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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #825 on: November 14, 2017, 02:13:08 PM »

Bancroft is a proper keeper. He has kept all is life in all levels but 1st class. He wasn't chosen for WA as Whitman was in the team from the age group before and hence kept the gloves Bancroft becoming a specialist batsman. Handscombe is a part time keeper and always has been and has said himself he is only comfortable keeping in LO cricket.
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #826 on: November 14, 2017, 02:32:43 PM »

I think i am right in saying he kept for Yorkshire during the summer?


He did, in the one day stuff.  He was not particularly impressive.
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #827 on: November 14, 2017, 06:46:09 PM »

Bancroft is a proper keeper. He has kept all is life in all levels but 1st class. He wasn't chosen for WA as Whitman was in the team from the age group before and hence kept the gloves Bancroft becoming a specialist batsman. Handscombe is a part time keeper and always has been and has said himself he is only comfortable keeping in LO cricket.

Thats great news , gives me confidence he could do the job .
Geez, they better pick him somewhere ....
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #828 on: November 14, 2017, 08:57:49 PM »

Another day passes with no stokes announcement. A few things perhaps to consider

Are we ready to hand over the ashes with no ginger ninja?

Do we think this is the weakest Aussie team ever seen in ...Australia?

Can Steve smith keep up his phenomenal run scoring with a technique from the village green?

Do we secretly envy the Australian way of life and the fact some of their women are stronger than us men?

Do you know what a scooner is?

Do we really really really not miss mark Nicholas but wish the brilliant Richie benaud could commentate on just one more series?

So many questions we just don't know the answer too.

Roll on the 1st test.  :)

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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #829 on: November 14, 2017, 09:54:38 PM »

Another day passes with no stokes announcement. A few things perhaps to consider

Are we ready to hand over the ashes with no ginger ninja?

Do we think this is the weakest Aussie team ever seen in ...Australia?

Can Steve smith keep up his phenomenal run scoring with a technique from the village green?

Do we secretly envy the Australian way of life and the fact some of their women are stronger than us men?

Do you know what a scooner is?

Do we really really really not miss mark Nicholas but wish the brilliant Richie benaud could commentate on just one more series?

So many questions we just don't know the answer too.

Roll on the 1st test.  :)

Calm down chap
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #830 on: November 14, 2017, 10:18:05 PM »

Who i would pick with the teams lined up
Warner Vs Cook (home advantage wins)

Renshaw Vs Stoneman (only because he has a few more test matches under his belt)

Smith Vs Vince (no explination required)

Khawaja Vs Root (Root a class above)

Handscomb Vs Malan (handscomb with more experience)

Wade/Nevill/Bancroft/Alyssa Healy, Australian Cattle Dog/Backstop Vs Bairstow (because he is going to be in the side)

Maxwell/Cartwright/S. Marsh/Bancroft vs Ali (Tie, im tipping Ali to struggle with the ball massively, the Australian candidates will bowl little if at all and the genuine bats will be stronger than Ali but dont bowl)

Starc Vs Woakes (starc is in a different league)

Cummins Vs Broad (Tie, raw young pace and talent vs experience, word is broad has lost his swing and just hasnt been the same with the bat since he got hit in the mug a few years ago, cummins can also hold a bat)

Hazelwood Vs Anderson (anderson sadly well past his best, i think he will struggle with injury and form)

Lyon Vs Overton/Ball/Team Physio/Talented member of touring Barmy Army (Lyon cops alot of critisism but his record does the talking, especially in Australia)

No Stokes because you cant beat down on a person like he did, regardless of what they said. No excuses, get some help son.



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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #831 on: November 14, 2017, 10:37:24 PM »

If you pick it as the strongest XI rather than head to head...

Warner
Cook
Smith
Root
Hanscomb, probably, maybe
Bairstow
Ali
Starc
Cummins
Anderson
Lyon, who is no longer a clubbie.

