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3rd T20: New Zealand v Australia at Wellington Mar 3rd 2021

Discussion in 'International Game Day' started by TheParraboy, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    6 day break till the next match - wtf !!

    Next Wed 5pm

    Expect Australia to make 2-3 changes at least. need to give the likes of McDermott, Turner a run next match, and Behrendorff and Sangha as well before series is out
     
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    jus get rid of the Victorians and we're a chance
     
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    Selectors make call on Finch as real reason behind form slump revealed
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    • February 28, 2021 1:07pm
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    Aaron Finch has been struggling for form. (Photo by Joe Allison/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
    Selector George Bailey Sunday insisted under-fire Aaron Finch would be Australia’s skipper at this year’s Twenty20 World Cup, calling mounting criticism of his leadership and form “white noise”.

    Finch’s scores of one and 12 in their opening two games against New Zealand last week, coupled with his failure to fire in the recent Big Bash League, has sparked debate over whether he is the right man for the job.

    But Bailey told the Melbourne Herald Sun there was no doubt in his mind the 34-year-old opener would be leading the side in India in October.

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    “He’s got a terrific average, he’s the captain of this side and he’ll be the captain of this side at the World Cup,” said Bailey, one of three selectors alongside Trevor Hohns and national coach Justin Langer.

    “It’s just complete white noise for me,” he added of the criticism. Doubts around Finch have been raging, led by former selector Mark Waugh.

    “His job is to score runs... no batsman is immune from being dropped when you’re not scoring runs, doesn’t matter if you’re captain or not,” said Waugh, now a pundit.

    Australian media have also weighed in with the Sydney Morning Herald saying Finch was “running out of chances to book his ticket to this year’s T20 World Cup”.






    Bailey -- the only selector on tour in New Zealand -- attributed Finch’s poor form at the Big Bash, where he averaged just 13.8, to five months spent playing cricket in biosecurity bubbles.



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    “He was pretty zonked,” Bailey said.

    “But he tried to do the right thing and get back to help a young (Melbourne) Renegades side.

    “His reflection on that was that he probably should’ve sat longer out and come back a bit fresher.”

    He added that Finch was hitting well in the nets in New Zealand and pointed to his outstanding record as one of the premier limited overs batsman in the world.

    “He’d be in the top five or 10 leading run-scorers, and if he doesn’t have the highest strike-rate amongst them he’d be absolutely close,” he said.

    “And he’s done it very, very consistently for Australia over a long period of time, and will continue to do so into the future.”

    Australia’s third T20 against New Zealand is in Wellington on Wednesday.

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/cricke...y/news-story/5450babd6bf18c68a94e1d7bee86807a
     
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    ^^^ Looks like Hohns and JL have brainwashed Bailey


    "He added that Finch was hitting well in the nets in New Zealand and pointed to his outstanding record as one of the premier limited overs batsman in the world."
     
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    Remaining 3 T20s all in Wellington and no crowds


    https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/...stralia-men-and-england-women-matches-1253400

    Wellington to host remainder of Australia men's and England women's matches
    NZC moves matches due to logistical complications caused by shift of Friday's matches from Auckland after the city was put into a lockdown

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    The remainder of the two ongoing series in New Zealand, involving Australia's men and England's women, will be played entirely in Wellington after the final T20I double-header on Sunday was shifted from Mount Maunganui.

    NZC said the change was needed due to "logistical complications" caused by the shift of Friday's matches from Auckland after the city was put into a week-long Covid-19 lockdown. All the remaining matches will be played behind closed doors.
     
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    Remember, the longer Finch goes without scoring runs, the closer he is to having a big one.

    Need to keep this lean streak going and save the big one for when it's really needed.
     
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    Going into the 5th t20, Kiwis 4-0 up

    Finch blasts a big 100 , most likely against a weakened kiwi attack, as they are trying out some new guys
     
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    Lol hitting them well in the nets, talk about the go to default line when someone is batting like Aids.


    The people running the show in Australian cricket have the cricketing IQ of a used cotton bud. It truly is embarrassing.
     
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    I always used to scoff at the statements out of form bats were "hitting them well in the nets" until this year when I've been pasting every merkin in the nets but have scored double figures three times in 17 innings....

    Don't get me wrong we should defs drop Finchy but at least I can see where people are coming from when they say it I guess.
     
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    I'm mostly curious as to who it is that's bowling to Finch in the nets.

    At this point I'm thinking it's either Bailey, Wade or Kane Richardson.
     
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    Must win game for the Aussies

    Will the heros stand up, Finchy, Wadey, Bisony, Big Showy?
     
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    get rid of them and we might have a chance although MMarsh hasn't been too bad
     
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    Wade and Show's turn today. Bowlers still out to lunch.
     
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    I wonder if we sent the women’s team over there, they would do a better job.
     
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    Well based on their performance so far against England, our men might compete with their women...
     
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    Meredith in, Sams out after almost getting us home in game 2.
    Makes sense if your name is George Bailey I guess.
     
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    We'll be right lads. We've kept the stars like Fatty and Kane and dropped the bloke who's probably bowled better than most apart from a few late overs, and hits the ball further than the tope four combined.

    Geeenius
     
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    The Fraud that is Finch will probably fire today after 8000 failures in a row.
     
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    Maybe that's the luck Fatty needs, umpire should be giving those IMO that's plumb
     

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