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    A sad day for SA cricket

    No I am not whinning about losing. I realised now after reading the comments on post match report from news24 that I can see where SA cricket is heading from a fan perspective. There is much and growing frustration at a team that buckle against lowly opposition and an aging team that is chosing money over what is best for the country. Oh and then there is that thing called quotas.

    Our team threw the game away today and nothing less than that. England were brilliant with bat and ball and fielding but were were miserable with the bat by throwing away our top order wickets.

    Like so many I would like to know why is Smith playing that shot? (still)
    Why was he not bringing fielders in and being agressive with a low score to defend? Why do we have such a talent pool and yet the blokes play as if they have garunteed place in the team until 2018? Is that because: "boucher can do it so, so can I?" Why do we have so many fast bowlers that love to bowl the same length? Gone are the days of agressive Donald. Morkell is a pansy(both of them). Smith said post match that they were 30 short. So where was Gibbs? He is worth 30 in the field alone. Blah blah tickets are cheap blah but very expensive to watch a joke er I mean choke. And a fortune to watch a team that is not the best and is not based on merit.

    Out with boucher and Morkell(albie)
    In with Van Wyk/Khun

    Team should be something along the line of..
    Gibbs/Amla
    Smith(not captain)
    De Villiers
    Dumminy
    Van Wyk/Khun
    Peterson
    Botha(as captain with 100% win record vs Aus in Aus)
    Mclaren
    Morkell(He never deserved to be dropped from ODI squad).
    Parnell
    Steyn

    Yes the stands will be very empty and so will the fat cat CSA pockets who are weak and let players dictate to them. Did AB prove yet that he is the worlds best no 3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Lol crybaby
    Indeed but best of luck to England and all safas playing. Won't be posting here until I see some merit in the team. I will probably be more grumpy then as I am likely to be very old when that day comes again. Even losing team that had Donald, Mcmillan, Mathews, wessels, Kirsten and co in was worth more than this joke.

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    Wait till the end of the series, including the tests.

    If you lose both ODIs and tests then there may be cause for concern. Right now, chill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jboss View Post
    Won't be posting here until I see some merit in the team.
    Ladies and gentlemen, here's your perfect example of a fairweather sailor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Ladies and gentlemen, here's your perfect example of a fairweather sailor.
    Hopefully he'll stick to his word. Adds nothing to the forum.

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    It's good to have South African fans on the forum, so I hope you stick around. And don't take losses so hard. Chin up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jboss View Post
    No I am not whinning about losing. I realised now after reading the comments on post match report from news24 that I can see where SA cricket is heading from a fan perspective. There is much and growing frustration at a team that buckle against lowly opposition and an aging team that is chosing money over what is best for the country. Oh and then there is that thing called quotas.

    Our team threw the game away today and nothing less than that. England were brilliant with bat and ball and fielding but were were miserable with the bat by throwing away our top order wickets.

    Like so many I would like to know why is Smith playing that shot? (still)
    Why was he not bringing fielders in and being agressive with a low score to defend? Why do we have such a talent pool and yet the blokes play as if they have garunteed place in the team until 2018? Is that because: "boucher can do it so, so can I?" Why do we have so many fast bowlers that love to bowl the same length? Gone are the days of agressive Donald. Morkell is a pansy(both of them). Smith said post match that they were 30 short. So where was Gibbs? He is worth 30 in the field alone. Blah blah tickets are cheap blah but very expensive to watch a joke er I mean choke. And a fortune to watch a team that is not the best and is not based on merit.

    Out with boucher and Morkell(albie)
    In with Van Wyk/Khun

    Team should be something along the line of..
    Gibbs/Amla
    Smith(not captain)
    De Villiers
    Dumminy
    Van Wyk/Khun
    Peterson
    Botha(as captain with 100% win record vs Aus in Aus)
    Mclaren
    Morkell(He never deserved to be dropped from ODI squad).
    Parnell
    Steyn

    Yes the stands will be very empty and so will the fat cat CSA pockets who are weak and let players dictate to them. Did AB prove yet that he is the worlds best no 3?
    So you think Morne Morkel is a pansy yet you want to recall him. And you think that Gibbs should have played yet you can't make up your mind whether he or Amla should open.

    Very odd.

    Anyhow your team lost an ODI, your team disappointed you, you have issues about selection and you have no faith in your money-obsessed Board. You should try being an England supporter mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jboss View Post
    There is much and growing frustration at a team that buckle against lowly opposition
    Ever thought of giving opposing teams some respect, or perhaps even credit, when they've earned it?

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    The first competitive ODI game and it's "a sad day for SA cricket"? Really?

    Did you forget the beating that we delivered last week?

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    A sad day for SA cricket ...indeed , with a fan and a supporter like this guy !
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    Great win for England, I'm going for England, so happy to see South Africa select McLaren who I think is overhyped.
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    Rilee Rossouw | South Africa Cricket | Cricket Players and Officials | Cricinfo.com

    Surprised that no one has mentioned Rilee Rossouw to be a likely SA opener. Just 20 years old. Should throw him in to the side and nurture him imo. Graeme Smith wasn't much older when he made his debut iirc.

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