If Sturks turns up, he comes in for Lyon and evens things up. It's the same series it ever was - on paper, Aussie pace and experience in the conditions beats English depth.
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #832 on: November 15, 2017, 01:25:55 AM »

Who i would pick with the teams lined up
Warner Vs Cook (home advantage wins)

Renshaw Vs Stoneman (only because he has a few more test matches under his belt)

Smith Vs Vince (no explination required)

Khawaja Vs Root (Root a class above)

Handscomb Vs Malan (handscomb with more experience)

Wade/Nevill/Bancroft/Alyssa Healy, Australian Cattle Dog/Backstop Vs Bairstow (because he is going to be in the side)

Maxwell/Cartwright/S. Marsh/Bancroft vs Ali (Tie, im tipping Ali to struggle with the ball massively, the Australian candidates will bowl little if at all and the genuine bats will be stronger than Ali but dont bowl)

Starc Vs Woakes (starc is in a different league)

Cummins Vs Broad (Tie, raw young pace and talent vs experience, word is broad has lost his swing and just hasnt been the same with the bat since he got hit in the mug a few years ago, cummins can also hold a bat)

Hazelwood Vs Anderson (anderson sadly well past his best, i think he will struggle with injury and form)

Lyon Vs Overton/Ball/Team Physio/Talented member of touring Barmy Army (Lyon cops alot of critisism but his record does the talking, especially in Australia)

No Stokes because you cant beat down on a person like he did, regardless of what they said. No excuses, get some help son.



i think ali will have a good series with the bat (oz will forget to bounce him enough) and could suprise a few with the ball. so id give that one to the poms.
cummins vs broad , i disagree it's a draw. broad can only hope for an average series.  at adelaide he should do ok and at the gabba and wacca he may do ok with the new ball if he gets his lengths right , but he will get smashed for long periods due to his increasingly pedestrian pace whenever he cant get the ball to move or it is old etc. cummins will shake up a lot of batsmen this series .
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #833 on: November 15, 2017, 01:29:34 AM »

Another day passes with no stokes announcement. A few things perhaps to consider

Are we ready to hand over the ashes with no ginger ninja?

Do we think this is the weakest Aussie team ever seen in ...Australia?

Can Steve smith keep up his phenomenal run scoring with a technique from the village green?

Do we secretly envy the Australian way of life and the fact some of their women are stronger than us men?

Do you know what a scooner is?

Do we really really really not miss mark Nicholas but wish the brilliant Richie benaud could commentate on just one more series?

So many questions we just don't know the answer too.

Roll on the 1st test.  :)


maybe i can answer on your behalf ?
yes
no (world series era bob simpson led side , anyone ?)
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yes
a boat of some kind ?
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #834 on: November 15, 2017, 03:29:14 AM »

Wade/Nevill/Bancroft/Alyssa Healy, Australian Cattle Dog/Backstop Vs Bairstow (because he is going to be in the side)

You hope?    ;)  https://www.cricket.com.au/video/jonny-bairstow-finger-injury-england-ashes-tour-match-townsville-cricket-australia-xi/2017-11-15
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #835 on: November 15, 2017, 06:50:07 AM »

Woakes taken 6 wickets
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #836 on: November 15, 2017, 07:02:17 AM »

Woakes taken 6 wickets
Certainly staking his claim to get the new ball ahead of Broad isn't he, wickets all over the place. Note that Overton's got a couple of economical strikes again too, first test line up is looking pretty obvious now!
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #837 on: November 15, 2017, 07:44:58 AM »

Certainly staking his claim to get the new ball ahead of Broad isn't he, wickets all over the place. Note that Overton's got a couple of economical strikes again too, first test line up is looking pretty obvious now!

Itll be ridiculous if he doesnt open the bowling! Broad hasnt done anything in the two warm up games and Im starting to think his place in the side could be under threat!
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #838 on: November 15, 2017, 08:06:45 AM »

First teams 11 will be the current 11 with Anderson in for Crane, unless it looks like it's a two spinners job (unlikely IMO) in which case he'll be in for Overton.

Would prefer Ballance at 5 to Malan but he does deserve another series.

My main worry is that Vince is a walking wicket and we have Ballance at 3 after he's droppped.
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Re: Ashes 2017-18
« Reply #839 on: November 15, 2017, 08:51:30 AM »

Itll be ridiculous if he doesnt open the bowling! Broad hasnt done anything in the two warm up games and Im starting to think his place in the side could be under threat!

Broad has a bajillion Test wickets and nearly 300 international games worth of experience. They won't just drop him because he hasn't ran through a couple of club sides.
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