1st Test D/N: Australia v NZ at Perth, Dec 12-16 2019

Discussion in 'International Game Day' started by TheParraboy, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    43,560
    Likes Received:
    4,669
  2. JJ

    JJ Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    27,211
    Likes Received:
    2,747
    Wow. 2nd in the world and we weren’t even 2nd in that game
     
  3. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Messages:
    27,518
    Likes Received:
    3,872
    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.
     
  4. JJ

    JJ Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    27,211
    Likes Received:
    2,747
    Yep 100%

    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??
     
  5. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Messages:
    27,518
    Likes Received:
    3,872
    yeah I don’t understand it
     
  6. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2004
    Messages:
    27,518
    Likes Received:
    3,872
    I still haven’t seen Starc’s sledge but I see a few complaining about it.

    personally, I love it
     
  7. hineyrulz

    hineyrulz Post Whore

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    106,258
    Likes Received:
    31,921
  8. JJ

    JJ Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    27,211
    Likes Received:
    2,747
    It's weird, that's the sort of chat that is good

    Also, some whining about "bodyline"... lmao
     
  9. Bazal

    Bazal Post Whore

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    74,432
    Likes Received:
    18,470
    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
     
    some11 and jargan83 like this.
  10. JJ

    JJ Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    27,211
    Likes Received:
    2,747
    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
     
  11. typicalfan

    typicalfan Coach

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,723
    Likes Received:
    2,358
    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.
     
    JJ likes this.
  12. Bazal

    Bazal Post Whore

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    74,432
    Likes Received:
    18,470
    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.
     
    jargan83 likes this.
  13. edabomb

    edabomb First Grade

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2003
    Messages:
    6,415
    Likes Received:
    410
    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.
     
    some11 likes this.
  14. bazza

    bazza Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Messages:
    19,011
    Likes Received:
    2,065
    Is there more scope to make up lost time in the D/N tests?
     
  15. hineyrulz

    hineyrulz Post Whore

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    106,258
    Likes Received:
    31,921
    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???
     
    AlwaysGreen and JJ like this.
  16. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    52,131
    Likes Received:
    6,579
    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
     

Share This Page