Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 46 to 48 of 48

Thread: Are Australia a better side now than 12-18 months ago?

  1. #46
    State Vice-Captain Poker Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kilbirnie, Scotland
    Posts
    1,105
    No - they're just older. Since the Ashes last year they've gained one great player - Mike Hussey who should have played in the last Ashes - and Brett Lee's bowling has improved. The search for new talent has been so unsuccsessful that in SA and Bangladesh they recalled Ashes flops Martyn, Kasprowicz and Gillespie(Clarke is different because he's young and can still improve). Hayden and Ponting are scoring runs and Warne bowled briliantly but we knew that already. Yes they've won all but one of their Tests since the last Ashes but against the ICC Waste of time(sorry world)XI the worst WI team ever, SA who were hindered by Grahame Smith's inability to bat as well as he talked, and Bangladesh what would you expect? Had Australia been to India or Pakistan like England have would they have done any better? Australia are still an excellent side but slowly falling from their peak(the last WC in my opinion).

  2. #47
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend andyc's Avatar
    Yeti Sports 1.5 Champion!
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    23,853
    Quote Originally Posted by Poker Boy
    No - they're just older. Since the Ashes last year they've gained one great player - Mike Hussey who should have played in the last Ashes - and Brett Lee's bowling has improved. The search for new talent has been so unsuccsessful that in SA and Bangladesh they recalled Ashes flops Martyn, Kasprowicz and Gillespie(Clarke is different because he's young and can still improve). Hayden and Ponting are scoring runs and Warne bowled briliantly but we knew that already. Yes they've won all but one of their Tests since the last Ashes but against the ICC Waste of time(sorry world)XI the worst WI team ever, SA who were hindered by Grahame Smith's inability to bat as well as he talked, and Bangladesh what would you expect? Had Australia been to India or Pakistan like England have would they have done any better? Australia are still an excellent side but slowly falling from their peak(the last WC in my opinion).
    Brad Hodge and Stuart Clark hardly did badly.
    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

  3. #48
    State Vice-Captain Poker Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Kilbirnie, Scotland
    Posts
    1,105
    I agree with you about Hodge but Australia's selectors obviously didn't think so as they dropped him for SA tour two Tests after he scored a double-hundred! And didn't they drop Clark in Bangladesh?

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 09-11-2005, 12:15 PM
  2. Ganguly's achievements
    By ReallyCrazy in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 24-08-2004, 01:40 PM
  3. Umpires For Future Series
    By umpire in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 26-01-2004, 06:55 AM
  4. *Official* India in Australia Thread
    By Craig in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 2652
    Last Post: 08-01-2004, 07:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •