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    Player Ratings - As We Go By....

    First Test:

    England:

    Cook 6 - won the captaincy battle IMO, and scored a fighting 50 in the 2nd innings.
    Root 3 - never really looked comfortable out there.
    Trott 5 - arguably unlucky in the second innings, played well in the first.
    Pietersen 6 - good 2nd innings dig, though you'd expect him to go on with those.
    Bell 8 - excellent work. Arguably as key as Anderson towards the victory.
    Bairstow 4 - got a couple of starts I suppose. Not really great though, and still has vultures around his place.
    Prior 5 - decent with the gloves. Not his best batting day but did have a fun cameo.
    Broad 7.5 - probably should've bowled more (though injury didn't help here), but played a hugely crucial role here despite luck.
    Swann 6 - batting feels like it has seriously declined. Bowled dangerous in patches, but most of the tidy was merely tidy.
    Finn 2 - Watson and Cowan should be under investigation for spot-fixing. Did a great job in trying to lose the side the match.
    Anderson 9 - arguably inconsistent but when he was on...oh boy. Hopefully he treads on a cricket ball McGrath style

    Australia:

    Watson 6 - good start in the second innings, although arguably could lose points for another ****ing referral. Bowled tidily.
    Rogers 6 - ditto, nice 50 in the second innings. Will prove useful.
    Cowan 2 - not good, although was sick. Probably would be harsh to drop him.
    Clarke 2 - poor, albeit somewhat unlucky use of the referral system, and didn't score runs. Arguably cost us the game.
    Smith 6 - good 50 in the first innings.
    Hughes 7.5 - great knock in the first innings but will be annoyed by the nature of his dismissal in the second innings.
    Haddin 7 - kept well, almost carried us to victory. Welcome back.
    Siddle 8 - bowled very well, particularly in the first innings. Was wrong about him.
    Starc 6 - weakest of the bunch, but looked occasionally dangerous and his dross to quality ratio wasn't as awful as say Finn.
    Pattinson 8 - very unlucky in the second innings in particular, bowled very well. Nearly took us home, too.
    Agar 8 - was lucky but that innings...wow. Also showed fight in the second innings. Bowling was slightly ineffective though, but was his first game and he will learn.
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    1st Test at Trent Bridge

    England:

    Alastair Cook - 6 - Will have better performances with the bat, and made some questionable captaincy decisions, but his 50 second dig was invaluable and he won the game.
    Joe Root - 5 - Got a start in the first innings before getting a beauty. Strangled in the second innings. Crucial wicket on day four.
    Jonathan Trott - 4 - Best batsman in the first innings but threw it away. Don't think he hit it second dig.
    Kevin Pietersen - 6 - Came in when England were in trouble in the second innings, and batted well.
    Ian Bell - 9 - One of his best knocks for England in the second dig. Match winning.
    Jonny Bairstow - 4 - Not convinced by him at all, but he did look good for most of the 1st innings
    Matt Prior - 5 - Bit meh really. Seem to recall him dropping a catch, but can't remember when.
    Stuart Broad - 8 - Was flukey with the bat, but they were important runs. Hampered by his injury in the first innings, but got the two most important wickets on day four.
    Graeme Swann - 5 - Disappointing in the fourth innings.
    James Anderson - 9.5 - Never have England been so reliant on him.
    Steven Finn - 4 - Got a couple of important wickets in the first innings, and bowled well in patches, but overall poor. His place must be under real scrutiny.


    Australia:

    Shane Watson - 6 - Failed in the first innings and did his thing in the second. Bowled well though and often looked Australia's best bowler.
    Chris Rogers - 6 - Did OK in tough circumstances in the first innings, and got a useful fifty second time around
    Ed Cowan - 2 - Poor guy
    Michael Clarke - 3 - Got an unplayable one first innings, and gave England the momentum with his second innings wicket. Blew important reviews with lucky hunches.
    Steve Smith - 7 - Got the first 50 of the match when batting was at it's toughest. His wicket straight after Clarke's in the second innings was part of the turnaround though.
    Phil Hughes - 7.5 - Looked really good in the first innings, got a good ball early on in the second.
    Brad Haddin - 8 - Superb in the chase. Put down a tough chance off Bell though.
    Ashton Agar - 8.5 - Brilliant 98 from number 11. Bowling was OK without being brilliant.
    Mitchell Starc - 4 - Surely Harris or Bird would be a better option?
    Peter Siddle - 8 - Australia's best bowler on the opening day. Wasn't as good second time around but still did OK.
    James Pattinson - 7.5 - Bowled well for the most part but wasn't always as lucky as he could've been.
    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..

