Page 162 of 180 FirstFirst ... 62112152160161162163164172 ... LastLast
Results 2,416 to 2,430 of 2691
Like Tree35Likes

Thread: *Official* Road to 2013 Ashes

  1. #2416
    International Captain Ruckus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Yes
    Posts
    7,108
    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Hughes at 3 and Khawaja at 4 looks ever so enticing from and England point of view.

    Despite all the off-field stuff, and the fact he has been on awful form anyway, I would be picking Warner come the first test. Rogers at 3.
    Yeah same. Hasn't been in good form (on or off field) but he has shown before he can score runs in very tough conditions. He is definitely a match winner/turner as well.

  2. #2417
    Cricketer Of The Year Cabinet96's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    9,191
    Warner is easily Australia's best opening batsman for me, but it's a tricky one because he's not playing in the warm ups. I assume the ban is just from Australia games? Therefore, there's nothing technically stopping him playing a bit of club cricket in England or something like that? Wouldn't be the worst idea for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

  3. #2418
    Global Moderator Prince EWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The great state of New South Wales
    Posts
    43,349
    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Warner is easily Australia's best opening batsman for me, but it's a tricky one because he's not playing in the warm ups. I assume the ban is just from Australia games? Therefore, there's nothing technically stopping him playing a bit of club cricket in England or something like that? Wouldn't be the worst idea for me.
    He's centrally contracted to Cricket Australia and they've suspended him from playing. He can't play for anyone if they tell him he can't.
    ~ Cribbage

    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by simonlee48 View Post
    Sanga has done well but Murali has done better. In my opinion, Murali is simply the best off spinner in history of cricket and I can't make that kind of statement for Sanga.
    Sanga isn't the best off spinner in the history of cricket? News to me.

  4. #2419
    International Captain Ruckus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Yes
    Posts
    7,108
    It's just so ****ing annoying the bonehead had to have that stupid night out. Arrrrg. I don't think it matters that much he wouldn't have had proper practice, but it's just unnecessary complication that we didn't need. Especially seeing as though I would definitely include him in the small bunch of key players we have going into this series.


  5. #2420
    Hall of Fame Member Furball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Anyone But England
    Posts
    19,746
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    He was the second highest Aus run-scorer and had the second-highest average at 48, behind only Hussey. He wasn't magnificent by any means, but he was one of the few who actually didn't disgrace themselves. The next highest average was Haddin at 45, and then after that Steve Smith at 31.80, so that puts Watson's performance in some perspective. Didn't realise how badly Clarke performed...jesus...an average of 21.44. Well, beats Ponting's average of 16.14 . Bloody shocking series.

    Edit: if you take away Ponting's top score, a 51 not out, which I remember was scored in the most pressure free situation and essentially his runs were not needed (batting for an inevitable draw), his average would have been 8.9! That's got to be one of the worse major series' ever by a great of the game.
    Constantly threw his wicket away when well set and made 1 score of note in 10 innings. He was rubbish.

  6. #2421
    International Vice-Captain Monk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    4,399
    Is there any chance we'll see this by the third or fourth test?

    - Rogers
    - Cowan
    - Hughes
    - Khawaja
    - Clarke
    - Lehmann
    - Haddin
    - Siddle
    - Pattinson
    - Harris
    - Lyon

  7. #2422
    International Coach flibbertyjibber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Mrs Miggins pie shop
    Posts
    11,248
    No.

  8. #2423
    International Coach grecian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Oh, God, I'm bored. Might as well be listening to Genesis
    Posts
    14,958
    Tremlett on the TV, and he isn't limping
    Do I contradict myself?
    Very well then I contradict myself,
    (I am large, I contain multitudes.
    Walt Whitman

  9. #2424
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    41,225
    Lehmann has said Watson will open. That would likely mean one of Hughes, Cowan or Rogers will miss out.

  10. #2425
    International Captain hendrix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    6,374
    Quote Originally Posted by Flametree View Post
    Surprised that everyone seems to be including Hughes in the side. Honestly from what I've seen of him (which being a kiwi, was mostly his giving Guptill catching practice) I wouldn't have him in the same postcode as Jimmy Anderson for his own safety. Does no-one think Wade might score more runs than Hughes playing as a batsman?

    Have never seen Bird bowl at all, but the comments on here intrigue me. I seem to recall similar things being expressed about Copeland - what happened there?
    Bird looks the goods to me, and a genuine 1st change bowler who would maintain the pressure.

    That said, he can't be picked ahead of Siddle.

  11. #2426
    International Debutant Viscount Tom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Leeds, G.O.C.
    Posts
    2,251
    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    Is there any chance we'll see this by the third or fourth test?

    - Rogers
    - Cowan
    - Hughes
    - Khawaja
    - Clarke
    - Lehmann
    - Haddin
    - Siddle
    - Pattinson
    - Harris
    - Lyon
    We can hope.

  12. #2427
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Top_Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    23,054
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Lehmann has said Watson will open. That would likely mean one of Hughes, Cowan or Rogers will miss out.
    Yarp.

    Somerset v Australians, Taunton, 1st Day : Shane Watson to open in Ashes - Darren Lehmann | Cricket News | Australia in England - The Investec Ashes | ESPN Cricinfo

    So, like I've been saying, Cowan's gone. Nothing short of a very big lot of runs in the warm-ups can save him from the Roginator now.
    The Colourphonics

    Bandcamp
    Twitderp

  13. #2428
    You'll Never Walk Alone Nate's Avatar
    Bowling tgfg Champion! Carmageddon Champion! Rainman Champion! DTunnel Champion!
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    New South Wales
    Posts
    26,900
    The fast bowling situation is a tricky one. I wouldn't want Faulkner anywhere near the side, including at number six. Patto is a lock. Harris should be picked, but will inevitably break down. Bird's form has been wonderful. Starc can run through a side. And Siddle is vego-dependable.

    I don't think we can go wrong really. I'd probably go Patto-Harris-Bird, but can understand the justification for the others.
    Jesus saves

    proudly supporting Liverpool FC

  14. #2429
    International 12th Man Tangles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Polar Vortex
    Posts
    1,597
    Unless the plan is Watson, Cowan and Rogers at 3. What would be interesting is him saying that Warner will play with no lead up cricket.

  15. #2430
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Top_Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    23,054
    Warner at 3.

    You heard me.



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Home Ashes to return to free-to-air TV
    By four_or_six in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 70
    Last Post: 17-11-2009, 10:11 AM
  2. Ashes Coming Home
    By SurreyFan in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-09-2009, 05:41 AM
  3. Herald Sun's Top 50 Ashes Legends
    By The Sean in forum Ashes 2009
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 17-07-2009, 01:53 PM
  4. The Google Ashes
    By superkingdave in forum Ashes 2009
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 30-06-2009, 01:28 AM

Posting Permissions

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