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    Worst tactical decision ever

    I have to say the worst tactical decision ever i have seen is in the 2005 ashes, 5th test day 2, Australia where 109-0 and they went off for bad light when they knew bad weather was forcasted for day 4 and 5, they should have batted on for another 2 hours on day 2.
    What do you guys think.

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    Ponting bowling the part timers to Dhoni and the tail during a test in India instead of finishing them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallics2006 View Post
    Ponting bowling the part timers to Dhoni and the tail during a test in India instead of finishing the off.

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    This was easily the worst captaincy I've ever seen. I was in support of Ponting being removed from the job for this alone. I honestly wondered if he was in league with some bookmakers when this happened.
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    Not strictly a tactical error, but no specialist spinner for The Oval test in The Ashes was one of the larger selectorial clangers dropped of late.

    Bowling Hauritz and North in tandem at Jimmeh and Monty in the last overs their epic last wicket stand was a mistake, IMHO. Ponting obviously trying to get more overs in, but I reckon six balls of Hilfenhaus would've trumped 12 of North at that stage.
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    Nasser/Brisbane?

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    Ponting/Edgbaston ?
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    Making Pietersen captain, what were they thinking. The most selfish player to don whites and they make him captain, how did they think it would end up.

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    Pietersen's record as captain

    Tests: 1-0-1
    ODIs: 4-0-1

    (Don't think he skippered any official T20is, obviously we lost the Stanford farce)

    Yep, what a clanger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallics2006 View Post
    Ponting bowling the part timers to Dhoni and the tail during a test in India instead of finishing the off.

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    Easily the worst. No matter who made the decision, it doesn't get any more pathetic than this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    easily the worst. No matter who made the decision, it doesn't get any more pathetic than this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Pietersen's record as captain

    Tests: 1-0-1
    ODIs: 4-0-1

    (Don't think he skippered any official T20is, obviously we lost the Stanford farce)

    Yep, what a clanger.
    KP was captain for the ODIs whitewash in India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallics2006 View Post
    Ponting bowling the part timers to Dhoni and the tail during a test in India instead of finishing them off.

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    It was, at a minimum, the worst piece of captaincy I have ever witnessed in my cricket watching career.
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