling attack. Pitch didn't look too bad when they clocked up 500. We got out played by the best side in the world, no biggie.
     
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  18. The Eagle

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    We'll struggle to stay off the very bottom of the ladder,those players will have taken a massive body blow like India did last year but only multiply it by about 10,India at the end of the series lost a series

    We lost a legend
     
  19. Fro

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    yeah pitch was fine, application by Aus was not unfortunately.

    Time will tell if you are on the money regarding us sliding down the list, I hope you are wrong...........I fear you are not
     
  20. Chip and Chase

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    We have a good young pace attack if we can get them all on the field. Clarke in current form is the type of batsman that you can build a team around. He will fill the ponting void and he is a better skipper to boot. Watson is pretty handy these days. Our batting depth outside of that isn't great but we've always had players step up. We probably lack a real quality spinner, but unfortunately we are all used to having Warney which will never happen again.

    I'm not overly concerned about the state of our cricket. We're not at the peak of our powers but we have most sides matched. You have to remember before this series South Africa were touted as the best batting line up and easily the best bowling line up in world cricket. 3-0 wasn't out of the question so we did well to match them. If it wasn't for a depleted attack in Adelaide we may have got them and we went into this last test with a second string attack.

    We'll be right.
     

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