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Thread: The Michael Clarke appreciation thread

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    Clarke absolutely hopeless in the semi so far. Captaining like a scared boy and bowled himself in an incredibly stupid situation.

    Still to bat though.
    Jesus saves

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    Really odd decisions being made today, not least the decision to bowl first.

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    Things were looking good with the bat for a while. Was striking at over 160 after hitting a boundary off Ajmal, and is now back to his usual form, striking under 100 now.

    Oh OK then. He's chucked his wicket away. Quality batting. Has outplayed Collingwood with the bat though I reckon, so he's not done too bad
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome...it's a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover (or should that be deep square-leg) for a memorable maximum.
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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    How the **** the selectors justify picking a captain who has yet to play a single match in the Big Bash is beyond me.


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    Collingwood's only played 4 matches for Durham in T20, averaging 13 with a HS of 35. Though I guess at least Collingwood's played a bit of IPL, and done pretty well.

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    Dismissed 5 times in scoring 65 from 87 balls @ 74. 2 fours 1 six.

    Surely played his last t20i?

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Pietersen View Post
    Collingwood's only played 4 matches for Durham in T20, averaging 13 with a HS of 35. Though I guess at least Collingwood's played a bit of IPL, and done pretty well.
    Internationals aside, the only T20 experience Clarke has is 6 games for Hampshire in 2004. It's the equivelant of David Warner being Australia's Test captain.

    Thing is, if the Big Bash is scheduled so that the Australian internationals can play more of it, would you pick Clarke if you were a NSW selector?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    How the **** the selectors justify picking a captain who has yet to play a single match in the Big Bash is beyond me.
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    Semi vs Pakistan -

    Chooses to bowl first
    Captains hopelessly
    Bowls one over for 13 runs
    Stalls momentum in our run-chase with 17 off 19.
    ...and despite our chances looking as flimsy as a Carribean flag stick, we get home.

    WAG.

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    Does this mean that it is now open season on criticizing players in their appreciation threads? I would just like to say that his scores have improved as the tournament has gone on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    I would just like to say that his scores have improved as the tournament has gone on.
    Talk about finding the silver lining Do you work for a politician? That was some A-level spin right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    4 innings, 48 runs @ 12, at an SR of 70.59
    5 innings, 65 runs @ 13, at an SR of 74.71

    Surely this has to be the last straw? Going at less than a run a ball while chasing 190+?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debris View Post
    Does this mean that it is now open season on criticizing players in their appreciation threads?
    You know, it's quite annoying.

    We need more stuff like this in here:

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    Lol @ Clarke saying he can't wait to get to Barbados, cos he needs runs.

    Funnily, you don't even need runs really. Just don't bat and hope the others bat as freakish as they can.
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