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

Discussion in 'International Game Day' started by TheParraboy, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. Bazal

    Bazal Post Whore

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    Head's also got a pineapple from the selectors. He's a number six batting five, with a failing top four....who was once a white ball specialist and now forgotten in that format, but now they think he's a test specialist.

    Head for me is a good number six, aggressive and can score big. He does average 40-odd.

    Stop picking an all rounder unless it's needed, and they can bat five. Get a proper batsman in the middle order, stop playing three number six bats (Wade, Green, Head). Two openers, four batsmen, a wicket keeper. Head and Labs can bowl 15 handy at worst overs. Then if it's a really lame track, pick the all rounder in place of Head or the 5.
     
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  2. Wizardman

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    What the hell is going on there? haha!
     
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  3. WaznTheGreat

    WaznTheGreat Referee

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    No point trying to fight this out,just go for the smash ya bald merkins
     
  4. mozza91

    mozza91 First Grade

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    Our top 6 are just a few kale smoothies away from finding their centre.
     
  5. Mr Spock!

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    We can't even reach 200.
     
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  6. AlwaysGreen

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    Lol, from cricinfo about Paine's dismissal.

    20201228_153319.jpg

    I believe you Sandeep.
     
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    Like who?

    Green has been one of if not the best performer at Shield level based on his batting alone. He deserved selection. I don't believe in there being batsman set to fill a set position in the middle order, because you can't limit yourself like that as a batsman - if you look at our history, it's generally always been a transient position, a stepping stone, used to bed in someone new or to play the young guy.

    This is the best we have, and they apart from a handful of them they f**king suck.
     
  8. AlwaysGreen

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    Team for Sydney
    Bancroft
    S Marsh
    Ashton Turner
    Mitch Marsh
    Ashton Agar
    Head
    Wade
    Bowlers
     
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  9. T-Boon

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    Head needs to be replaced by Pucevski and Burns by Warner. Get Wade to keep and open. Drop Paine. Bring in another batsman at 7. Green could be dumped as well. Make Steve Smith the captain as it brings the best out in him.


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  10. JJ

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    Serious question... is Labuschange more Smith or more Voges?

    lots of guys have stellar 12 mths, have people gotten carried away?
     
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  11. Tommy Smith

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    Everyone that you think is good enough - Head, Paine, Burns - is absolutely not.

    I can only assume that you're peak trolling by sticking up for these donkeys.
     
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  12. KeepingTheFaith

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    WTF is an audio researcher?
     
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  13. Bazal

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    If you look at our history we had blokes who never played Test cricket who would play 100 matches in the current era, so I don't think our inability to adapt to our playing stocks is a positive thing. We need to think about roles more in the lineup because we don't have six best in the world bats plus a generational batting talent keeping wicket.

    I'd pick Khawaja, but Langer obvs won't.

    If Burns was in form you could go Pucovski at 5. Tbh there's no reason Green can't play 5 if they insist on picking him, he bats top order for WA...but right now he looks totally incapable of finding a way to score at this level and I reckon needs more work.
     
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    Cummins looks technically better than most of the top order.
     
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  15. Front-Rower

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    No disrespect because I love the NZ side but he slammed around some pretty ordinary bowling last summer and that’s been about it for him.
     
  16. jargan83

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    Right up there with Sunil Gavaskar on the ABC about 30-40 mins ago saying that they should get rid of umpires call if any of the ball is hitting the stumps and it should be out,
     
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  17. Bazal

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    Can't say the opinion of an Englishman worries me much, to be fair.

    The days of an entire top 7 averaging 50 are long gone. We make do with what we have
     
  18. JJ

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    But why is nobody talking about the critical #8 role?
     
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  19. Tommy Smith

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    And Nathan Lyon is arguably your 3rd best Test batsman and has been for years.
     
  20. mozza91

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    It’s doesn’t matter whether it’s 7 or fox all I hear is a pommy chicks flicking their beans over Australia losing.

    I’m not saying we need more Australian commentators but maybe pick someone who isn’t outwardly following whoever we’re against?
     
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