The Ashes 2019

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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby The Dark Knight » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:49 pm

Down the Hill wrote:Head has to play. His form in the warm up games prior to the Internal Trial was very good. Marnus has played 10 county games for Glamorgan this season and bowled 192 overs and taken 19 wickets at an average of 38. And in those 10 games he's scored 240 runs more than anyone else in Div 2 of the County Championship with 1114 runs at an average of 65 with 5 hundreds and 5 fifties and an impressive strike rate of 76. So my team would be:

Warner
Bancroft
Khawaja
Smith
Head
Labuschagne
Paine
Pattinson
Cummins
Starc
Lyon
This is my team aswell and what I think they'll go with.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby daysofourlives » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:04 pm

Warner
Bancroft
Khawaja
Smith
Head
Wade
Paine
Cummins
Pattinson
Lyon
Hazelwood

This will be the 11.
I would rather not see Hazelwood in the team, he has been rubbish for at least 12 months if not longer, he doesn't even dry up runs anymore, plus Cummins and Pattinson are quite economical anyway. So for me its Siddle, Starc not even worth mentioning. Starc will play if in place of siddle if we get dry pitches and reverse swing comes into it.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby northerner » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:33 pm

daysofourlives wrote:Warner
Bancroft
Khawaja
Smith
Head
Wade
Paine
Cummins
Pattinson
Lyon
Hazelwood

This will be the 11.
I would rather not see Hazelwood in the team, he has been rubbish for at least 12 months if not longer, he doesn't even dry up runs anymore, plus Cummins and Pattinson are quite economical anyway. So for me its Siddle, Starc not even worth mentioning. Starc will play if in place of siddle if we get dry pitches and reverse swing comes into it.

Yup... wade will play.
Only spot thats up in the air will be Starc Siddle or Hazlewood for 3rd pace bowling spot. Hazlewood has no form and Starc is erratic. With Pattinson taking the role as enforcer we need a reliable back up... reckon Siddle might get the nod.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby The Dark Knight » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:38 pm

England have named their side for the first test-
Burns
Roy
Root
Denly
Buttler
Stokes
Bairstow
Ali
Woakes
Broad
Anderson
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby batmanbegins » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:15 am

The Dark Knight wrote:England have named their side for the first test-
Burns
Roy
Root
Denly
Buttler
Stokes
Bairstow
Ali
Woakes
Broad
Anderson


No real surpirse there with archer not quite fit yet and they want to save him for the flatter pitches. Going to be a hard place to bat edgbaston so happy with the 3 seamers in those conditions. Not sure why root had to move to 3 due to some silly old school thinking but anyways not my place. Siddle has to play for the aussies, edgbaston is the place to play him.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby whufc » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:40 am

northerner wrote:
daysofourlives wrote:Warner
Bancroft
Khawaja
Smith
Head
Wade
Paine
Cummins
Pattinson
Lyon
Hazelwood

This will be the 11.
I would rather not see Hazelwood in the team, he has been rubbish for at least 12 months if not longer, he doesn't even dry up runs anymore, plus Cummins and Pattinson are quite economical anyway. So for me its Siddle, Starc not even worth mentioning. Starc will play if in place of siddle if we get dry pitches and reverse swing comes into it.

Yup... wade will play.
Only spot thats up in the air will be Starc Siddle or Hazlewood for 3rd pace bowling spot. Hazlewood has no form and Starc is erratic. With Pattinson taking the role as enforcer we need a reliable back up... reckon Siddle might get the nod.


As silly at it sounds Labusachagne is a cert to play if they use the same system as Lehmann had inherited.

Having spoke to boof, he mentioned they never had a player front the press in the week before the test unless they were playing. Labuschange was the face of the press conference held a couple of days ago which if Lehmann was still coach would mean he was playing.

I know it sounds silly but yeah.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby Booney » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:44 am

******* Siddle is going to ******* play you ******* watch. **** me. Siddle will play and well have Starc and Hazlewood in their ******* trackies.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby David Brent » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:55 am

Booney wrote:******* Siddle is going to ******* play you ******* watch. **** me. Siddle will play and well have Starc and Hazlewood in their ******* trackies.


Why you hate him so much Boon?
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby Booney » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:07 am

David Brent wrote:
Booney wrote:******* Siddle is going to ******* play you ******* watch. **** me. Siddle will play and well have Starc and Hazlewood in their ******* trackies.


Why you hate him so much Boon?


I don't hate him, he's probably a ripping bloke, I hate the selection because his straight up and down 130k fodder will be easy pickings.

We've spent our last two domestic summers playing half a year with a Duke ball to get our batsman ready to play a swinging ball, we know the Duke is going to hoop around and Siddle is going to get picked ahead of Starc? Tell me that makes sense.