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    Cook - 7 - couple of questionable bowling changes and could have done with more runs but his second dig 50 was just the tonic at the time
    Root - 5 - jury is out on him as an opener and will remain so for these two series I'd have thought. Great bowling average!
    Trott - 5 - decent first dig, sawn off second but there you go
    Pietersen - 7 - looking in decent nick and his second innings should not be forgotten though he should have carried on with it
    Bell - 9 - his best game for England IMO
    Bairstow - 3 - did nothing with the bat and bottled a chance to finish t in the field
    Prior - 6 - wasted what seemed like good form second dig, keeping was fine
    Broad - 7 - probably our 3rd best contribution, two useful innings and a couple of vital wickets. Control was key after Finn's shambles
    Swann - 5 - had his moments but wasn't himself
    Finn - 2 - couple of good deliveries and a decent spell on the 4th evening, embarrassing the rest of the time
    Anderson 9 - remarkable


    Cbf to do the Aussies. 9 for Agar.

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    For all the drama, I don't think the standard was of the highest.

    First Test:

    England:

    Cook - 6
    Root - 4
    Trott - 5
    Pietersen - 7
    Bell -9
    Bairstow 4
    Prior -4
    Broad - 6
    Swann - 4
    Finn - 3
    Anderson - 8

    Australia:

    Watson - 6
    Rogers 6
    Cowan - 2
    Clarke 2
    Smith 6
    Hughes 7
    Haddin 7
    Siddle 8
    Starc 5
    Pattinson - 7
    Agar - 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    For all the drama, I don't think the standard was of the highest.

    First Test:

    England:

    Cook - 6
    Root - 4
    Trott - 5
    Pietersen - 7
    Bell -9
    Bairstow 4
    Prior -4
    Broad - 6
    Swann - 4
    Finn - 3
    Anderson - 8

    Australia:

    Watson - 6
    Rogers 6
    Cowan - 2
    Clarke 2
    Smith 6
    Hughes 7
    Haddin 7
    Siddle 8
    Starc 5
    Pattinson - 7
    Agar - 7

    A match winning 10fer yields only an 8 for Anderson?

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    Cook - 6 - good 50 in the 2nd innings, didn't panic when England could've collapsed on day 2. Alright captaincy.
    Root - 5 - victim to an excellent delivery 1st innings, could maybe have batted more proactively 2nd time round.
    Trott - 5 - should have gone on in the first dig. Probably didn't hit it 2nd dig.
    KP - 6 - see Cook
    Bell - 8 - soft cock dismissal in the first dig. Great ton.
    Bairstow - 2 - rubbish
    Prior - 5 - kept fine, batting a bit plop.
    Broad - 7 - bowled well day 4, vital 50. Deserves an Oscar for his 'why are they appealing' face.
    Swann - 5 - average bowling, terrible batting. 2 really soft dismissals.
    Finn - 0 - can't bowl, can't bat, can't field. I'd relegate him to drinks duty but he'd probably get the order wrong before dropping the tray.
    Anderson - 10 - thank god they're changing the law so I can marry this man.

    Watson - 0 - usual **** **** innings, wasted a review, bowled floaty unthreatening rubbish.
    Rogers - 5 - seems solid enough. Needs an opener next to him.
    Cowan - 0 - rubbish
    Clarke - 3 - victim to ball of the century, but really needs to learn how to use reviews. And Bell will break Bradman's series record if he persists with no third man.
    Smith - 6 - led fightback in first innings until he was Jimmeh'd. Shocked the Sky comms by not bowling.
    Hughes - 7 - excellent in the first innings. Why he's at 6 I have no idea.
    Haddin - 0 - a cheat who wouldn't walk, deserves no marks.
    Siddle - 9 - brilliant first innings, experience in English conditions showed and bowled intelligently.
    Starc - 2 - new contender for 'worst left arm fast bowler named Mitchell' award.
    Pattinson - 6 - solid enough start to his Ashes career.
    Agar - 8 - batted brilliantly in the first innings. Loses a point because he looks like somebody famous, I can't work out who and it's been annoying me all game.

