View Poll Results: Will Australia Fall into a Slump?

Voters
31. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    8 25.81%
  • No

    23 74.19%
Page 1 of 125 1231151101 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 1875

Thread: *Official* Australia in decline thread

  1. #1
    School Boy/Girl Captain
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Bris Vegas, Australia
    Posts
    197

    *Official* Australia in decline thread

    How much longer do you think Australia will last at the top of the Test-rankings??

    Australia has had a pretty good run over the last 10 years... - strangely enough, about the time Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath came along. So how much longer will the Aussies last and which country will topple them from their "World Champions" status??




  2. #2
    Cricket Spectator
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    34
    which country will topple them from their "World Champions" status??
    that will be england of course.

    we deserve a time of beiing the best. we have been poo for 40 years

  3. #3
    U19 Cricketer
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    utah,US
    Posts
    416
    I think it depends on how well the other teams play. I am thinking that the aussies have hit a peak.

    Unless they find another Mcgraht and warne and a steve waugh they wont go any better than what they have done so far. THey need a good alrounder too..which i guess they dont have.

    SO it all comes down to how long the other teams will take to catch up..

    So far england is ahead in the rat race...
    "We've been doubling sales every 18 months. However, when you start from zero, it takes a long while." -- Stephen Yeo, a marketing director at Windows-terminal manufacturer Wyse, explaining his company's less-than-meteoric rise, to ZDNet UK

  4. #4
    Tim
    Tim is offline
    Cricketer Of The Year Tim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    7,888
    I wouldn't worry about them yet, but it will be interesting to see how they do when the Waugh's finally call it a day, well at test level anyway.


  5. #5
    Hall of Fame Member luckyeddie's Avatar
    Target Champion! Stuarts Xtreme Skateboarding Champion!
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Derby, England
    Posts
    17,752
    Look at Australia over the last 40 years, and I don't think that they have ever fallen much below No 2 in the world (maybe 1965, when South Africa and West Indies were one and two IMHO).

    As far as the break up of the current side is concerned, I will leave it to Alphonse Karr : "Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose".

    Haven't we got a smiley for 'smug'?
    Nigel Clough's Black and White Army, beating Forest away with 10 men

  6. #6
    State Vice-Captain The Argonaut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Brisbane Australia
    Posts
    1,351
    There certainly isn't anyone rushing to challenge them is there. Australia went through the doldrums in the late 80s after Lillee, Marsh and Chappell retired. Will they go through it again when the Waughs, Warne and McGrath retires. Who knows?

    I don't think they necessarily need an all rounder as they have been at the top so far without one. Shane Watson is good but can he take that next step.

    If South Africa can rebuild they may challenge. India and Pakistan will have their days but need to improve their consistency. England may be strong in another 5-10 years once Rod Marsh's academy starts producing results.

  7. #7
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Top_Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    23,150
    There certainly isn't anyone rushing to challenge them is there. Australia went through the doldrums in the late 80s after Lillee, Marsh and Chappell retired. Will they go through it again when the Waughs, Warne and McGrath retires. Who knows?
    I highly doubt it. Australian cricket's structure has changed a heck of a lot since those days and attitudes have as well. I mean, sure there are the realy young new players coming up (Michael Clark, Watson, Hauritz, Doherty etc.) and this no different to the 80's.

    However, look at who the more immediate replacements are; Damien Martyn has only cemented his place in the side recently, Simon Katich is touted as a possible Mark Waugh replacement, Darren Lehmann will probably slot in the number 4 or 5 spot and the openers have only been together for just over a year. Bichel is touted as a replacement, and Gilchrist replaced Healy.

    So what's the connection? ALL of these players have years of hard cricket under their belt and have only really cemented their place (in the case of Hayden, Martyn etc.) recently. The point is that very few REALLY young players are cementing their place in the side. They only do so after playing for quite a few years.

    The ultimate aim of this is that when long-standing players retire, you have their replacements already experienced at the top level so don't need a lag-time in which to find their feet because they're already there. I'm sure most of the newer players will be treated the same way.

    So hopefully this WILL work as intended and produce not just talented players (the Academy does that) but those who have sufficient experience so that when their time comes, they can take advantage of it.
    The Colourphonics

    Bandcamp
    Twitderp

  8. #8
    State Vice-Captain
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    1,079
    Aus has such a good selection of players that I'm sure they won't have too many problems when these guys retire. They may go down for a year or so while these players get some experience but I don't think they will ever be far from the mark.