145k innies vs 130k straight up and down.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby Lightning McQueen » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:12 am

Booney wrote:******* Siddle is going to ******* play you ******* watch. **** me. Siddle will play and well have Starc and Hazlewood in their ******* trackies.

I called it yesterday, Langer loves him, he says he's a great motivator and adds something to the dressing room, the conditions suit him to a tee aswell.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby Lightning McQueen » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:13 am

Booney wrote:
David Brent wrote:
Booney wrote:******* Siddle is going to ******* play you ******* watch. **** me. Siddle will play and well have Starc and Hazlewood in their ******* trackies.


Why you hate him so much Boon?


I don't hate him, he's probably a ripping bloke, I hate the selection because his straight up and down 130k fodder will be easy pickings.

We've spent our last two domestic summers playing half a year with a Duke ball to get our batsman ready to play a swinging ball, we know the Duke is going to hoop around and Siddle is going to get picked ahead of Starc? Tell me that makes sense.

145k innies vs 130k straight up and down.


And that's how the Irish tore them apart.

I'd prefer him not in the team but they obviously think he's that man.

Have we ever made so many changes to a team that won it's last test?
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby PatowalongaPirate » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:15 am

Lightning McQueen wrote:
Booney wrote:******* Siddle is going to ******* play you ******* watch. **** me. Siddle will play and well have Starc and Hazlewood in their ******* trackies.

I called it yesterday, Langer loves him, he says he's a great motivator and adds something to the dressing room, the conditions suit him to a tee aswell.


Well that's just super, he can be 12th man and sit in the dressing room for 5 days.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby RB » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:22 am

Booney wrote:
David Brent wrote:
Booney wrote:******* Siddle is going to ******* play you ******* watch. **** me. Siddle will play and well have Starc and Hazlewood in their ******* trackies.


Why you hate him so much Boon?


I don't hate him, he's probably a ripping bloke, I hate the selection because his straight up and down 130k fodder will be easy pickings.

We've spent our last two domestic summers playing half a year with a Duke ball to get our batsman ready to play a swinging ball, we know the Duke is going to hoop around and Siddle is going to get picked ahead of Starc? Tell me that makes sense.

145k innies vs 130k straight up and down.
You can swing it all you want, it's not gonna matter one bit if you can't hit the pitch.

I maintain that we lost the Adelaide test last year due to Starc's appallingly inaccurate bowling and ensuing byes.

It happened last time in England - as soon as Starc has a bad couple of overs, the batsmen get on top of him and he completely loses control.

It'll surprise me if Hazlewood doesn't play but really he's been in poor form and Siddle's shown every indication on this and previous tours of England that he bowls well in English conditions.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby RB » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:25 am

PatowalongaPirate wrote:
Lightning McQueen wrote:
Booney wrote:******* Siddle is going to ******* play you ******* watch. **** me. Siddle will play and well have Starc and Hazlewood in their ******* trackies.

I called it yesterday, Langer loves him, he says he's a great motivator and adds something to the dressing room, the conditions suit him to a tee aswell.


Well that's just super, he can be 12th man and sit in the dressing room for 5 days.
I agree with the idea here though - picking good blokes in the eleven when they should be good blokes carrying the drinks has seen Nick Marsh play 40-odd tests.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby Lightning McQueen » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:25 am

PatowalongaPirate wrote:
Lightning McQueen wrote:
Booney wrote:******* Siddle is going to ******* play you ******* watch. **** me. Siddle will play and well have Starc and Hazlewood in their ******* trackies.

I called it yesterday, Langer loves him, he says he's a great motivator and adds something to the dressing room, the conditions suit him to a tee aswell.


Well that's just super, he can be 12th man and sit in the dressing room for 5 days.

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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby Booney » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:44 am

Langer could be the Crows next coach with selection policies like that.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby amber_fluid » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:54 am

Booney wrote:Langer could be the Crows next coach with selection policies like that.


He’s got the Don Pyke stare already!

Not sure Langer would be in for nudist camps like Don though.
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby Lightning McQueen » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:05 am

amber_fluid wrote:
Booney wrote:Langer could be the Crows next coach with selection policies like that.


He’s got the Don Pyke stare already!

Not sure Langer would be in for nudist camps like Don though.

Does he have a small willy?
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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby Booney » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:14 am

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Re: The Ashes 2019

Postby Trader » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:15 am

Lightning McQueen wrote:
amber_fluid wrote:
Booney wrote:Langer could be the Crows next coach with selection policies like that.


He’s got the Don Pyke stare already!

Not sure Langer would be in for nudist camps like Don though.

Does he have a small willy?


Nah, worried he'll bump into his daughter there, she loves getting her kit off.
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