2nd Test: Australia v India at MCG Dec 26-30 2020

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  1. Bring back John Fifita

    Bring back John Fifita First Grade

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    I’d have Starc in ahead of Cummins. Cummins hasn’t scored decent runs in yonks, desperately needed now.
     
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  2. AlwaysGreen

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    Green is always going to struggle when he's going in trying to rescue us.
     
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  3. Hutty1986

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    Yep, has barely made a run in ages now. His batting has fallen off a cliff-shame really, he has a nice technique
     
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  4. Hutty1986

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    Pissweak.
     
  5. Bazal

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    Good delivery really, surprised him. Paine can't save the top six today
     
  6. jargan83

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    Sharp chance that one, very good catch in close.
     
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  7. TheParraboy

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    Agree, have Cummins open the bowling as a trade off

    Doesnt matter both at the crease now, both on 0

    Heres hoping 200 is a decent score on this deck
     
  8. Twizzle

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    I thought he looked like he was trying to play test cricket rather than playing white ball cricket, he's 21 and I would just keep picking him cuz he bowls OK too, his defense looks good

    I really think he will be a decent all rounder, atm he is going through his apprenticeship

    we shall see
     
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    This is worse than having teeth pulled, it hurts to watch this shambles.
     
  10. Matt23

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    Putrid batting.
     
  11. Bazal

    Bazal Post Whore

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    It's no good having him scoring tens off 70 for 15 tests though.

    He will very likely be a test player, I'm not suggesting otherwise. I just think he looks very limited in terms of scoring shots at this level. Until recently he was considered a bowling all rounder, his batting has come on in leaps and bounds but he's not getting the freebies he gets at Shield level. He can defend all day but if he doesn't develop scoring options even against good balls then he's wasting a spot.

    Sure he's got pressure on him with the top order failing, but he also has to at least find singles and twos
     
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  12. Hutty1986

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    Bumrah will end this joke pretty quickly
     
  13. AlwaysGreen

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    2 things are happening here.

    1st, Smith is struggling and he's carried us for a long time.

    2nd, the two pitches so far are doing something. The mcg pitch has been a road for a long time, it's good to see it providing something for hard working bowlers.

    Do I want to see Australia 7 for f**k all? Sometimes, test cricket is at its best when its competitive.
     
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  14. Bazal

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    Agree

    I'm not happy with the score as a fan, but I'm happy with the match situation as a viewer
     
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  15. Smug Panther

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    We'll lead after an innings each
     
  16. Smug Panther

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    You'll have the worlds best quick opening as a trade off? You mastermind
     
  17. Twizzle

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    I agree in general but that 10 today was a bit of a learning curve for him, he knows he's not playing Shield cricket now.

    I'm glad he didn't come out and start blazing away was the point I was trying to make, albeit poorly
     
  18. Twizzle

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    also, credit to Indians, they have played brilliantly today
     
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  19. Smug Panther

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    Cummins > Starc in everything
     
  20. Bazal

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    Anything we can get from here is good. 200 would be golden.

    India still have to face our quicks with a very weak lineup.
     

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