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    Starc wasn't that bad, surely...
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    I don't see how you give Bairstow a 2 but Trott a 5.

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    Cook - 6 - Decent 2nd innings knock but questionable captaincy.
    Root - 5 - Thought it was possibly his worst test with the bat, nerves? HUGE wicket though gains a couple of points.
    Trott - 6 - Looked comfortably the best player in the 1st innings, saying nowt about 2nd.
    Pietersen - 7 - Showed he is UP for this by batting sensibly when it was needed.
    Bell - 9 - Best innings by him for England.
    Bairstow - 5 - Not a bad effort first innings, needs a score though to silence doubters.
    Prior - 5 - Two iffy dismissals and not best test with gloves but one superb catch.
    Broad - 6 - Great innings 2nd dig before the controversy, is shoulder going to stop him playing all series?
    Swann - 5 - Not his greatest test on a dry surface.
    Finn - 4 - Fell generous giving him that but he was on a hat trick
    Anderson - 9.94 - Simply awesome performance from the leader of our attack.

    Rodgers - 6 - Will be gutted to have given it away but a decent return for the veteran.
    Watson - 6 - Same old Watson, gets in, gets out, wastes referrals and bowls decently without being exceptional.
    Cowan - 2 - Poor game but was ill.
    Clarke - 4 - Worst test for nearly 2 years, was due a bad one though. Hunches for reviews are a bad idea.
    Smith - 7 - Showed fight in first innings.
    Hughes - 7 - Played great knock in first innings and tad unlucky 2nd.
    Haddin - 6 - Still a crap keeper but showed he is still a talented bat.
    Siddle - 8 - Experienced man of attack led by example.
    Starc - 4 - Hard to believe he got same amount of victims as Pattinson.
    Pattinson - 7 - Whole hearted trier/wanker. Bowled well with little luck and fought like a lion with bat at end.
    Agar - 8 - Can a teenage debutant have made more headlines in a match? Looks a prospect and a half.

    I know my ratings give Aussies more than England but I think England are a better side and played below what they can and Aussies played to their maximum. Think we will still win series 3-1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Broad - 7 - bowled well day 4, vital 50. Deserves an Oscar for his 'why are they appealing' face.

    Haddin - 0 - a cheat who wouldn't walk, deserves no marks.
    Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Anyway Clarke performed horribly this match. Needs to get his act together pronto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Agar - 8 - batted brilliantly in the first innings. Loses a point because he looks like somebody famous, I can't work out who and it's been annoying me all game.
    He looks like Adam Scott IMO.

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    Watson 5
    Rogers 4
    Cowan 1
    Clark 3
    Smith 5
    Hughes 6
    Haddin 6
    Agar 8
    Starc 5
    Siddle 7.5
    Pattinson 6

    Cook 5
    Root 3 (still think it was daft to drop Compton)
    Trott 3
    Pietersen 5
    Bell 8
    Bairstow 3
    Prior 4.5
    Broad 7
    Finn 3
    Swann 5.5
    Anderson 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    I know my ratings give Aussies more than England but I think England are a better side and played below what they can and Aussies played to their maximum. Think we will still win series 3-1.
    Agree with this. Australia got 220+ (nearly 40%) of their runs from last wicket partnerships. I struggle to see Australia's lower order posting 150+ everytime, which is realistically what they need to do to make up for the difference in the top order batting. England's bowling (Anderson aside) was disappointing in this match, and does look a little vulnerable at times. But I still don't think the Aussie bats are good enough to take advantage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    Agree with this. Australia got 220+ (nearly 40%) of their runs from last wicket partnerships. I struggle to see Australia's lower order posting 150+ everytime, which is realistically what they need to do to make up for the difference in the top order batting. England's bowling (Anderson aside) was disappointing in this match, and does look a little vulnerable at times. But I still don't think the Aussie bats are good enough to take advantage.
    You can't just assume they'll be 9-115 all the time either though. The teams are far more evenly matched than a lot of people gave credit for before the series started.
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