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They seem to play better chasing the game than leading it. Whats with that!? O_o

Reply #50 Posted: December 06, 2009, 12:30:37 am
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this game will be over just after the lunch break i predict

Reply #51 Posted: December 06, 2009, 08:44:46 am

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Yeah cue batting collapse,  they might drag it on to afternoon tea but can't see it going to the 5th day.

get rid of the top 3, they are demoralised and the Pakistan bowlers have the wood over them. May as well bring in some fresh blood, that kid Brodie who opens for Wellington is playing well atm. Give How and Skippy another shot, what do we have to lose

Reply #52 Posted: December 06, 2009, 08:52:50 am

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Quote from: Chilli;1031249
They seem to play better chasing the game than leading it. Whats with that!? O_o


Because that's how cricket works?

Reply #53 Posted: December 06, 2009, 09:43:24 am
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How fucking bad would the batting be without Taylor.  Almost unbelievable how shit these professional sportsmen are.  Fucking pathetic.

Reply #54 Posted: December 06, 2009, 03:11:15 pm

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Because that's how cricket works?
Not entirely Matthew.  When the BC's know they're in for an arse-whipping they suddenly lift their game by heaps, why couldn't they hit the pitch with that gusto from day 1

Reply #55 Posted: December 06, 2009, 03:31:21 pm
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lol we are fucked. the ability for us to win rests in Chris Martins hands

Reply #56 Posted: December 06, 2009, 03:59:40 pm
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aaaannnnnnddddddddddd done

Reply #57 Posted: December 06, 2009, 04:00:28 pm
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How fucking bad would the batting be without Taylor.  Almost unbelievable how shit these professional sportsmen are.  Fucking pathetic.


Word

Taylor in 2 tests 280 runs. Those other 5 retards that call themselves batsmen 270 runs combined in 2 tests

Reply #58 Posted: December 07, 2009, 09:22:58 am

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Two words: Nets Practice.

More words: stop going to the gym, playing footy etc. Concentrate on what the game is and developing and using the muscles required for the game = less breakdowns.

Reply #59 Posted: December 07, 2009, 09:41:14 am
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do we have any talent in the wings waiting to come up? if not then things are pretty grim.

also the bc will have to be spot on with there bowling in the next test as its a battle friendly pitch - and those sri lankan brothers look to be some good batters

Reply #60 Posted: December 07, 2009, 09:46:54 am
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pretty grim.


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Reply #61 Posted: December 07, 2009, 09:54:13 am
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Two words: Nets Practice.

More words: stop going to the gym, playing footy etc. Concentrate on what the game is and developing and using the muscles required for the game = less breakdowns.


damn straight. they spend most of their time developing muscles that a cricketer will never use.

less gym, WAY more nets time.

shit, maybe we could teach them to score some runs. also, i dont care how good a bowler Chris Martin is, SOMEONE TEACH HIM HOW TO BAT. either that, or move him slightly up the order so that someone who can, is in the position to save the end of the match

Reply #62 Posted: December 07, 2009, 12:40:44 pm
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Two words: Nets Practice.

Yes, but "net practice" is voluntary, so its down to the individual's professionalism as to whether he turns up. But given that there's such little competition for spaces it seems that most of them don't bother - which is why the useless fuckers don't perform.

Unfortunately the punters keep tuning in and cricket players (including ours) are being paid a massive amount of money, thanks to the insatiable appetite that India has for the game. Personally, i spent some time last night watching the Monsoon Cup (yachting) and Adam Miniprio cleaning out Ben Ainslie.

If you want some true professionalism, have a look at the replay of that best of five series. :rnr:

Reply #63 Posted: December 07, 2009, 12:46:13 pm
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that attempted sweep shot of elliots was rofl

it was like an 11 year old playing backyard cricket shot

imbecile

Reply #64 Posted: December 07, 2009, 03:47:17 pm

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that attempted sweep shot of elliots was rofl

it was like an 11 year old playing backyard cricket shot

imbecile

To be fair, it came off his gloves. He only mistimed it by about an inch or so here and there and if his timing had been better it would have been four.

Its easy enough after the fact to say it was stupid (and its really harsh to say you shouldn't sweep off middle stump), but where else was he going to score a run?

Reply #65 Posted: December 07, 2009, 07:31:48 pm
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A bit OT, but Chris Gayle just scored a nice 155 against Australia in Adelaide.

Tomorrow should be interesting.

Reply #66 Posted: December 07, 2009, 08:55:42 pm

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Taylor denied he had got to the stage of putting his pads on straight away during the change of innings.

BS bet he does

Reply #67 Posted: December 09, 2009, 07:37:23 pm

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A bit OT, but Chris Gayle just scored a nice 155 against Australia in Adelaide.

Tomorrow should be interesting.


I liked his innings because it was good to see him act like an opening batsman and captain and not come out and slap his way to 30 before getting out to a stupid shot. The Windies would not of been able to force the Aussies to play for a draw in the end if he did that.

Reply #68 Posted: December 10, 2009, 03:03:29 pm

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Gee, that Aussie team is a pale shadow of it's former self.

Reply #69 Posted: December 10, 2009, 05:13:37 pm

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Vetorri has promoted himself to 6 due to our lack of any batting to speak of in the top order.

Reply #70 Posted: December 10, 2009, 06:09:43 pm

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Vetorri has promoted himself to 6 due to our lack of any batting to speak of in the top order.

HE's also defended his teams work ethic in practice sessions.

Where's that tui ad when we need it?

Reply #71 Posted: December 10, 2009, 06:26:38 pm

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HE's also defended his teams work ethic in practice sessions.

Where's that tui ad when we need it?


Right on!

Should have been a lot more culled

The old boy network circling the wagons again

Reply #72 Posted: December 10, 2009, 07:33:06 pm

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HE's also defended his teams work ethic in practice sessions.

Where's that tui ad when we need it?


Is there a higher payed sports team in the world that trains so little? I think not.

Edit for Rage- *Former coach* Hey top order how about a net practise? *Top order* Nah we will just do ten minutes of throw downs, but thanks for asking.Now we are going to visualise.

Reply #73 Posted: December 10, 2009, 07:55:55 pm

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Edit for Rage- *Former coach* Hey top order how about a net practise? *Top order* Nah we will just do ten minutes of throw downs, but thanks for asking.Now we are going to visualise.


hahahahahhaha!

I find it hard to understand how vettori is also on the selection panel as well

I mean he is a good player with a ton of experience but surely we need someone else doing that job. Someone who monitors the players in the national comp

even Bangledesh has a betting top order than us

Reply #74 Posted: December 11, 2009, 08:24:09 am