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  1. 22 Nov '13 03:50
    Over 900 runs scored in the first inning combined when South Africa played in Brisbane earlier this year, looking like around 600 in this test. Nerves will do that.

    If England could find their batting, i'm talking about Cook And Trott, they could win this series 3-0. As it is i'll say 2-1 England.
  2. 22 Nov '13 04:37
    Did i say 600? Make that 400
  3. 22 Nov '13 09:12
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Did i say 600? Make that 400
    If Clarke and Watson can sort out their differences, Aussies can win
  4. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappy
    01 Jan '14 20:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    If Clarke and Watson can sort out their differences, Aussies can win
    Clarke has already become professional enough not to let his emotions affect his form too much...
    Watson, it seems has also found some humility in this series.


    Aussies 4 -zip!!!! with last game starting today.

    Remarkable, especially the last test where England were about 100 ahead in the last innings with no wickets down and lost it EASILY from there. Just outrageous.
    Who can we point the fingers at on the England side this time?

    I believe it was the selectors and coach more than the players that have been the cause of Australia's bad form up until the start of this series.
  5. 02 Jan '14 02:36
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Clarke has already become professional enough not to let his emotions affect his form too much...
    Watson, it seems has also found some humility in this series.


    Aussies 4 -zip!!!! with last game starting today.

    Remarkable, especially the last test where England were about 100 ahead in the last innings with no wickets down and lost it EASILY from ...[text shortened]... the players that have been the cause of Australia's bad form up until the start of this series.
    I dunno what has happened to the angles, but man they have taken a pasting.
  6. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappy
    05 Jan '14 21:11
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I dunno what has happened to the angles, but man they have taken a pasting.
    5-0!!!

    At times wickets tumbling as in T20.

    Yay for chucking out the rotation policy of aussie bowlers.Could you imagine Johnson being left for any of those tests???
  7. 06 Jan '14 20:18
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    5-0!!!

    At times wickets tumbling as in T20.

    Yay for chucking out the rotation policy of aussie bowlers.Could you imagine Johnson being left for any of those tests???
    England were simply blown away, it was awesome to behold, I don't know what policy is in effect but I have watched Johnson in the IPL where he was pretty awesome.
  8. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappy
    07 Jan '14 08:53
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    England were simply blown away, it was awesome to behold, I don't know what policy is in effect but I have watched Johnson in the IPL where he was pretty awesome.
    I've wanted the two Mitch's (Johnson and Stark) in my Aussie side for a couple of years now.
    Raw pace bowling is awesome, as shown by Dale Steyn who has been in the top 5 world bowlers for some years now.

    Every since someone pulled their finger out in the echelons of Aussie selectors , put Lehman in as head coach and threw out stupid things like the rotation policy, the Aussies have been headed the right way.


    (I noticed the originator of this thread has gone quiet)
  9. 07 Jan '14 13:26
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    I've wanted the two Mitch's (Johnson and Stark) in my Aussie side for a couple of years now.
    Raw pace bowling is awesome, as shown by Dale Steyn who has been in the top 5 world bowlers for some years now.

    Every since someone pulled their finger out in the echelons of Aussie selectors , put Lehman in as head coach and threw out stupid things like the ...[text shortened]... s have been headed the right way.


    (I noticed the originator of this thread has gone quiet)
    Watched Steyn in the IPL he was probably the most deadly fast bowler in the competition and an awesome personality, a pretty young Indian lady had a large poster with Dale Steyn marry me written on it, he found her in the audience when his side was batting, thanked her for the compliment and signed her poster which made the young ladies night.
  10. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappy
    07 Jan '14 15:05
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    Watched Steyn in the IPL he was probably the most deadly fast bowler in the competition and an awesome personality, a pretty young Indian lady had a large poster with Dale Steyn marry me written on it, he found her in the audience when his side was batting, thanked her for the compliment and signed her poster which made the young ladies night.
    Indeed they seem to be a very rare breed in many international teams these days.
  11. 08 Jan '14 18:45
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Indeed they seem to be a very rare breed in many international teams these days.
    The Aussies seem to be quite a down to earth bunch of guys.
  12. 09 Jan '14 16:40 / 5 edits
    This is going to be my only post on this issue (well, probably not), as it's all too painful.

    Firstly, congratulations to Aus, they came with a game plan and executed it well.

    Second, the series came down to one word: 'Pace'. We didn't have it, and more importantly couldn't deal with it.

    Third, any comparison with 2006/7 is unrealistic. The Aus team then contained 4 genuine greats (Ponting, Gilchrist, Warne and McGrath), as well as a number of others either knocking on the door, very very good, or may become great (Hayden, Langer, Martyn, Clarke etc).

    And bear in mind that in the second test in 2006/7 we declared in the first innings on 550+ with 4 wickets remaining and still contrived to lose. In other words, there was at least 2 days where we were in complete control. This time, there was only one day I can remember where we could argue it was 50:50 (the very first). Other than that, we were beaten off the park every day.

    This Aus team, however, is no better than average and it is the fact Eng made them look like world beaters that is so depressing and makes this the worst performance in living memory.

    Still, adds some spice for the next Ashes series.....
  13. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Happy Chappy
    19 Jan '14 21:00
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    This is going to be my only post on this issue (well, probably not), as it's all too painful.

    Firstly, congratulations to Aus, they came with a game plan and executed it well.

    Second, the series came down to one word: 'Pace'. We didn't have it, and more importantly couldn't deal with it.

    Third, any comparison with 2006/7 is unrealistic. The ...[text shortened]... the worst performance in living memory.

    Still, adds some spice for the next Ashes series.....
    I think this aussie team is getting better all the time.
    they have just taken the odi comp 3-0 so far and trying for white wash there too.
    I reckon these 2 teams are very similar. The aussie bowling is a bit better than the english and the english batting is , or should be a bit better than the aussie batting.

    one question: if they drop alleisteir cook as captain then who replaces him?