  9. #9
    Banned wahindiawah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    779


    Aus have another 2 yrs to rule atmost.After that it will be India, say for another 5-6 yrs.

    IN another 2 yrs, Indian batting will become the best with SEhwag/Jaffer/kaif/yuvraj getting experiance.The bowling with Khan/Nehra/Agarkar and Youhannan will be a real danger, all they need is experiance which they will get with time.Harbhajan will be a class off spinner than and Kartik will be another dangerous spinner.

    IN TWO YRS, I reckon India will be a force!

  10. #10
    U19 12th Man
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Trivandrum,India
    Posts
    260
    England, surely!!
    "Life is just a demo... but I still can't afford the full version"

    For some fun visit my website - http://www.smilehouse.cjb.net
    * Software * Online Games * Pranks * Wallpapers * Source Code * and lots more :)

  11. #11
    School Boy/Girl Captain
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    177

    Aus have another 2 yrs to rule atmost.After that it will be India, say for another 5-6 yrs.

    IN another 2 yrs, Indian batting will become the best with SEhwag/Jaffer/kaif/yuvraj getting experiance.The bowling with Khan/Nehra/Agarkar and Youhannan will be a real danger, all they need is experiance which they will get with time.Harbhajan will be a class off spinner than and Kartik will be another dangerous spinner.

    IN TWO YRS, I reckon India will be a force!
    Trust an Indian to say that ... but honestly, i dont know about Australias future. Michael Clarke is HUGELY over-rated, Shane Watson is a shocker (however he looks to have started his career like Steve Waugh did, so maybe .... ), however I think Australia has enourmous depth and will rule for another 10 years AT LEAST!

  12. #12
    Hall of Fame Member luckyeddie's Avatar
    Target Champion! Stuarts Xtreme Skateboarding Champion!
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Derby, England
    Posts
    17,752
    India will continue to be a force at home only.

    Personally I would like to see English counties being able to play more than one overseas player. The old chestnut about 'keeping young players out of the side' is a bit of a non-starter - look at how English football has improved (a bit) over the last 10 years, through the influx of highly skilled overseas players.

    If the same happened in cricket (say allow 3, but they must all be from different countries), it would not only benefit the individual players concerned, but could give the counties a much-needed shot in the arm.

    Then, a few Indian bowlers playing a few months in Australia, SA, England, West Indies etc would learn a bit about 'foreign' conditions.

    Maybe.

  13. #13
    Banned wahindiawah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    779


    England dominating the game????
    Yeah only if they stick to playing at home, otherwise give ur chivcks a chance!

  14. #14
    U19 Cricketer
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    utah,US
    Posts
    416
    I never posted on sports.com much coz of the morons and racists. But this seems like a decent site.

    So stop using sports.com jargon like chicks and other stupid words buddy..Just a friendly thought..

    Every one is as intelligent as you are.

  15. #15
    Cricketer Of The Year Anil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Tattooine
    Posts
    9,817
    I think Australia will be the top team for some more years. Their main challengers are Pak and SA. SA has problems with team selection and composition and doesn't have really too many outstanding individual players other than Kallis or Pollock. However, I feel once they sort out their internal problems, they will pose a serious challenge to Australia. Pakistan in terms of talent matches Aus even now, but they are sadly lacking in terms of consistency(notwithstanding the recent one day series win). If they manage that, they can even usurp the top spot.

    The other countries, I think will always have their moments under the sun, but don't have the either the talent or consistency or both to challenge the top teams over a prolonged period.
    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ View Post
    very very close friend of mine is an Arab Christian and he speaks Arabic too and the visible hidden filth shows the mentality which may never change .....
    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ View Post
    AAooouchh !!!!!
    I still remember that zipper accident of mine when I was in kindergarten ..... (Thing is OK I repeat thing is OK now )!!!

Page 1 of 125 1231151101 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. The decline of Australia after the 2007 world cup
    By nookie_lk in forum World Cup 2007
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 04-04-2007, 05:58 AM
  2. *Official* CW XI in Australia Tour Thread
    By Mr Mxyzptlk in forum Cricket Web XI
    Replies: 416
    Last Post: 22-05-2006, 03:38 AM
  3. **Official** Pakistan in Australia Thread
    By Mister Wright in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 1894
    Last Post: 11-01-2005, 03:24 AM
  4. **Official** New Zealand in Australia Thread
    By Craig in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 1785
    Last Post: 15-12-2004, 04:57 PM
  5. **Official** Australia in India Thread
    By Craig in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 4043
    Last Post: 11-11-2004, 04:32 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
  •