Discussion in 'International Game Day' started by TheParraboy, Dec 3, 2019.
They say Starc.
Wow. 2nd in the world and we weren’t even 2nd in that game
Yeah disappointed in the batsmen. Tough work, but wish they’d put up more of a fight.
pretty happy with Southee, Wagner and CDG
In any event, despite the rankings, we all knew Australia in Australia is a tough ask for any country and we aren’t India. Especially tough to lose the toss and then a bowler- but that’s cricket.
Hopefully we can learn from that ahead of Boxing Day and have a bit more luck and be a lot more competitive with the bat.
And hopefully we can drop Jeet Raval.
I am ok with Starc motm- he was immense and it was hot and you lost Hazelwood. Obviously Labuschagne’s innings was the key, but Starc was breathing fire.
But the f**ktard selectors haven't taken a back up bat - just absurd, why the f**k would you name a single squad for two series, and then take the additional player as a wicket keeper... knowing Raval hasn't scored runs against quality opposition since the under 15s... and even worse with the concussion rule!! If Watling is hurt Latham can cover, and while Blundell is good with the bat is he really next in line as keeper, and as batsman? Of does Uncle Gavin just love him??
yeah I don’t understand it
I still haven’t seen Starc’s sledge but I see a few complaining about it.
personally, I love it
They are blown.
It's weird, that's the sort of chat that is good
Also, some whining about "bodyline"... lmao
Tbh I'm all for more MOTM awards for losing teams.
f**ken Wagner was absolutely massive in a thrashed side. Deserves recognition even if it's not the MOTM
He was... but we were belted - the lack of preparation in your conditions, and the toss were factors - but the gap was huge - the lack of a second decent opener and no back-up bat in the squad, and the lack of a test quality spinner don't bode well for the coming tests... really disappointed they didn't bring Brownlie (or someone) and Ajaz Patel - coach has a real fetish for Todd Astle, and selector for Blundell - but neither are serious options for next test
True but Starc definitely deserved it over him in this match not just for his 9 wickets but his runs too.
Wagner and Southee were both gallant.
Nah I agree on a thrashing, it should go to the winning side. But as a general comment I do think the idea that it always goes to the winner is wrong.
There's one simple step required to really boost pink ball tests up a level IMO. Make them 4 days and 100 overs on a day. Brings the draw back into the game with the pink ball darting around, also means you can consitently schedule them from Thurs to Sun or Fri to Mon.
In 14 pink ball tests there is yet to be a draw.
Is there more scope to make up lost time in the D/N tests?
Good to see the NZ selectors stick solid with a classy player like Raval, he’s just going through a bit of a bad patch.
The Aussie selectors did it with Davey and look how that paid off???
They started 30min earlier couple of times in the Pakistan d/n test, also can play at least 30min afterwards (end of day) I believe
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